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Likely tier: Neverused
Neverused my foot. this one of best grass pokemon in 5th gen. sure it doesnt have best stats. it has nasty status, this will force a switch. this pokemon has a really powerful move-pull. to me this pokemon is uber class if used right

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"DROWSY DOOM (Doomsday Set):

SLEEP POWDER (Put the Opponent to sleep)

BUTTERFLY DANCE (Set up a little bit!)


PETAL DANCE / HIDDEN POWER [FIGHTING] (Petal Dance for STAB, and HP [FIGHTING], to hit back the Dark-Types that are immune to Dream Eater)



RECOMMENDED EV SPREAD: / 252 Special Attack / 248 Speed / 8 HP /

Definitely Doreida's best set. With Butterfly Dance, STAB Petal Dance, and Dream Eater at the side of a Sleep Powderer, you'll be stirring up trouble, and forcing lots of switches. When the opponent thinks they're smart, sending in that Weavile to wall Dream Eater and KO you when it wakes up, just hit it with HP [Fighting] for a x4 weakness, and probably a KO.

The set's beauty comes from the sheer convenience of Sleep Powder, and when your opponent is disabled, you have the freedom of setting up and not worrying about stats. Then when it wakes up, you can sweep, or put it back to sleep, and heal yourself. It's great!"


WhAT IS BUTTERFLY dance?? Do you mean quiver dance??
AND drowsy droom??
Quiver Dance was Butterfly Dance before EN versions
Drowsy doom means the havoc you shall reek on thy foes, sending them into a deep slumber whilst devouring thine dreams.
In other words, drowsy doom is basically putting the foe to sleep with sleep powder and eating their dreams, while at the same time pimp slapping those dark types into oblivion.
This was my exact move set in gen 5 it was just like that except mine was timid.
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I actually think this pokemon has Potential

Nature: Timid, Evs: 4 def, 252 speed, 252 S.attack

Butterfly Dance(The main reason I like this pokemon aside from it being a grass type)

Energy ball/Petal dance(I prefer energy ball becuase the opponent can just switch to a pokemon that has sap sipper eg. Sawsbuck)

HP(rock)(Covers all weaknesses but one in one move)

Toxic/Stun spore/Sleep powder(Choose your status condition)

Nevermind HP is hidden power i get it now
Rock type Hidden Power.
and is butterfly dance also quiver dance?
Would you say Giga Drain is a nice alternative if you don't have to option to teach it Petal dance or Energy Ball yet? Also, what are your thoughts on Teeter dance? I see some people saying it's really good on Liligant.
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Horrible. It has some nice moves, but not enough to be considered much use. I just wish that it could at least learn Sludge Bomb/Wave. As it is, I am finally forcing myself to consider that Hidden Power might have to be used if this guy is going to show any use. So for the first time ever, I give you a set with Hidden Power.

Ability: Own Tempo

EVs: Sp Attack, Defense, Speed Nature: Modest/Timid

Teeter Dance: Causes 100% confusion to the foe, while Own Tempo protects Doredia.

Petal Dance: With 120 base power and STAB, this move is great, with Own Tempo stopping confusion.

Butterfly Dance: One of the best moves in the game.

Hidden Power Rock: Unhappy about this. I think I'll just not use this Pokemon in competitive play or ingame.

I believe that a good moveset for Lilligant would be:
Leech Seed
Giga Drain
Energy Ball
Leaf Storm

you moveset is horrible. having 3 attacking moves of the same type is very counterable

:0 I don't see how this moveset for my Lilligant is horrible when it hasn't even failed me yet. But whatever.
Actually Starke that moveset is even worse than it appears. It has three moves of the same attacking type, and Grass types are also completely immune to Leech Seed. An Oddish would be able to decimate a Lilligant with that moveset. AN ODDISH.

Dreamerx, perhaps try using that set on something other than level 10 Geodude.
@Dreamerx, yes a great moveset. Unless your opponent is grass, fire, flying, poison, or bug, dragon, or steel. Or knows a single flying, poison, bug, ice, or fire move. So have fun fighting Geodudes.

