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Good moveset for shiftry?

1 vote

Thought I'd continue this for trachy.

I got one with a TERRIBLE set. Someone please suggest changes...

focus energy
Nasty plot


Shiftry learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by houndoom
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Shiftry (M) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Sucker Punch
- Seed Bomb
- Fake Out
- Swords Dance

7 Answers

3 votes

Maybe use this set. For shiftry

Rock slide-Decent power and accuracy, covers bug, ice, flying, and fire weakness.

extrasensory-decent power, covers fighting/posion weakness

energy ball-Good power, stab, special

nasty plot/Swords dance- Good to raise stats, if you want to change this around a bit. Use whichever
is more appropriate.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Shiftry @ Life Orb

Trait: Clorophyll

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / Spe

Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Nasty Plot
  • Giga Drain
  • Dark Pulse
  • Hidden Power Fire

Sun sweeper.
Nasty Plot makes Shiftry a pretty dangerous sweeper, as always find a good situation to set dat s*** up.
Giga Drain is STAB and healing.
Dark Pulse is also STAB and has a nice flinch chance which could come in handy.
Hidden Power Fire is boosted by Sun and takes care of threats such as Ferrothorn.

answered Mar 1, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

Gen V

Shiftry (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Fake Out
- Sucker Punch
- Swords Dance
- Seed Bomb

answered Apr 28, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

use this move set

  • Sunny day
  • Solar beam
  • Sword dance/nasty plot
  • Giga drain

hope this helps:)

answered Mar 24, 2013 by mazmario
why'd you put swords dance as one of the options?
0 votes

So, this is one I have been using lately and it works really well. However, it requires sun support.

Shiftry @ Focus Sash
Trait: Chlorphyll
EVs: 252 Sat/ 252 Spe/ 4 Atk
Hasty/Naive Nature

  • Solarbeam
  • Dark Pulse
  • Nature Power
  • Growth

This set works best as a late game sweeper or a wall breaker. Focus Sash ensures at least one Growth, that in the sun give 2x for both Atk and Sat. Solarbeam is just ridiculously powerful STAB, so is Dark Pulse. Nature Power becomes Earthquake in competitive matches, providing some excellent coverage. The Nature don't weaken any attack, and the EVs gives great power. There are some problems though.
This guy eats sweepers and scarfers for his afternoon tea, sporting an impressive 568 Speed stat in the sun, outspeeding almost everything unboosted. But he need Sun Support, or he is rendered almost useless. Another major problem is Priority moves, but I haven't had a lot of troubles with them. Entry Hazards also prevent the Sash+Growth combo, making his offensive powers decrease drastically.
Overall, I really like this set, and I hope you might consider this guy for your team!

answered Mar 24, 2013 by Flafpert
0 votes

Shiftry @ Focus Sash
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 HP
Attack Nature, Speed Characterisitc
- Foul Play (Egg Move)
- Seed Bomb (Tutor)
- Swords Dance
- Rock Slide

answered May 30, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
0 votes

Mixed offensive support (NU)

Shiftry @ Life Orb
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Ability: Early Bird
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naughty Nature
- Defog
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Leaf Storm / Giga Drain

Defog is just a very great move as it removes hazards. every single psychical dark Pokemon capable of learning Knock Off should use it imo as it hits really hard (especially with shiftrys great attack and LO) and removes item and therefore punishes Pokemons that dares switching in. Sucker Punch can both revenge and KO frailer Pokemons like Pyroar and Swellow thinking they can take on him. Leaf Storm is generally the preferred option since the high base power is needed to deal damage as uninvested 90 Satk is a bit weak imo, but giga drain can also deal huge amounts of damage against stuff like rampardos and seismitoad and regain health lost by its LO

answered May 23, 2014 by Dr Dude
Have Sunny Day support and use Chlorophyll over E-Bird and you have yourself an unstoppable beast.