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Vespiquen or Leavanny?

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I really don't know which one to pick for my Ace Pokèmon in Black 2, so which one should I pick? Give some pros and cons to the Pokemon and at least a moveset I can work with. Thanks!

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Short and quick answer: Leavanny. Vespiquen has an awful typing and a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, and is barely ever used. Leavanny has a decent Attack stat and access to Sticky Web, which makes it much more useful than Vespiquen - at least in the competitive side of it.
Both are pretty bad imo.
leavanny also is terrible for competitive battling because it has two 4x weaknesses. but its a lot easier to obtain
vespiquen, because of its special moves like heal order and its like the beedrill of gen 5, its stats are slightly higher in defense, special attack, and a big difference in special defence

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Lets compare themmmmm :D

Leavanny

Pros-
-SWORDS DANCE
-Dual STAB (I guess its a pro)
-Decent attack and speed.

Cons-
-Stealth rock weakness (It is uncommon in game though.)
-Two 4x weaknesses Being Fire and Flying. D:
-It's stats aren't that good besides it's attack.
-Sewaddle is terrible :c

Vespiquen

Pros-
-It has decent bulk.
-Can be physical or special.
-Get's a good recovery move (Heal order)

Cons-
- 4x weak to stealth rock. D: (and rock type moves.)
-Terrible speed
-It's attack/special attack isn't that good.
-Catching a female combee is a pain.

Overall, I'd go for Leavanny! I use one in my Pokemon black 2 and I use him ALL the time! Leavanny is a good Pokemon in game! and in game is mainly about sweeping the opponent as fast as possible- which vespiquen cant do.

Moveset if you want it-

Leavanny
- Leaf Blade
- X-Scissor
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Storm/Shadow claw/Knock off/Synthesis/cut

I used leaf blade X-scissor swords dance and cut on mine! I only used cut because I needed it though. I suggest knock off if obtainable. :D

Hope I helped!! :D

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To be honest, I would choose neither.
But, out of the two Pokemon, I would suggest Leavanny. Leavanny simply has better overall stats and a good Atk/Spd stat. It can easily run Jolly because it can already use Swords Dance to boost its Attack. Although it has a somewhat limiting move-pool, Leavanny can be a good physical sweeper if used properly.
However, if you're looking for a tank/wall, Vespiqueen is the better choice. It has Defend Order to increase its Def/Sp. Def stats by one stage; which can prove to be useful. It also has Heal Order which is a reliable source of health. There is also Attack Order which is a powerful move that also gets STAB. Note that these are Vespiqueen's signature moves and, arguably, its best. You could also run a status move, like Toxic, to further wear down the opponent.
It mainly depends on the role you want. It isn't fair to compare two Pokemon that are better in different roles.

For a sweeper, go for Leavanny.

For a wall/tank, go for Vespiqueen.

Note: Vespiqueen may be harder to get than Leavanny.

Here are good movesets for both:
Note: I treated this as if it is competitive; (if this is in game) you do not have to get the EVs and Nature exactly. You may not also be able to get the item.

Leavanny@Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP
Moves:
- X-Scissor
- Leaf Blade
- Return
- Swords Dance

Vespiqueen@Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/ 100 Def / 156 Sp. Def
Moves:
- Attack Order
- Heal Order
- Defend Order
- Toxic

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