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What is a good moveset for Exeggutor?

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Surprised? Well I am training from scratch (hatching from egg) the Pokemon I use on my teams to be perfectly EV trained seeing as I wasn't very picky when I first had them seeing they were my main teamates. Now however, with the exception of a few which are well EV trained (Charizard, Snorlax, Milotic, Jolteon, and Typhlosion are the few that come to mind) I am getting a new generatin of powerhouses. These will be movesets I am planning. I plan for this one:

Sunny Day: Increase Speed and charges up Solarbeam.

Solarbeam: High power, high accuracy, STAB, charged by Sunny Day.

Sleep Powder: Puts the foe to Sleep.

Psychic: Good power, high accuracy, STAB, chance to lower Sp. Def, deals with Poison type weakness.

Exeggutor Learnset

asked Aug 5, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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Exeggutor (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Def / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Trick Room
- Giga Drain
- Psycho Shock
- Hidden Power [Rock]

16 Answers

6 votes

The moveset I made revolves around fixing his low speed dilemma. He's got power, but his speed means he won't get a chance to attack. So I used a combination of stun spore/sunny day to activate his abilty and double his speed, while cutting the opponent's speed. Making him a viable sweeper. You could also consider making him a trick roomer, but I think that's too predictable on him. Leaf storm if good, but it'll make him useless if his power goes too low. He'll take too much damage from the opponent to be able to handle recoil from Hammer arm as well.

Ancientpower-decent power, covers 4 weaknesses

Sunny day-speeds him up, god forbid if a fire type comes out.

Solarbeam-solarbeam is probably better here, for obvious reasons.

Stun spore-slows the foe down, works well with sunny day and his ability

answered Aug 5, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Aug 8, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
No STAB Psychic attack?
Why I chose Wobbuffet.
To me at least, he doesn't have the speed to use psychic. If he has something weak to psychic, it's probably faster than him. if it's to cover a weakness, he'll get hit first, and he doesn't have the defenses to take a hit.
Interesting point. But what about for high power (for poison types, I just put that in there because it is a plus.)
What about synthesis in sunny weather?
3 votes

Here I am, just give my answer and not the best.
Sunny day and Solarbeam are good moveset, there's a lot of alternate choice for grass type like Energy ball, Wood hammer, and Leaf storm, but Solarbeam better. Sunny day will give you 1-turn Solarbeam, but you will get a lot of trouble against fire type. Sleep powder are good too, but I prefer to choose stun spore cause its speed was down! And psychic will better choice for Exegutor...

answered Aug 5, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
edited Aug 5, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
2 votes

Exeggutor (M) @ Life Orb

Role: Sunny Sweeper

Trait: Chlorophyll

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • SolarBeam
  • Psyshock
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Synthesis

The other approach to using Exeggutor.

SolarBeam and HP Fire make for Great use in Sunny Weather!
And Psyshock is great STAB and covers Special Walls.
While Synthesis gets great use in the Sun if you can time it right.

answered Aug 16, 2011 by Josh
Finally!!! I was getting worried no one would put the whole sunny day Solarbeam/Synthesis thing. At last someone sees the beauty of the sunny weather. Couldn't have said it better myself.
1 vote

I'm surprised that no one has tried a set like this.

Mad Coconut (Exeggutor) (F) @ Chesto Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Giga Drain-Heals
- Psychic-STAB
- Rest-Read Below!
- Toxic-Read it!

I though that it was a same that no one has taken advantage of Exegutor's awesome ability, Harvest, then I thought, why not make one myself. Rest is an even better Moonlight with the Chesto berry, and the berry will ALWAYS come back. Since this guy is kinda a wall, I gave him toxic. This set really works, since I've tested it myself.

answered Jul 4, 2012 by Faked Thrower
*Looks at older answers* I can't get a first for anything...
He's a wall? Besides his HP, his defenses aren't spectacular, and he has tons of weaknesses..
1 vote

Swords Dance Exeggutor

Tropical Sexy (Exeggutor) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)

  • Swords Dance
  • Trick Room
  • Wood Hammer / Low Kick
  • Zen Headbutt

Got this idea from the amazing cofagrigus set ( nasty plot + trick room ) i've used with great success in RU and UU. Exeggutor's special attack is so high that people often neglect its solid 95 attack. It's also one of the few Pokemon with access to both swords dance & trick room, and the others don't really have the speed to abuse it properly. with Exeggutor's solid bulk and handy resistances, you set up an SD, increasing your attack to scary levels. You can then use trick room; with 0 speed EVs and a speed decreasing nature you 'out-slow' most of the tier. zen headbutt is your primary STAB move. the choice between wood hammer and low kick is up to you; wood hammer is another hard hitting STAB move, but low kick gets great coverage, nailing dark and steel types. However, since a lot of Pokemon in NU are light, and there's not a lot of steels, wood hammer is usually the better choice.

answered Oct 14, 2012 by Spoink
1 vote

I only saw one Physical Exeggutor, time to make another one :D

Exeggutor @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Brave Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
-Substitute / Trick Room
-Swords Dance
-Seed Bomb
-Natural Gift

Now, let me explain. You can run Sub if you already have other Trick Room support, because you won't need to set it up. Swords Dance boosts Exeggutor's Attack to staggering levels. Seed Bomb is STAB... And so is Natural Gift.
Natural Gift is, coincidentally, an 80 BP Psychic-type attack when holding a Sitrus Berry. Natural Gift isn't generally popular cuz it's one-use... but then Harvest comes into play.
Harvest regenerates your Sitrus Berry quite often, which can either a) give you another Natural Gift, or b) give you recovery. Sun support helps with this.

