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Diancie Pokedex

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Haha Fizz, what a legend xD
why the downvote?
ikr.. (Filler)

First time I've ever seen a move set question in the negative!
Back when I used to do the moveset questions, some of them would be in the negative.
Wow, really?

(Idk what's the biggest shock: Knowing that moveset questions had down votes, or that trachy answered xD)

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Diancie

Diancie @ Diancite
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Diamond Storm
- Hidden Power Fire

This set allows Mega Diancie to function as a mixed sweeper, Naive Nature increases it's Speed while decreasing it's Special Defense. Hasty Nature, which increases Diancie's Speed, while decreasing it's Defense can be run in opt of Naive, however Naive is the preferred option.

Moonblast and Diamond Storm are STAB, Earth Power covers Steel types most notably Heatran, which would completely wall you without it. Earth Power also allows Mega Diancie to hit Electric and Rock types super effectively. Hidden Power Fire allows Mega Diancie to hit Pokémon it wouldn't otherwise be able to hit, this includes hitting Steel types such as Ferrothorn and Scizor (on the switch in).

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Edit: I just realised that Diancie apparently gets Earth Power from the ORAS Move Tutors, so choose Hidden Power Fire over Hidden Power Ground and get rid of Psyshock for Earth Power. The above moveset should be sufficient until ORAS comes out though.
I'd Post my Mega Diancie, but this basically sums mine up. +1'd!
Thanks.
The only thing  that bothers me about this set is that HP fire lowers your Speed IV, which prevents you from speed tying with other Pokemon in the Base 110 Speed benchmark.  Not that HP Fire is a bad option though.  I put Calm Mind there because Diancie can usually sweep at just +1
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Diancie @ Diancite
Ability: Clear Body ---> Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 Atk/ 4 SpA/ 252 Spe
Naive nature
- Diamond Storm
- Explosion
- Moonblast
- Earth Power

Was thinking of a fully physical set, but tbh it's practically impossible to make a good dedicated set with Diancie. Max Attack and Speed make it physically based, while Naive allows Moonblast and Earth Power to deal decent damage. Diamond Storm is great STAB and Explosion is possibly my favourite move, and with Mega Diancie's base 160 Attack stat hits very hard.

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Diancie is based >:O

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Diancie @ Diancite
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Earth Power
- Diamond Storm
- Moonblast
- Rock Polish

REJECT THE SMOGON DIANCIE

Rock Polish lets Mega-Diancie sweep opposing teams with a little initial help in removing counters. Moonblast is obligatory STAB that allows to bash anything that doesn't resist it is specially bulky. Earth Power smacks Metagross, Magnezone and all them other scrub things nice and hard >:O. Diamond Storm is the move to beat annoying crud like Talonflame e.e.

A Timid Nature is used to maximise speed, in order to speed tie with the likes of Latios before using Rock Polish and to preserve bulk. The attack drop caused is barely noticeable, as Diamond Storm will only really be used to bash apart things like Talonflame. Most OHKOs, 2HKOs and 3HKOs using Diamond Storm remain the same, with or without a neutral/reducing nature, so moar bulk pl0x! EVs max out Offensive stats, and remaining 4 chucked onto HP.

This set can't beat Ferro without it being seriously weakened, but hey, what are teammates for o3o. Also this one sweeps so much better >.< since it can't be revenge killed by dumb things like Greninja and Scarf Magnezone after a Rock Polish ;I!

