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What is a good moveset for Relicanth?

2 votes

Mine has the ability Rock Head. It knows:

Head Smash: High power, STAB, no recoil with Rock Head.

Waterfall: STAB, used to deal with Ground types.

Rock Polish: Increases Relicanth's Speed.

Double-Edge: High power, no recoil with Rock Head.

asked Jul 23, 2010 by trachy
Relicanth (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Rock Polish
- Head Smash
- Waterfall
- Earthquake

5 Answers

4 votes

He needs an ice attack to cover his huge weakness. what sucks is all his ice attacks are special. so this set is good. makes use of his ability.

answered Jul 23, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes


Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant
Item: Choice Band

  • Head Smash
  • Aqua Tail/Waterfall
  • Earthquake
  • Zen Headbutt/Double Edge

Head Smash is STAB and backed up by a solid attack stat.
Aqua Tail is my personal preferance, and it does more damage overall but you can use whichever one you want.
Earthquake is pretty much here for Steel types.
Zen Headbutt hits Fighting types like Poliwrath, who pretty much walls the set.
Double Edge is here for neutral coverage, and can be used when you're not sure what will come in because of the pretty good neutral coverage.

answered May 15, 2012 by Hex
edited Sep 24, 2012 by Pokemaster
How'd you get Relicanth to look like that up top? Gave dat huge Upvote BTW
Ugh, UberPwnage started spamming the tags in his posts, press the edit button.
Thanks also
1 vote

Gen V

Relicanth (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Head Smash
  • Rock Polish
  • Waterfall
  • Earthquake
answered Jun 21, 2011 by trachy
This is a perfect Relicanth set!
1 vote

Nature: Adament
Evs: 252 Attack 128 Defense 128 Special Defense (It isn't going to outspeed anybody)
Ability: Rock Head
Item: Air Balloon/choice band
Head Smash- STAB, incredible power, works great with ability
Earthquake- Take care of electric and steel types
Waterfall/Aquatail- STAB
Zen Headbutt/Bounce/Double Edge/Giga Impact- Zen Headbutt coverage/Bounce Coverage/Double Edge very strong, goes well with ability, neutral coverage/Giga Impact very strong, neutral coverage

answered May 17, 2012 by heracross
This is pretty much what I posted.
you spelt adamant wrong
0 votes

Hydro Pump- STAB
Head Smash- STAB
Endure- Stalling
Bounce- Coverage

answered May 16, 2012 by Overload
edited Sep 24, 2012 by Pokemaster
I'll stop this later, but, don't ask about the pichu line OK :)
You Can Also Use Blizzard Instead of Endure but...