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I love seeing 1v1 teams. But with one Pokemon, it doesn't work very well and there will just be a bunch of questions. So I had the idea to have this question. Answer with your Pokemon. People can comment for advice on it.

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asked Feb 17, 2013 by trachy
edited Aug 5, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
Wait, do we get advice after the tourney, or do we not post at all until after the tourney?
Sorry for the noobish question.
You post for advice anytime you want, but I'm saying that you should post after you've lost just so your opponent doesn't see your Pokemon and counter it.

Although I really don't care. :P

19 Answers

4 votes

My 1v1 pokemon!

Kazaaaaaam!© (Alakazam) @ Rocky Helmet
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 108 Def / 104 SAtk / 40 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Encore
- Disable
- Protect
- Psychic

Okay, this is my extremely annoying Alakazam! Here's what I do: I use protect to see what they do. If they used some status move, i use encore, and if they used an attack move, I use disable. The next turn, I use encore if i used disable last turn, and disable if i used encore last turn. They cannot attack that turn. They will be forced into using struggle, which hurts them with recoil and rocky helmet, while I'm just using Psychic. Weaknesses: This alakazam is weak to pokemon faster than it, because they can attack before you, which messes up the strategy. It's weak to pokemon with such good attack that they can beat alakazam with struggle.
Also people who know the strategy may find a way around it, so i rely on just taking them down with psychic when all else fails.

Gwamps (Conkeldurr) @ Fighting Gem
Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 2 SDef / 2 Def
Adamant Nature
- Mach Punch
- Hammer Arm
- Payback
- Ice Punch

This is my conkeldurr. He is famous for losing in the first rou- I mean winning tournaments. First the opponent attacks, and it does barely anything… Hopefully. Then you obliterate them with a Fighting Gem Hammer Arm!!! :D. Or payback if they happen to be psychic type, or ice punch if they are a dragonite or a salamence etc. If they have sturdy or a focus sash, i can just mach punch them. Weaknesses: First we have everyones favorite, Latios! It can easily OHKO poor Gwamps with Psychic or psyshock, and Draco Meteor isnt that conkeldurr-freindly either. Also Starmie or any other powerful Psychic type pokemon can really squish Conkeldurr with Psychic. Another weakness is sableye. After it uses will-o-wisp, there's not much I can do, so if you have any suggestions to defeat sableye, then please tell me.

Pickles (Lucario) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Steadfast
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Hi Jump Kick
- Blaze Kick
- ExtremeSpeed
- Ice Punch

Yes, that is a focus sash that Pickles is holding. There are a few servers that havent banned sash yet, so…I use focus sash! Hi jump kick does deadly damage, flame kick is mostly for ferro, durant, scizor, and foretress, though i seriously doubt that anyone would use foretress in 1v1. Ice punch is for those dragonites. I gave it the speed evs so that Pickles' extremespeed will go before dragonite's extremespeed. I must admit that the moveset I gave Lucario is a little bit horrible. So, i suggest that if you have suggestions, then suggest your suggestion. Weaknesses: Sableye. I see that there's almost no way to take down Sableye, so… i dont know why im still typing about Sableye. Next is Chandelure. I dont think that there is any possible way to beat chandelure using ice punch. Finally, we have Victini! Extremespeed and Hi jump kick will never do enough.

I'll add more later.

answered Sep 5, 2013 by Jellohamster
edited Sep 5, 2013 by Jellohamster
There's a nifty fifth moveslot for every pokemon that will help you with Sableye.
The move is called Forfeit.
If you really have trouble with Sableye then run Guts. That's your best hope.
I think my answer is too long. ·.\
Since you have Focus Sash Close Combat would be better than HJK.
I was thinking you could get away with just using CC on Scizor and Durant, but I'm wrong, as you survive one Superpower with Sash, they take some damage from CC, but ESpeed doesn't do quite enough to take them out in the second round.

Your answer isn't too long :P
Sash is banned on Smogon I think.
Also Conkeldurr has wierd EV's.
Alakazam, Sableye walls this.
Conkeldurr, any special move
Lucario,  can't think of any thing :(
3 votes

Cloyster ;)

Cloyster @ Focus Sash
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Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Jolly Nature
- Shell Smash
- Rock Blast
- Icicle Spear
- Razor Shell

answered Mar 3, 2013 by Dr.Flame
DF. I still haven't forgotten the way you defeated my dammed Gliscor :P
That's the same move set I use
Focus sashes are banned...
Look at the date. This was before the ban. It still works on servers where sashes aren't banned, though.
1 vote

Second Place Pokemon

Whimsicott? (Weavile) (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Fake Out
- Ice Punch
- Night Slash
- Low Kick

Yeah, I was less than honest. :P
That of course was what I did in the first tournament we had. I was battling everybody left and right with this incredibly powerful team with Whimsicott on it. Whimsicott was the bane of everybody's existense. But when the tournament came I used a different team. So there's the backstory behind my deceit. The moral is to never trust trachy.

This thing was great in the tournament. Easy to see why, as its build is perfect for this kind of thing. Can outrun pretty much everything that doesn't have a Scarf and has a high attack. Fake Out breaks Sashes. Ice Punch and Night Slash give nice STAB, Ice Punch is good against Dragons while Night Slash takes down the Ghosties that are immune to Fake Out. Low Kick is coverage and was my main attack, taking down stuff like Terrakion.

Of course, I ended up matched in the Finals to one of the few Pokemon that can perfectly counter Weavile. Cloyster could Blast through my Sash with a Super-Effective hit. And it had more than enough bulk to survive Low Kick.

answered Mar 3, 2013 by trachy
edited Mar 3, 2013 by trachy
I once saw this really annoying Whimsicott:  @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
- Leech Seed
- Hurricane
- Protect
- Substitute
It took a turn to set up leech seed, then hid behind protects and substitutes while it's HP slowly came back
That must be me. :) There are only 2 people that use it. Me and someone else.
1 vote

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Honchkrow @ Focus Sash
Trait: Insomnia
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Brave Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Heat Wave
- Drill Peck
- Superpower

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answered Jul 22, 2013 by Ludicobro
0 votes

UMADBRO (Sableye) (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 126 Def / 126 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def -Atk)
- Trick
- Taunt
- Night Shade
- Recover

answered Feb 17, 2013 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
That is never going to work lol You would need an extra move to wear it down and even then physical attackers still screw you over. Then we have scarfers :D
Mail blissey with toxic will also ruin it....
who runs mail on blissey >.>
Blissey @ Heart Mail
Nature: Bold
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
- Toxic
- Counter
- Rest
- Protect

Smogon does
don't see why people would steal smogon sets but whatever. You know everything.
While that is for DPP, it's a very good set in 1 vs 1.
There will always be a Pokemon who completely beats you in 1v1. You can't prepare for every threat, and since this is a database tournament, not smogon battling, you don't have to prepare as much for the main 1v1 Pokemon.
But if you know the threats and counters, you can almost always prepare for that.
0 votes

Darmanitan @ Focus Sash(used to be Expert Belt)
Trait: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant
252 Atk, 248 Spd, 8 HP
Fire Punch
Rock Slide

OK, so, Blob's Poke got a one hit KO on me, so I have changed the item to Focus Sash.
Fire Punch and Rock Slide get the Sheer Force boost, and the other moves are for coverage.

answered Feb 19, 2013 by Poke'slash
edited Feb 20, 2013 by Poke'slash
You could've changed to life orb(no recoil with sheer force) or focus band(good in 1vs1 with all attacking moves) but focus sash looks good. What is its nature?
Ooo! forgot to add Nature, sorry! I edited.
sheer force still takes life orb recoil damage.
Not if you use an attack with a secondary effect, like Fire Punch's chance to burn.
0 votes

Scrafty (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Shed Skin
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 HP / 252 SDef
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Crunch
- Hi Jump Kick
- Rest

answered Mar 3, 2013 by Aura Warrior
0 votes

Abomasnow (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
- Ice Shard
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Earthquake
- Giga Drain

answered Mar 6, 2013 by Mewderator
0 votes

Gengar @ Ghost Gem
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Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Substitute
- Disable
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball

Well, my logic for using SubDisable Gengar is that if I am able to shut down the opponent's main attack, they'll have a harder time killing me. Gengar has amazing SAtk, and ispretty fast on top of that, so he should be able to do his thing with Substitute and Disable, Sub also allowing him to evade any status users. Focus Blast and Shadow Ball get really nice coverage, and Gengar's Ghost Gem boosts his STAB move to specs power, and I was anticipating that I would only need to get one or two hits in, and a specs power Shadow Ball would be able to do a lot of damage, but I didn't even get a chance to move. What happened, you ask? Weavile happened ;~;

answered Mar 6, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
Ohhh, man..I feel for ya, bro.
0 votes

Get on my level! @ Focus Sash
Trait: Own Tempo
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Timid Nature
- Spore
- Imprison
- Transform
- Torment


  1. Spore
  2. Imprison
  3. Transform/ Torment
  4. Transform (if you haven't) / A sleep move if the opponent woke + has it or a good attacking move.
  5. Another attacking move to finish the job if haven't done so already.
answered Jul 20, 2013 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
InB4 my Cobalion with Sub and Close Combat.
inb4 my imprison smeargle that outspeeds sub cobalion
Pshh, I'd outspeed.
I know how to counter this >:)
Insomnia is one way. Priority moves. Sleep Talk.
0 votes

Black Kyurem @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Terravolt
Nature Adamant
EV spread: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Outrage
- Earth Power
- Stone edge
- Ice Beam

Pretty Powerful movesets and really kills anything unless if your name is Heatran. You could also run a choice band set and then you could just 2HKO Heatran and Jirachi and everything else that resists it

or Black Kyurem @ Power Herb/ Choice Band
Trait: Terravolt
Jolly Nature
EV spread: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Freeze Shock ( this move is like never used but it recks havoc. A Stab physical Ice type move, 140 of Power coupled with a monstrous attack stat+ chances to paralyze, this is an excellent move to have on PH Black Kyurem in a 1 vs 1 battle. Choice Band is riskier to use with Freeze shock, but when you do succeed it hits very VERY hard.
- Outrage
- Stone Edge
- Earth Power

I have been using him in 1 vs 1 battles and tbh, I feel sorry for those opponents that get destroyed by Outrage or any of it's other moves.
Thanks For Reading

answered Jul 21, 2013 by Aeternis
I like to use Choice Band with Outrage, Fusion Bolt, Earth Power, and Ice Beam :) But honestly, Cloyster destroys with Rock Blast after a Shell Smash.
Psssh my tangrowth can beat that =3
Tangrowth hates an Ice Beam.
Sleepy Kyurem doesn't ice beam
Yeah. It has a 100% chance to KO any standard Tangrowth, and most variants.
This kyurem doesnt carry ice beam, atleast when i beat it it didn't
0 votes

Mirror Coat,

Start with Protect to scout for Special or Physichal. Then Use Counter Or Mirror Coat accordingly. Max HP,

Blissey bliss
@Focus Sash
Seismic Toss

Max HP and Sp.Def, -def nature

you Get it? >:D

answered Aug 5, 2013 by TheCanisMajor
Aren't Sashes banned from 1v1 now? :/
yep (filler)
0 votes

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Ability:Mold Breaker
EVs: 252Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Hp

  • Outrage
  • Earthquake
  • Brick Break
  • D-Dance
answered Sep 6, 2013 by AegisDatLash
0 votes

Tangrowth @ Leftovers

Ability : Doesnt really matter

  • Leech Seed

  • Hidden power Rock

  • Sleep Powder

  • Giga Drain

answered Sep 6, 2013 by TheCanisMajor
edited Sep 7, 2013 by JarJar~
Edit ina sprite iu want mr.nod/expert, i cant cuz i'm ona tablet
0 votes

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Lucario @ Choice Specs
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Timid Nature
- Aura Sphere
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Hidden Power Ice

this set takes advantage of lucario's high special attack. aura sphere is STAB, shadow ball is to get rid of all the annoying ghost and psychic types out there, psychic is coverage against lucario's fighting weakness and hidden power ice gives coverage against flying and grass types and it also gets rid of the dragon types out there that almost everyone uses.

answered Oct 20, 2013 by arrow007archer
0 votes

evs252sp attack/252hp/4defense
Ice Beam

Surf and earthquake is great STAB boosted by quiet
Yawn put them to sleep
Ice beam coverage

answered Oct 22, 2013 by RainbowPQS
edited Jan 1, 2014 by RainbowPQS
EVs please
0 votes

You may try this one:


Whimsicott @ Leftovers:
Trait: Prankster
EV: 252 Def / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Special Attack
IVs: 0 HP / 0 ATK
Bold Nature

  • Leech Seed
  • Substitute
  • Toxic
  • Giga Drain

The minimal IVs for HP and Attack provides respectively:

  1. Huge Recovery from Leech Seed, the main move of this set
  2. Anti Foul-Play.

The Leftovers and EVs provides the best for Whimsy's survivability. This is important in 1 VS 1.
Prankster is beast, it will make 3 moves / 4 in this set go first with a + 1 Priority.

  1. Leech Seed is a source of eternal draining and the minimum in HP provides a huge recovery. This means Blissey won't wall me.
  2. Substitute is a second chance, and the recoil it deals are quickly healed by Leech Seed. Having a Substitute also prevent the opponent from spam Toxic and Thunder Wave.
  3. Toxic badly poisons the opponent, this is even greater with Leech Seed and Substitute, this is for ultimate stalling.
  4. Giga Drain is a hidden weapon to use when my opponent have almost no HP so that I can quickly finish him.

Or this one:

Arcanine Arcanine

Arcanine @ Expert Belt:
Trait: Intimidate
EV: 252 ATK / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Jolly Nature

  • Flare Blitz
  • Close Combat
  • Crunch
  • Wild Charge

This set's main function is to abuse Expert Belt's usefulness and Intimidate will help Arcanine resist a Rock Slide. The EV is making Arcanine a sweeper.

  1. Flare Blitz is an insane STAB which use at the maximum Arcanine's power to hit some threats like a truck ; it even OHKO Ludicolo.
  2. Close Combat has a wide range of super effectiveness so that it can attack more using da Expert Belt, and has a great power.
  3. Crunch hits massively SubDisable Gengar and Alakazam. Even Espeon doesn't resist it.
  4. Wild Charge instead of ExtremeSpeed because it has the particularity to provide a Water Coverage, and hits very well Flying Pokémon.

Or even that one:

Braviary @ Leftovers:
Trait: Defiant
EVs: 252 HP / 192 SDef / 64 Spe
Careful Nature

  • Substitute
  • Bulk Up
  • Roost
  • Brave Bird

The Leftovers, EVs and nature assure some longevity for da mighty eagle. The Defiant Trait make it against Intimidate lead.

  1. Substitute makes a use of Braviary's decent bulk to render it a staller-sweeper. OK, it have a lackluster speed, but this is not much of a problem.
  2. Bulk Up boosts the physical force of Braviary so that the investment can focus on special defense most. With 3 ~ 5 Bulk Up, nothing can resist, but here even Arceus-Rock, Brave Bird.
  3. Brave Bird is the attack in the set, and if Braviary may be used against a whole team, it gets more Bulk Up, and thus more damage.
  4. Roost makes it up for the recoil or for the Substitute.

That's it from me.

answered Oct 26, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
That's my NU Braivary to the last detail. Holy crap
0 votes

My Sin (Vaporeon) (M) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Hydration
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature
- Acid Armor
- Rest
- Scald
- Rain Dance

I used to run left overs instead of lum berry, but then I switched it out to stop the status openers. here's how to use this pokemon to it's full potential:

  • Acid Armor- This is my go-to move on first turn to stop outrage spammers or full out attackers. follow this up with a Rest, which will be cured by the Lum berry.
  • Rest- this is your get-out-of-jail-free card when you are hit low or need more time to set up the battle in your favor. it will cure statuses, along with preventing any from being applied while you are asleep for two turns. this is combo'd really nicely at the beginning of a match with your lum berry.
  • Scald- This is your STAB move that inflicts burn to chisel away at most pokemon who have no status heal or recovery. It hits pretty hard on most pokemon and is jsut that damage dealer.
  • Rain Dance- AND HERE WE GO! This bad boy move is what makes your vaporeon jsut so friggin' strong, pop this and your hydration will instantly stop most walls from ever touching you, allow you to get those two-turns needed to set up acid armor/scald to stop just about everything else. you pop rain dance, five turns you now have a free, one-turn, full hp recovery via Rest.
    Bonus Info- you can change out Acid Armor for Detect or Haze (eg Aegislash) to change up your variety a little. first turn if you see a sweeper type pokemon, either pop rest or acid armor, you will be going second most of the time due to poor speed. alternate your moves, you should almost never use the same move twice in a row till turn 8+ and you have yourself all set up. The longer the match goes, the stronger this pokemon gets against non-wall pokemon. To beat wall pokemon, just alternate between acid armor, and rain dance, with occasional rest; and use scald jsut enough to get the burn. prepare for long games. This pokemon has yet to beat a Kanga or a very skilled Sableye, but I win enough percentage of my games to always be climbing elo.
answered Jan 10, 2014 by Castaway
0 votes

Gourgeist (Average size)@ Toxic Orb

EVs:252 Spd, 156 Hp, 100 Atk
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Jolly
-Pain Split/Synthesis
-Leech Seed
-Seed Bomb

about 10% of pokemon i see in 1 v 1 are Spore Smeargles. This set completely walls them, as Insomnia prevents Spore, Gourgeist is immune to Extreme Speed, and Gourgeist is alot faster. Use Trick to take whatever strategic item they're using away, and then poison them with Toxic Orb. Use Leech Seed and Pain Split / Synthesis to heal and become unkillable (almost). Seed Bomb is a strong STAB move to deal with Tuant. Gourgeist is more reliable than Honchkrow, as it is faster, and Smeargle can outspeed Honchkrow. Honchkrow is also predicted (to some extent) and can be hit by extreme speed. Fails if: the Smeargle has moves to counter this set, or the opponent sends in a Tuanter or any type resistant. Gliscor makes the Toxic Orb thing useless. It does, however, do it's job perfectly, to kill of Smeargles.

answered Dec 20, 2014 by tyrantrum1016
edited Dec 20, 2014 by tyrantrum1016
Run small size for max speed
yea, but average size is still faster than Smeargle + it hit's harder