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What is a good moveset for Vespiquen?

3 votes

Mine knows:

Attack Order: One of Vespiquen's signature moves. Good power, high accuracy, STAB, good chance for a critical hit.

Aerial Ace: Decent power, doesn't miss, STAB.

Power Gem: Decent power, high accuracy, used to deal with Fire, Flying, and Ice types.

Toxic: Inflicts toxic poison. Vespiquen has pretty good defensive stats.

Vespiquen learnset

asked Jul 25, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

8 Answers

3 votes

Gen V

Vespiquen (F) @ Bug Gem

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 68 Atk / 220 Def / 220 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Heal Order
  • Attack Order
  • Defend Order
  • Acrobatics
answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Bold/Impish
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 S.Attack/HP/Attack




Protect(HP EVs) or Attack-order(Attack EVs) or Hidden-power(Ground)(S.Attack EVs)

Defend-order makes you very bulky after a couple of uses making this bug hard to take down without a Rock type move. Heal-order is reliable healing. Toxic is status. Protect is for awesome poison-stalling, it even helps with Pressure-stalling, Attack-order would be for Physical STAB while Hidden-power(Ground) would be Steel and Poison type coverage. The main problem Vespiquen has is that it has terrible typing for a wall, you are going to have to watch out for Rock types, Stone-edge is your biggest issue as it has high critical chance and criticals ignore your stat ups, if you come across a Pokemon with Stone-edge either get out of their or try to Pressure+Protect stall them into running out of Stone-edge PP and hope they miss between turns(switching is better though).

answered Mar 14, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 26, 2012 by Speed freak
thank you this was very helpful.
0 votes
  • Defend Order
  • Heal Order
  • Confuse ray / Toxic
  • Protect / Attack Order

my set move - win by stall :)

(wups forgot to add toxic)

answered Jul 22, 2012 by Joker
edited Jul 22, 2012 by Joker
1) How is this stalling??
2) Look at the other answers, then look at yours. You are missing EVs, Natures, Items, etc.
Ok, it's organize, but you need EVs. I don't know if you know what that is, but it is essential for Competative Play. Also, just put Toxic. Confuse Ray does not compare.
Not all movesets have to be competitive.
Give the guy a break, he just wanted to put in his two cents worth and that's fine. You don't have to jump all over him just because its not "official".
What the hell? Competitive is official and I'm saying it doesn't have to be. Stupid person...
@answer49 *claps in agreement*
0 votes

This is truely an unfortunate Pokemon. One of the sturdiest RU Pokemon cursed with a 4x weakness to Rock. But there is hope!

Vespiquen @ Leftovers
252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD

Attack Order

This set helps to keep her alive as long as possible. Substitute is a great move to hide behind. Roost takes the edge off Rock type moves. Toxic helps the rest of the team in unimaginable ways, well ot really. And Attack Order is her strongest STAB move that will keep her from becoming taunt bait.

answered Jan 30, 2013 by DracoArceus
0 votes

Vespiquen (F) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Spe, 124 SpDef, 120 Def, 4 HP, 4 Atk
A: Pressure
Impish Nature

  • Fell Stinger
  • Destiny Bond
  • Attack Order
  • Heal Order
answered Dec 29, 2013 by •==[Mega-Grievous==>
0 votes

Vespiquen @ Flying Gem
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 129 Def / 129 SDef
Brave/Adamant Nature
- Attack Order
- Pursuit/U-Turn
- Hone Claws/Roost
- Acrobatics

Brave nature functions well in Trick Room, although Adamant nature won't really make much of a difference. Attack Order is a powerful STAB move and has a high critical hit ratio, Roost for healing (can also be substituted with Heal Order, to each their own) or Hone Claws to power up, Acrobatics is AMAZING with the Flying Gem boost, and after it has been used base power raises to 165. You can either use Pursuit or U-Turn, both are equally as good. U-Turn allows you to switch out and - because of Vespiquen's low speed - you will almost always be getting switch advantage. I prefer to use Pursuit because a lot of Psychic types will switch out on a Vespiquen, so you can damage them that way.

Vespiquen @ Leftovers
Trait: Unnerve
EVs: 80 HP / 215 Def / 215 SDef
Sassy/Relaxed Nature
- Defend Order/Protect
- Roost/Heal Order
- Toxic
- Destiny Bond/Protect

This one is more of a staller, also functioning well in Trick Room. It has more use with Sassy Nature, majority of the moves it is weak to are special attacks. After a good few Defend Orders, its stats are raised quite nicely and you can just Roost/Heal Order (again, to each their own) away the damage. Toxic is, obviously, to deal recursive damage to the foe at the end of each turn. It's a matter of choice between Destiny Bond and Protect. Protect is if you want to make Vespiquen last a bit longer as a staller. Although I prefer running Destiny Bond - in a Trick Room you can give your foe a nice little surprise before they take you out.

answered Mar 21, 2014 by JellyWobbles101
edited Mar 21, 2014 by JellyWobbles101
0 votes

Vespiquen @Leftovers
Impish Nature
Pressure Ability
252 Def 252 Sp.D 4 HP
-Defend Order
- Attack Order/Bug Buzz

answered Sep 14, 2014 by Scare-Wolf
0 votes

Gen VI

Vespiqueen (F) @Leftovers
Trait: Unerve
Evs: 252 HP 252 SpecDef
Nature: Calm
-Defend Order
-Heal Order

answered Sep 13 by PreachThaPayne