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What is a good moveset for Yanmega?

7 votes

Mine has the ability Speed Boost. It knows:

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

Air Slash: Decent power, decent accuracy, STAB, good chance to cause flinching which works great with Speed Boost.

Protect: Lets Yanmega get a speed boost.

Hypnosis: Puts the foe to Sleep. When and if they wake up (Yanmega could easily KO them) they'll wake up to a very fast Yanmega.

Yanmega Learnset

asked Jul 29, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Yanma (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Air Slash
- Bug Buzz
- Protect
- Hidden Power [Electric]

11 Answers

8 votes

Yanmega is fast enough with out the protect, its kind of just a waste of a moveslot. Instead, I would put Giga Drain there, so I have a good move against my worst wekness. Heres What I would Go with.

Special Sweeper: Bug Buzz,(same reason as you), Air Slash(same reason as you), Giga Drain(coverage), and Psychic/Shadow Ball(hypnosis just isnt accurate enough to be able to trust it and these are good coverage moves with more chances to lower the opponets sp defense).

Hope This Helps!:)

answered Jul 29, 2010 by Swampert
2 votes

Yanmega (M) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Tinted Lens
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Air Slash
- Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Ground]
This guy hits everything hard with Bug Buzz and Air Slash. Who needs Speed Boost, just get rid of everything that outspeeds you and sweep from there. Even if they send in a Pokemon to resist your move you are locked into you will still 2HKO 99.9% of the time. Giga Drain and HP Ground is coverage.

(Thanks Mew for the item and the idea for HP Ground and the 4 Def thingy :P)

answered Dec 9, 2012 by Aura Warrior
Where's my creds?
And 4 Def > 4 HP to stop SR from killing you in 2 switchins.
:O i never thought of that
1 vote

Speed Boost
Timid nature (-Att +Spe)
EVs: 128 Def, 128 HP, 128 SAtt, 124 SDef

Bug Buzz - STAB, strong, accurate, may lower SDef
Air Slash - STAB, strong, quite accurate
AncientPower - coverage, may boost everything
Giga Drain - coverage, accurate, recovery

answered Dec 27, 2010 by DarthDestiny
But Protect is needed for a free speed boost
Yanmega has cool speed anyway. Speed Boost is only insurance of sweeping
It's 95,which isn't that fast,so you need a free speed boost so you can out-run your opponents
95 is quite good - although many ubers are really fast
1 vote

Yanmega (F) @ Weakness Policy

Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Endure
- Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Endure + Weakness Policy boost + Speed Boost makes Yanmega a huge threat. Bug Buzz is there for STAB while Giga Drain is there for coverage and restores health. HP Fire is for other Bug Types, Ice Types, and Steel Types that Yanmega can't touch with Bug Buzz and Giga Drain. Just watch out for priority moves and pesky Fire Types that can take Yanmega out.

Hope this helps! (:

answered Aug 29, 2014 by famitukia
try Air Slash over Giga Drain (coverage STAB), and HP Ground over fire (more coverage). other than that, this set is great, i use on 1v1 with about 50% success rate.
0 votes

Gen V

Yanmega (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Speed Boost

EVs: 4 HP / 4 Def / 248 SAtk / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Hypnosis
  • Bug Buzz
  • Air Slash
  • Protect
answered Jun 23, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

gen v

Yanmega with expert belt

trait:compound eyes

EVs 4 hp/ 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

.HP ground- to cover fire and rock weaknesses

.air slash- stab

.bug buzz/silver wind- power or lucky stat boost

.ancient power-to cover ice types and floating fire types such as charizard. plus lucky stat boost

answered Jun 23, 2011 by theelekidnextdoor
0 votes

Here is a Moveset I recommend for Yanmega:

Yanmega@ Choice Specs

Trait: Speed Boost

EVs: 32 Defense, 252 Sp. Attack, 224 Speed

Modest Nature:(-Attack +Sp. Attack)

  • Bug Buzz
  • Air Slash
  • Giga Drain
  • Ominous Wind

This Moveset uses Yanmega as a head-on Sweeper. The first Two are chosen STAB since they are the most powerful. Giga Drain covers its 4x weakness to Rock Types so it can get a recovery as well. Ominous Wind is chosen coverage since it's still weak to Flying Types. Note, Rapid Spin support is needed for it to fully function.


answered Jan 16, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Jan 17, 2012 by Psychic x
Give it Shadow Ball over Ominous Wind, and HP Rock over Shadow ball.
0 votes

This moveset has got me out of a few tough situations:

Speed Boost
Zoom Lens

Bug Buzz
Air Slash
Dream Eater

The Dream Eater will help heal, and again, the Pokemon will wake up to a very fast Yanmega, if they ever do!

answered May 1, 2012 by •==[Mega-Grievous==>
edited May 1, 2012 by Speed freak
Zoom Lens only works if you are SLOWER... try scope lens
0 votes

Yanmega w/Speed Boost
Holding - Focus Sash
Nature - Modest
Effort Values - 252 S.Att 252 Speed & 4 HP
1)Bug Buzz(S.T.A.B.)
2)Shadow Ball(Coverage)
3)Hidden Power Fighting(Coverage)

Notes: Use protect on the 1st turn to outspeed most everything and to negate "Fake Out".
Ghost/Fighting is full coverage in only 2 attacks along with Bug Buzz this allows you to have an effective movepool.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Neralyst
reshown Dec 16, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Gen VI

Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Modest (+ SpAtk, -Attack)
Item: Insect Plate/Silver Powder
EVs: 252 SpAtk/ 252 Speed/ 4 HP

Bug Buzz: STAB, main power source.
Air Slash: STAB, back-up power source.
Ancient Power: Coverage against Fire, Ice, and Flying weakness. Also chance to boost stats.
Protect: Makes sure you get off speed boost and to trick your opponent once in awhile.

answered Jan 10, 2014 by Eternal_Dragon88
0 votes

Yanmega with a Life Orb. Ability is Speed Boost.

Protect - for racking up Speed Boosts every other turn. If your Yanmega is a sweeper, this is perfect. (Watch Out for Trick Room opponents)

Bug Buzz - A STAB move, high base power, sure to 2HKO most (normally effected) Pokemon.

Air Slash - A STAB move, good base power. (Accuracy isn't 100%)

Giga Drain - If you are using a Life Orb then use Giga Drain to gain some HP back. Also, good power and accuracy. Great coverage against 4x effective Rock Types. They can't be faster than you because of Speed Boost + Protect.

I don't like Tinted Lens because unless you are facing a slow, weak Pokemon - you won't even use moves that aren't effective unless your opponent switches into them.

answered May 6, 2014 by Raph