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What is a good moveset for Volcanion?

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I just realised we didn't have this one. Volcanion has now been released, at least in Japan, and we already know all its moves, so it makes sense to add this question now!

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Volcanion @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 200 HP / 252 Spa / 56 Def
Modest Nature
- Steam Eruption (STAB, chance to burn)
- Earth Power (Coverage against electric and rock types)
- Flamethrower/Fire Blast (STAB, either one works)
- Sludge Bomb/Flash Cannon (More coverage, destroy some fairies)

I've found that if you use Sludge Bomb, you will have no Pokemon that resist all four of your moves! The type coverage that Water, Fire, Ground, and Poison bring give 354 Pokemon normal damage, and will hit 451 Pokemon super effectively! Flash Cannon is an option as well, but you'll get 7 Pokemon that can resist you (such as Gyarados)

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This set works way better with Specs than Lefties. It's a wallbreaker set. Also, do you mind if I edit this into PS! format, for ease of use?
Sure, you can edit this :)
I use this one but with full investment in Defense and with an Assault Vest
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Ain't gonna do a full analysis because I just don't want too. But here's an interesting Stallbreaker set.

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Hot Stuff (Volcanion) @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 144 HP / 180 Def / 184 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Haze
- Toxic / Will-O-Wisp / Scald / Hidden Power Grass
- Steam Eruption / Scald / Hidden Power Grass / Toxic

Stallbreaker Volc is surprisingly effective. It has more longevity than outright wallbreaker variants whilst shutting down stallmons without too much effort. Overheat is a super powerful move that punches through teams and deters any sort of switch in. Haze stops Calm Minders setting in your face, but also negates the Special Attack drop from Overheat, which is a nice benefit. The next two slots are down to preference. Toxic limits Quagsire and generally crippes defensive mons. Will-O-Wisp does the same but slower whilst screwing up offensive switch ins. Scald is a nice secondary attack to have with a good burn chance. HP Grass is for Quagsire primarily. Fourth slot is the same, but Steam Eruption is a fairly good move choice here to act as backup, no penalty firepower. EVs and nature make it hard hitting enough versus defensive mons while still being able to sponge off neutral and weak hits without effort.

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Volcanion @ Choice Specs
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+Sp.Att, -Att)
EVs: 252 Sp.Att / 252 HP / 4 Sp.Def
- Scald
- Flamethrower / Fire Blast
- Earth Power
- Overheat / Sludge Bomb

This set will tear through teams. Scald > Steam Eruption for more BP and the same chance to burn. Flamethrower / Fire Blast is the normal STAB Fire attack, with Flamethrower being a higher PP, longer lasting move while Fire Blast is guns-blazing destroy everything move. Earth Power is for coverage, and Overheat or Sludge Bomb is the last move. SB is used for dealing with Faires, and Overheat allows Volcanion to have a nuke option, basically spewing out a 195 powered fire move directly into the opposition's face.

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Volcanion @ Power Herb
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Solar Beam
- Fire Blast
- Steam Eruption
- Sludge Wave / Focus Blast / Earth Power

Power Herb Volcanion actually works a decent lure for bulky waters, allowing it to kill with Solar Beam. This can be pretty useful if you find your team weak to such threats. The rest are pretty self explanatory. Fire Blast and Steam Eruption are Dual Stabs, while the last two slots are dedicated to coverage moves of your choice. The EVs are so that Volcanion does not take exactly 25% from SR damage and maximizes its Sp. Atk.

Other Options

You could also run 4 Def / 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Speed , but Volcanion's speed is rather pitiful. Another possibility would be to run Rash Nature with Superpower to get Chansey switch-ins, but it still only does around 30 - 40 % without any Attack investment.

Specs Volcanion is also a great set because it becomes a great wall-breaker.

Air Balloon Volcanion is also another possibility, as it offers a switch-in to Ground types and possibly KO them with Steam Eruption.

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Steam eruption
Hydro pump

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Steam Eruption

Steam Eruption & Overheat are good STABs, earthquake covers electric and rock, and Mist keeps special attack same after Overheat. I pair this with another Pokemon that has a move that lowers its own stats.

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