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What is a good moveset for Kricketune?

3 votes

Mine knows:

Brick Break: Decent power, high accuracy, breaks through Light Screen and Reflect, used to deal with Rock types.

X-Scissor: Good power, high accuracy, STAB.

Night Slash: Decent power, high accuracy, good chance for a critical hit.

Attract: Infatuates the foe.

Kricketune learnset

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

8 Answers

2 votes

Kricketune @ Assault Vest
Ability: Technician
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 HP / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Bug Bite
- Aerial Ace
- Fell Stinger/Power-Up Punch
- Night Slash/Return

You'll have to send kricketune onto a weakened rival, and KO it with fell stinger to have some attack (fell stinger boosts your attack X2 if you faint the target), technician boost fell stinger's power, impish nature and 252 hp and def evs to have max defense, meanwhile the item assault vest covers your special defense, incase you choose Power-UP Punch you just do two to get a good attack

answered Apr 9, 2014 by Tambourine
edited Apr 11, 2014 by Tambourine
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Gen V

Ability: Technician

Item: Charti berry

  • Bug bite (STAB, 90 base power, steals the foe's berry, great accuracy)

  • Aerial Ace (90 base power, doesn't miss)

  • Night Slash (75 base power, nice chance to get critical hits, great accuracy)

  • Natural Gift (base power 90 rock type attack, great accuracy)

answered Jun 5, 2011 by dr_clock
edited Jun 12, 2011 by dr_clock
How do you get a Kricketune with Natural Gift and Technician?
Probably by Breeding.
But it can't learn anything by breeding! :(
Search it up, ask a question, I dunno. It's probably by move tutor.
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Gen V

Kricketune (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Technician

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Bug Bite
  • Swords Dance
  • Aerial Ace
  • Rock Smash
answered Jun 5, 2011 by trachy
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Kricketune @ Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

  • Swords Dance
  • X-Scissor
  • Brick Break
  • Substitute

Swords Dance is the boosting move of choice, boosting its attack to further levels.
X-Scissor is STAB, and should hit pretty hard after a boost.
Brick Break hits Steel types, and grants further coverage.
Substitute give Kricketune something to do on switches, and gives it nice protection against status and protection in general
Jolly is chosen to outspeed as much as possible.

answered May 31, 2012 by Hex
edited Nov 2, 2012 by Pokemaster
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Kricketune @Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EV's: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Nature: Adamant Nature

  • Bug Bite
  • Knock Off
  • Rock Smash
  • Swords Dance
answered Jan 26, 2013 by Flare
edited Jan 26, 2013 by Flare
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This bug has got it all. Papery defenses, turtle speed, unhelpful abilities, lackluster attack and a strangely offensive design.

Kricketune@Focus Sash
Ability: Technician

Bug Bite- STAB boosted by Technician.

Aerial Ace- Coverage also boosted by Technician.

Brick Break/Power Up Punch- Fighting

Sword's Dance/Protect- Not a lot of options.

In theory, Kricketune is a Sword's Dancer (role he fails least horribly at.)like Scyther. However, Scyther is infinitely superior (not even Scizor!)to this wannabe cricket(more phrases I never imagined I'd use). In fact, they share the same abilities! This is the best moveset Kricketune can have which brings me to the nature and EVs. Give it a Jolly nature and 252 Spe/252 Atk/4 HP

answered Jan 20, 2014 by ChewyDonuts
edited Mar 14, 2014 by ChewyDonuts
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Kricketune (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Evs: 6 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spd
Nature Jolly (+Spd,-Sp.Atk)
- Bug Bite/Taunt
- Brick Break/Taunt
- Sticky Webs
- Knock Off

Focus Sash ensures you get your Sticky Webs up. Knock Off lets you removes those pesky Items(if you survive the first hit, of course). Taunt prevents anything you somehow manage to out-speed, while Brick Break removes Screens & Bug Bite is Technician STAB.

answered Dec 6, 2014 by Soundwave
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Doubles with trick room

Kricketune w/focus sash

252 atk, other evs not in speed
+atk, -spe

- Endeavor(this is your lead, so use endeavor cuz sash and nobody double focuses kricketune)
- Fell Stinger(raise attack by 2 by fainting opponent with that 1 hp)
- X-Scissor(power)
- Swords Dance(if opponent is rocks/spike/toxic spikes setter)

answered Jul 12 by keldeo-kid