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Okay,this Pokemon is up there with Luvdisc and Delibird for Pokemon that are horrible and worse than plenty of NFE Pokemon. Mine thankfully has the ability Cute Charm (Normalize, I hate it along with Hustle, Slow Start, and Truant.) My Delcatty knows:

Baton Pass: Because Delcatty is so horrible, the only thing it is going to be doing is helping set up a teamate (and maybe using Thunder Wave.)
Thunder Wave: Paralyzes the foe, and you need a way to set up for Baton Pass.
Calm Mind: Something to Baton Pass.
Substitute: Another thing to Baton Pass. Some of you might want to put an attacking move on Delcatty to stop Taunt from killing you. I just have to say that Taunt would kill you even with an attacking move. Delcatty vs. Caterpie is one of the only fights Delcatty could be able to win, and even then, Delcatty would be in the red for health.

Delcatty's crappy learnset (don't waste your time with this one)

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Delcatty (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Normalize
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Simple Beam
- Tickle
- Thunder Wave
- Frustration
Gengar vs Delcatty with Normalize. Delcatty uses I'm screwed, it doesn't effect Gengar...
I personally don't think Delcatty's all that bad. I caught one with Cute Charm and taught it attract so I could defeat wild pokemon more easily and train it faster, and I also taught it Dig, Toxic, and Ice Beam. I know it has low stats, but it helped me defeat the elite four with it without EV training, even if it chewed through a few of my revival herbs.
don't hurt the kitty's feelings just cuz its stats are not so good. It's cute and that's what counts.

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6 votes

I hate this pokemon more than any other. Some other useful moves are:

double team-even more Baton passing fun.

Safeguard-good if you want your team to have status protection.

Heal bell-to clear out any status you may have.

wish-Baton passable, with its speed, it'll probably go second, meaning your pokemon can safely get the health.

Fake tears-good if you have a special sweeper ready

All of these moves can be used by much better pokemon though. :/

Ugh, Delcatty...
A defensive Persian. And Persian is pretty horrible now.

Defense, Speed, and very few supportive moves to make up for crappy offense. Nothing about this Pokemon is complimented.
3 votes

Delcatty (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Normalize

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Iron Tail
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Sucker Punch
  • Dig

:| --- Normalize gives you STAB on all of your moves, so that makes them more bearable.
Iron Tail has a good hefty 100 base power, and lower accuracy, with a Change to lower defense, type coverage doesn't really matter, he doesn't have any.
Zen Headbutt Has less than perfect accuracy, but has a standard base power, and a decent flinch rate. Sucker Punch is priority, like Extreme Speed that only works when your opponent attacks for Delcatty here. And Dig can hopefully be used in some strategetic manner.

Why is that not Delcatty?
1 vote

Delcatty (F) @ Life Orb

Trait: Cute Charm

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Ice Beam
  • Thunderbolt
  • Baton Pass/Wish

Calm Mind boosts SpA and SpD which should hopefully make it take special hits somewhat decent and to decent damage back.
Ice Beam and Thunderbolt have good coverage and hits most things at least neutral, hopefully super effective.
Baton Pass lets Delcatty escape and bass its boost to a teammate which can be helpful.
Wish is healing and can be used to heal teammates as well.
However, if you use Wish, a spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe is better to heal its teammates more.

0 votes

Gen V

Delcatty (F) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Normalize

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Baton Pass
  • Thunder Wave
  • Wish
  • Calm Mind
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Gen V Set for Skitty

Skitty (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Cute Charm

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Simple Beam
  • Charm
  • Fake Out
  • Wish
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I think we can all agree that this is one of the worst pokemon ever.
Ability: Normalize
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Item: Life Orb/Silk Scarf
- Ice Beam- high power STAB
- Thunderbolt- high power STAB
- Foresight- Ghost types are going to kill Normalize Delcatty so this move is a must
- Charge Beam- boost your SpA

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Delcatty (F) @ Normal Gem
Trait: Normalize
EVs: 128 Atk / 252 Def / 128 SAtk
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Ice Beam
- Sucker Punch
- Thunderbolt
- Dig

0 votes

Item: Twistedspoon

Ability: Cute Charm

Moveset: Double Edge

            Heal Bell
            Dream Eater
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Delcatty (F) @ Silk Scarf / Life Orb
Ability: Normalize
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant / Jolly Nature

  • Fake Out
  • Sucker Punch
  • Return / Retaliate
  • Wish / Thunder Wave
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Surprised no one at all mentioned the infamous calm pass set. Which is probably Delcatty's best set.
Calm Pass
Ability: Wonder skin
Item: leftovers
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Spd
Calm mind
Hyper voice
Baton Pass

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Skitty (F) @ Eviolite
Trait: Wonder Skin
EVs: 252 Def / 4 HP / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+ SDef, - Atk)
- Toxic
- Cosmic Power / Mud Bomb
- Wish
- Protect

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Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Timid/Hasty/Naive
Held Item: Metronome

Echoed Voice - Works really well with Metronome, will likely be one-hit KOing by the second or third consecutive use of this move.

Foresight - To hit the double teamers and the ghosties.

Sing/Thunder Wave - Just in case you need to put a fool to sleep or paralyze them to build momentum with echoing voice.

Attract - To help keep fools off of you as well.

There are definitely far better Pokemon you can run this moveset on, but if you're like me and you really want Delcatty on your team, it should hold its own with this moveset. You can even do impressive damage with Skitty running this moveset.