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Primarina @ Choice Specs / Life Orb / Assault Vest
Type : Water / Fairy
Ability : Torrent
Nature : Modest ( Spa+ Atk- )
EVs : 168 Hp / 252 Spa / 88 Spe

  • Hydro Pump / Scald
  • Moonblast
  • Blizzard / Ice Beam
  • Psychic

Hydro Pump and Moonblast are powerful STAB moves, while others are coverage. They hit really hard with Choice Specs. Scald is a reliable move to lock into Choice Specs while having a great accuracy and chances to burn. Life Orb is also there to boost, but provides a little less power than Choice Specs. Assault Vest is there to allow her to be a Special Tank, taking Special moves from mons like Specs Volcanion while resisting its STAB moves. Hydro Pump is suggested with running Assault Vest, since you will lose the boosts of Life Orb and Choice Specs. EVs max out its Special attack while allowing her to outspeed most walls and slower attackers. Her high Special defence makes her a Special tank. The rest is placed in Hp to boost its bulk. Scald and Ice Beam are alternatives if you dont like Hydro Pump and Blizzard's accuracy. Also reliable moves for locking into Choice Specs as I said above. This set is suitable for single battles. For doubles, using moves like Surf, Liquid Voice Hyper Voice, Blizzard, Dazzling Gleam, are good since you can target two opponent at the same time.

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Hydro Pump is very unreliable, and Blizzard is even worse. If you want to win every game, scald/surf and ice beam are much better options. Also, why put 252 in Speed? Its not going to out speed anything without scarf. The investment is better used for bulk.
i didn put 252 EVs in speed i think you read it wrong. Thanks for suggestion
It is noteworthy that Hydro Pump is essential if running Assault Vest to keep the damage output mildly high.
Good set otherwise.
@ xXJashuaXx Is right in one way, Primarina doesn't have a great base speed, sitting at 60. However, let's run the math on Modest, vs Timid, and with/without a Scarf. I'm going to assume for all intents, and purposes, that the Primarina has 252 Evs in Speed, and a 31 Iv also in Speed, and is level 50.

Modest
Base 60.
Add 20 for the 31 iv.
Add 32 for 252 Evs.
112 Speed.
Add a Scarf, add 56 (50% of 112)
168 Speed.

Timid
Base 60.
Plus 6 for beneficial nature. (+10 to base stat, for a beneficial nature)
Add 20 for the 31 iv.
Add 32 for 252 evs.
118 speed.
Add a Scarf, add 59 (50% of 118).
177 Speed.

Let's compare that, to the fastest Pokmon, in Sun/Moon, Phemosa, who has a Base Speed of 150.
Top speed stat, at level 50:
Assuming 252 Evs in Speed, and a 31 iv:
Modest, 202. Affacted by Sticky Web, 133.
Timid, 217. Affected by Sticky Web, 143.

Let's see what Primarina can outspeed, in terms of base stat pokemon, in Gen 6 OU, comparing level 50 Primarina, to other level 50's. Im going to assume they are affected by Sticky Web, and neither pokemon is holding a Scarf. I'll also assume the pokemon, have a 31 iv in speed, and 252 Speed evs (Standard Sweeper sets).

Base 110 Speed Pokemon.
Beneficial Speed nature, 178.
Speed after Sticky Web, 117.

Neutral Speed nature, 162.
Speed after Sticky Web, 106.

Primarina can outspeed, a giant portion of the gen 6 OU tier, with Sticky Web affecting the opposing pokemon, and neither of them having a Scarf. With a fairly decent movepool, it can be a big threat.