If you feel REALLY daring, then run Starf Berry. It gives you 20 more Base Power, but the effects... I'll leave that for you to find out. (I'm sure you know anyway.)

answered Feb 2 by Radicool21
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Calm nature
Sitrus Berry / Tanga Berry (anti-Bug Berry) / Occa Berry (anti-Fire Berry)
Harvest ability
252 HP, rest to Sp.Att and/or (Sp.)Def

Sunny Day - for SolarBeam and Synthesis/Moonlight
Synthesis / Moonlight - powered by Sunny Day
SolarBeam - strong, accurate, STAB, Sunny Day combo
Psychic - strong, accurate, STAB

answered Oct 18, 2010 by DarthDestiny
Why not chlorophyll to further exploit sunny weather?
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Gen V

Exeggutor (M) @ Lum Berry

Trait: Harvest

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk

Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)

  • Rest
  • Trick Room
  • Psyshock
  • Giga Drain

Lum Berry with Harvest. This protects you from status really. So you can just use Rest, and the Lum Berry will wake you up right away. Trick Room will make up for its poor Speed, and you can use this guy as a Trick Room setter on your Trick Room team. Psyshock and Giga Drain are there for STAB. You won't need Speed nor want it since it is using Trick Room. The EVs maximize your Special attack and give it some bulk.

answered May 15, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 3, 2011 by trachy
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Double/Triple battle

Exeggutor (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Trick Room
- Giga Drain
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Trick Room is great in multi-battles. Helps out the team, Exeggutor, and screws over the opponent. Giga Drain and Psychic are STAB. HP Fire is coverage.

answered Jan 18, 2012 by trachy
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It should hold this item: Oran Berry.

Ability: Chlorophyll

Gender: Male

With the moves:


Energy Ball


Dream Eater

Hope this helps! Or you can replace Hypnosis and Dream Eater and put Protect and Giga Drain.

answered Jan 19, 2012 by Twilight
why would you do hypnosis when you can do sleep powder?, also why do psychic when you are already doing dream eater.  do ancient power instead of psychic and why oran berry? at least do sitrus berry
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Trick room Rampardos Screwer
Exeggutor (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Giga Drain
- Sleep Powder
- Dream Eater
- Hidden Power [Dark]

Outslows rampardos by 2 stat points, and Giga drain OHKOs standard rampardos, with HP dark(3 spd Ivs)for coverage. Dream eater and Giga Drain is to recover LO damage.

answered Feb 13, 2012 by Pwnyta
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Exeggutor@Left Overs
Nature:Quiet(+Spatk, -Spd)
-Leaf Storm
-Dream Eater
-Ancient Power

answered Mar 1, 2012 by shashu2506
EV's or a Roll?
0 votes

Exeggutor @ Sitrus Berry

Trait: Harvest

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef

Calm Nature

  • Giga Drain
  • Psyshock
  • Solarbeam
  • Stun Spore / Toxic / Sleep Powder
answered Dec 13, 2012 by Ninja
Needs Sun support if using SolarBeam...
It needs sun support for harvest too. Figured it would be obvious.
Harvest can be used without sun.
The chance is really unreliable.
Not too unreliable. 50% without sun is huge compared to other abilities.
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Made for Sun team

Exeggutor @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Calm Nature
- Substitute
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Toxic

When in Sun Harvest is 100% chance, and Giga Drain, Leech Seed, and Toxic come in handy. Me and my tutor made this thing :D

answered Feb 16, 2014 by Polite Poyomon
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Starfvest Exeggutor

Exeggutor with Harvest is common. Exeggutor with Starf Berry is not. The Starf Berry is actually really good. It's essentially a free Swords Dance, Iron Defense, Nasty Plot, Amnesia, or Agility when at low health, and you can get multiple boosts thanks to Harvest. So here's a Starf Berry Harvest Exeggutor:

Exeggutor @ Starf Berry
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Calm
252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 SpA
-Sleep Powder/Leech Seed
-Giga Drain

Substitute is near-necessary HP loss to get the Starf Berry boost. Sleep Powder allows for Giga Drain spam, and Leech Seed provides constant HP drain, whichever one you prefer. Infestation is continual damage, which is nice. The Starf Berry boost will almost always be good. Its Defense is pretty low, so +2 Defense is good. +2 Special Attack boosts Giga Drain, +2 Special Defense boosts its even lower Special Defense, and +2 Speed boosts its horrible Speed. +2 Attack is the only bad thing.

answered Dec 3, 2014 by Radicool21
0 votes

Role: sleep sweeper

Ability: harvest

EVs: 252hp, 252spdef, 4def

Nature: Bold

Item: Sitrus berry


Sleep powder: Puts the foe to sleep.

nightmare: damages the foe each turn its asleep.

leech seed: steals a little bit of hp from your foe each turn.

dream eater: Steals hp from foe while asleep.

answered Apr 7 by nintendogamer639