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

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Likely tier: Borderline
I think he has potential, underused if abused by fire types in the future(and sandstorm teams, very common), but overused in any weather team, his high attack, defences, and health, works great with trick room, or swift swim, and superpower/brick break deals with nearly all his weaknesses other than fire.
But still borderline if you look between the two lines
How doesn't this thing get Ice Shard?! It would have went nice with Swords Dance, Aqua Jet, and Brkck Break. And its pure Ice typing really kills his potential too.But wait until his DW ability is released, this guy will be something to fear.
Actual tier:NU

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Beartic
Ability: Snow Cloak
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Substitute
- Focus Punch
- Ice Punch
- Hail

Substitute: You'll see where I am going with this. Low speed really helps.

Focus Punch: Incredible power. You won't flinch because Substitute is protecting you.

Ice Punch: More reliable than Icicle Crash. Good STAB move.

Hail: Not only do you have your evasiveness raised, the non-Ice type foes also get damaged.

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How do you get ice punch on Beartic anyway? I have 252 Evs on attack and speed and find icicle crash a bit too inaccurate so I'm trying to get ice punch
Im guessing egg move or move tutor...but i kinda hate that
you have to bread the move to a totadile then to a delibird then to beartic it has to jump three pokemon to get to beatic. but im sure someone has found a way to get it on him other than my long way
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Beartic
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rain Dance
- Icicle Crash
- Hone Claws
- Brick Break

Rain Dance: To activate Swift Swim, making this guy into a sweeper. Even weakens Fire type attacks for you.

Icicle Crash: Although the accuracy isn't the best, Hone Claws changes that. The fliching also works now with Swift Swim.

Hone Claws: Allows Icicle Crash to hit more, making it better than Ice Punch. Also increases Attack.

Brick Break: Deals with some weaknesses while giving type coverage in other areas.

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Beartic

Mr. Softee (Beartic) (M) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Ice Punch
- Night Slash
- Superpower
- Stone Edge

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A set worthy of upvote.
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Gen 8 NU

Beartic @ Choice Band
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Superpower
- Liquidation
- Throat Chop

To be used on a hail team. I'm kind of suprised no one posted a Choice Band set yet. Choice Band gives you immediate power to your base 130 attack. Icicle Crash is for ice STAB that has a chance to flinch. Superpower provides coverage against Pokemon like Copperajah, Snorlax, and chips Escavalier as it switches in. Liquidation is for coverage against Salazzle and Talonflame, as well as allowing you to 2HKO Diancie. Throat Chop allows you to 2HKO Bronzong.

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Rain sweeper!
Beartic
Beartic @ Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Superpower
- Icicle crash
- Stone edge
- Aqua jet

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Role: Rain Dance Sweeper
Beartic (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Brick Break
- Ice Punch
- Dive

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waterfall instead of dive and its perfect.
Would be if he could actually learn Waterfall
Dive is also good for stalling if you gave him something like leftovers or were toxic stalling.
sorry, didnt realize he couldnt D:
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Beartic (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Hone Claws
- Icicle Crash
- Stone Edge
- Superpower

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Okay, once again a question here, Why honeclaws Ice crash over Swords dance Ice punch?

S-dance and Ice punch gives more power, Going for the instant OHKO, where Ice crash is just giving a Flinch chance? And why stone edge? It only covers fire, which dive can easily handle with more power I believe...
Dive is a predictable move, which allows the opponent a chance to switch, maybe even to something like Jellicent. Hone Claws gives Stone Edge and Iccle Crash that accuracy boost, in addition to an attack boost. That way, Stone Edge won't miss at that oppurtune moment.
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this is the one I use with Politoed support

Details

Beartic
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Spear
- Stone Edge
- Brick Break
- Hone Claws / Rain Dance

Moves

Icicle-Spear: STAB

Stone-Edge: Coverage over Fire

Brick-Break: Coverage over Steel and Rock

Hone-Claws: Boosts Attack and Acc. thus helping Icicle-Spear and Stone-Edge

Without support switch Hone Claws for Rain-Dance

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Cool, I like this moveset!
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Forgot to make a set after SS + Rain was banned. It's quite a bummer.

Snover being allowed in the low tiers makes him good in hail though.

Beartic @ Leftovers
Ability: Snow Cloak
EVs: 196 HP / 252 Atk / 60 SpD
Adamant Nature / Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Ice Punch
- Dive
- Brick Break / Stone Edge

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Serebii revealed B/W2 level ups and what did Beartic get? Aqua Jet.

B/W2 Beartic

Beartic @ Life Orb
Ability: Slush Rush / Snow Cloak
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
- Aqua Jet
- Swords Dance
- Ice Punch
- Brick Break

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Rain Sweeper Special Beartic!

Ice Bear (Beartic) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Water Pulse
- Icy Wind
- Grass Knot
- Hidden Power [Flying]

I know. It's unusual. But it is designed to be FAST!