If you have team Support, like a Rapid Spin Blocker, or a Pokemon with Gravity, this Primarina set gets a lot better. Remember, you have up to 6 pokemon to use to support each other. That allows creative sets.
Let me actually repeat this again. I wrote 252 Spd, not Spe. I appreciate your feedback, but just to let you know. People may think it was a typo and I was trying to write Spe. But it's SpD.
Dude, you need glasses. You wrote Spe.
Checking your revisions, it WAS Spd but now its Spe.
I check the revisions before. Now it was 88 Spe because I change the set.
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Primarina @ Leftovers
Type : Water / Fairy
Ability : Torrent
Nature : Bold ( Def+ Atk- ) / Calm ( SpD+ Atk- )
EVs : 252 Hp / 168 Def / 88 SpD
IVs : 0 Atk

  • Protect / Moonblast
  • Aqua Ring
  • Scald
  • Amnesia

This set focuses on Primarina's bulk to allow her to be a tank and to last longer in many battles. Leftovers together with Aqua Ring, allows Primarina to heal for HP slowly. Protect allows Primarina to heal for more HP without the opponent attacking. Scald burns the opponent. Amnesia allows it to be more a Special Tank. Using her against special attackers would be the best. However, note that taunt would be dangerous for her. Moonblast is there to deal with mons that resist Scald, but also to not allow her to be a taunt fodder.

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Primarina special attacker
Evs 252 hp / 252 sp. atk / 4 spe
Nature modest
Held item assault vest
Ability torrent
Move set
1. moonblast. stab
2. Ice beam. great cover
3. spaerking aria / surf / scald. all have great accuracy & stab
4. shadow ball / psychic. great cover

Primarina special tank
Held item leftovers
Ability liquid voice
Nature. calm.
ev 252 hp / 152 def / 50 sp.def / 50 sp.atk / 4 spe
Move set
1. toxic
2. aqua ring
3. moonblast / hyper voice
4. amnesia

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Primarina Water/Fairy
Nature: Modest
Item: Primarinium Z/ Life Orb
Ability: Torrent

Sparkling Aria- Stab, good bp, and triggers z move
Ice beam- Coverage, and good bp
Psychic- Coverage, Good bo
Moonblast- Stab, good bp

252 sp. atk EVs
252 sp. def EVs
4 hp EVs

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Is Bp PP? ( Power points )
@Orange Gaimer
No, base power
And i was going to involve calm mind but i cant learn it some reason
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The Awesome Sweeper Primarina
Perfect IVs, if not perfect then at least best in SpA, Speed, Defense and HP.
EV trained to the max in special attack and special defense, use the rest of the points on HP
Ability: Torrent
Item: Leftovers
Moveset:
Dazzling Gleam
Blizzard
Scald
Aqua ring

Here, we are going to use Primarina as a sweeper. Dazzling gleam and Blizzard attack
both of the opposing Pokemon. You can use Scald to attack and break out of being frozen and you can
use the combo of Aqua ring and Leftovers to restore a considerable amount of HP every turn.
(This is called the Awesome Primarina because this is my Primarina and my trainer name is Awesome.)

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Primarina (F) @ Assault Vest / Wise Glasses
Ability - Torrent
EV's - 252 Def / 252 Sp Atk
Modest Nature (+Sp Atk, -Atk)


  • Hydro Pump / Surf (STAB, coverage for fire, rock, and ground)
  • Moonblast (STAB, coverage for fighting, dragon, and dark)
  • Ice Beam (For grass types, coverage for flying, ground, and dragon)
  • Psychic (For poison types, coverage for fighting)

This set here is for a powerful yet bulky sweeper. The reason that I choose surf over sparkling aria is because Pokemon with the ability soundproof are unaffected by sparkling aria and that if you opponent had a burn, it would be healed by sparkling aria. This makes surf much more reliable. The assault vest boosts your special bulk further so you can take most electric moves, and wise glasses boosts the power of your special moves.

