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Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to use bug Pokemon well?

  • Moveset
  • Maybe a strategy
  • What Pokemon
  • Mono bug team

Stuff like that.

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Trait: Technician
Item: Life Orb
EV's 252 Atk 252 HP 4Def
- Bullet Punch
- Super Power
- Sword Dance
- Bug Bite

Well it's simple set up with S-Dance the prepare fo a full on sweep.

Trait: Swarm
Item: Life Orb
EV's: 252 Atk 252 Spe 4 HP
- Leaf Blade
- X-scissor
- Sword Dance
- Air Slash

Use in the same way as Scizor, set up and sweep.

Item: Toxic Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Close Combat
- Megahorn
- Stone Edge
- Night Slash

This one is an all out attacker just use him as a power house!

Item: Choice Scarf
Trait: Download
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Bug Buzz
- Flamethrower

This one is an all out Special Attacker. Choice Scarf gives you the speed and the large movepool gives you tonns of coverage.

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Don't forget Beautifly =3
Come on, MoxieCross is the best way to go when using Heracross.
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Well, usually if it's a bug with great attack or special attack (like genesect) I like to go with a huge special set. That's why many people use the bolt,beam,thrower combo. They're all special and there all good type coverage. Personally on Genesect I like to go with t-bolt, ice beam, flamethrower, and bug buzz. On a defensive bug (Like Shucke) you may want to keep it defensive, expecially because it has 5 speed, 10 Attack and special attack. Personally, I go with a set like this: Toxic, Substitute, Stealth Rock and Rest, while it's holding a lum berry, of course. Usually I use the steel bugs because, they're good defensive Pokemon that can phaze(foretress) and fight(Heracross,Genesect,Scizor, and Escavalier). But, others in there can fight too. Like Scizor, it's known for being a BAWS. Scizors can crush your opponent with attack while still holding up their great defense. in my opinion, this is the best set: Iron Head, X-Scissor, Iron Defense, and Swords Dance. In a mono bug, I wouldn't put all bug steels. I'd go with Genesect, Shuckle, Leavanney, Scizor, Forretress, and Volcarona. Genesect is BAWS, Shuckle is VERY defensive, Leavanney is for those litle situations, I don't have to explain Scizor, Foretress is a big fat Phazer, and throws out hazards, and Volcarona is for type coverage. Nuff said here. Because I'm not gonig to get into serious detail (unless I get bored) I'll post the moveset for each, but not the ability, item(Exept for Shuckle), evs or nature. Sadly, unlike usual, also no IVs :)

Ice Beam
bug buzz

Stealth Rock
Rest(with Lum berry)

Giga Drain
Poison Jab
Swords Dance

Iron Head
Iron Defense
Swords Dance

Toxic Spikes
Stealth Rock
Rapid Spin
Iron Defense

Firey Dance
Bug Buzz
Quiver Dance
Calm Mind

And, because BB wanted it, I'm giving a set for Beautifly, too.
Bug Buzz
Quiver Dance
Sunny Day

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Power Trick isnt what im talking about, Power Swap is what im talking about where you switch Special Attack and Attack with someone ._.
You still waste a turn. And anyways, his attacking movepool is total crap.
doesnt matter, all pokemon have thier part in the metagame and just because it cant attack doesnt mean it sucks. Look at sabelye, nobody uses him for attacking yet he is annoying to deal with
JCM, ever heard of Stone Edge? Yeah, shuckle can learn it, and it's A BAWS
Sableye and Shuckle are nothing alike. Yes, I have heard of Stone Miss. Shuckle has abysmal Attack, and using Power Trick / Swap makes you waste a turn. He's a set-up bait anyways.