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What is a good moveset for Mightyena?

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Mine ahs the ability Intimidate. It knows:

Crunch: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Def, STAB.

Strength: Good power, high accuracy.

Fire Fang: Decent power, decent accuracy, chance to either burn or flinch, used to deal with Bug types.

Embargo: Stops the foe from using items.

Mightyena learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Mightyena (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Earthquake Spiral
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Sucker Punch
- Thunder Fang
- Ice Fang
- Fire Fang

7 Answers

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Mightyena @ Life Orb

Trait: Moxie

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

  • Sucker Punch
  • Crunch
  • Return
  • Ice Fang/Thunder Fang

Sucker Punch is used for priority and it's good because of low base 70 speed.
Crunch is used give opponent trying to avoid Sucker Punch a nasty surprise.
Return has a decent 102 power and is used for neutral coverage when the dark move shouldn't be used.
Ice Fang has low base power, but it's a filler and is super effective on Grass-types who roam in NU.
While Thunder Fang can be used to hit Water-types a bit harder.
Life Orb and Moxie are good to give Mightyena some power.

answered Mar 1, 2012 by Hex
1 vote

Mightyena(M)@Choice Band
Ability:Moxie
Nature:Adamant
Evs:252 atk/252 spd/4 hp
Moves:Crunch
Thunder Fang
Fire Fang
Ice fang

answered Apr 26, 2012 by A Very Nice Guy
0 votes

Sucker Punch-Good for picking off foes hoping for a quick kill

Super Fang-Great for when the foe switches out. Can take out half their health on the spot.

fire Fang-Type coverage, deals with bug types.

Ice fang/Poison Fang/thunder fang-More type coverage. Take your pick on what you need.

This set is to go with the black/white 2 Mightyena, since he finally got back his old Super Fang, and can run it with Moxie. Crunch is another option as a move for people trying to predict a sucker punch and switch.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jun 23, 2012 by DarkTyphlosion
0 votes

Go with:

Crunch, same reason

fire fang, same reason

sucker punch, goes first, STAB

swagger, good special condition.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by ohioscyther
0 votes

In my opinion, intimidate means there doesnt need to be any none attacks, so I would go with:
Dig: Easy to get your hands on and is very powerful. Also a good way to avoid an attack.
Iron tail: A powerful attack with great accuracy.
Shadow ball: Good on most types and nearly always hits, plus is powerful.
Dark Pulse: Gets powered up because mightyena is a dark type, has good acuracy and is powerful.
It's good to have a variety of moves.

answered Oct 25, 2010 by StarMightyena
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Gen V

Mightyena (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Sucker Punch
- Ice Fang
- Fire Fang
- Thunder Fang

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Toxic Sweeping Mightyena

Suggested item: Toxic Orb
Suggested ability:Quick feet

Crunch/sucker punch-Crunch offers STAB and might lower defense. Sucker punch comes up should a pokemon have a priority move. Crunch is more reliable though.

Facade-Gets boosted through the toxic orb.

Ice Fang/Thunder Fang/Fire Fang-Ice Fang is good to deal with Gligar, a major NU threat. Thunder deals with water and flying types, and fire for grass types.

Roar/taunt/yawn/Super fang/Rest-The first three are to force switches and preventing pokemon from trying to set up on mightyena, super fang is for wall breaking bulky pokemon. You could also consider using rest to shrug off any damage and status. Heal bell support would be recommended.

The idea with this set is to have the toxic orb activate Mightyena's ability, which boosts his speed when he has status. This also prevents him from being hit by status like Burn and paralysis, which would limit his sweeping abilities. Facade also gets stronger thanks to it. You could also use a choice band and hope the opponent carries a generic toxistaller or has toxic spikes to give you some status. This is more beneficial, but more situational.

answered Aug 3, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion