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A powerful replacement for Leaf Storm or Frenzy Plant?

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I have a Serperior in Black with the Ability Overgrow. Its SA and Attack are pretty even, so it knows both Leaf Storm and Leaf Blade. I do not want to change Leaf Blade, but I will consider it if you have a good reason for me to. The problem is, Serperior knows Leaf Storm AND Frenzy Plant, and I want to replace one. So do I go with more Power and pause(Frenzy Plant), or less Power and Stat drop(Leaf Storm)??
P.S. the stat drop from Leaf Storm doesn't matter much, because Frenzy Plant is the only other Special Move.

Moveset:
Leaf Storm
Frenzy Plant
Dragon Tail(will not replace)
Leaf Blade

Thanks in advance

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NOTE: this is Black1, not 2.

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Mono-Grass type moveset? I know this is ingame but still thats not too good.

How about this instead:
-Coil
-Dragon Tail
-Leaf Blade
-Return

Coil raises your Attack,Defense and Accuracy, Dragon Tail is coverage, Leaf Blade is Stab and since its your starter it will probably love you so Return gets a nice boost.

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Oohhhhh. I like it.
Actually…Return would do less damage than Leaf Blade. With max happiness, Return can do up to 102 base power. However, with STAB, Leaf Blade would do 135 base power (except for Generations 1-3, which would do 105 base power). And Coil would raise the power of both moves at the same rate so this would stay the same (unless someone uses Soak on your Pokémon, which is rare).
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I think you should keep leaf storm because it does a great deal of damage and lowers special attack. And no pause.

You should replace frenzy plant with coil or you can just leave it.

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I can suggest Growth over Frenzy Plant. Growth ups both offensive stats, and you can boost the drop from Leaf Storm back up. It will up Leaf Blade's power as well.

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Like Mew I also suggest Growth over Frenzy Plant and Giga Drain over Leaf Storm so it would look like this

Moves:
Growth
Giga Drain
Dragon Tail
Leaf Blade

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You need this moveset for serperior:
Leaf Blade
Giga Drain
Coil
Dragon tail

leaf Blade is just plain strong.
Giga Drain for recovery.
Coil for stat improving
Dragon tail for finisher move.

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It's Black1, not Black2, so it can't learn Aqua Tail.
Well, it can trade to Black 2 and trade back.
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I suggest this moveset:
Sunny Day
SolarBeam
Dragon Tail (since you don't want to replace this)
Leaf Blade

I suggest SolarBeam instead of Frenzy Plant or Leaf Storm. Although both Frenzy Plant and Leaf Storm both have at least 20 more power than SolarBeam, Frenzy Plant leaves you vulnerable for an attack during your recovery, and Leaf Storm lowers your Sp. Attack by two levels, which makes it difficult for this to do any damage after your third Leaf Storm. I recommend Sunny Day to eliminate the SolarBeam recharge, but you could also use Growth or Calm Mind with this.

If you are insistent on keeping either Frenzy Plant or Leaf Storm, then I recommend keeping Leaf Storm, though I also recommend that you teach your Pokémon another move to compensate for the Special Attack drop. (Although this is the only Special Attack move that your Pokémon knows, I've seen the damage amount drop drastically from this. It can ruin the battle). Here's what I recommend:
Growth or Calm Mind
Leaf Storm
Dragon Tail
Leaf Blade

That way, you can use Growth or Calm Mind a couple times in the beginning of the battle to raise your attacks (or, for Calm Mind, attack and defense) and make Leaf Storm hit with more power before draining.

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