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What is a good moveset for Glalie?

1 vote

Mine has the ability Inner Focus. It is EV trained in Attack. It knows:

Avalanche: STAB, Glalie has only average speed, so plenty of foes will go first.

Crunch: Good power, type coverage.

Earthquake: Type coverage, used to deal with Fire, Stee, and Roc types.

Toxic: Helps KO foes, inflicting toxic poison.

glalie learnset

asked Jul 23, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Glalie (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Inconsistent
EVs: 208 HP / 16 Atk / 16 Def / 16 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
- Ice Shard
- Earthquake
- Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball

11 Answers

2 votes

Here's a fun little set I've always wanted to try out

Glalie @Glalite
Trait: Moody ---> Refrigerate
Naive Nature
EVs: 128 Atk, 128 SpA, 252 Spe
-Hyper Beam
-Shadow Ball

So the objective of this set is to be an unexpected sweeper. You use protect on the first turn, to see what stat boost you get with Moody. If you get an attack boost, you mega evolve and use explosion to pretty much OHKO what ever unlucky Pokemon stands in your way.

Calcs proving it:
(New ORAS megas can't be used in calcs yet, so I'll use regular Glalie with refrigerate)

+2 128 Atk Refrigerate Glalie Explosion vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Chansey: 892-1051 (126.7 - 149.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 128 Atk Refrigerate Glalie Explosion vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Giratina: 854-1008 (169.7 - 200.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 128 Atk Refrigerate Glalie Explosion vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Umbreon: 454-535 (115.2 - 135.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO

And now with Hyper Beam :)

+2 128 SpA Refrigerate Glalie Hyper Beam vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Umbreon: 243-286 (61.6 - 72.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+2 128 SpA Refrigerate Glalie Hyper Beam vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Conkeldurr: 279-328 (79.4 - 93.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

answered Jan 5 by Sigma Dragoon
As there is less than a 30% Chance (2/7=~28%)  that either Attack state could be boosted at any given turn, this set is extremely unreliable and gimmicky at best.  Also, get your facts straight, since both of its main attacks are suicidal,  it's obviously not a sweeper.  Shadow Ball is just random and pointless.  The fact that Sheer Cold is more reliable just tells you why you shouldn't run this.
1 vote

Thats a great moveset except maybe Ice Beam instead of Avalanche but thats good, too.

P. S. Charizard Maxed out lvl 55. I gave him a test at lvl 50. I had him go up against Will of the Elite 4's Bronzong. 1 earthquake and he was under half health, he used reflect, I finished him with Flamethrower!

answered Jul 23, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote

Glalie @ Leftovers

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Substitute
  • Disable
  • Ice Beam
  • Shadow Ball

Substitute gives nice protection, and works well with Disable.
Disable well, it disables the opponent lats moves which can be helpful especially since it's unexpetced on Glalie.
Ice Beam is solid STAB and hits pretty good damage.
Shadow Ball gives some neutral coverage there.

answered Mar 18, 2012 by Hex
1 vote

Glalie@Glalite (?)
252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Hp
Jolly/Adamant Nature
Ability: Ice Body --> Refrigerate
-Ice Shard
Protect because speed doesn't come into effect on the first urn of Mega-evolving.
Ice Shard for quick take downs.
Earthquake covers 3 of its weaknesses. (Fire, Rock and Steel)
Crunch is a filler move.
Too bad it doesn't get a Psychic-type move to cover its Fighting-type weakness. That can be a big downfall.
I hope this set brings victory to many! :D

answered Oct 19, 2014 by Vektor K10
edited Nov 16, 2014 by Vektor K10
How is ice a weakness to ice and how is ground super effective against ice
Not fair
Edited V-Man.
Not enough Explosion IMO
1 vote

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Hasty/Jolly Nature.
Ability:Inner Focus-->Refrigerate
252Attack, 6 Sp. Attack/Defense, 252 Speed.

