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If you have a good competitive moveset for Toucannon, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Toucannon Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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PM this mon is the  unofficial mascot of this site, just thought I'd let you know :p
The Memecannon
Sheer force, life orb,
Atk, HP, SDef, Adamant
U turn, Steel Wing, Gunk Shot, Brave Bird
Heres my Toucannon
Item: Metronome
Sheer Force
Sp. Atk: 252
you can do what ever you like with the rest but NONE ON ATK

Hyper voice
Flash Cannon

It's meant to be a Special attacker, you can replace any of the moves anyway you'd like

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3 votes

I would use this:

Toucannon @ Expert Belt
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
Nature: Jolly
-Beak Blast (STAB)
-Rock Blast (Ice Coverage and good with Skill Link)
-Bullet Seed (Rock Coverage and good with Skill link)
-Roost/Feather Dance/Boomburst (STAB)

Boomburst is a SPECIAL move, and a normal type move, no STAB, You should fix that, but nice moveset.
I know that boomburst is a special move, it was just an option, but toucannon IS a NORMAL type so boomburst does have STAB.
But why add Boomburst as a option if it has JOLLY nature?.
Jolly does +Speed and -Sp.Atk
Ik, but you whould normaly go with roost but if you REALY wanted to you could run boomburst.
eh, okay, I was just curious, have a nice night/day.

*ur moveset is still good so ill upvote it, besides the boomburst but its still good.*
Thx Decidueye
Call me crazy, but Im just worried about a speed trained toucannon's viability in general tankiness; that I fear roost would be wasted. Im not sure about feather dance either. I feel like banking those points outside of either defense secures you an average of 1-3 turns of field time. Given the ability and typing I'd personally go with fury attack instead of boomburst. It plays with skill link and gets normal STAB.
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Physical Toucannon

Toucannon @ Expert Belt
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Skill Link
EV Spread: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 56 Def / 56 SpD

  • Beak Blast
  • Bullet Seed
  • Rock Smash
  • Knock Off

Beak Blast has good accuracy + good Base Power + STAB, it does have to "charge" to be used but Toucannon is already moving last with his very low Base Speed so no worries (that's why I invested some General Bulk in my set). Bullet Seed makes use of his Skill Link ability is deals with some of his menaces. Rock Smash is a Fighting move and Fighting Moves cover a good chunk of types. Knock Off will always deal 1,5x damage and deals with Psychic and Dark types.

It's another one off my "all-rounder" sets, covers his weaknesses and a little more, very offensive, nothing really special about it.

I have the same.
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I would go with

Beak Blast (for stab, high damage and chance of burning)
Brick Break(for super effectiveness against 5 types)
Toxic(B1F: Docks, in the southwest corner of the area, after passing Nanu's grand trial)
Bullet Seed(skill link is cool)

With 'Skill Link' and Flynium Z

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These sets aren't necessarily Competitive movesets btw. You still need natures, items and EVs and all that but ingame movesets are perfectly fine.  Btw if you don't know your EVs, then just write the ideal EVs. I.e if you could choose exactly what EVs your set uses what would they be? Same with the nature.
PX? Why won't you let people know that I have gotten pretty crabby because of other Pokebase people.
Keeping the discussion civil and keeping everything tidy.
Takes siestas + hardy sorry I forgot
Don't need the characteristic, we need the EVs
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Toucannon @ Expert Belt
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- Brave Bird
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Blast
- Swords Dance

Why not beak blast?
Because it's weaker? Because it has -3 Priority and this is primarily a sweeping set? Because it only Burns if the opponent if they make direct contact?
Toucannon is very slow, and I don't think that it can survive any hit without investment.
There's a reason we have Sticky Web.  :P

That and it's still decently fast, at least compared to most other Gen 7 Pokemon.
I still think you should use beak blast, because it would be realy good is you go a burn off and brave bird damages you... just a thought
You can use Beak Blast if you want. Your Toucannon will die because this is a sweeping set, but hey, you might Burn a Physical attacker.
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Special Toucannon
Item- Choice Specs
Ability- Sheer Force
Nature- Modest
EVs- 252SpA/252Spe/4SpD

Even though its special attack is low in comparison to its physical attack, it can still be an effective Specs attacker with these moves;
Boomburst- STAB + 140 BP + Specs is going to be dealing major damage
Overheat- Very strong fire type move that can punish Ice and Steel switch ins
Flash Cannon- Takes advantage of the boost by Sheer Force, punishes Rock switch ins
U-Turn/Hidden Power Grass- U-Turn for momentum/scouting, Hidden Power Grass for Ground and Water types.

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Angry Birb (Toucannon) @ Choice Band
Ability: Skill Link
-Seed Bomb
-Brave Bird
-Rock Blast
EVs: 252 Speed/252 Attack/4 Sp Def
IVs: 0 Sp Attack
Jolly Nature
Happiness: 0

I suggest putting the nature, ev's and ivs first and THEN the Moveset, it would be easier to read it.
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Tch, tch! Do it like this :

Toucannon - Adament (252 SPD, 252ATK, 4HP)
Item - Choice Scarf
Moveset - Rock Blast, Bullet Seed, Brave Bird/Beak Blast, Brick Break

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I'd normally go with this set:

Toucannon @ Leftovers
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flame Charge (to speed it up it is quite slow even with jolly max speed)
- Rock Blast (good coverage and hits 5 times due to skill link so good power)
- Bullet Seed (same as Rock Blast)
- Beak Blast (STAB and potential burns) or Gunk Shot (coverage) or Drill Peck (STAB)

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Toucannon @ focus sash
Ability : Skill link
Evs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed
Nature : Adamant/ jolly
. Fly
. Flame charge
.Rock Blast
.Bullet seed

Focus sash won't let you die. First use flame charge to gain speed then Rock blast with skill link to cover ice types then Bullet seed for rock types

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Can we have a Keen Eye moveset, please?

Toucannon @Flyinium Z
Ability: Keen Eye
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk, then it doesn't matter. NO SPEED.
Brick Break
Beak Blast
Rock Slide/Steel Wing/U-Turn (power/coverage/switch out)

No speed EBs just to beat Avalanche users (who I have never come across)
But I really want toucannonite!

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This moveset literatury were sweeping some teams so I hope you gonna like it

Nature: Jolly
Ev train: Atk 252 Spd 252
Beak Blast (STAB and an op move)
Rock Blast
Bullet Seed
Flame charge (Raising speed which is good for toucannon becuase its slow and also will be move for steel types becuase others not effective)
Item: Firium Z

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I've found this moveset to be pretty useful:

Ability: Keen eye
Held item: Focus sash
Moves: Seed bomb, Beak blast, Gunk shot, and Brick break

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Trait: Skill Link
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Role: Physical Sweeper


  • Roost
  • Bullet Seed
  • Rock Blast
  • Beak Blast
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Toucannon @ Life Orb
ABILITY: Skill Link
NATURE: Quiet (+SpAtk -Spd)
EVs: 252 SpAtk/252 HP/4 Atk

Brave Bird
Bullet Seed

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Why are you running a mixed Set? You already have a lot of good physical multi hitting moves. Also why rash? If you insint on a mixed Set, just run a speed lowering nature. Also, you shouldn't run max attack and special attack. Just one, and use those 4 extra evs for the other one