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

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The BEST moveset for Crobat is
Cross Poison
Brave Bird
Confuse ray
Now that moveset has good coverage plus it is actually good.
Ev's 252 in Attack and 252 in speed, 6 in HP
Item is Black Sludge
and Ability is Inner focus
Nature Adamant or Jolly.
IV's in Attack,Def,Sp.def,Speed, HP. (preferably)
BTW don't make him a wall or Special attacker....he isnt made for that purpose. Enjoy my wisdom :)

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Item: Black Sludge. EV Spread: 252 Spe, 252 HP, 4 Atk. Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA) Ability: Inner Focus

I'm going to start out by saying that this moveset is VERY different from your average Crobat. You may think it terrible and weak but give it a chance before you talk down on it. It generally works for me and you're welcome to try it also.

Haze - Prevents your opponent from raising his or her stats to become an unstoppable force.

Defog - Takes away annoying Switch Hazards and lowers your opponents evasion if you want to use a move that requires more accuracy.

Cross Poison - Great STAB move with a higher chance of critical and the chance to poison your opponent

U-Turn - Predict your opponents move and switch out to a type that it will not effect. Plus, it's a generally good move for Crobat in general.

This Crobat isn't set up to be a last resort or to be a great attacker. I always use Crobat first and U-Turn to try to predict an opponents moves and to keep Crobat alive for when I need him.

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Role: Annoyer
Jolly nature
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 spd, 128 def, 128 sp. def, 4 atk

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[email protected] Orb (or nothing)
Trait: Infiltrator
EV: 252 Atk/154 spd/98 HP
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics/Brave bird
- Roost
- Giga Drain/Venom Drench
- Cross Poison/Poison fang

Acrobatics does 150 damage when including STAB, which is just as powerful as a non-STAB giga impact! Roost is reliable recovery. Giga drain is extra coverage, along wit gaining some HP back while cross poison has an increased crit. ratio and has STAB. An alternative is poison fang, which has a chance to badly poison the target while venom drench compliments that. Brave bird is raw damage. The nature and evs maximizes attack power, while a bit of speed investment allows more outspeeds, and no items is with acrobatics so it does 165. Life orb is for increased power. Inner focus stops fake out and infiltrator negates subs and screens.

Hoped this helped:)

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Item:Black sludge
EVs:252 Spe, 252 Sp.Atk, 4 Sp.Def
Nature: Timid
Double team
Confuse ray/swagger
Air Slash
Taunt/mean look

Only use this set if you don't mind people hating you for the rest of your life.

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[email protected] Rock/Life Orb

Ability: Infiltrator

Nature: Jolly

EV's: 252 Atk 252 Spd 4 HP

Brave Bird - 120 base power, STAB with a lot of speed, this thing does WORK!!!

Steel Wing - Coverage

Cross Poison - Good STAB, adn nice chance to poison

U - Turn - Good for dealing damage and getting out of there

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@Black Sludge
Ability:inner focus
Nature:Hastey +Spd -Def
Characteristic:Alert to sounds +Spd
Fly-STAB, gives an extra turn of healing from Black Sludge.
Steel wing-Covers 2 type weaknesses(Rock,Ice).
U-turn-Quick switch in and out incase of weakness.
Cross Poison-STAB, Can poison.

Very good Moveset,but Mean Look should be replaced.And you can replace Fly with Air Slash,but this is your choice.Air Slash is faster than Fly,and has a 30% chance to flinch the target,but how I said,this is your choice.You can replace Mean Look with Bite,Shadow Ball etc.
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Crobat @ Flying Gem
Nature : Adamant
EVs : 4 HP/ 252 Atk/ 252 Speed

1. Confuse Ray
2. Acrobatics
3. Poison Fang
4. Bite

Strategy : Sweep all Pokemon with weaker defenses with Acrobatics. For tankers, use Confuse Ray and then Poison Fang. Bite is for type coverage and also for dealing with pesky Gengars.

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Crobat for Pokemon Sun and Moon:

Item: Life Orb
Ability: Inner Focus / Infiltrator you decide!
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant/Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird/Fly (Brave Bird will cost you HP)
- Steel Wing (Good Coverage against Fairy/Ice/Rock Types)
- Cross Poison (STAB + Hight Critical Ratio + Poisoning)
- Leech Life/Roost (Leech life is a good coverage against Psychic and Dark Types + recover damages) / Roost will help you obky to recover 1/2 max HP you decide!

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Crobat @Black Sludge
Ability: Inner Focus
Evs: 252SpA 252Spe 4Def
Nature: Modest
Sludge Bomb (Useful STAB)
Giga Drain (To hit Rock Types)
Shadow Ball/Dark Pulse (To hit Psychics)
Roost (Healing + Black Sludge = Annoying)

Mine has 31 Ivs in SpA and it's awesome!

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Crobat [M] @ Flying Gem
EV's: 252 ATK, 252 SPD, 4 SP.ATK
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Ability: Really your choice, but I prefer Infiltrator.

U-Turn: This makes Crobat an excellent lead, and is a great user of the move because of how fast it is. It's basically its Emergency Exit if needed.
Taunt: This instantly shuts down any staller, and it compliments Crobat's speed oh-so-nicely.
Acrobatics: With the flying gem and STAB together buffing this move to be 247.5 power, do you need any further explanation on why this is a fantastic move on Crobat?
Cross Poison: A great move for Crobat, with STAB and high crit ratio.

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Crobat @ White Herb
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Jolly
EV’s: 252Atk, 252Spd, 4Def


Cross Poison
Leech Life/U-Turn/Confuse Ray

Mine has Inner Focus rather than Infiltrator. But I find them both to good anyway.

I saw a similar Curse set on one of Pimpnite’s videos. Set up Curse to get +1 Atk and Def. The White Herb will eliminate the -1 Spd drop. Acrobatics will now have tons of power due to having no more item, STAB and +1 Atk from Curse. Cross Poison for STAB, high crit ratio and chance to poison. I picked Leech Life for health replenishment, and coverage for Psychic types. You could go U-Turn for emergencies, or Confuse Ray because..why not?

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no item
ability: infiltrator
nature: naive or hasty
EVs: 252 Attack,252 Speed,6 Special Attack

Cross poison
Heat wave

Having no item makes it so that Acrobatics will do 110 damage, which is massive.Cross poison is there for STAB, and U-turn is there for getting out of sticky situations. most steel types out on the competitive field are mostly 4x weak to fire thats why heat wave can seriously come in clutch.

4 special attack
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Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Acrobatics
- Cross Poison
- Zen Headbutt
- U-turn

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Crobat @ Focus Sash
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 HP / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe / -Atk)
IVs: 0 Atk

  • Nasty Plot
  • Hurricane
  • Giga Drain
  • Toxic