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If you have a good competitive moveset for Trevenant, 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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I think this tree is gonna be in UU.
Yup, this tree is gonna be rolling and be seein' haters! (I deliberately did that lol)
I'm surprised no one put up a good lum berry staller set

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Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Ability: Harvest
Brave Nature
- Trick Room
- Rock Slide
- Shadow Claw
- Wood Hammer

I like this move set, simply because it can completely stuff up someone who is not expecting it. Switch in when you think you have a chance to set up Trick Room, and then proceed to sweep. Shadow Claw and Wood Hammer are STAB attacks, and Rock Slide is for those pesky Fire or Flying types that might try to switch in on you. Of course Trick Room sets are not without their problems, so you need to be careful of Pokemon that might have Shadow Sneak that would completely ruin your day. Otherwise I find very few people expect Trick Room, and as such it works quite well.

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I'm voting but its not working so you have a fourth vote.
I'll vote for Bob.
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Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Will-O-Wisp
- Horn Leech

This guy is a great SubSeeder. He has WoW to wear down the foe faster, and Harvest and Horn Leech for even more recovery. Sub is what makes this a SubSeed set, avoiding status and attacks while recovering from Leech Seed, which wears down the foes whole it heals you. Will-O-Wisp is for even more residual damage on the foe and cripples physical attackers. Horn Leech is STAB and moar recovery.

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I like that you've posted an offensive AND a defensive set. +1 for each.
Ingrain is honestly a terrible move. It allows no switching, which lets it be killed or set up on very easily.
Leech Seed also has other advantages over it, being able to sap away the opponent's health and force switches, which helps prevents sweeps.
why is will o wisp always preferred over toxic?
It shuts down physical attackers.
Nice thats what I was gonna put lol! I finally got myself a Trevenant with a decent nature: Brave (+Att -Sp.A) do you guys think thats ok?
Brave is +Attack -Speed
There's no reason that you'll run 252 Atk with Adamant Nature when 3/4 of the moves are status. Investing in SpD or Def helps much more.
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Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Leech Seed
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect
- Wood Hammer

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Trevenant @ Choice Band
Ability: Frisk / Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Shadow Claw
- Rock Slide
- Poison Jab

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I would say Natural Cure is preferred in case of Burns or Paralysis.
Yeah, but Frisk might be better for teams that need to scout items or teams with a Cleric.
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Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Impish Nature
- Substitute
- Leech seed
- Curse
- Shadow Claw / Sunny Day

ULTIMATE STALL AND HP RECOVERING

I don't take credit for this moveset.
Source
Please don't hate or anything, I'm new at this.

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Believe it or not but this is actually a very effective set and is INCREDIBLY annoying to take down.  Trevenant is honestly one of the few Pokemon I've found that can take advantage of a Curse set as it will take away 1/4 of your opponents HP every turn while you sit safely behind a Sub and Absorb HP with Leech Seed. It also is a nice pseudo Perish Song move when a threatening sweeper/wall comes in or your Trevenant is no longer useful as it puts a timer on the opponent either forcing them to switch out or stay in and take massive damage.
thxz grinjas im planning on training a trevenant
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I'm fairly new to this and have been lurking Pokemondb a while unregistered. I know X/Y came out recently but seeing the movesets offered for this Pokemon, I was disappointed that no one mentioned Forest's Curse and I just had to register an account (finally) just to offer it for anyone whose interest I may catch with this moveset idea.

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 118 HP / 252 Atk / 140 SpD
Brave Nature
- Trick Room
- Forest's Curse
- X-Scissor / Poison Jab
- Phantom Force / Shadow Claw / Wood Hammer

I chose Trick Room to take advantage of his good attack and poor speed. Your opponent may not expect it and it will (ideally) irritate them.

The most exciting part of it all is the Forest Curse and X-Scissor/Poison Jab combo. Forest Curse adds grass typing to your opponent. I think it's amazing that he can learn X-Scissor and Poison Jab, which we all know is super-effective to grass types. You can take your pick on which one you'd prefer, Poison Jab for 30% chance to poison your target (with the exception of Steel types though...), or X-Scissor.

And then you can take your choice for STAB: Phantom Force (goes through Protect and Detect), Shadow Claw (a solid choice), or Wood Hammer (very powerful, only downfall is the recoil). I personally prefer Phantom Force because protect is really irritating sometimes, so this gives the chance to be just as annoying to your opponent.