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Shouldn't be Naive or Hasty instead of Timid? Timid lowers Attack and Diamond Storm is Physical o3o
Like I said, the attack drop is barely noticeable in my answer.The ony things which you'll be majorly going after are like Talon, which die to Diamond Storm with or without the nature. It's more important to maintain bulk in order to switch in a little bit easier, and defense helps tanking Talonflame, which Diancie is an excellent check to
In spite of what you say there's no reason to really not run  Naive Nature and the Sp. Defense drop is not very significant, whilst The Attack Drop is there whenever you attack with Diamond Storm.  Just because it can KO Talonflame or other things 4X weak to Rock with a Timid Nature doesn't mean that the Attack Drop is irrelevant, since you can still very easily end up hitting something else when they switch out for less damage than you could be doing, and makes it much less spammable.  On top of that, since the drop is  minuscule, there  is no practical special priority in the game, and it has weaknesses to Grass, Ground, Steel, and Especially Water, the scenario where the Sp. Defense boost provided would prove beneficial is virtually nonexistant in OU.
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Diancie
Diancie @ Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpA
Modest nature
- Calm Mind
- Substitute/ Ancient Power
- Moonblast
- Earth Power

Sub + Calm Mind. Substitute can be replaced with Ancient Power, but I personally don't use it. Moonblast is STAB, and Earth Power is neccesary to avoid being completely walled by Steel types.
The EVs are standard fully Defensive, because Special Attack can be boosted by CM, and makes this guy an amazing bulky sweeper. You could shift some of the Defense EVs to Special Attack though, because it is already so high.

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Role: Trick Room setter and Lead

Diancie @ Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def or 252 Def and 4 Atk
Brave/Sassy Nature
- Stealth Rock/Protect
- Trick Room
- Diamond Storm
- Toxic

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This is a good set for my Ampharos! Thank you! A lot people expect me to mega evolve this thing. Nope.  lol
A little bit late, but..
...Ampharos? Ampharos with Diamond Storm and Clear Body?
I'm confused.
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This is for a Diancie that does not mega evolve. It's attack and speed are greatly boosted upon mega evolution, so in that case an offensive moveset may easily work better. In this case, though, I see it as a wall with ability to wait out even powerful sweepers.

Diancie + Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Sassy (+Sp. Def, - Speed)
EVs: 4HP (or whatever you prefer that isn't maxed out)/252Def/252Sp. Def
Moves
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
Reflect and Light Screen both play to Diancie's enormous defenses, which are as high as Aegislash Shield Form's. Stealth rock is an entry hazard, of course. Toxic is for whittling down your opponents while Diancie watches safe in it's high defenses and barriers.
Keep in mind, Diancie is a slow Pokemon, so you may want to set it up with a Trick Room before you send it out.

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Taunt cripples this entire set
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So, before I list the nature , EVs.. etc. I want to point out how defensive Diancie is, yeah I know it's quite obvious if you know your stuff, but you realize it does have some offensive potential, given that it's "signature" move is Diamond storm, a base of 100 power and 95 accuracy, basically a better stone edge, plus stab, it can pack a decent punch, while having a 50% chance to raise your defense, so anyone who ev trains diancie in defense, you can pretty much consider them Redundant.

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Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SPD / 4 atk
-Protect
-Stealth rock
-Diamond Storm
-Moonblast/ toxic

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Diancie w/Rocky Helmet

+SpA ,-Atk

-Calm Mind: Boost that SpD up a lot
-Diamond Storm: STAB, Boost that defense with SpA boosts from calm mind
-Moon Blast: STAB
-Sand Storm: Boost SpD and good for extra damage

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Ability: Clear Body---------> Magic Bounce
Nature: Hasty (+Spd, -Def)
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP/4 Atk
Moves:

  • Diamond Storm
  • Earth Power
  • Moonblast
  • Calm Mind/Rock Polish
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This is a moveset that I use in Pokémon Showdown. I think it's awesome for a sweeping Diancie!

Diancie @Diancite
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk; 252 Spe; 4 HP
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
Psychic (poison type coverage)
Diamond Storm (for pesky baton pass Scolipedes and signature move)
Moonblast (lol wynaut)
Earth power (steel type coverage/poison type coverage)

Hopefully this helps out any Trainer that wishes to use Diancie as a sweeper.

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You don't need Psychic if you have Earth Power anyway
Well, maybe Psychic can be used for fighting types lol
A bullet punsh   from a metagross or a meditsham would 1HKO it