  • Return
  • Earthquake
  • Freeze Dry/Ice Shard
  • Explosion/Spikes

Mega Glalie is honestly not that great by Mega Evolution standards and I'd rather use Moody, but we digress; it still has some tricks up its sleeves to make it interesting to run. Refrigerate Return is one of them, having a great 132 Base Power without drawbacks. Combined with 339 Attack it hits decently hard. Earthquake in the next slot; it's a good coverage move thanks to its high base power and ability to hit the fire and steel types that resist Return Super Effectively. Freeze Dry nails Water-Types, which are also often EVed to be Physically Defensive. And now, well, well, we get to Explosion, which is awesome sauce; Explosion has a whopping 325 Base Power before STAB, and with STAB, almost has as much effective Base Power as it did in Gen IV. If you know Glalie is going to faint after taking another hit then just Explode, and watch things die. Let's be honest here, with 80/80/80 Defenses Glalie will only really be taking one hit at most before dying, and is very much capable of being OHKOed by a powerful unboosted Attack, so its not that big of a deal in the long run.

Ice Shard and Spikes are interesting options Glalie has that you may also want to consider using, but please don't use Crunch or Iron head--They just don't do enough. Ice shard can revenge kill weakened threats, and Spikes can weaken them by up to a quarter of their health every time they switch in; Flying types don't readily enjoy Glalie.

answered Nov 30, 2014 by 97eml1
edited Aug 17 by 97eml1
0 votes

Gen V

Glalie (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Moody
EVs: 252 HP / 116 Atk / 140 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Ice Shard
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- Spikes

answered May 10, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Glalie (M) @ Starf Berry

Trait: Moody

EVs: 128 Atk / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd

Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)

  • Substitute
  • Ice Beam
  • Earthquake
  • Explosion

Luck, You need it for this Set.

You substitute until low on Health, Activating your Starf berry that Randomly Sharply Raises one of your Stats, Like moody without the Loss.

Getting moody boosts the Whole way through, and Then sweep. Explosion for Last resort.

answered Aug 11, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

The only moveset thats good on him(my opinion)

Moves:Ice shard/Spikes/Protect/Toxic

answered Jun 16, 2012 by A Very Nice Guy
0 votes


Hailstorm support
Ice Body
204 Atk 102 HP 102 Def 102 S.Def EVs
Brave (Atk+ Spd-)

  • Substitute
  • Disable
  • Avalanche
  • Earthquake
answered Oct 10, 2012 by NO1974
0 votes

Moody is an ability that is somewhat based on "Chance", but as a wise girl in Unova once said: Chance favors the prepared mind.
Hasty Nature.
252HP, 6 Sp. At, 252 Speed

  • Substitute
  • Protect
  • Frost Breath
  • Earthquake

This set teaches you how to use moody and why it is banned in most metagames, although, it is still usable in standard formats, and over PSS, so you better bet it can be considered competitive there. The main thing about Moody is that no matter what, unless you have really, and I mean really bad luck, as long as it sits there long enough it's going to become game-breaking, the only question is how long. Glalie needs to be as flexible as possible to maximize how effectively it can use Moody. The more capably it does this, the more reliable it becomes. Sub+Protect serve the purpose of maximizing the amount of turns Glalie can receive boosts from Moody, and since how long Glalie receives boosts is crucial, it is the crux of this set. Glalie doesn't have a very high speed stat, but it's very important for Glalie to outspeed the opponent so it can setup a Substitute, so speed is maximized; a Hasty Nature is chosen because Glalie's Type is better on the special side than it is on the physical, and it is attacking on both fronts. Ice/Ground gives good coverage overall, but also, it lets Glalie attack in accordance of the boosts it receives, making it more efficient and less reliant on certain boosts. The essential rest of the EVs are placed into HP, simply because to invest in its offenses is essentially gambling that said stat will be useful that battle. HP is a much safer investment, as even if it loses one defensive stat it still has the other. Although, with Frost Breath, special Investment is justifiable.
Ice Beam is usually better than Frost Breath for most Pokemon, due to its Freeze Chance, perfect accuracy, and technical ability to score a critical hit(Deal 50% more damage than normal) However, Frost Breath is unaffected by negative stat boosts, which ensure that it will always be usable even if Moody is against its favor, making it preferred for Glalie.

answered Nov 30, 2014 by 97eml1
0 votes

Glalie (M) @ Glalitite
Ability: Inner Focus ---> Refrigerate
Evs: 252 Atk, 6 Def, 252 Spd
Nature: Jolly (+Spd,-Sp.Atk)
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Crunch

answered Nov 30, 2014 by Soundwave