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If you have a good competitive moveset for Vivillion, 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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Vivillon @ Leftovers
Ability: Compoundeyes
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
-Sleep Powder
-Quiver Dance
-Hurricane
-HP Ground

NU. Good alternative to Butterfree. Stats aren't that much different either, but better movepool (though Butterfree's might have improved, we don't know yet).

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Maybe replace Hidden Power ground with Bug Buzz.
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Vivillon @ Choice Specs:
Trait: Compoundeyes
EV: 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Modest Nature

  • Hurricane
  • Bug Buzz
  • Draining Kiss
  • Energy Ball

Full Power ! Attention: Use this in doubles with Tailwind support. 2 STAB: Hurricane and Bug Buzz for the win! Draining Kiss can make up about SR damage and overall is not bad, while Energy Ball is coverage purpose.

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I think a good moveset for Vivillon would be:
1. Infestation
2. Protect
3. Energy Ball
4. Hurricane
@ elijah.gordon7174
In my honest opinion, switching out Protect for Draining Kiss would do a bit more damage.  Infestation + Draining Kiss, with be the best to go with your move set. Not trying to be rude or anything.
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Everyone is like

Must have Bug Buzz and Hurricane.

Anyways, Vivillon was my main team member in the games. I. freaking. love her. She gets raped by stealth rock, which is her downfall.

Lead Cannon (Vivillon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Modest Nature

  • Sleep Powder
  • Roost
  • Quiver Dance
  • Bug Buzz

Or Strongerthanglass-cannon. This is a bulky Vivillon. Wtsf. Yeah.
I decided that I wanted a Vivillon that could actually be able to use the niche it has. Using low accuracy moves to start setting up. The problem with this gal is she is so frail that setting up doesn't work out well. That's why I ran this investment; she doesn't need the evs in QD boosted stats. Do not use this as a lead, do not use this to hard switch. Use it to sack, or go all out.

Sleep Powder is boosted by Compound Eyes and Vivillon isn't slow. It gives you at least one free turn. Start QDing up. Be aggressive, don't fear a wake up. Lefties will keep you at enough health. Bug Buzz at +6 will OHKO most unresisted and hit everything like a truck. Once you take a hit that doesn't ohko, roost.

It is very easy to be taken down with this. I would not recommend it for HO. She needs support from team members, but she can still hold her ground against para at +6 sdef.

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For use in Anything Goes only:
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The Devil (Vivillon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 152 Def / 104 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Sleep Powder
- Substitute
- Quiver Dance

Because this is Anything Goes, you can spam Sleep Powder because of the complete lack of Sleep Clause. The objective is simple, really. Thanks to Compound Eyes, Sleep Powder's almost as accurate as Spore, and you also outspeed Smeargle leads that are incredibly common in AG. Use Sleep Powder on whatever unsuspecting poor soul begins the match. If you outspeed them, throw up a substitute. If not, use Quiver Dance and then throw up a substitute. Proceed to set up Quiver Dance while your poor opponent spends nearly the entire match asleep. Those defense EVs are required to make sure you don't get immediately blown away on turn 1 since you don't have a Focus Sash. Leftovers are also required so you don't chip yourself to death from Substitute and residual damage. After you've boosted enough, go to town with Hurricane, which has roughly 91% accuracy and does massive damage to everything in the tier not named Stakataka. Works best as a lead so you can Spore a poor unsuspecting Shuckle or uninvested Primal Groudon. You can use it in the late game as a cleaner, I guess, but if stealth rocks are up it might as well be dead. Hurricane is chosen over Bug Buzz for its higher power and ability to hit the uncommon Shedinja.

Vivillon beats anything below 304 speed that isn't running priority, simple as that. Even if it's a slow powerhouse, you can easily have enough turns to throw up a substitute before said attacker mops you up. It also destroys Ditto because Substitute blocks Imposter.

Vivillon isn't without flaws and there's a lot to talk about. Grass types are immune to Sleep Powder, and a bulky one like Arceus-Grass or Ferrothorn can cut its sweep short because Hurricane without boosts is pretty weak. Pokemon faster than it can blow it away on turn 1, rare leads like Forretress and Cloyster are completely immune to Sleep Powder if they're running Overcoat instead of Sturdy/Skill Link, moves and abilities that can ignore substitutes give it troubles, almost every Choice Scarfer in the game outspeeds Vivillon at +1 or even +2, it can't touch Chansey or the multitude of specially bulky Pokemon in the tier, Whirlwind and Roar destroy it, especially with hazards up, Lugia stonewalls it if it's able to pick up opportunities to spam Roost, and because this is AG, just about everything can one shot Vivillon even with +6 special defense. There's more flaws to list, believe me, but if you know what you're doing and you're out to truly piss off the ladder as the enemy's Geomancy boosted Xerneas or Mega Rayquaza dies a slow, pitiful death to National Dex #666, you can have quite some fun.

You can piss off your friends with the set, too, but this doesn't work in lower tiers because of Sleep Clause.

