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If you have a good competitive moveset for Krookodile, 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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Likely tier: Underused

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Earthquake-never pass up a STAB earthquake...Ever.

Thunder Fang-Covers water weakness.

Stone Edge-Covers ice weakness. both also deal with flying types who are immune to earthquake.

Crunch/Outrage/ Bulk up-Crunch for dark STAB, outrage is cool, but has terrible type coverage (most dragons are in higher tiers, while powerful, it is super effective against dragons only.) Bulk up boosts physical stats.

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I recommended you to replace thunder fang with fire fang cuz' it covers more......it covers bug,ice and grass pokemons.
My Krookodile has Outrage, crunch, earthquake, and stone edge. Is that good? Oh, he is also hasty.
Does he learn thunder fang through move tutor?
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An interesting Pokemon, not neccisarily the best Ground type, but he has his good points.

Ability: Intimidate

EVs: Attack, HP, Speed Nature: Jolly

Earthquake: Obviously.

Dragon Tail: Does damage while getting rid of the foe.

Crunch: Dark STAB. Great move.

Aerial Ace: Deals with three weaknesses.

Aerial Ace deals with Scarf Heracross if Krookodile is running a scarf too.
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This is my Choice Scarf set, perfect for revenge killing and Moxie boosts:

Krookodile (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- Stone Edge / Brick Break

The Choice scarf makes this guy fast enough to KO pretty well any hurt opponent, and you get stronger from Moxie with every opponent you KO, making it a devastating sweeper.
Outrage has phenomenal neutral coverage with high power, and it locks you in anyway, so it is pretty good with the Scarf.
Earthquake has STAB, and it hits Steel types that resist Outrage, not to mention 4 other types, it is kind of a no-brainer.
Crunch is also STAB, and it hits just as hard as Outrage without the confusion, it just doesn't have the neutral coverage.
The next slot is preference, Stone Edge is more powerful and accurate, as well as having a high crit ratio, while Brick Break has a really strong coverage with Crunch.

EVs go into Attack and Speed, just because it is a sweeper, while Nature boosts attack, since Scarf boosts speed. Moxie allows choiced attacks to just get stronger and stronger as Krook wipes out the opposing team.

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I would add Aerial Ace for defeating Heracross.
are EVs the same as base stats?
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Well, Everything Was Already Covered except a couple more points I can give:

Great Pokemon!

Nature: Jolly

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 SD

Return/Brick Break/Trickerey/Crunch: Now The Greatest Physical Dark Move, a Base 95 Power, STAB, good against fighting(cool move!) Are Unmentioned Moves That Might Go Well Here.

Earthquake: Period.

Stone Edge: Yeah, it works.

Shadow Claw/Aerial Ace/Thunder Fang/Claw Sharpen/Dragon Claw/Outrage: Well, Lots of other great move choices. Your Choice!

Other Unmentioned Options:
Slude Bomb: Unexpected, Covers Grass.
Dragon Tail+Toxic: Poison The Foes Whole Team.

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Trickery isn't that great. If the foe has low attack, than trickery doesn't do much.
Why doesn't anyone mention foul play my friends has it and he say its an awesome move that does more damage the stronger the pokemon
foul play IS trickery
Can I use fire fang instead of Sludge bomb since you EV trained in Atk not SpAtk?
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Well, Claw sharpen looks good.

Stone Edge has a much better chance of hitting after claw sharpen.

Fire fang would cover 3 weaknesses, very nice.

And Outrage is just GREAT!

DT covered everything else.

What the heck is DT?!
Dragon Tail
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Krookodile (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Moxie

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Crunch
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Dragon Tail
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what does that (M) mean?
It means, Male, it is from Pokemon Online, so if you copied, and pasted into the 'import' screen on PO, the (M) would read as male to the program. (F) is for female.
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DealW/It @Choice Specs

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Earth Power (Thanks to B/W2 Tutor, this set is possible.)
  • Dark Pulse (Same.)
  • HP Flying (Bug/Grass/Fighting coverage)
  • Focus Blast (More Coverage)
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Sorry I took the image off the post. We prefer sprites only on the moveset questions.
Ok. Now I know and I'll remove the ones on pther posts.
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This set is awesome:

Krookodile (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Fire Fang
- Thunder Fang
- Outrage

Earthquake is for STAB. With the Band, and Moxie... This guy is a force to be reckoned with. Fire Fang covers Bug, Grass, and Ice types. Thunder Fang covers Water types. Outrage+Choice Band+Moxie=Somebody getting screwed over.

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I have a krookodile and it murders, this is the set I used.

Krookodile: EV's 252 SPD 252 DEF 4 HP @ Shell Bell
Nature : Jolly
Swagger ( raises opponents attack and confuses )
Foul Play ( After 1 swagger, this move will HURT )
Earthquake ( Can't have a ground type without it )
Ariel Ace ( Coverage )

The main focus is going first with a swagger and then using foul play for massive damage, while having shell bell to recover you after you one hit ko someone, and EV's in Defense incase you have to take a physical hit.