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Recharge? Wood Hammer takes recoil (1/3 whatever damage you dish out) and Shadow Claw > Phantom Force because if your opponent has half a brain they will switch to something that resists or is immune to it, so it's not that great. Also, for future reference, you can't switch whilst recharging. PS: Welcome to the site, sorry if I've been too harsh :)
Blah! Sorry, my brain was all over the place. I've been tryna think of a team on X so I had been sifting through a lot of pokemon information, I musta mixed up Wood Hammer with something else... probably Rock Wrecker because I was looking at Rhyperior several times. I fixed it. And thanks for the welcome and critique. :)
THhis is an okay moveset but if u forest curse someone and the switch out BOOM no more curse idk if u have seen my moveset  trevenant is good for stall this is good like if ur oponent only has one pokemon left sorry if im mean or harsh
I think this is a great support strategy for weakening pokemon with strong defensive types. For example, if you used forest's curse on a steel type such as skarmory, you would actually make it 4x weak to fire, which is great if you have HP fire on one of your teammates. zapdos is another example, netting a 4x weakness to ice (force the switch or net the valuable KO if you have a fast ice user such as starmie or greninja), adding a fire weakness, and neutralizing resists against bug and flying. That said, you could try it as a support move to reduce 4x weaknesses at the cost of some resists. A perfect example is barbaracle, whose 4x grass weakness can be crippling for even his bulkiest setup. Adding grass typing to his water-rock neutralizes his weakness to ground and reduces his weakness to grass to 2x while only neutralizing some of his other resists.
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I've recently found an effective stalling set for Trevenant.

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 6 Spe
Impish Nature
- Substitute
- Will-O-Wisp
- Horn Leech
- Leech Seed

The only reason I invested some into speed is because I don't like speed ties. With the 6 EVs in speed, you can set up a Substitute before another Trevenant has a chance to hit you with Will-O-Wisp.

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Just switch the EVs around, from 6 spd to 252 spd and. 252 def to 6 def, you're all set
This is the set that I use, except I use Shadow Claw>Substitute.
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VGC Trevenant
Trevenant @ Choice Band
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 200 HP / 4 Atk / 112 Def / 148 SpD / 44 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Phantom Force
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Calcs check the pastebin:
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Gen 8 PU
Trevenant
Trevenant @ Life Orb / Liechi Berry
Ability: Frisk / Harvest (Harvest if you choose Liechi Berry)
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Horn Leech
- Poltergeist
- Earthquake
- Trick Room

Frisk allows you to know that the opponent holds the item so you can use STAB Poltergeist. Horn Leech is STAB and healing. Earthquake is for coverage. Trick Room so Trevenant can sweep. You can run Liechi Berry instead of Life Orb, but if you do, I'd have Harvest as the ability for those who run Liechi Berry so if sun and Trick Room is setup, you can get an attack boost from Liechi Berry, have Harvest give you another Liechi Berry, and sweep during Trick Room, but watch out for priority users.

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Trevenant @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Harvest
EV's: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Impish Nature
- Curse
- Protect
- Horn Leech
- Rest


So this set is completely original, and I haven't played with it yet so I'm looking for some feedback and wondering if its any good. I haven't seen anyone use a Chesto/Resto set with Trevenant and I think it could possibly work and also be extremely annoying and hilarious. Basically, you Curse the opponent and switch between Protect and Horn Leech until they switch out. If you find yourself low on health then Rest into your harvested Chesto Berry and restart the whole process. The only thing stopping this Trevenant is running out of PP! Let me know what you guys think of the set!

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Trevor (Trevenant) @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Impish Nautre
Curse / Will-O-Wisp
Phantom Force
Horn Leech
Rest

Use Curse or Will-O-Wisp first to start slowly damaging the foe. (Will-O-Wisp if you don't want to get damaged as much, Curse if you want it to work quicker) Rest to get your health back, and get woken up again by the Chest berry. Phantom Force has STAB to deal lots of power, while taking two turns to give a better chance of the Chesto Berry to come back from Harvest. And Horn Leech also has STAB and allows you to get back even more health.

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If you're gonna use Chesto-Rest, Curse is the way to go.
Also, Shadow Claw>Phantom Force because of Normal types.
So Shadow Claw if there are part Normal type Pokémon on the opposing team, and if not, Phantom Force.
@The Noby: Have Shadow Claw on a competitive moveset as using Phantom force allows the opponent to switch out to another Pokemon that resists or isn't affect by ghost type moves (i.e. normal or dark type) or even a Pokemon that receives neutral damage so that one of their Pokemon won't receive boosted damage due to a weakness (e.g. switching from a ghost type to a water type).
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I just REALLY REALLY wanted to post my Kee Berry physical tank here... even though I'm like 7 years late. If anyone reads this I hope this can help.

Trevenant @ Kee Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Leech Seed
- Reflect
- Shadow Claw

So I usually start with a Leech Seed because the first attack you take will take a bit of hp from you. Then I go with Reflect if i'm really low, or Will-O-Wisp if i'm over 50% HP. After doing one you should do the other one. Then Shadow Claw to add that bit of damage.
Hope this helps!

(Edit: btw Harvest gives you your Kee Berry back over and over again so you can get a lot of defense every time you get hit by a physical move).