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Primarina @ Life Orb
Ability: Liquid Voice
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Moonblast
- Protect
- Ice Beam
(Doubles Set)

Primarina @ Choice Specs
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Moonblast
- Ice Beam
- Psychic

(singles)

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Not sure what there is to gain with liquid voice hyper voice when sparkling aria is already water type and sound type. It would be more effective to have torrent and surf since you would be able to hit Pokemon with the ability soundproof.
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[email protected] Specs/Life orb/assualt vest

Ability:Torrent
Nature:Modest(+sp.attk -attk)

Evs-252HP-252Spattk-4def

-sparkling aria or scald
-moonblast
-ice beam
-psychic

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Role: defensive
Item: leftovers
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Calm
EV's: 252 hp, 248 Def, 8 speed
Moves: Scald, Moonblast/Ice beam/roar, rest, sleep talk
Usage: A more defensive Primarina. This set is designed to take advantage of Primarina's bulk. Upgrading its defense by giving it much needed EV's, while giving it a calm nature to make its already good special defense even better at tanking special hits. 8 speed allows it to outspeed base 60 mons that invest in 4 EV's in speed. This set also makes it useful for absorbing status.

Scald is useful for burning, complimenting your already well invested physical defense. Moon blast is useful for being your other stab move, Ice beam can be used over moon blast for good coverage, and roar can be used to stop Pokemon from setting up and its useful for racking up entry hazard damage. Rest allows it to absorb status and recover. Sleep talk allows Primarina to do something while sleeping.

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Primarina @Leftovers/Primarinium Z
Nature: Calm
Ability: Torrent

252 Sp.Attack / 252 Sp.Defense / 6 HP

Aqua Ring
Ice Beam/Psychic/Attract
Sparkling Aria/Scald
Moonblast

Aqua Ring, because Primarina's Sp. Def is pretty good and this gives her the ability to heal herself, great when combined with Leftovers.

Attract cripples the opponent. Ice Beam and Psychic are for coverage.

Sparkling Aria is a great STAB move, which also gives you the choice of using Primarinium Z. Scald could burn your opponent, dropping their Attack also, so you may last longer in battle.

Moonblast is just a powerful STAB move.

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Primarina @Mystic Water / Primarium Z / Life Orb
Nature: Timid (+Speed -Attack)
EV's: 252 Speed, 80 Defense, and 122 HP.
Ability: Torrent

  • Sparkling Aria (Z-Move to Oceanic Operetta, STAB, Stacks with Mystic water)

  • Moonblast (Does not stack with Primarium Z or Mystic water, but Life Orb and STAB are saviors.)

  • Shadow Ball (Deals with Decidueye)

  • Ice Beam (Coverage)

In my opinion, this one is my favorite one of the 2 final evos of the starters. It has the least weaknesses out of the trio. It has terrible speed, though. That's why I chose Timid for its nature.

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Well, I used only attacking moves because it can be baton passed on, C;
Ice beam has more power, and can also deal with Decidueye, I'd switch Shadow Ball for Psychic to cover Primarinas poison weakness, and so you don't get walled out by mons like Toxapex.
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Special Attacker
Primarina @ Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Moonblast
- Shadow Ball/Energy Ball/Psychic

Bulky
Primarina @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Rest
- Moonblast
- Toxic

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Primarina @ Primium Z / Choice Specs
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest
EVs: 4 Spe / 252 SAtk / 252 HP

  • Sparkling Aria
  • Moonblast
  • Psychic
  • Ice Beam
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Primarina
Item: Life Orb/Choice Scarf
Ability: Liquid Voice
Nature: Modest/Timid
Evs: 252 Sp Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Hp
Moves:
Hyper Voice
Moonblast
Energy Ball/Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball/Hidden Power Fire or Ground or Steel

So here's the deal.

With the above spread, at level 50;
No Choice Scarf, and active Sticky Web on the opponents side;

Timid Primarina Speed ties base 110 speed Pokemon, if they have a nature boosting speed.

Modest Primarna outspeeds base 110 speed Pokemon, if they have a nature that doesn't affect speed growth, by a total of 6.

I choose not to use Hidden Power, on mine, since I use a Timid one, and the above HP types, require a speed iv, of 30.

If you use a Modest one, with my spread, you can afford to use a Hidden Power, as Modest level 50 Primarina, has 6 speed more, than any base 110 with a nature, that is neutral towards speed.

