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If you have a good competitive moveset for Popplio, post an answer below and upvote the best ones.

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Popplio Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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IWuvChoclate without trying to be mean, it looks like you don't know what LC is. LC stands for Little Cup. All Pokemon are Level 5, all Pokemon must not have evolved but still be able too. Aegislash evolved from Doublade and thus isn't allowed. Glaceon evolved from Eevee and isn't allowed.
@PX I know what LC is, I clearly said that this isn't doubles, not to be rude.
Then why are you talking about Aegislash? And comparing what Berry Juice does to an LC mon Vs Glaceon? You're not making any sense whatsoever.
@PX Because of an unknown reason..
Please try to stay on topic then?

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Well since the other answers weren't even Little Cup (for the most part), I figured I might as well through something out here.

Popplio @ Berry Juice/Life Orb
Ability: Liquid Voice
Level: 5
EVs: 4 Def, 232 Sp.Atk, 232 Sp.Def, 36 Spe
Nature: Modest
- Hyper Voice

- Ice Beam
- Moonblast
- HP Ground/Encore

Popplio certainly isn't great, but it's not to spectacularly horrible. Pretty simple set, either use Berry Juice to stick around longer or Life Orb to hit harder. *Until we get the HA Gen 7 starters, replace the Ability with Torrent and Hyper Voice with Hydro Pump/Scald.

Why would you prefer liquid voice hyper voice over torrent scald? Are there really that many substitutes?
Because this makes Poppilo a bit unique. If you want a bulky Scald user, there are many, many other & better options.
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Popplio @ Mystic Water
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Gentle (+Spd, -Def)
EVs: 4 Atk/252 Spa/252 Spd

  1. Moonblast (Just a powerful move)
  2. Ice Beam (Deals with grass types)
  3. Scald (Decent water type move with more PP than Hydro Pump plus a 30% chance to burn the opponent)
  4. Aqua Jet (Popplio isn't that fast, so, with Aqua Jet, she will move first)

Torrent powers up water type moves when Popplio's HP is low, and, if Popplio is holding a Mystic Water, her water type moves will be powered up even more!

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Also, Little Cup sounds fun! :) I hope my moveset still works for it!
It's a format that only allows basic Pokemon that aren't fully evolved. All Pokemon are level 5. First, the moveset answers require EVs. Moonblast is pointless on Popplio because there's no reason why the opponent would use one of those type combinations over other ones. Second, even if they did, hydro pump or ice beam would be much stronger than moonblast. Popplio has weak physical attack, so ice beam would be much better for covering grass than acrobatics. (it also covers dragon, which is often switched into water attacks) Normal attacks aren't super effective on anything, so hyper voice is much more pointless than a move like ground type hidden power. Since it will be level 5, berry juice heals a lot more than any kind of berry.

You're supposed to know what the question is asking before answering it.
actually, all those dual types exist: drapion, dragalge, toxicroak, bisharp, dialga, lucario
Not in LC though, which this question is about.
Well, moonblast isnt even super effective against them cuz poison and dark resist fairy.