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What is a good moveset for Dustox?

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Mine knows:

Bug Buzz: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, STAB, used to deal with Psychic types.

Toxic: Inflicts toxic poison.

Light Screen: Increases Sp. Def.

Psychic: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def.

Dustox learnset

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Dustox (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Butterfly Dance
- Sludge Bomb
- Bug Buzz
- Hidden Power [Electric]

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Dustox @ Heat Rock/Lefties

Trait: Shield Dust

EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA

Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Sunny Day
  • SolarBeam
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Moonlight

Sunny Day support.
SolarBeam is good accuracy and power and can be used thanks to Sunny Day.
Hidden Power Fire is boosted by the sun and hits grass types.
Moonlight is for healing and heals extra in Sun.

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Replace Light Screen with Reflect as Dustox already has high special defense. Energy Ball might be a good replacment if you don't want reflect.

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Maybe energy ball instead of psychic to deal with rock weakness.

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Hey DT, not to be offensive, but this has to be the shortest answer you have ever given XD Now your answers are so organized and thought out, not 1 sentence suggestions :P
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Dustox (M) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Shield Dust
Evs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 6 Sp.Def
Nature: Bold (+Def,-Atk)
- Infestation
- Toxic
- Light Screen
- Roost

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Gen V

Dustox (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Quiver Dance
- Bug Buzz

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Dustin (M) (Dustox) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Shield Dust

EVs: 252 Spd, 100 SDef, 156 SAtk.

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Energy Ball/Giga Drain
  • Bug Buzz
  • Hidden Power (Rock)
  • Psychic/Shadow Ball

Bug Buzz is STAB. Psychic and Shadow Ball are your choice of coverage. Power or Psychic coverage. Shadow Ball is my preferance. Hidden Power Rock kills those pesky Bug and Ice types. More importantly, Flying and Fire. Energy Ball and Giga Drain covers Rock most importantly and also Water and Ground. Works well against special-based attackers and slow Pokemon.
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Dustox@Life Orb
Modest Nature
Ability: Shield Dust
252 Sp Att/252 Sp De/4 Speed
Toxic/Sludge Bomb: Badly poisons the opponent/ Hard hitting STAB
Shadow Ball/ Energy Ball: Hits hard, chance to lower Spe Defense
Psychic: Hits hard and chance to lower Spe Defense
Bug Buzz/ Silver Wind/ Quiver Dance: STAB, nice damage, STAB, chance to boost your stats/ epic stat booster... I take Sludge Bomb, Shadow Ball, Psychic, and Bug Buzz.

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Dustox@BlackSludge Ability: Shield Dust
EV Corner: 252hp/128def/128sdef Bold nature
-Giga Drain/Bug Buzz/Sludge Bomb/Moonlight
-LightScreen/toxic
-Quiver Dance/toxic
-Iron Defense
The EVs are the hardest for me, but the one above gives what passes for mixed bulk in PU. Set up a screen or Iron def and alternate between them and Giga drain (to stay healthy while you get momentum), and "sweep" with Quiver Dance or toxic them when they switch to kill you, and with two healing moves you should be set. If you feel gutsy you could forgo Giga drain for moonlight, though pp sucks on it and toxic has to be put to work.

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Dustox @ Black Sludge/Leftovers
Trait: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Nature: Modest (+SpA -Atk)

  • Bug Buzz / Sludge Bomb / Solar Beam
  • Quiver Dance
  • Iron Defense (ORAS Tutor as a Cascoon) / Protect / Sunny Day
  • Toxic / Moonlight

Black Sludge / Lefties provides Dustox with some recovery. Its trait prevents it from getting status conditions that may hinder it. Its nature is an obvious option, and lets Dustox take out more opponents due to its stronger and naturally decent SpA. Bug Buzz and Sludge Bomb provide STAB and have high power. Solar Beam is an alternative if used with Sunny Day and Moonlight. Quiver Dance increases SpA and can make it a huge threat provided it uses it at the right time. Iron Defense sharply raises its low Defense stat, but it can only be tutored onto its pre-evolution, Cascoon, so use Protect if it hasn't got Iron Defense already. Plus Sunny Day can be used with Moonlight to help it heal extra, and in turn with Solar Beam. Toxic is pretty obvious and makes sure your opponent is knocked out late-game, but if you want some more options for recovery then Moonlight is an okay choice, especially if paired with the aforementioned Sunny Day.

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