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

Be sure to include full set details in your post, e.g. items, abilities, natures and EVs. Some detail, including the intended game mode for your set, is also appreciated. Access the full list of guidelines here.

Darmanitan Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Bulbapedia says it does revert once the HP goes back above half.
Likely tier: Underused
With Daruma Mode: Neverused
Wow. UU and NU before 9 month. Now is the most OU pokemon ever.
And suddenly it's an Ice Type

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–2 votes

Sice Darmanitan is extremely overpowered in terms of attack but very weak at defense, I suggest lots of healing.
Item: Leftovers

-Superpower (covers rock weakness)
-Flare Blitz (STAB)
-Solarbeam (covers every weakness)
-Recover (because of low defense and recoil damage from Flare Blitz)

Either I'm an amateur or someones hating me.
Its nothing personal GreninjaBisharpSWAG, its just that this moveset isn't very well thought through:

Darmanitan has a very high physical attack stat, however his special attack is terrible; at base 30 it won't be doing any serious damage at all. while both flare blitz and superpower are great and valid moves, solar beam is an ill-thought out choice for darmanitan, as not only would it take 2 turns to set up (unless in sunlight, which isn't stated in this build), it would be an extremely weak attack, due to solarbeam being a special attack. another note is that Darmanitan cannot learn recover at all, not even through breeding, so people reading this moveset would be left annoyed at that fact (although personally, if darmanitan could learn it then it would be amazing). darmanitan can however learn rest & sleep talk, which could possibly replace your recover & solarbeam yet still allow darmanitan to recover his health.

If you ever want to make another moveset for a pokemon just quickly check the list of moves it can learn on the previous page so that what you write is valid and don't end up disappointing anyone.

Hope this helps
Yeah. I guess you have a point. I have gotten better at move sets since this one though. :)
–2 votes

Ability: Sheer force
Item: Life ord
- Thrash
- Solar beam
- Flamethrower
- Superpower

You need Natures and EVs. Also Thrash is a bad move and Solar Beam and Flamethrower are awful on Darm because of it's super low Special Attack.
I guess this team can easily thrash a beginner player, but you need a nature. Plus, Solar Beam, Thrash, and Superpower give it no STAB, and Flamethrower is good only when you have Zen Mode(because of the Sp. Atk. boost)
but superpower is good coverage
Imagine Sheer Force got rid of Solar Beam charging period.