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I battled this thing yesterday and forfeited lol...
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item:left overs
trait:compound eyes
EV:252 sp att,252 speed,4 hp
nature:modest
sleep powder
bug buzz
hurricane
quiver dance

like OMG this Pokemon is way to good I thought it was gonna suck but nope this is one of the best 6 gen Pokemon

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Now this is a rare set to use, but with sub, it can set up on much more

Vivillion @ Leftovers
Ability: Compoundeyes
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 SpA/ 252 spe
Modest Nature
- Substitute
- Quiver Dance
- Sleep Powder
- Bug Buzz

Once you eliminate checks, this thing is incredibly hard to counter. If this was in gen 5 RU, think of what it can set up on. Slowking, Tangrowth, etc. Sub makes it much better.

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Vivuvu (Vivillon) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain
- Hurricane
- Hidden Power [Water]

Just a specs set for Vivillon. I tested it out and it deals enough damage. Also, The only Pokémon that resists all of it's moves is Dialga, Which is pretty cool since it means You'll be neutral effective on basically everything.

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I use this same moveset but focus sash for item :)
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Vivillon @ Focus Sash/Choice Scarf
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp.Atk, 4 HP

Sleep Powder/Draining Kiss
Quiver Dance/Energy Ball
Bug Buzz
Hurricane

First set/second set. SleepDance combo works like an average Smeargle (Spore/Quiver Dance), with the exception of this set attacks after 1 Quiver Dance.
Second set works like a regular scarf set. If this guy comes in with low HP, he'll need to OHKO or use Draining Kiss to keep health up. He really needs a rapid spinner/defogger to help him, as he has a 4X weakness to SR.

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Vivillion @ Focus Sash
Ability: Compundeyes
EV:252 Sp.Atk/252 Speed/4 HP
Nature: Timid
-Sleep Powder
-Quiver Dance
-Hurricane
-Bug Buzz

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Vivillion @ Life Orb/ Focus Sash
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Modest
Ev: 252 Sp Att 252 Speed 4 HP

  • Quiver Dance
  • Hurricane
  • Bug Buzz
  • Sleep Powder

Drop the Sleep Powder first to draw to sleep then get as many Quiver Dances (Raises Sp Att, Sp Def, & Speed) up as possible one is needed but if you wanna get greedy go for 2. 3 is too many and most likely will wake up by then so 2 is more than enough. Then start sweeping with STAB Hurricane and/or Bug Buzz. Hope I helped!

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Vivian (Vivillon) @ Wise Glasses
Ability: Compound Eyes
Evs: 252 special attack, 252 speed, 4 hp
Ivs: special attack and speed
Nature: modest
Moves:
Hp (ground) [good vs steel, rock, fire, and electric]
Hurricane [Stab, Compound eyes increases accuracy, rain support optional]
Powder [her signature, priority move, made purely to troll fire-types with a limited movepool ie: flareon & heatmor]
Bug buzz/draining kiss/energy ball/roost/quiver dance/calm mind/light screen/safeguard, ect.

The fourth move slot is very manuverable between coverage, support, and setting up.

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Ultimate Trolling Spewpa!

WARNING! Use only with +6 SpD, SpA, and Att! Ingrain/Aqua Ring is also recommended.

Spewpa w/ Eviolite
EVs: HP 252, Def 100, SpD 156
Sassy Nature(+SpD, -Spe)

-Poison Powder
-Iron Defense/Protect
-Electro Web
-Bug Bite

Start with a poison powder. Then go with a Protect to make the opponent hurt more, or start Iron Defensing. Then attack with either E-Web or Bug Bite(protect every other turn if you have it)!

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Vivillon moveset:
item: leftovers/silver powder (leftovers for gradual recovery, silver powder for greater bug STAB)
nature:timid (+speed, -atk)
Ability: compoundeyes(increases accuracy of all moves)
Moves:
-Sleep powder(trolly move that takes advantage of compoundeyes)
-bug buzz(power to break through substitutes and utilize bug STAB)
-Hurricane(flying STAB that takes advantage of compoundeyes and is very powerful)
-quiver dance(use this while opponent is sleeping so you get a boost to your stats. Then your hurricanes and bug buzzes will hit way harder)

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[email protected] Sash/Wide Lens

Ability: Compound Eyes

EV's; 252 SpA, 252 Sp, 4 HP

Moveset;

Hurricane, STAB

Sleep Powder, Trolling

Infestation, For extra damage and kepping the opponent in after sleep powder

Energy Ball, Coverage

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Keep in mind that this is a full Sp.Atk moveset.

Vivillon @ Focus Sash/Silk Scarf
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Nature: Timid

  • Bug Buzz
  • Hurricane
  • Energy Ball/ Giga Drain (Coverage against Rock-types, though I do recommend Giga Drain cuz you can recover hp while also dealing good damage).
  • Hidden Power Ground (Covers Fire, Electric and Rock weaknesses while still leaving it's Ice weakness open but Ground also takes down Poison-Types and Steel-Types).

This moveset has helped me out alot against other players, especially my friends in double battles. The Silk Scarf is self-explanitory with Hidden Power in the moveset. I keep seeing too many stalling movesets for Vivillon when it can't survive one attack without a Focus Sash, which is unfortunte.

Enjoy the moveset, just be aware of Ice-types when using it ~

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