I may not always follow the advice here but I NEVER let any of my pokemon know more than one move of any type. And certainly never use one that doesn't have at least one counter to types it's weak against. Even amazing pokemon like Garchomp, Volcarona, and Gyarados get Stone Edge, Giga Drain, and Earthquake respectively.
Stop being so mean to dreamerx you idiots!
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Lilligant (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Chlorophyll

EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 248 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Giga Drain
  • Teeter Dance
  • Quiver Dance
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
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Sun sweeper

Item: Leftovers/Life-orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 236 Speed, 22 Hp

Giga-drain or Solar-beam

Hidden-power (Fire)



This is special sweeping Lilligant without Q-dance, use only with sun support. Giga-drain is healing and STAB, but if you are confident that your weather will stay and want more power, Solar-beam is a great choice. Hidden-power is one of Lilligant's ONLY offensive moves that is not grass type [only 4 Special ones and two are Normal type(Hyper-beam and Round)] so it is a must, Fire is the best type for it, as it gets boosted by Sun and covers many types. Sleep-powder is great for Lilligant, in fact with Chloropyll Lilligant is one of the fastest sleep inducers in the game (Jumpluff is faster and the fastest without boosts is Crobat). Dream-eater heals and has the kind of coverage Lilligant needs, because without it this set gets stalled by Fire and Dragon-types, now only 9 Pokemon resist it.

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Lilligant (F) @ Miracle Seed
Trait: Own Tempo
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Sleep Powder
- Quiver Dance
- Petal Dance
- Hidden Power [ Fire / Rock ]

Own Tempo keeps you from being confused by Petal Dance.
HP Fire and Rock both give excellent coverage.
Sleep Powder puts your opponent to sleep so you can set up Quiver Dance.

There are better items than Miracle seed.
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Fun in the Sun :
Lilligant @ Wise Glasses
Trait : Chlorophyll
Modest Nature : (+SpA -Atk)
EV's : 252 SpA, 252 Spd, 4 Hp

Sunny Day : Base speed doubled
SolarBeam : STAB, first turn use with sunny day
Entrainment : Pass chlorophyll to your ally in doubles so base speed is doubled
Sleep Powder / Leech Seed : Stalling and draining

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let me explain something. this pokemon is uber class pokemon, you cannot change a glass type by there stats alone. this pokemon has awesome move pull. there many ways you can build this pokemon: promise you one or 2 of there dances gonna be used


Leaf Storm - 140 dmg/90 ac
Quiver Dance/Teeter dance - Greet Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed Buff,using this muiti-times make you force be reckon with this counters debuff special attack when using leaf storm Teeter Dance is worst confusion in 5th i seen this works well with subsititute this build is number one why cause of the damage of your moves.
Substitute- this is a must when running hyper beam

Hyper Beam - is normal type deal 150/90 ac. is used right when new pokemon is coming normally wipe flower second it hits this serious nasty move. unless there pokemon seriously tough they wont be living thou this

Status/Force Switch -
Leech Seed
Dream Eater -
Sleep Powder

Defense Status/Force Switcher -
Teeter Dance - worst possable confusion
Protect -
Giga Drain -
Leech Seed -

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Not that good of a moveset, but I'll post it anyway.
Lilligant (F) @Leftovers
Nature: Modest
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 6 HP
-Teeter Dance
-Hidden Power (Rock)
-Petal Dance/Energy Ball
-Leech Seed

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Giga drain - a little bit of health for you and less from you
Leech seed - " "
Teeter dance-little miss annoying
Attract- use its beauty to da max XD

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Lilligant (F) @Wise Glasses
Ability Own Tempo
Nature Modest (+SAtk -Atk
EVs 252 SAtk, 252 Sp, 4 Spd
-Sleep Powder
-Quiver Dance
-Dream Eater
-Petal Dance

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A new and more original take on the Sun sweeper set.

Leaf Guard Lilligant

Lilligant @ Life Orb / Leftovers
Trait: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) / Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
- Quiver Dance
- Sleep Powder
- Giga Drain / Solar Beam
- Hidden Power (Fire) / (Ice) / (Ground)

This is not the normal Chlorophyll sweeping Lilligant. This is much more fun one. In case you don't know, Leaf Guard makes the user immune to all status ailments (bar the self-inflicted ones, so no Petal Dance or Rest) under the Sun. This makes Lilligant have a better time sweeping as it gets a Quiver Dance up and cannot be stopped by a crippling Thunder Wave or Toxic.

