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If you have a good competitive moveset for Emboar, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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Emboar Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Likely Tier: Underused
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Actual tier: RU

12 Answers

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Emboar (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Reckless

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Flare Blitz
  • Head Smash
  • Wild Charge
  • Hammer Arm
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Head smash is not required , you anyways have a move covering flying and head smash causes too much recoil and emboar would probably faint after usinhg it because it is slow enough to attack last .
This is the exact moveset i use and its acualy really good
Hey, uh, Unidentified, the set clearly is equiped with the ability called RECKLESS, which prevents recoil damage. That being said, Head Smash and Flare Blitz are excellent choices, especially through a Choice Band that can boost speed. Just throwing it out there.
@Enoch
__________
RECKLESS:
"Reckless increases the base power of moves which cause recoil or crash damage by 20%."
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ROCK HEAD:
"Rock Head prevents recoil damage"
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Choice Band:
"Boosts Attack by 50%, but only allows the use of the first move selected."
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Choice Scarf:
"Boosts Speed by 50%, but only allows the use of the first move selected."
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Please do the research before you comment. Rock Head is wat you are thinking about. Reckless would most likely cause more recoil damage.

As for the Choice Items, you are thinking about Choice Scarf.
I don't like flare blitz and head smash, they have recoil.I like hammer arm though. you culd put in overheat;it has no recoil
Zoroarks power: not only is Overheat a special move while this is clearly a physical set, the point of Flare Blitz and Head Smash is to take advantage of Emboar's ability!
what about solar beam to cover water types?
@RMS: Wild Charge covers water types. And again, given the move set and nature used, this is clearly a physical set. Not a special set or a mixed set, physical
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Emboar (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Head Smash
- Flare Blitz
- Wild Charge
- Earthquake

Suicide pig.

Jolly + Scarf will let you out speed tons of threats.
After you have that out of the way, just sweep.

You have Reckless boosted recoil moves and Earthquake at your disposal!
Flare Blitz is STAB. The rest is coverage.

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I use Power-Up Punch instead of EQ because it's STAB and makes for trolly snowballing!
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The " PhysipigwallthingImadewhileiasbored " AKA " Phyiscal Tank Emboar "

Emboar (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Will-O-Wisp
- Curse
- Hammer Arm
- Heat Crash

EVs give the most physical bulk he can get. Curse increases his offensive capabilities while also raising his defense even more. Will-O-Wisp does residual damage while lowering my foe's attack. Hammer Arm is STAB ( I don't give a crap about speed. ) ( Sorry Speed Freak ) and Heat Crash is the other STAB option.

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Emboar @ Leftovers
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 6 HP


-Flame Charge
-Flare Blitz
-Earthquake
-Brick Break


Flame Charge boosts Speed so you do not need a Scarf to sweep :D. Flare Blitz is STAB. Earthquake is coverage. Brick Break is coverage. This is not a suicide sweeper unlike most Emboar, which is why he does not have Reckless or non STAB recoil moves.

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Speedy Emboar O-O
Maybe you can replace one of the moves with wild charge
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I actually made this set up, so credit to me for have made it ^^.

Emboar

Emboar @ Expert Belt / Leftovers
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower / Head Smash
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Well, this is for when Reckless comes out. It's a basic ResTalk set. Why ResTalk? Because Reckless will give him insane amout of recoil and he will die to easily. Nobody likes a suicide pig. Flare Blitz is his primary STAB, and damn, with Reckless, this thing will be OHKO'ing EVERYTHING. Second moveslot is up to you. Either choose Superpower, which lowers your Attack but is STAB or choose Head Smash which can be used for packing up as much recoil as possible and is coverage against Flying-types. Rest is for recovery while Sleep Talk allows you not to be a set-up bait and continue to attack with your insanely powerful moves. I didn't know what EVs to give him so I gave him 252 HP for some tanking Abilities, 252 Atk is a must while 4 Spd is just a filler. Adamant Nature is for more power. The Item choice is up to you. Either Expert Belt for an immediate OHKO when super-effective or Lefties, which can be helpful recovery while attacking.

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I like it!!! :P
Oh, thanks =D
Emboar isn't bulky enough to pull off resttalk imo. Especially considering his bad defensive typing.
Should I invest more in Bulk or..?
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Emboar (M) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Blaze
Evs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 6 Def
Nature: Adamant (+Atk,-Sp.Atk)
- Flare Blitz
- Hammer Arm
- Earthquake
- Sucker Punch

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Stealth Rock patrol

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Boarbique (Emboar) @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Def
Ability: Reckless
Nature: Adamant
-Wild Charge
-Flare Blitz
-Iron Head
-Hammer Arm

It's amazing how many Stealth Rock users are weak to Fighting! Anyways, Hammer Arm for Rock types, Flare Blitz for Steel types, Iron Head for Diancie, Carbink, Dwebble and Crustle, and Wild Charge for coverage.

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I like the name
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Emboar (M) @ Iron Ball
Trait: Blaze
EVs: 172 HP / 168 Def / 168 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Hammer Arm
- Curse
- Gyro Ball
- Substitute

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Emboar is my favorite starter because of this moveset:

Emboar @ Life Orb / Leftovers
Ability: Blaze / Reckless
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def/SpD
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)

-Flare Blitz / Fire Punch / Flamethrower (STAB)

-Brick Break / Hammer Arm (STAB)

-Stone Edge / Assurance (Crit hit ratio and covers Flying) / (Does double damage if Emboar takes damage before he goes and covers Psychic)

-Wild Charge (Coverage for Water and Flying)

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Emboar Moveset:

Item: Choice Band / Choice Scarf (You can have Emboar stronger or faster)

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Hp / 4 Spd

Ability: Reckless (Powers up recoil moves)

Nature: Adamant ( + Atk / - S Atk )

Take Down (An average recoil move)

Flare Blitz (A strong recoil move and STAB)

Wild Charge (Effect against Water and a recoil move)

Brick Break (Has STAB and can break barriers)

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Emboar
Type: Fire/Fighting
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 attack, 126 special defense, 126 defence, 6 speed
Nature: Jolly
•Heat Crash
•Hammer Arm
•Scald
•Grass Knot
Heat crash and hammer arm are for stab, just watch out for speed reduction on hammer arm. Scald can take out ground types, and grass knot is coverage for water types.

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HellPig (M) @ Charcoal
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def

  • Heat Crash
  • Minimize
  • Curse
  • Hammer Arm

You're going to want a Pokemon with Trick Room so Emboar can go first, and so the Hammer Arm speed drop just helps you out. Minimize makes you more evasive and makes you lose weight so Heat Crash does more damage, Charcoal ups Heat Crash damage, Blaze ups damage at low HP, and Curse brings up your power. This basically makes it seem like your opponent just got hit by a jumbo jet.

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