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He can't be fast, that's a problem "sounds like a you issue"  nope it's a beartic issue, designed for moves like gyro spin and grass knot with hail support
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Snowlax

Beartic @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Snow Cloak
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
- Ice Punch / Icicle Crash: STAB
- Superpower: Covers some weaknesses
- Bulk Up: Prep for bulky sweeping and restores stats lost with Superpower
- Rest: For healing

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This guy is a pretty decent tank!

Beartic @ Leftovers
Ability: Snow Cloak
EVs: 128 Atk / 252 Def / 128 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Avalanche
- Substitute
- Focus Punch
- Aqua Jet

Avalanche- You need to use Beartic's awful speed to really devastate your opponent and that is what Avalanche does(STAB.).

Substitute- Leftovers and speed abuse.

Focus Punch- This guy can pull off a flawless Focus Punch. Another truly devastating tactic.

Aqua Jet- For the ever-so-common fire and rock types.

Being slow is this guy's secret weapon so give him a Sassy nature.

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Super Doubles Or Competitive Doubles (Pokemon OR/AS, S/M, US/UM, Sword Or Shield)

Beartic @ Life Orb
Ability: Slush Rush (Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in a hailstorm)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Icicle Crash
- Stone Edge
- Aqua Jet

This move-set is for hail beginning duo with Alolan Ninetails that has Snow Warning (HA), (bringing hail) plus aurora veil which boots ally team and hail, making all ice hits 100% accurate such as blizzard. Including Beartic Slush Run it boosts its speed even more with its 252 speed EV and its 6 IV BEST speed. Sword dance raises its attack so it hits strong plus life orb which makes the move even more potent. Icicle crash is for STAB, stone edge for coverage and aqua jet just for the annoying fire types that can k.o therefore, aqua jet always goes first at the beginning the first round able to go at every round first. So, this duo is the most excellent duo you can get in Pokemon as in my perspective.

Please don't hesitate to ask me for the full team I have in stock for you guys, adding Alolan Ninetails, Garchomp, and Alolan Muk to the duo. Also, I will teach breeding for 6 IV or 5 IV Pokemon and EV training if people need guidance in that.

Enjoy :)

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Why can't this thing learn Earthquake

Role: Physical Sweeper

Beartic @ Life Orb
Ability: Snow Cloak
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Sp
Adamant Nature
- Hail
- Hone Claws
- Icicle Crash
- Bulldoze / Aqua Jet

Moves:
Hail: Increases Beartic's evasion by 20%. It also deals damage to all non-Ice type Pokemon (with a few exceptions).
Hone Claws: Increases Accuracy and Attack by one stage
Icicle Crash: It may not have the best Accuracy, but it has higher power than Ice Punch. The accuracy can be increased by Hone Claws.
Bulldoze or Aqua Jet: Bulldoze lowers the speed of the opponent, which can make up for Beartic's low speed. It also covers 3 of Beartic's weaknesses. Aqua Jet covers only 2 weaknesses, and is a little weaker, but has priority. This also can help with Beartic's Low speed.

When Beartic can finally learn Earthquake, I will be so happy...

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I would say slush rush>snow cloak
Yeah, but Beartic's speed is really bad lol.
50 speed becomes 100 with slush rush. 100 is pretty good
Well I guess.
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Gen 8 ZU

Beartic @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Liquidation
- Aqua Jet
- Swords Dance

To be used in Hail so Beartic can have double speed. Icicle Crash is STAB. Liquidation deals with fire types. Aqua Jet is for revenge killing. Swords Dance is to boost your attack

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Beartic (M) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Slush Rush
Adamant Nature
EVs: 76 HP / 36 Atk / 76 Def / 92 SpA / 108 SpD / 120 Spe
Timid Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Play Rough
- Liquidation
- Stone Edge

Heavy-Duty Boots protects it from entry hazards. Icicle Crash has flinching power and Frost Breath always makes a critical hit which makes 60 power to 90 (These moves are also STAB which make it more powerful. Play Rough covers up Fighting and may lower Attack. Liquidation may lower Defense. Stone Edge has a high critical hit ratio with a 1/8 chance. One problem is Stone Edge is not STAB. Bulldoze almost covers up everything and lowers Speed stats of those who hit.

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You’re recommending some special moves on an adamant physical sweeper set with a Pokémon with poor Special Attack. Razor Claw isn’t viable, especially if you have one attack with a high crit rate that isn’t even STAB.
92 Special Attack EVs and a Timid Nature with no special attacks? What's with the bizarre EV spread?
You literally put both Adamant and Timid there
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Gen 8 NU

Beartic @ Heavy-Duty Boots / Life Orb
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Icicle Crash
- Low Kick
- Throat Chop

With hail being reintroduced into the NU meta, Bewear is a niche pick for a hail abuser. Jolly Nature is used over Adamant Nature so you can outspeed Choice Scarf Passimian while hail is up. Swords Dance is to boost the power of your attacks. Icicle Crash is for Ice STAB. Low Kick targets Copperajah and Snorlax. Throat Chop allows you to setup on Hyper Voice Sylveon and also deals super effective damage to Bronzong. Heavy Duty Boots is used so you won't take damage from Stealth Rock. Life Orb is an option to add extra damage output and should be used on hail balance so you can make sure you have hazard control.

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