The set is basically straight-forward from there. Quiver Dance could be considered as one of the best moves in the game on account that it boosts 3 different stats. Sleep Powder can cripple the opposition and allow Lilli to get more set up time. The 3rd slot is reserved for a STAB grass move, the first of which is Giga Drain, which can pair nicely with Life Orb to balance out the damage loss, or Solarbeam which is super powerful under the sun, but turns to crap when it isn't, so be cautious. Finally, you have a choice between one of three Hidden Powers. Fire gets a boost from the Sun and completley nails Ferro and Forry, Ice hits Gliscor and Landorus-T, and Ground decimates Heatran.

Shouldn't there be a Sunny Day in there somewhere? Not much of a sun sweeper without sun.
No? Even with access to Chlorophyll, Leaf Guard, Solar Beam, Entrainment and Synthesis?
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Ability:Own Tempo

-Sleep Powder
-Quiver Dance
-Energy Ball/Petal Dance (Energy ball for fear of opponent switching
-Hidden power(rock)

A sleeper sweeper set that can be used really effectively

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Liligant, this Pokemon is elegant and lethal! With this moveset, you can sweep teams with ease!
Ability: Own Tempo{Prevents Liligant from becoming confused}.
Nature: Modest or Timid.
Evs: Special Attack and Speed / Special Defence.
Item: Choice Specs {If you plan on sweeping with one move} OR
Big Root {Increase HP intake by Dream Eater}.
~ Sleep Powder {Allows you to set up with Quiver Dance, and enables the use of Dream Eater}.
~ Quiver Dance {Raises special attack, special defence and speed}.
~ Petal Dance {Strong Grass type move, STAB, Own Tempo Prevents confusion}.
~ Dream Eater {Strong Psychic type move, coverage, restore HP}.

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i like stun spore quiver dance gigga drain and tetter dance but if you dont like that toxic pettel dance double team and quiver dance is pretty good too

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Note: I've never actually played online, so this set is completely hypothetical. Having said that, how's this for an oddball combo?

Nature: Timid
EV's: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Hp
Item: Wise Glasses
Ability: Own Tempo

Entrainment - To use on an ally, changing their ability Own Tempo and making them immune to Teeter Dance.

Teeter Dance - Confuses opponents, giving Lilly a chance to set up with Quiver Dance.

Quiver Dance - A few of these and Lilly should be fast enough and strong enough to be a decent sweeper.

Petal Dance - Taking into account the STAB and the 10% bonus from Wise Glasses, Petal Dance's base power becomes a whopping 198, with Own Tempo preventing confusion.

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Lilgant is my favorite grass type. Most people have it be a sweeper with a modest nature, but i'm different my set makes it a pretty good wall
nature bold defense for attack
EV's in defense and sp defense
ability own tempo
giga drain
stun spore but toxic is nice to if you prefer
tetter dance
quiver dance
item: shell bell
first open with stun spore but toxic is fine if you like stalling
spam quiver dance till your stats are maxed
then unleash a swarm of giga drains I have destroyed teams with this set even swepts the black 2 elite for rematch hard mode with it

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Liligant is my favorite grass type and it can make a great pester Pokemon
you want a bold nature bold=defence for attack Often dozes off
Takes plenty of siestas (XY) for a characteristics
put all EV's in deference and HP
ability own tempo no confusion but Chlorophyll can work really well if you run a sun team
move pool
stun spore/toxic pick your poison (no pun intended)
tetter dance here's where the annoying comes in
quiver dance boots those special stats and speed
gigga drain get your health back

now that you know how to annoy people, have fun

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Lilligant @ Life Orb
Ability: Own Tempo
Nature: Timid(+Speed, -Attack)
EVs: 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed / 4 Defense
- Sleep Powder
- Quiver Dance
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power(Rock)

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This set is to be paired with an Oricorio

Lilligant @ Occa Berry/Leftovers/Focus Sash
Trait: Own Tempo
EVs: 252 HP/ 4 Def/ 252 Spd
-Quiver Dance
-Giga Drain
-Petal Dance/Protect