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Jolly Nature, EVS 252 Speed 252 Attack 4 Hp.

Swagger, Sharply raises their attack stat powering up foul play, also makes them confused.

Foul Play, Powered up by Swagger, stab.

Dragon Tail, Gets rid of opponents.

Earthquake, Stab and just a great move, many things works here.

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I like the idea of Swagger and Foul Play together. Very nice moveset.
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Shiny Krookodile (Male) @ Life Orb
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Brave (+Atk,-Spd) =( But its my first Shiny
Evs: 252 Atk, 128 HP, 128 Sp-def
-Fire Fang

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I use my Krokodile for a Electric/psychic sweep, so no covering weakness'

item:Expert Belt- Adds some power to those attacks on the electric/psychic pokemon, plus makes up a bit for non-stab moves like smackdown/stone edge on flying pokemon

nature:Adamant(ups attak, doesn't need sp.atk anyway)


ev:252 attack, 130 speed 32 defence 32 sp.defence
everything you can put into attack, some speed because you always want to hit first, and some defence because you'll most likely be switching him in, and he may need to be able to take a hit or two.

bulk up/hone claws- both up attack, but hone claw is useful if you have a move like stone edge, gives you a bit of Accuracy, bulk up i would use, just for the boost of defence.

smack down/stone edge-with the quite popular Eelektross and Emolga, and the new (annoying) air balloon item, this can be quite useful. if you want something different, you can go for stone edge, fairly strong and decent Accuracy if you pair it with a few hone claws

earthquake-earth stab

crunch-dark stab

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My Krookodile kills in Battle Subway:

EVs-Speed and Attack
Item-Life Orb

1) Crunch
2) Earthquake
3) Low Sweep
4) Smack Down

Crunch and earthquake are no brainers with STAB, low sweep for my Lucario and Haxorus when he dies, also covers ice and other darks. Smack down to take down the flying and blast them with earthquake. life orb gives +50% damage and with a STAB earthquake it does 200 damage regularly. he can rarely take a hit so why not use life orb? also, moxie can take a whole team out if he can get the upper hand.

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Role: Physical Sweeper
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant
Held Item: Expert Belt

Earthquake - Obvious reasons
Crunch - Good power, STAB
Swords Dance - Raises Attack to an insane level
Fire Fang - Type coverage

Using this moveset, it will have an Attack that has risen to impossible heights, rising after every battle. (Moxie)

crunch does a lot of damage on phsic and ghost type pokemon.
outrage a very good move to use against irises haxourous archeops druddigon and hydreigon.
brick break/stone edge/attract. all very good moves.
dig a super effective move on fire types electric types and fighting (sometimes fighting)
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Earthquake-obvious reasons

Stone edge-high criticle hit raitio

Foul play-good dark type move

Outrage/Dragon claw-both very powerful moves

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I use this on Showdown, and it has been so devastating.

Krookodile @ Choice Scarf
Jolly, 252 Attack + Speed, 6 Special Defense

Aqua Tail
Knock Off

Earthquake for obvious STAB. Aqua Tail and Superpower are for coverage. Knock Off is for getting rid of items, and can OHKO most Pokemon weak to Dark type moves thanks to STAB, especially if you have a Moxie boost already.

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here's how to make a nice sweeper but it's very basic.
first EV's in speed and attack
second give it a lum or prisim berry to hold
third moxie for the ability
now the moves
foul play with moxie will be annoying to deal with XD, dragon claw is nice but if you have a lum or prisim berry to hold give him out rage
crunch STAB and can lower defense
and earthquake or dig for a final STAB move

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Krookodile @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVS: 4 Spe / 252 Atk / 252 HP
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Taunt
- Knock Off
- Earthquake

This lead Krok is great at countering any sweepers and setting up rocks. Intimidate and taunt combined with chioce scarf wall out any set up threat.

I'm sorry if I'm missing the point or anything but why Choice Scarf + Stealth Rock.
Is it supposed to spam Stealth Rock?
Same issue with Taunt as well.
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Ability: Intimidate
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP, 96 Sp.Def, 160 Spe
Nature: Careful
Dragon Tail
Stealth Rock

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Gen 7 Moveset

Krookodile @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Intimidate
Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 6 SpD
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

Bulk Up
Fire Fang
Power Trip

Explanation: Now in Gen 7, Krookodile gets access to Power Trip which is the Physical counterpart to Stored Power and its time to put it To use. Weakness Policy raises Attack and Special Attack by 2 stages each when hit by a Super Effective move. Bulk up Raises Attack and Defense by 1 stage each. Fire Fang hits Ferrothorn and Scizor with a Chance to Flinch or Burn. Power Trip is STAB and it's More powerful with all the Stat Boosts Krookodile can Get From Weakness Policy and Bulk Up. Earthquake is amazing STAB with amazing power and accuracy.