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What is a good moveset for Rampardos?

4 votes

Mine knows:

Earthquake: High power, high accuracy, double damage against digging Pokemon, works well with Mold Breaker, used to deal with Steel types.

Stone Edge: High power, STAB, good chance for critical hit.

Crunch: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower defense, type coverage.

Rock Polish: Helps raise Rampardos's low Speed stat.

Rampardos learnset

asked Jul 24, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
You should replace Crunch with Fire Punch. Crunch doesn't help deal with its weaknesses. Fire Punch helps with your grass weakness.
Rampardos has the best nonlegendary attack power.even then only attack form deoxys has bigger attack
Black kyurem?
Kyurem-B has base 170 Attack. Deoxys-A has base 180 Attack.
its good as it is.
Can I just say any bulky Rampardos I advise these EVs so it can counter Banded Talonflame:
252 HP, 216 atk, 36 def

13 Answers

7 votes

One of my favorite pokemon, I would suggest:

Earthquake- with that kind of attack power, you'd be stupid not to put this on him (even covers steel types)

Avalanche-covers grass and ground weakness

Zen headbutt-covers fighting weakness

Thunderpunch/Stone edge/rock polish-Thunderpunch for water coverage, or stone edge for a powerful STAB, RP for a lethal sweeper.

answered Jul 24, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
Not going to answer, this is exactly what I would have said.
How does it learn avalanche?
TM from 4th gen
This set needs a STAB move and rock polish. Those are more important than coverage. It should probably have head smash since it has amazing attack and STAB gives it an effective 225 power.
There was already a post that addressed that very set though, so this is a different one.
Using Avalanche is a risk, since it means you move last. Since its only to cover weaknesses, you would probably only use it against a weaknesses, and one Earthquake would easily KO Rampardos.  Even if you get over the -6 priority, there are plenty of faster Earthquakers,  like Excadrill.
6 votes

Gen V

Rampardos (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Mold Breaker

EVs: 20 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 232 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Fire Punch
  • Head Smash
  • Earthquake
  • ThunderPunch
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
Nice moveset
3 votes

Rampardos @ Choice Band

Trait: Mold Breaker

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

  • Earthquake
  • Brick Break
  • Head Smash
  • Zen Headbutt/Crunch

With adamant max attack choice band it gets a attack stat of 706 wich he should be able to do some reasonable damage with.

Head Smash has a base power of 225 including STAB.
Zen Headbutt hits Fighting types, who "resist" Head Smash.
Earthquake gives nice coverage on Steel types, and some other coverage as well.
Fire Punch is for Steel types who don't take much damage from Head Smash, Like Ferroseed and also if Pokes happen to float on a balloon.

answered Sep 13, 2011 by Hex
edited May 31, 2012 by Hex
2 votes


Fast Dino

Ability: Mold-breaker
Nature: Jolly
Item: Focus-sash
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed


Rock-polish give him insane speed though beware Priority ruins him. Stone edge provides great STAB. Earthquake is an obvious choice for coverage. Fire/Thunder-punch and Brick-break are for coverage moves.

answered Sep 13, 2011 by Speed freak
That picture tho XD
I use this set, lol
2 votes


I LOVE BASTIODON!! (Rampardos) (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Outrage
  • ThunderPunch
  • Fire Punch
  • Crunch
answered Jun 25, 2012 by 5th of November
1 vote

E-quake..... High stab,really with that high attack
Rock polish..... That helps rampardos with its speed, so it's faster than those fighting types
Thunderbolt ..... Covers water type really covers grass/ground.

If you have a cranidos, start giving it minerals

If you did, get rid of rock polish and give it:
Stone edge: also really high stab

answered Jun 26, 2012 by Groudon
First off, you don't have a role or Evs, second, WHY DO YOU HAVE THUNDERBOLT?
1 vote

Rampardos (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Focus Punch
  • Head Smash
  • Pain Split
answered Oct 5, 2012 by Spoink
Hmmm, interesting moveset, but replace Head Smash with Rock Slide or Stone Edge since you would take 1/2 the damage inflicted every time.
I don't think you realize the sheer power of Head Smash. Plus, he has Pain Split and Leftovers. :P
Right, but it seems rather redundant considering the recoil if its main source of recovery is Leftovers and opponent's HP, but I'll take you're word for it.  If this Rampardos sustains battles with Head Smash along with its other moves, I'll reconsider the idea.
1 vote

Trick room sweeper

Rampardos life orb
Nature: Brave
Ivs: 0 speed
Evs: 252 hp 252 atk 4 sp def
Ability: sheer force
Stone Edge
Earthquake/fire punch
Fire punch/crunch
Zenheadbutt/head smash

This set is TRICK ROOM ONLY to clarify. Have a teammate setup trick room and your opponent will watch in horror as his team is ripped to shreds by a Pachycephalosaurus. Stone edge is sheer force boosted STAB without recoil that destroys most opponents anyway. Earthquake and fire punch are good coverage options that both nail steel types, and crunch can be used for hitting psychics and ghosts. Zen head but gets the sheer force boosts and hits fighting types, while head smash is for this who wish to learn what true power is. Other item options include iron ball to ensure rampardos is "fast" under trick room and choice band if you really want to hurt somebody. Hope this helps

answered Apr 21, 2013 by Dudeicolo
And you will watch as a Power Trick, Trick Room Shuckle Earthquakes Rampardos, and you entire team to shreds.
0 votes

Death Sentence @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 6 HP
Triat: Sheer Force
Jolly Nature

Zen Headbutt
Rock Slide

answered Feb 11, 2012 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
0 votes

I love this guy, and I'm currently hunting for its shiny (shiny rampardos looks so awesome)

Trait- Mold breaker
Item- Leftovers/stone plate
Nature- Jolly ( - Special Attack,+ Speed)

E-quake (Its E-quake, come on)
Stone edge (STAB)
Fire punch/Thunder Punch (Type coverage)
Zen Headbutt (Type coverage)

answered Nov 5, 2013 by Afroakie o(^-^)o
0 votes

Kami Kami kaaaa(Rampardos)
Sheer Force
Choice Band

Head Smash- Kill everything!
Earthquake- Kill all steel types!
Avalance- Kill all ground types!
Zen Headutt- Kill all fight types!

answered Jun 16, 2014 by Lucarionator
Pokemon with Sturdy-kill all Rampardos'
0 votes

Fast Sweeper
EVs: 252 ATK, 252 SPE, 4 HP
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Jolly
Stone Edge
Zen Headbutt
Rock Polish

Bulky Sweeper
EVs: 252 HP, 252 ATK, 4 SPD
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Head Smash
Thunder Punch

answered Jul 15, 2014 by Froggyboy
Rampardos isn't ment for bulky
You are not allowed to have more than one moveset per-question, please split them into to 2 answers.
0 votes

Been using this set on battle spot and it REALLY catches people off guard...

Rampardos @ Choice Scarf

Sheer Force

252 attack/ 252 speed/ rest in Hp

Head smash
Zen Headbutt
Superpower (or EQ if you like)
Fire Punch

The point of this set is to completely demolish anything with a devastating attack and with choice scarf jolly, it can effectively outspeed many threats including lucario, charizard, and infernape...head smash is its main STAB and does heavy damage while the other moves are just there for coverage against counters like ferrothorn, fighting types, etc. The only real threats are bulky waters that can take a head smash like vaporeon, gastrodon, or physically-defensive milotic...

answered Sep 1, 2014 by XXD17