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Poor guy doesn't get Play Rough either. That a load of bull.


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Tapu Bulu @ Leftovers
Type : Grass / Fairy
Ability : Grassy Surge
Nature : Adamant ( Atk+ Spa- )
EVs : 112 Hp / 252 Atk / 144 Spe

  • Horn Leech
  • Brick Break
  • Leech Seed
  • Bulk Up

This set allows Tapu Bulu to stay very long in battles. 144 EVs in Speed allows Tapu Bulu to outspeed Defensive Landorus-T, while max EVs in Attack allows its moves to hit harder. The rest is placed in Hp to boost its bulk more. Horn Leech, Leech Seed, Leftovers, Grassy Terrain, allows Tapu Bulu to heal for lots of Hp, meaning it can never die. Bulk Up raises its already amazing attack and also Defence to withstand physical hits, boosting its bulk. Brick Break breaks Reflects and Light Screens for your team, also providing more coverage which is for Ferrothorn and Heatran. Horn Leech is also awesome with Grassy Terrain, while Leech Seed stalls the opponent.

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Wouldn't a big root be more useful than leftovers?
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Tapu Bulu @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Sp.Def
Nature: Careful
Ability: Grassy Surge

Horn Leech
Stone Edge
Brick Break
Zen Headbutt

It has some decent status moves like Leech Seed, but considering this is a Choice set, that's out. Still, this set will turn out great!

Its main attack is Horn Leech- with the attack boost + STAB, it would do LOTS of damage and heal a lot of HP. Stone Edge can get Flying, Bug, and Fire types on the switch, and Brick Break- Steel types. Zen Headbutt deals with Poison types.

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Horn Leech is also boosted by grassy terrain. One thing: Why not Adamant? Still, love this set and will upvote!
Wow that was rather onixpected. I thought it was terrible but idk...
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Tapu Bulu @ Choice Band
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Stone Edge
- Wood Hammer

The Wood Hammer will terrorise most of the Alolan Pokemon in this game! You get a hammer! You get a hammer! YOU GET A HAMMER!

With the Adamant, Grassy Terrain, Choice Band, Atk EV boost, total comes to near 400 Atk Points; Wood Hammer becomes a OHKO Move on most Pokemon!

Vs. Bewear:
- 252+ Atk Choice Band Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Bewear: 402-474 (90.5 - 106.7%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO

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Nice set. +1 vote.
You get a hammer! You get a hammer! YOU GET A HAMMER! Lol that part was hilarious.
I shall now knight you Tapu Bulu of THE HAMMER.
How do you teach Tapu bulu moves learned before capture?
I-JustWannaBeGood there is a move reminder at mount lanakila which allows you to learn previous moves the pokemon might have forgotten or learn a move that they weren't previously able to learn. Go to Mt. Lanakila, located on Ula'ula and take a trip to the pokecenter. To the right of the shop there will be a woman in a flower dress. She is the move reminder. For payment, she requires a heart scale. You can find these in Konikoni city on akala island. Visit the restaurant there and after each meal you get 2 heart scales. Hope this helped!
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Tapu Bulu @ Leftovers/Big Root
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Horn Leech
- Leech Seed
- Brick Break/Megahorn/Stone Edge/Zen Headbutt

I haven't played competitive SM yet but this looks pretty broken. With grassy surge and bulk up you can do lots of damage with horn leech which also heals you and leech seed is also healing you so you get lots of healing every turn. The last slot can be whatever coverage you need.

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Tapu bulu item @grassium z.
Evs hp 140, attck 228, defence 76, sp defence 20, speed 28
Adamant nature
Moves : Horn leech, leech seed, rock slide, and wooden hammer...
Ps, This is for vgs.

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