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If you have a good moveset for Ribombee, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included, and we encourage sets for VGC doubles as well as singles. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

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Ribombee for Doubles
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Special Attack, 4 HP
Nature: Modest
Moveset:
- Pollen Puff (Good for restoring HP and doing damage)
- Dazzling Gleam (STAB and attacks both oppents and if misty terrain is acctivated then it powers up even more)
- Quiver Dance
- Energy Ball/ Psychic

Combine with a Oricorio that knows Revelation Dance (too attack opponents), Helping Hand (too power up Pollen Puff for damage and healing), Feather Dance/ Teeter Dance and Baton Pass or Hurricane! Oriocorio will have dancer when it will copy quiver dance so its stats raise and it can use helping hand so Ribombee can use pollen puff more effectively. It can have feather dance or teeter dance to mess with the opponent and baton pass to pass on stats.

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I didn't know this Pokemon was such a beast o_o

Pokemon: Ribombee (duh)
Item: @Life orb (you'll see why...)
Nature: Modest (+Sp.Atk & -Atk)
Ability: Shield Dust
Evs: 252 Sp.Atk/252 Speed/ 4 Sp.Def

MOVES

-Quiver Dance: Quiver Dance raises the user's Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed by one stage each, how can I saw NO to this?!

-Draining Kiss: STAB, This would go great with quiver dance... So much health back! and life orb would go great with this aswell...

-Bug Buzz: STAB, Great power and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.I didn't go for Pollen Puff because it already has draining kiss and bug buzz has the same power as it so, yeah, and life orb too.

-Moonblast/Aromatherapy: Moonblast has a amazing amount of power, STAB and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack by one stage, and plus life orb this would be great, Aromatherapy to get rid of all your status problems in your party.

Yeeeeah....... So thats what I got... I hope this moveset is useful for you.

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Ribombee @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Spe
Nature: Modest
- Bug Buzz
- Moonblast
- HP Ground
- Quiver Dance

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My exact dream moveset
Similar to Vivillon troll set which was VERY effective
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Ribombee is my favorite Bug type in this generation and this is the set I use in RU (which I think is the tier she will belong to)

Ribombee @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Special Attack and 4 Special Defense
Timid Nature
-Quiver Dance: Boost its stats and helps her Sp Attack to be more useful
-Bug Buzz: Powerful STAB and the chance to lower the Sp Def can always help her out
-Moonblast: Powerful STAB and the chance to drop the Sp Attack of the opponent is always nice
-Hidden Power Ground: Covers the FIre, Poison, Rock and Steel weaknesses, making her able to live a little more

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Similar to Vivillon troll set which was VERY effective.
ribombee can be a boy
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Ribombee @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef
- Quiver Dance
- Pollen Puff/Bug Buzz
- Moonblast
- Psychic/Hidden Power-Ground/Energy Ball

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I don't know the best nature and EVS and ability for Ribombee but here's what I have got

Item: Grassium Z
Pollen Puff - Heals Alies, damages opponents
Moonblast- STAB Move, great Damage
Atherophy - Cures ALL Stat Problems, and by using Grassium Z, it will also fully heal ya
Quiver Dance - Speed is raised along with special Attack and special defense

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Ribombee (F) @ Grassium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Aromatherapy
- Moonblast
- Quiver Dance
- Pollen Puff

ITS SO OBVIOUS HOW TO RUN HER OMG

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First of all, can I just say that this is a SET UP Ribombee. It has worked for my team for ages!

Item: Light Clay
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 8 HP
Nature: Jolly
Moveset:

• Pollen Puff
• Draining Kiss
• Reflect
• Light Screen

Plz comment if I could improve!!

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both pollen puff and draning kiss are special moves ribombee is a fast special attacker not a attacker timid is way better than jolly
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Ribombee
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Sweet Veil
EVs: 252 sp. atk, 252 spd, 4 HP
Nature: Timid/Modest
Moveset:
Pollen Puff - STAB and good for healing in doubles
Moonblast/Dazzling Gleam- Both STAB depending on what kind of battle you're gonna do.
Quiver Dance - Boost your sp. atk, sp. def, and speed.
Baton Pass - Pass the Quiver Dance boost to the next special attacker on your team.

TIP
This moveset is used to combat Pokemon against status moves who puts your Pokemon to sleep. This is specifically made to counter Darkrai users

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Pokémon: Ribombee. Item: Focus Sash-(trust me, you'll need it).
Ability: Shield Dust-(Ribombee is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attacks).
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 6 Sp. Def / 252 Spe.
Nature: Modest-(+Sp. Atk, -Def).
IVs: Hyper Trained/31 in all IVs.
Moves:
- Pollen Puff-(STAB and signature move. Psychic, Grass, and Dark type coverage).
- Moonblast-(STAB. Dark, Fighting, and Dragon type coverage).
- Psychic-(Poison and Fighting type coverage)/Baton Pass-(Quiver Dance+Baton Pass only if Ribombee has full HP and can still use the Focus Sash).
- Energy Ball-(Rock, Water, and Ground type coverage)./Quiver Dance-(Use before the Focus Sash is used, and then start attacking or use Baton Pass).

Any move or type in bold text (exclude the moves you know), are the moves and types you're weak to.

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most people uses quiver dance
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Ribombee - Doubles Support @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpAtk
- Pollen Puff (Actually super cool and very useful move, allows you to utilize SpAtk and Spe EVs at the same time. Also it is not affected by Taunt)
- Tailwind / Sticky Web / Aromatherapy / + (Depends on your team and playstyle. I prefer Tailwind because i'm using mixed teams)
- After You (The real MVP of that build, use it with high Atk x low Spe Pokemon (someone like Stakataka) and you will be fine)
- Ally Switch / Stun Spore / Defog / + (Depends on your team and playstyle. I prefer Ally Switch because this move is totally unbalanced)

Why attacking EVs spread ? Ribombee's natural defense is meh and it doesn't have Prankster ability either.
This build works perfectly with Trick Room Pokemon x Pokemon with medium Speed.

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How does ally switch work in doubles?