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What is a good moveset for Skuntank?

2 votes

Mine knows:

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

Fire Blast: High power, which makes up for Skuntank's lower Sp. Attack, deals with Steel types.

Rock Smash: 50% chance to lower defense, deals with Steel and Rock types.

Poison Jab: Good power, good chance to poison, high accuracy, STAB.

Skuntank learnset

asked Jul 27, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

9 Answers

1 vote

Physical set

Crunch/Night slash(STAB)


Return/Posion jab(Power or Coverage)

Explosion(He isn't going to last long so you might as well destroy stuff)

Special set

Dark pulse(STAB)

Sludge bomb(STAB)


Hp(Ice)/toxic/explosion(Cover ground/status/death)

answered Feb 21, 2011 by Speed freak
Hmmm, not a bad moveset, pretty good as a Special Sweeper, I''ll consider getting a Modest/Timid Skuntank!
1 vote

Skuntank (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Aftermath
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Night Slash
- Poison Jab
- Rock Smash
- Toxic

Life Orb and EVs make this awesome Pokemon hit pretty hard. Aftermath is for the dying damage, and since most Ground moves are Physical, they'll be taking some damage. Night Slash can crit, and Poison Jab can poison. Rock Smash is for those Steel types that are just laughing at me, and the Defense lowering is nice :D Toxic works well with this set, since the constant Defense drop can seriously tick people off, force a switch, and give this guy a chance to poison, making an even more annoying situation. Ragequit team anyone?

answered Oct 1, 2011 by Fate Itself
dont forget about poisin jab
What do you mean?
1 vote

Skuntank@Black Sludge

Role: Defog Support
Trait: Aftermath
EVs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Sp. Def
Adamant Nature

  • Defog
  • Taunt
  • Sucker Punch
  • Protect / Pursuit


Surprisingly, Skuntank is able to learn Defog. With a unique typing different from most Defoggers, it can easily surprise several players.

Defog is used for hazard removal.
Taunt deals with hazard-setters and forces them to use an attacking move.
Sucker Punch has priority and STAB. This is useful because the taunted hazard-setters would have to use an attacking move, but Skuntank can beat them with Sucker Punch.
Protect is mainly used for scouting moves, but it isn't as good as Pursuit, which can catch the hazard-setters on the switch-out. Poison Jab can also be used in this slot for dual STABS.

Note: EVs are used to make Skuntank bulky, yet still have the necessary power.

answered Jun 23 by MechSteelix
0 votes

Gen V

Skuntank (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Stench

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)

  • Sucker Punch
  • Poison Jab
  • Fire Blast
  • Rock Smash
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Skuntank (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Aftermath

EVs: 40 HP / 248 Atk / 220 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Sucker Punch
  • Hone Claws
  • Poison Jab
  • Roar


He's got some Nice Hp, but not the nicest Hp, with about 40 Ev's he's bulky enough to take something neutral while setting up Hone Claws.

Hone Claw's attack boost jacks up Sucker Punch.
The Accuracy boost helps Roar,

And Poison Jab is Powerful STAB, you don't need setting up for.

answered Aug 26, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

LC set for Stunky:

Stunky (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Aftermath
EVs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • Sucker Punch
  • Fire Blast
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]
  • Explosion
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Trolly moveset

Skuntank@ Rocky Helmet
EVs:252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Def
Trait : Aftermath
Nature: Adamant
-Poison Jab
-Night Slash
-Play Rough
With Rocky Helmet and Toxic, the opponent will die quickly, for the poor soul who activates Aftermath, death is close at hand.

answered Dec 6, 2014 by Almighty Aggron
0 votes

Skuntank (F) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Stench
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpA
Brave Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Poison Jab
- Fire Blast
- Hone Claws

answered Jan 10 by Soundwave
0 votes

Skuntank (F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Stench
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Crunch
- Poison Jab
- Play Rough
- Fire Blast

answered Jan 10 by Soundwave