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What is a good moveset for Mothim?

2 votes

Mine is EV trained in Sp. Attack. It knows:

Bug Buzz: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, STAB.

Air Slash: Decent power, decent accuracy, good chance to cause flinching, STAB.

Shadow Ball: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Sp. Def, type coverage.

Psychic: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, deals with Poison types.

Mothim learnset

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

3 Answers

2 votes

Gen V

Mothim (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Tinted Lens

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Quiver Dance
  • Air Slash
  • Bug Buzz
  • Energy Ball
answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
This was exactly the set i was about to post....

But anyways good job might go for timid instead for modest because he might need the extra speed even after quiver dance but yea
Ev Trained with a 99 base ( After Quiver Dance ) Is normally enough to outspeed most, he needs the Special Attack boost to be honest.
0 votes

See..Mothim is a bug type pokemon and flying type pokemon...:)
So...according to me his moveset should be:

  • Bug Buzz(a bug type attack which has a power of 90 and accuracy 100, and may sometime lower the opponent's special defense by one stage)
  • Arial Ace(A flying type attack...which cannot miss, regardless of its accuracy)
  • Giga Impact(A Normal type attack which inflicts higher damage to the opponent with reasonable critical-hit ratio)
  • U-turn(A bug type attack which has a power and accuracy of 70 and 100 respectively....and its is highly effective against Bug, Psychic or Grass type pokemon)
    Thats all!...:D
answered Feb 2, 2012 by utthu97
Mothim has better spatk so giga impact is useless due to small atk plus it has same crit hit ratio of any moves and air slash is better that areal ace welcome to the site though :)
rock coverage???
0 votes

Ability- Swarm

Bug Buzz- STAB

Energy Ball- Coverage from Rock-types

Psychic- Some people tend to teach Fighting pokemon Rock moves

Air Slash- STAB

answered Jun 7, 2012 by MrAlexanderog