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What is a good moveset for Carnivine?

1 vote
asked Jul 27, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
This guy's one of the most frustrating pokemon I've seen, poor movepool, poor stats, but his design makes him one of my favourites.

4 Answers

4 votes

Seed bomb-Good power, STAB, more reliable than power whip

hidden power [rock]- he has decent special attack, and this would cover nearly all of his weaknesses

crunch-good power, unexpected attack

swords dance- powers up moves

answered Jul 27, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes

Power Whip or Seed Bomb to Start for some STAB.

Crunch, for some good coverage.

Sludge Bomb, for some more coverage

Maybe Ingrain or Toxic, to get a nice advantage.

answered Jul 27, 2010 by Swampert
2 votes

Mine has this for its moveset:

Power Whip: High power, STAB. The high power really makes up for the lower accuracy.

Stun Spore/Sleep Powder: Paralyzes the foe, which also slows them down. Or you can put them to Sleep with Sleep Powder. Mine has Stun Spore.

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

Synthesis: Used to heal Carnivine.

answered Jul 27, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 28, 2010 by trachy
2 votes

Gen V

Carnivine (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 64 Def / 64 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Crunch
  • Power Whip
  • Swords Dance
  • Sleep Powder
answered Jun 18, 2011 by trachy