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Good moveset for Kingdra?

3 votes

I was thinkin' about:

Dragon Pulse - STAB, good accuracy and power

Ice Beam (TM) - good accuracy and power, may freeze

Flail (Breeding) - pretty cool

Surf (HM) - STAB, good accuracy and power

Kingdra learnset

asked Jul 29, 2010 by DarthDestiny
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Seadra (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Sniper
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Boil Over
- Clear Smog
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Electric]
J98 (Kingdra) (M) @ Choice Band
 Trait: Swift Swim
 EVs: 252 Atk / 68 Def / 188 Spd
 Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
 - Waterfall
 - Outrage
 - Flail
 - Iron Head
I copied this from my brother's kingdra
Item: Mystic Water
Trait: Swift Swim
- Rain Dance
- Waterfall
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
shouldnt a dragon masher should be able to knowhow to use a dragon himself?
YOU need to know how to use em to beat em
dizzy shut up that comment was over 2 years ago
Not flail and special moves

18 Answers

5 votes

Kingdra (M) @ Scope Lens
Trait: Sniper
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Focus Energy
- Drco Meteor
- Scald
- Ice Beam

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator
Might wanna consider replacing Ice Beam with Flash Cannon to deal with Fairy types.
I'd replace Scald for Hydro Pump and use a Modest Nature instead of a Timid Nature. Other than that, nice move set.
Since it's designed to get constant crits, I think it'd need speed more than special attack.
Go with whatever you want, it's just what I prefer.
3 votes

Perhaps dragon dance for his last move, his stats are perfectly rounded. from the moves you have, it looks like you're goinf for a sweeper, maybe have waterfall instead of flail (i said this instead of surf since dragon dance would power it up.) I would make more physical moves for dragon dance though if not I would use

dragon pulse/outrage
ice beam/flail

answered Jul 29, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes

DD Sweeper!

Kingdra@Chesto Berry

  • Dragon Dance - Stat Boost, Hell yeah!
  • Rest - Regain Health after DD
  • WaterFall - Strong, reliable STAB
  • Outrage - Really strong STAB

EVs - 252 HP/180 Attack/76 Speed

EEnough HP and natural bulk to set up, rest back the damage and release from status, then sweep!

answered Jul 5, 2011 by NJDevil
DD like me or Dragon Dance? :D
In other words clair's set? Well it is a good one.
Kingdra better watch out for those Fairy Types
3 votes

The King in Rain

J98 (Kingdra) (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 80 Def / 176 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Waterfall
- Outrage
- Flail
- Iron Head

The scariest Pokemon you'll ever face is Kingdra used on one of J98's Rain teams (or TorTran). This thing is just... wow. Waterfall and Outrage are all that are really needed. Iron Head and Flail are very situational. Btw, I meant the King IN Rain. Politoed and Kyogre are more the Kings OF Rain.

answered Jan 27, 2012 by trachy
edited Jan 27, 2012 by Speed freak
I feel complimented. I still use this thing in Ubers. Ah.. I slightly miss using it in OU, but then I have it used against me and... yeah.
2 votes

For His Last move, Surf. It ghas great power and STAB. Flail could be replaced, too, but its a good backup move. Flash Cannon is also an option. Also, try looking at this page:

answered Jul 29, 2010 by Swampert
Surf: the god of the HMs.
Yup, Surf's BESTTTT!!
Totaly, though I use fly more.
Surf and fly are the 2 Hms you ALWAYS have with you, it's the 1st rule of pokemon.
Surf isnt needed as much as fly, though. Whirlpool and flash sucked
In generation 3 though, surf is really needed all the time.
Thats true, hoenn is the "surf region" Dive is kind of needed, too.
2 votes

Ah.. I have this thing saved in my PO box, but I think I can list it off of the top of my head.

~ 5 turns of " Screw you! " ~

Bawsin' (Kingdra)@Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest
EVs: 160 HP / 252 Sp Atk / 96 Spd

Rain Dance
Hydro Pump
Ice Beam
Dragon Pulse

To be blunt, he only needs 5 turns to wreck a team.

Rain gives doubled speed AND let's Hydro Pump get that sexy 50% boost.
Ice Beam is still great coverage overall, while Dragon Pulse offers a back up STAB.

EVs gives him enough bulk to set up Rain Dance with enough speed and attacking power to still sweep amazingly afterwards.

I use this set in UU. I'm also in a plain text mood, so no sprite. Don't edit one in either.

answered Jun 18, 2012 by Josh
2 votes

I got destroyed by this set. Now I'm off to destroy others with it, hax will prevail.

