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What is a good moveset for Gorebyss?

0 votes

Mine knows:

Rain Dance: Powers up Surf, increases Speed.

Surf: STAB, good power, high accuracy, powered up by Rain Dance.

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, chance to freeze, used to deal with Grass types.

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

Gorebyss learnset

asked Jul 23, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Sorry but what is STAB?
STAB is a 1.5x increase of moves that are the same type as the Pokemon using them.
Gorebyss (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Boil Over
- Baton Pass
- Ice Beam
- Shell Smash

5 Answers

2 votes

Gorebyss
Gorebyss @ White Herb/Life Orb

EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Timid Nature [+Spe, -Atk]

  • Shell Smash
  • Surf/Hydro Pump
  • Ice Beam
  • Baton Pass/Hidden Power Grass

Shell Smash boosts the stats to nice levels, and can be Baton Passed to dangerous sweepers.
Surf is reliable STAB which hits pretty hard after a boost, but Hydro Pump can be used for more power.
Ice Beam hits Grass types, and gets pretty good coverage alongside Water type STAB.
Baton pass is the preffered option in the third slot, as again dangerous sweepers can greatly benefit from it.
If you really don't want to Baton Pass, Hidden Power Grass can be used to hit Water types pretty hard.
White Herb is the preffered item, as it helps especially against priority.
If you want to use Hidden Power Grass, Life Orb becomes the superior option.

answered May 15, 2012 by Hex
edited May 15, 2012 by &Shining Yin
Dat Baws.
1 vote

Ice beam- good power, deal with grass types.

surf-STAB, good power,

agility- because gorebyss lacks the speed to be an effective sweeper works faster than rain dance, but doesn't power its attacks, your choice.

hydro pump/psychic/shadow ball-hydro pump for power, psychic or shadow ball for more type diversity and more reliability

answered Jul 23, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Same as DT except instead of agility, use toxic, to defeat special sweepers as gorebyss has high special defense.

answered Jul 23, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote

Quite risky, so use defense-boosters first

Shell Smash

Amnesia

Iron Defense

Baton Pass

answered Jun 9, 2011 by DarthDestiny
It seems like this would take too much time. Plus, it has no way of defending itself. Perhaps instead of amnesia/Iron Defense, you could use a white herb to get rid of the stat drops.
Yeah, that seems nice...but, hide it, if you want
0 votes

Gen V

Gorebyss (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Shell Smash
- Baton Pass
- Aqua Ring

answered May 15, 2011 by trachy