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PRIMARINA
TYPE: Water-Fairy
ABILITY: Torrent
NATURE: Quiet (boosts special attack but lowers speed)
EVs: 160+ hp/ 100+ attack/ 100+ defense
HELD ITEM: Mystic water/ Primarium-Z/ Rocky helmet/ Leftovers
MOVES:
-Sparkling aria/Hydro pump
-Moonblast
-Sing/Hyper voice
-Psychic/Ice beam

 With the Torrent ability, Primarina's water type attacks will boost when her hp is low. If you choose the Mystic water item (mystic water boosts your Pokemon's water type attacks) and her hp is low, use a water type attack and it will do a lot of damage. A Primarium-Z turns Primarina's Sparkling aria into a Z-move. If you are not interested in the Primarium-Z and/or Sparkling aria, I recommend getting rid of both of them, using Hydro pump as a move instead of sparkling aria and giving her another item. Hydro pump is probably the best water type move so it is good to have. Moonblast is a good fairy type move. I added it in the moveset because Primarina is a fairy type and it wouldn't be good just to have water moves. Sing is a good defense move because it makes the opposing Pokemon fall asleep, more time to attack without them beating you. Hyper voice is a good move because it hits all of the opposing Pokemon. Psychic is a good comeback against poison types; so that you have a chance to beat them before they beat you. Ice beam is good because it can make the opposing Pokemon frozen. Now about items: I have already explained about the mystic water and Primarium-Z, now I will explain more: this Primarina is based more on attack, not defense or speed. Leftovers are a good choice because they can restore your Pokemon's hp every turn, more time to attack! A rocky helmet is also a good choice because it will hurt any Pokemon that hits you with a physical move. This lowers the Pokemon's hp even more! The quiet nature also helps because most of these moves are special, not physical.
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Primarina @ Salac Berry

Type: Water/Fairy

Ability: Liquid Voice

Nature: TImid

EVs: 44 HP / 252 SpA / 212 Spe

Moves:
-Sparkling Aria/Scald
-Moonblast
-Energy Ball
-Ice Beam

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Why Liquid Voice if you have no moves to abuse it?
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Primarina @ Primarium Z/Assualt Vest
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
- Sparkling Aria
- Ice Beam
- Energy Ball
- Moonblast

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Primarina is a really fun Pokemon to use because of its enormous movepool, great stats, and various ways you can use it. This is what I recommend you run.

Primarina @ Waterium Z/Primarium Z/Choice Specs/Life Orb/Assault Vest
Type: Water/Fairy
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (SpA+ Atk-)
EVs: 172 HP/252 SpA/84 Spe (just to outspeed semi-slow stuff like Decidueye)
Moves:
Hydro Pump/Scald/Sparkling Aria (all great water moves for STAB, the latter triggers the glorious Z-Move, but I don't use it as it by itself is highly outclassed)
Moonblast (STAB)
Ice Beam (for easy grass coverage)
Psychic/Energy Ball/Shadow Ball (all great coverage moves for threats such as Venusaur and Rotom-W)

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My Primarina Moveset:
Stab: Scald/Surf Moonblast
EV's 252 SpA / 252 SpD /Leftovers go to HP
Coverage: Ice Beam and Psychic
Nature: Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk), Sassy (+SpDef, -Speed)
Item: Assault Vest/Leftovers(if you run setup Moves)
Setup: Rain Dance, Protect, Aqua ring, Amenesia, Reflect, and Light Screen
My Moveset:
Scald: STAB, Decent power, has chance to burn and is reliable
Moonblast: STAB, Good Power, can lower SpAtk.
Ice Beam: Decent power, Deals with Grass types, has chance to freeze
Psychic: Good power, Deals with Poison types.
Item: Assault Vest: Only has Attacking moves, and gives it extra bulk on the SpD stat
Abillity: Torrent

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Primarina @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
Sassy Nature

  • Sparkling Aria
    A good STAB move and allows Z-move
  • Moonblast
    A powerful Fairy-type STAB
  • Blizzard
    For Grass-type coverage
  • Psychic
    For Poison-type coverage

You'll definitely want to take advantage of Primarina's high Special Attack stat with these four moves.

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