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What is a good moveset for Raikou?

2 votes

I was thinkin' about:
Rain Dance, Thunder, ?? and ??

Raikou learnset

asked Jul 30, 2010 by DarthDestiny
edited Oct 22, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Raikou @ Leftovers
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Discharge
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]

6 Answers

3 votes

Here are four movesets, in order from best to worst:

  1. Sub and Kill: Leftovers

Calm Mind: Increases Raikou's special stats.
Substitute: Allows Raikou to safely use Calm Mind.
Thunderbolt: Good power, high accuracy, STAB, chance to paralyze.
Shadow Ball: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Sp. Def, deals with Psychic types.

  1. Calm Mind: Leftovers/Quick Claw

Calm Mind: RAises special stats.
Thuderbolt: Same reasons as before.
Shadow Ball: Same reasons as before.
Extrasensory: Good power, high accuracy, chance to cause flinching.

  1. Movie Raikou: Damp Rock

Aura Sphere: Good power, doesn't miss.
Rain Dance: Helps Thunder and Weather Ball.
Thunder: STAB, high power, good chance to paralyze, with Rain Dance has 100% accuracy and a 25% chance of breaking through Protect and Detect.
Weather Ball: High power with Rain Dance, high accuracy, with Rain Dance is a Water type attack which can deal with Ground types.

  1. Minor Rain Dance without movie Raikou: Damp Rock

Thunder: High power, STAB, good chance to paralyze, with Rain Dance has 100% accuracy and a 25% chance of breaking through Protect and Detect.
Rain Dance: Helps Thunder.
Calm Mind: Increases special stats.
Swift: Decent power, doesn't miss.

answered Aug 12, 2010 by trachy
i really love that raikou movie set one :D i wanna give that one a shot with mine, itz barely level 32 though but when itz 100, it shall be a beast ^^ lol
hey trachy, what should be the EV's for that movie raikou? im planning on using it.
2 votes

I'll try it
Rain Dance and Thunder are good strategy and recommended! the other could be:
Calm Wind - raise special stat
Crunch - good power and accuracy, chance to reduced sp.def.

answered Jul 30, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
Hey, it's 3000
pts... thanks a lot...
1 vote

thunder,shadow ball, rain dance,extrasensory

answered Jun 28, 2011 by CaribbeanPikachu1446
0 votes

Gen V

Raikou @ Leftovers

Trait: Volt Absorb

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Discharge
  • Calm Mind
  • Shadow Ball
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Gen V
I use this feline beast in UU, and it hits hard and fast with 110 base spA and spe.
The sweeper:
Raikou@ choice scarf
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 4 SDef/ 252 Spe
Modest Nature( +SpAtk, - Atk)
-Volt switch/thunderbolt ( power or switching)
-Aura sphere (coverage0
- Extrasensory ( mienshao + co)
-Hidden power ice ( gligars/gliscors/ dragons , no?)

answered Sep 20, 2013 by pwnermewtwo
0 votes

Now here's an interesting moveset as a special wall, which is paired with its speed
Raikou@ leftovers
EVs: 252 spD/ 252 spe
Calm Nature ( +spD, -atk)
-thunder wave
-light screen
-thunderbolt/volt switch (STAB, depends on strategy)
-hidden power ice (coverage)
This is a set that is unique, as it is able to do decent damage also.

answered Sep 22, 2013 by pwnermewtwo