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Don’t worry. These moveset threads are meant to be answered and visited for years after they’re asked.
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Gen 8 ZU

Trevenant @ Choice Band
Ability: Natural Cure / Frisk
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant / Jolly Nature
- Poltergeist
- Drain Punch / Horn Leech
- Grassy Glide
- Trick

This set is to be used with Grassy Terrain support. Poltergeist is powerful STAB. Drain Punch is for coverage that heals you. Horn Leech can be used instead if you want to heal with a STAB move that also gets a boost from Grassy Terrain. Grassy Glide is STAB that gets priority and a boost in Grassy Terrain. Trick is to cripple passive Pokemon by giving them your Choice Band. You can use Adamant Nature for more power, or Jolly for more speed. For the ability, you can use Natural Cure for healing yourself of status conditions when switching out if you were afflicted by one, or Frisk you can know you can safely use Poltergeist and Trick.

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This set, though gimmicky, works wonders. It does have a hard time with Magic Guard users however so bring a check for Cleffable.

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Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Curse
- Shadow Claw

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These movesets disappoint me. This is mine.

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / SpD
Careful Nature
- Leech Seed
- Horn Leech
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect

Obviously a wall. Wreck attackers with WOW+LS and stall with Protect. Horn Leech is for instant health + speeding up the process.

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Staller Trevenant

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Impish Nature
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect

The idea of this moveset is to slowly take down anything; sweepers, stallers, and walls.
Right away, use Will-O-Wisp. IF you get hit, your Sitrus Berry will recover you immediately. If you happen to have really low health, Protect so that Harvest will bring the berry back from the dead.
Use Substitute to easily stop your opponents move from hurting you.
After that, just repeat. Many people will ragequit at this annoying yet amazing strategy.

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this. i ran a couple damage calculators and its about the same percent as 252 hp and 128 def vs an azumarill using play rough. i think this will be the best all around tank if you arent focusing specifically on def or sdef. (my friend uses azumaril  so thats why i used that as an example)
One word: taunt.
Any taunt user will most likely only be focusing on hazard removers, or for a follow up sucker punch.

Besides, I'd imagine most Trevenant sets are offensive so any opponent would be initially apprehensive about tauntung.
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Gen 6!

Trevenant @ Lum Berry / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 128 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shadow Claw / Phantom Force (Crits or 2 turn power, STAB)
- Horn Leech / Wood Hammer (HP Drain or Power with recoil, STAB)
- Will-O-Wisp / Leech Seed (Burn or HP drain)
- Rest (Epic with the Lum Berry)

This is maybe not the most common Trevenant but it works Epic! Shadow Claw / Phantom Force is realy good with 252 Attack EVs. Horn Leech is good STAB with HP Drain. Go for Wood Hammer if you have a Sun Team then you won't need the HP from Horn Leech when you have Rest + Lum Berry. Wood Hammer is great STAB too!

Personally I chose:

Yggdrasil (Trevenant) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVsL 128 HP / 252 Atk / 128 Spe
Jolly Nature
Phantom Force
Wood Hammer
Will-O-Wisp
Rest

My moveset is strongly recommended! :D

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I'd swap out Lum Berry for a Chesto Berry.
If you're using rest then you dont care about any other status anyway, and in the off chance that you get status'd in the turn before you use rest, Trevenant will consume the Lum Berry, then go to sleep. You're pretty wrekt at this point, unless you get a lucky next turn harvest.
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Lum-Rest

Trevenant @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Shadow Claw
- Power-Up Punch
- Rest

Wood Hammer - STAB, high power, recoil won't matter if you can keep your HP up with Rest
Shadow Claw - STAB, good crit chance
Power-Up Punch - Coverage against Sap Sippers and grants +1 boost to Attack
Rest - Full HP, no downtime with Lum Berry

Basically, this thing is designed to take hits. A lot of hits. And to take as many foes with it as possible with the boosts it gains with continual recovery. This is an excellent lead, as it can absorb status and begin building momentum right off the bat with attack boosts from Power-Up Punch. This also makes a great staller against many opponents that use high-power-low-PP moves. Will-O-Wisp would be a good option to make your defenses even better, but you give up coverage against the things that would wall you by taking 0 damage from either of your STABs: Sap Sipper normal types like Miltank and Sawsbuck. A Burn would help against them, but I feel like you can lose momentum very quickly that way. At +1 or higher, Wood Hammer is gonna hit hard, so you want to be able to rack up the attack boosts without getting set up on. Power-Up Punch + Shadow Claw gives you the perfect coverage you need. Comments/suggestions are much appreciated.

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Staller/Wall

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Confuse Ray
- Leech Seed
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect

This set doesn't have any attacks, but usually by the time you've completely set up, Confuse Ray is gone, allowing you to start switching off between Confuse Ray and Protect, or the foe is fainted. I don't know why anyone hasn't used Confuse Ray. As a Staller, Confuse Ray has stopped several sweepers from getting an attack out. This set has worked well and has finished off a couple of teams in OU.

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Trevenant @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 196 HP / 196 Atk / 100 Def / 16 SpD
Adamant / Brave Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect
- Rest
- Horn Leech

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