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Bouffalant (M) @ Power Herb

Role: Tank

Trait: Sap Sipper

EVs: 96 HP / 92 Atk / 160 Def / 160 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Swords Dance
  • Skull Bash
  • Megahorn

1 Turn STAB Skull Bash hits super duper hard, Swords Dance makes it hit even harder, While Megahorn and Earthquake hit for Powerful Coverage.

I love this set I'm using it for PO :D
Skull Bash can be prejudicable, the oponent can switch to a ghost type and the attack will fail.
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Bouffalant (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Head Charge
  • Wild Charge
  • Megahorn
  • Earthquake

Wild Charge and Head Charge make use of Reckless. Megahorn and Earthquake provide type coverage. The EVs allow you to make the most out of your recoil moves (and a tiny bit of protection put in towards priority.) Choice Band leaves you destroying foes.

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Role: physical wall
Ability: reckless
- head charge
Powerful STAB
-wild charge
Bigger abuse of reckless
- Cotton guard
Physical wall
- earthquake
Good move

Can consider replacing wild charge with mega horn but might consider changing ability to sap supper if you use megahorn

Replace cotton guard. That move is usually useless, as just attacking is superior to using defensive moves.
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Role Bulky vested physical sweeper

Ability: Reckless

EVs: 252atk, 252def, 4hp

Nature: Adamant

Item: Assault vest


Head charge: stab and 144 power thanks to ability

Wild charge: 108 power and coverage

Zen headbutt: Coverage

Megahorn/Earthquake: More coverage

In conclusion, while it may not be as good as Tauros, Its still a good Pokemon. It just has a weird design is all.

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this is a bit of a fun set I thought ages ago you'd be better off using an assault vest set to be honest
Bouffalant @ Leftovers
Ability: Sap Sipper
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Adamant Nature
- Skull Bash
- Amnesia
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Good set, but it would only be able to use Skull Bash if it had an Assault Vest
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Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Reckless
Nature: Adamant (+Attack -Special Attack)
252 Attack 252 HP 4 Special Defense

A good bulky sweeper that often catches opponents off guard. It is also excellent at absorbing special attacks. Fighting types wreck it, though.

Head Charge
120 base power, plus STAB, plus reckless boost!

Wild Charge
Reckless boosted electric coverage.

Ground coverage that is useful against steel types (which resist your STAB).

Bug coverage that opponents often don't expect.

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BULKY Soundproof set!

Buffy the Bouffalant
Rocky Helmet
Adamant (+ATT,-SPATT)

Skull Bash

This is a VERY different set I came up with a while ago. Soundproof makes it immune to sound moves that would otherwise go through its Substitute. Skull Bash and Amnesia raise its Defense and Special Defense, respectively. Bulldoze is for both coverage and lowering foes' Speed stats (so you can bulk yourself up before the next hit). Rocky Helmet is held to punish any physical attackers that hit Bouffalant while it's charging Skull Bash.