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What is a good moveset for Bibarel?

3 votes

Mine has the ability Unaware. It knows:

Super Fang: Halves opponents health.

Amnesia: Increases Sp. Def. Bibarel has low Sp. Def.

Return: Bibarel was one of my first Pokemon, so it is really happy. High power, STAB, high accuracy.

Waterfall: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to cause flinching, STAB.

Bibarel Learnset

asked Jul 24, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

7 Answers

2 votes

Gen V Fair Non-Moody Set

Bibarel (M) @ Expert Belt

Trait: Simple

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Charge Beam
  • Surf
  • Ice Beam
  • Thunder Wave
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
Have you seen his special attack? It's not as great as it could be...
Bibarel with Simple is really only useful if you use stat-boosting moves. Its Special Attack isn't as forgiving either.
1 vote

Mr. Beaver(Narnia, the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Simple
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 58 Attack, 252 HP, 100 Defense, 100 S.Defense


Waterfall
Curse
Amnesia
Stealth-rock/Return


Waterfall is STAB. Curse is for boosting. Amnesia is for boosting. Stealth-rock is an entry hazard but if you already have a Pokemon for that use Return for STAB. I have done alot of damage with this guy.

answered Dec 5, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 26, 2012 by Speed freak
1 vote

Stereotypically, Bibarel is considered to be a horrible Pokémon. Statwise, it would seem that way to most. However, Bibarel can have three of some of the best abilities in the game: Simple, Unaware, and Moody. It also doesn't have that bad a moveset, and it can also get STAB from Normal-type moves. Bibarel also has the same base stat total as Azumarill (410), yet Azumarill is pretty widely used. So why can't Bibarel?

Here's my suggestion:
Nature: Careful, Impish, or Adamant
Ability: Simple
EVs: 128 Sp. Def./128 Def./128 HP/124 Atk.
Item: Kee Berry (?) or Leftovers

Moveset suggestions:
-Amnesia - with Simple, using this once will triple Bibarel's Sp. Def.
-Curse (or less desirably Work Up) - once again, for double stat boosts
-Skull Bash - double Defense boost, plus STAB
-Waterfall - basic STAB attack
-Double Team (probably) - doubles evasiveness (assuming you're not playing Pokémon Showdown)

If you'd rather not spend time looking for something that knows Simple Beam for double battles, Bibarel would be a good replacement.

As for its other abilities, which are both extremely useful, Bibarel wouldn't be the first choice because of stats. If you want to use something with Unaware, Quagsire or Clefable would be a better choice. If you want to use Moody (if it's legal on whatever you're playing), I would suggest Octillery or Glalie. As for Simple, Bibarel would still be a good choice.

On a side note, Bibarel is virtually the best HM slave since Gen IV (next to Mew, but no one in their right mind would do that). It can learn most HMs with the notable exception of Fly (just try to picture that).

answered Jan 12 by The Magikarp Avenger
0 votes

Bibarel
Bibarel @ Life Orb
Ability: Simple
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

  • Work Up
  • Aqua Tail
  • Return
  • Quick Attack

Work up boosts Bibarel's attack, making it do more damage, obviously.
Aqua Tail is STAB, and should to decent damage when plus2.
Return is secondary STAB, and has a pretty good base power because of STAB.
Quick Attack is to finish off things, because Bibarel really doesn't like taking hits.

answered May 31, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

For Bibarel I prefer these to:

First Bibarel
EVs: 128 HP 128 Atk 127 Def 127 S. Def
Nature: Brave
Item: leftovers
Ability: Simple
Moveset:

  • Amnesia, It's a great boost if you'r up against a special sweeper.
  • Defense Curl, for physical sweepers and to power up Rollout.
  • Waterfall, high power with STAB, good coverage.
  • Rollout, with good enough defense you can reach far.

Second Bibarel
EVs: 252 Atk 128 HP 64 Def 64 S. Def
Nature: Brave
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Simple
Moveset:

  • Waterfall, high power with STAB. good coverage.
  • Skull Bash, power with STAB, and great with bonus Defense.
  • Curse, great with Simple.
  • Amnesia, same as last.
answered Sep 28, 2012 by NO1974
edited Sep 28, 2012 by NO1974
0 votes

Bibarel
Bibarel @ citrus berry
Ability: simple
Nature: impish
Evs: 252 def 252 sdef 4 atk
double team
amnesia
defense curl
rollout

answered Feb 7, 2013 by toxicroaker
0 votes

Standard HM Slave :D

Bibarel @ Assault Vest
Ability: Simple
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Jolly Nature
- Cut
- Waterfall
- Strength
- Rock Smash


Basically this Bibarel is just to troll and NOT win battles.

answered Jan 12 by AegisDatLash