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What is a good moveset for Linoone?

4 votes

This is one of the few Pokemon that I am stuck on for the moveset. I know it can have a better moveset than what it has now. It knows: Slash, Shadow Claw, Tickle, and Mud Slap.

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Linoone (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Gluttony
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- ExtremeSpeed
- Belly Drum
- Shadow Claw
- Seed Bomb

9 Answers

8 votes

I know this is old, but frankly, even these answers need a little support.

This is the OFFICIAL staple moveset of a Competitive Linoone, named Ziggy (My lv. 100 Linoone, maxed Attack EVs, Adamant Nature, with a Sitrus Berry and Gluttony):

Extremespeed (The strongest Priority attack in the game)

Belly Drum (Give away half of your HP for an instant +6 Attack boost)

Iron Tail / Brick Break (A well-known move for any "Annoying Woodland Creature." It gives you coverage against Walling Rock and Steel-types, and break screens. Extremely useful)

Seed Bomb / Shadow Claw (If you chose Iron Tail above, you have some neutral coverage against Ghosts, so choose Seed bomb for Water-type Coverage. If you chose Brick Break, then you currently have NO coverage against Ghosts, so choose Shadow Claw)

This makes Linoone a deadly Sweeper, comparable to even Rayquaza (The only thing Linoone lacks is phenomenal coverage).

Use Belly Drum first, and Gluttony and Sitrus Berry will work its magic, causing you to only sacrifice 1/4 max HP for a Maxed Attack stat. After you're Sweeper-ready, pick off regular foes with one of the game's most powerful Extremespeed's.

If Steelix, Probopass, Drifblim, etc, is switched in, just use the coverage moves for coverage. With that Base 140 Attack stat form Belly Drum, you'll be ripping holes through enemies, even without the STAB.

This is really, the only set that Linoone can use well. It just doesn't have the stats to go any other way but this. Thank goodness it has Gluttony!

answered Aug 19, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
OMG!! Had to mention rayquaza ??
Ask Trachy about my 6-0 Linoone sweep on his team, and you'll see the comparison as worthy. Rayquaza has nothing on Linoone once the Belly Drum kicks in.

Also, please don't comment on ancient questions. I get notifications for all of these...
Well, that wasn't my actual team, that was a testing team. Just have to say that in my defense. But yeah, Linoone is awesome. Oh, and I think I'll start commenting on all of your old answers Will :P
How can linoone learn extremespeed and brick break?
The best answer is:

What the heck why do you train a fricking Linoone it is so weak I mean seriously what the heck were you thinking when you thought it was worth the trouble to ask on Pokémon Database (no offense to Pokémon Database I LOOOVE this  site) when you could catch like a MAGIKARP and make it a Gyarados when it evolves at the same level and levels quite quickly, because Gyarados has +120 stat than Linoone does AND has a Mega Evolution!! You should just get a Magikarp and make it a Gyarados and forget you ever asked this question.
4 votes

This one is a challenge. This is one idea.

Shadow claw-Decent power, catches foes off guard

Belly Drum-Maxes attack

Facade-Use your linoone as a wall to take status conditions, and he will Gain high attack to compliment this

Rest- restores damage when at low health

you could give him a toxic orb, so you are guaranteed poison, then fling or swap it with the opponent, facade will gain power, and you don't risk getting burned or paralyzed (losing attack or speed in the process) Or give a chesto berry for instant sleep recovery.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
What else should I get in when I replace Belly Drum and Rest for Fling? Do you think have Covet would be worth it to also power up Fling?
2 votes

Linoone @ Sitrus Berry

Trait: Pickup

EVs: 60 HP / 252 Atk / 192 Spe

Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

  • Belly Drum
  • ExtremeSpeed
  • Shadow Claw
  • Brick Break

Pickup is used because everyone seems to think Gluttony makes Sitrus Berry activate and 50% but it already does without Gluttony.
Belly Drum+Sitrus Berry boost attack.
ExtremeSpeed STAB and priority.
Brick Break is so it can hit Rock- and Steel-types for decent damage.
Max attack for as much damage output as possible, some Speed to not be very slow and the rest into HP to have easier time setting up.

answered Mar 1, 2012 by Hex
1 vote

Gen V

Linoone (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Gluttony
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- ExtremeSpeed
- Belly Drum
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

LC Gen V Set for Zigzagoon

Zigzagoon (M) @ Oran Berry
Trait: Gluttony
EVs: 196 Atk / 112 Def / 196 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- ExtremeSpeed
- Belly Drum
- Seed Bomb
- Thief

Credit goes to my brother.

answered Jul 25, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 25, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Linoone (M/F) @ Choice band
Trait: quick feet (Ha)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant or Jolly

  1. Switcheroo
  2. Belly drum
  3. Return
  4. Play rough
    This is the set I use for my team in X/Y. First use switcheroo to give the Choice band. Many people start with a status move (Sword dance etc.). Use belly drum to max your attack. Now use return (Stab) or play rough.
    This is maybe a risk because if someone uses a normal attack move and you pass the Choice band than Linoone is already done since he has low Def S.Def.
answered May 26, 2014 by Cr
0 votes

Belly drum, Max out attack power


shadow claw,


And the leftovers. Use bellydrum then protect. Get healed and then take people out with headbutt, stab, or shadow claw.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by ohioscyther
0 votes

Linoone --@-- Choice Band
Ability -- Pickup - Gluttony isn't much better, can't have DW and good coverage
EVs -- 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd - Sweeper spread
Jolly Nature - Adamant is optional, but why not out speed threats?
- Retaliate - REVENGE KILL! Being this guy's main use. Retaliate is STAB revenge kill.
- Seed Bomb - Pretty solid coverage.
- Shadow Ball - Coverage. Mainly for ghosts.
- Filler: Gunk Shot / Iron Tail / Roar / Flail / Dig / E-Speed

answered Feb 29, 2012 by G0LD
You do know that Shadow ball is coming off of a 127 S.Attack stat right? Did you mean Shadow-claw?
0 votes

Ability: Quick Feet
Item: Toxic Orb
Nature: Adamant
-Shadow Claw
-Play rough

First use protect to let the toxic orb poison linoone, now Quick feet will increase his speed by 50%. Next just use facade which base power is now doubled to 140 and keep using it to really do a lot of damage unless you're opponent uses a ghost type which is where shadow claw is handy so just take it out then go back to spamming facade and if a fighting type comes out play rough will take care of that.

answered Mar 17, 2014 by BlackAndWhiteGamer