Kritz (Kingdra) @ Scope Lens

Ability: Sniper
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd
Modest Nature
- Focus Energy
- Agility
- Draco Meteor
- Surf/Ice Beam

Agility to boost speed, you're reasonably bulky with decent typing so its generally safe. Then, Focus Energy, for an almost garunteed critical hit chance combined with Scope Lens. By then, the SAtk drop from Draco Meteor won't matter, since critical hits also ignore lowered attack stats and raised defenses. Ice Beam or Surf is just extra stuffs to have around. Where Ice Beam provides more type coverage while Surf comes with STAB.

answered Apr 30, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
edited May 5, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
Oh god, just saw that this was similar to Mews set. Never posting at night again, sorry!
You should note that Surf gives you STAB while Ice Beam has better coverage
Alright, I'll fix it then. It's been a while since I've been here and Big pics used to be a thing.
Maybe you can put Flash Cannon(TM) on it for Fairy coverage.
1 vote

Gen V

Kingdra (M) @ Dragon Fang

Trait: Swift Swim

EVs: 204 Atk / 204 SAtk / 100 Spd

Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)

  • Ice Beam
  • Draco Meteor
  • Waterfall
  • Outrage
answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

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Kingdra @ White Herb/Leftovers

Nature: Modest (-Atk, +Sp. Atk.)

Trait: Swift Swim

-Rain Dance (Dance to Speed up this monster)

-Draco Meteor (With White Herb, no problem)

-Ice Beam (So... I heard many Dragons have a x4 weakness to Ice)

-Hydro Pump (I want to get STAB and to be able to pass through Steel type)

Note: Hydro Pump can miss, so max up its PP.

answered May 2, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
Thank you guys! FINALLY ONE VOTE! :D
0 votes

this is my one


Ability: Sniper

Nature: Modest

Evs: 252 speed, 252 S.attack, 6 hp

Item: Scope lens



Ice beam/HP(ground/fighting/fire)(Classic water move or unexpected anti-steel move)

Agility(who needs S-swim)

answered Jun 16, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Trait Sniper
Dragon dance

Max out friendship for return. Ev it in attack and speed, also give it the scope lense. Scope lense makes it have a high critical hit chance. Sniper powers up critical hits making a critical hit a one hit kill pretty much. Dragon dance makes outrage stronger.

answered Feb 21, 2012 by Absol
Add Focus Energy for 100% crit.
0 votes

Docile Nature
Ability:Swift Swim
Item:Mystic Water
Ice Beam/Draco Meteor
Rain Dance
Hydro Pump
Flash Cannon

answered Jun 30, 2012 by Timothy
0 votes

this kingdra is literally a TROLL.

Kingdra M @ choice band
EVS: 252 speed, 252 attack, 4 defense
NATURE/TRAIT: jolly/ sniper
iron head
ice beam

waterfall will be the savior move, while ice beam is optional.

answered Nov 23, 2013 by sandstorm57102
0 votes

Kingdra@Assult Vest

Nature:Modest(+Sp. Atk.-Atk.)


EVs:252 Sp.Atk./252 Spd./6 Hp

-Dragon Pulse (STAB)
-Ice Beam (COVERAGE)
-Flash Cannon (MORE COVERAGE)

answered Nov 27, 2013 by filletfish314
0 votes


Gen VI

Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
Item: Mystic Water, Spash Plate, Damp Rock
EVS: 252 SpAtk/ 124 Def/ 124 SpDef/ 8 HP

Dragon Pulse: STAB, main power, deals with dragons.
Scald: STAB, chance to burn. Gets a boost with Rain Dance.
Flash Cannon: Deals with Fairy weakness.
Rain Dance: Increases speed with Swift Swim, boosts Scald.

answered Mar 13, 2014 by Eternal_Dragon88
0 votes

Focus Energy
name: Focus Energy
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Focus Energy
move 3: Hidden Power [Fire]
move 4: Draco Meteor
ability: Sniper
item: Scope Lens
evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk
nature: Modest

answered Oct 10, 2014 by SM979
0 votes

Kingdra@ Razor Claw
Trait: Sniper
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Focus Energy
Surf- STAB
Facade- Because most players use toxic or will-o-wisp
Dragon Pulse-STAB

Your Kingdra will be hated for guaranteed crits .

answered Nov 8, 2014 by GamerOmega
I'd take out Facade and add Flash Cannon for dealing with Fairies, but still a great moveset.
Facade is worthless.
0 votes

Now, I know this is my first answer but I am a very skilled Pokemon trainer. Now, here is the set that dominates in uu. (PS I use this in game as well).
All perfect IVs
Evs= 252 atk,252spd,4hp
Moveset= dragon dance=setting up to demolish.
outrage= if there's no fairy's around, this does very good with some setup.
waterfall= coverage and stab.
Iron head/Bounce= fairy killer/coverage.
Role=setup sweeper.
Hope you like it.

answered Apr 13 by Lucky Lucario
Iron head would fit better since it adds coverage for fairy types .Kingdra being speed boosted won't be the second to move.