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If you have a good competitive moveset for Avalugg, 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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Avalugg Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Avalugg sprite

ugh, NU for sure. Basically physical regice, but physical fighting moves will plague it
We have Metagame analysis for this. :P
I actually thought the sprite was messed up for this guy xD
Give this thing fur coat
tazzie I'd actually say RU.
Hm... I think UU sounds better.

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Gen 6:
[email protected] Vest
Trait: Sturdy
Nature: Sassy (+Sp. Defense, -Speed)
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Defense, 128 Sp. Defense
Role: Physical Tank/Spinner


  • Gyro Ball
  • Ice Fang
  • Rock Slide
  • Rapid Spin

    If your playing a generation 8+ Game, swap Rapid Spin out for Body Press.

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Showdown: Doubles OU
Avalugg @ Leftovers
Ability: Ice Body
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Avalanche
- Toxic
- Protect
- Body Press
Explanation: This set should be used in double battles alongside this Alolan Ninetales set:
Ninetales-Alola @ Light Clay
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Aurora Veil
- Calm Mind
- Psyshock
- Protect
So, Ninetales sets up Snow Warning, causing Avalugg's ability Ice Body to activate. Aurora Veil is to help out Avalugg with taking hits.
With Avalugg's high defense and Aurora Veil setup, physical attacks aren't really going to do much it. Toxic is to help Avalugg wear down Pokemon with crazy HP. Protect is to let Avalugg get a free the of Leftovers and Ice Body recovery. Body Press works well with Avalugg's high defense.

Things to watch out for:
Special sweepers
Opposing weather setters(Sand Stream Tyranitar)