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Interesting fact: upon the removal of HMs in Sun and Moon, Kartana is now the only Pokemon who can learn Cut in SM.

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Kartana @ Life Orb / Choice Scarf
Type : Grass / Steel
Ability : Beast Boost
Nature : Jolly ( Spe+ Spa- )
EVs : 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

  • Leaf Blade
  • Smart Strike
  • Sacred Sword
  • Psycho Cut

Kartana is simply a great Physical Attacker with Life Orb, also with a great movepool. Beast Boost is always a great ability for sweeping. The EV spread is suitable for him. Leaf Blade and Smart Strike for STAB. Psycho Cut covers fighting types. Sacred Sword provides even more coverage. Just remember to keep him alway from fire types and some of the Scarfers and quicker attackers since they may outspeed Kartana. If you really fear Scarfers and quicker attackers, than put Choice Scarf on it.

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That's a pretty cool set! Though since Kartana has pretty awesome physical bulk, it could take a turn to set up Swords Dance against physical attackers. Of course that would not work with a scarf set, but it is definitely something to keep in mind
that was exactly my original set for kartana ._.
This is the same Set I run but I use Adamant nature with a Life Orb for more power but with the Same Ev's as well.
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Kartana @ Life Orb / Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Smart Strike
- Swords Dance / Night Slash

Life Orb goes with SD, Night Slash for Choice Scarf.

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Jolly; held item is Razor Claw
252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 Def
Beast Boost (duh)

Psycho Cut
Night Slash
Leaf Blade
Sacred Sword/Smart Strike

Three of these moves have increased Crit Rate, + Claw
Smart Strike for guarenteed STAB, or Sacred Sword for fighting move and ignores star change
Not as much crit chance as a Super Luck Absol, but pretty good nevertheless.

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Special Moveset (Because why not)
Kartana @ Leftovers
Calm Mind
Air Slash
Hidden Power Grass
Vacuum Wave
Evs- 252 Special Attack, 252 Special Defense, 4 HP
After four calm minds, you hit 488 special attack, which is pretty good. Hidden Power Grass makes up for this set's lack of stab. Considering that your only othe special options are air cutter and round, this is probably the best thing possible.

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This Kartana set looks like Something PIMPNITE would do if he ever did an "Epic Kartana Sweep".
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OK, here's my Kartana's stuff (which is pretty good, I think)
Kartana @ Steelium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Quiet (I wish I could change that...)
EVs: I don't know. I forgot what Pokemon I defeated.

Leaf Blade
Smart Strike
Psycho Cut
Sacred Sword
Here are my explanations for each move:
Leaf Blade: Awesome Grass-type damage
Smart Strike: Good STAB damage, just in case accuracy is lowered.
Psycho Cut: Covers weakness of fighting types, good for critical hits.
Sacred Sword: For amazing Fighting-type damage, when going up against Pokemon such as Incineroar or Heatran.
All these moves are physical, so they'll do extreme damage especially with Beast Boost.
Steelium Z is a last resort. Fighinium Z works too.

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Not a bad set, but with Quiet, wouldn't you want a SpA moveset? With Agility or another +Speed move since Quiet inhibits Speed?
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Ability: Beast Boost

-Leaf Blade
-Aerial Ace
-Sacred Sword

Great moves for Battle Tree. Got me a 12 win streak.

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Nature: Jolly
Ability: beast boost
Type: Grass/Steel
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Speed/ 4 Sp.def
Psyco cut (for the fighting types)
Leaf blade (high crit ratio, high base power move + STAB)
Smart Stike (ignores accuracy and evisiness)
Sacred Sword/Brick break (sacred sword ignores stat changes and brick break breaks through reflect and light screen and destroys light clay)

Kartana's huge attack plus choice band = destruction. Beast boost also raises attack which makes kartana even stronger

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