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As of you could see in my profile, I'm starting VGC 2015, and the first thing that popped into mind was Prankster + Fake-Out or Taunt to support a Choice Scarfed Greninja from battle because of it's defenses.

Here's the Moveset that the required Pokèmon should (and possibly have):

Pokèmon [email protected] item that you picked
Ability: Prankster
EVs of your choice
- Taunt
- Fake-Out
- filler
- filler

And this is my Greninja set, for those who are wondering:
[email protected] Scarf
Ability: Protean
EVs: 252 Speed/252 Special Attack/ 4 Attack
- Ice Beam
- Dark Pulse
- Knock Off/Mat Block
- Surf

Any Pokèmon would be great for helping the Greninja out, and you can also suggest team mates as well!



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The only two Pokemon that have Prankster, Taunt and Fake Out are Sableye and Liepard.
Out of those two definitely go for Sableye.

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Sableye @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Recover
- Taunt
- Foul Play/Fake Out

This is nice Taunting Set for Sableye to use. I wouldn''t really recommend a Fake out on Sableye with Taunt as well to be honest. Sableye can benefit from other moves - Fake Out is pretty limited in use too. Fake Out isn't a bad move but its better on an offensive Sableye. But this is you team and your choice, so do what you feel best is.

Although no equipped with Fake Out another good Pokemon is Thundurus

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Thundurus @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 244 HP / 108 Def / 64 SpA / 72 SpD / 20 Spe
Calm Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power Ice
- Taunt

A bulky Thundurus with Taunt and Priority T-Wave can seem a bit of a pain to take out. Taunt prevents Thundurus or his teamates being crippled and stops TR Teams.

Good Partners for Greninja

Greninja being frail and fast is more viable going all offensive. You can side Greninja with :

M-Kangashan - Fake Out + Pressure on opponent with Parental Bond
M-Mawile - Being Bulky it can take some hits and Greninja heavily threatens and Ground Pokes
CB Talon Flame - Brave Bird. Types that don't resist cannot hang around with this guy on the loose
- Fake Out can give Greninja an opportunity to deal with threats.

Rather than Mat Block or Knock Off go in for Gunk Shot or U-Turn.
Life Orb might also be better than Choice Scarf as you'll only stay one type and doesn't make Protean as threatening.

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