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If you have a good competitive moveset for Ribombee, 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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Ribombee for Doubles

Ribombee @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP
Nature: Modest

  • Pollen Puff (Good for restoring HP and doing damage)
  • Dazzling Gleam (STAB and attacks both opponents, and if Misty Terrain is activated, then it powers up even more)
  • Quiver Dance
  • Energy Ball / Psychic

Combine with a Oricorio that knows Revelation Dance (to attack opponents), Helping Hand (to power up Pollen Puff for damage and healing), Feather Dance / Teeter Dance and Baton Pass or Hurricane! Oricorio 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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What kind of Oricoro (Pom Pom, Pa’u, Baile, Sensu in order by islands)?
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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 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Modest
- Bug Buzz
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Quiver Dance

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My exact dream moveset
Similar to Vivillon troll set which was VERY effective
I always get this moveset on ribombee in random battles on PS.
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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 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Timid Nature

-Quiver Dance: Boost its stats and helps her Special Attack to be more useful
-Bug Buzz: Powerful STAB and the chance to lower the Special Defense can always help her out
-Moonblast: Powerful STAB and the chance to drop the Special 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 SpA / 4 SpD
- Quiver Dance
- Pollen Puff / Bug Buzz
- Moonblast
- Psychic / Hidden Power [Ground] / Energy Ball

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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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Ribombee @ Focus Sash
Ability: Sweet Veil
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Nature: Timid/ Modest

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 Special Attack, Special Defense, 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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This is also the moveset I use.
Don't know why many people didn't put Baton Pass there when Ribombee cannot deal with ANY Pokemon.
Very useful to me when I wanna pass the stat changes made by Quiver Dance to my Xurkitree.
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Ribombee @ 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 SpA / 6 SpD / 252 Spe
Nature: Modest-(+Sp. Atk, -Def)
- 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?
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Ribombee @ Choice Specs
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Modest (+SpAtk -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Bug Buzz
- Moonblast
- Sticky Web
- Psychic / U-turn

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Role: Special Sweeper (+Support in double/triple battles)

Ribombee @ Fairy Gem
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Timid (+Speed, -Attack) / Modest (+Sp. Attack, - Attack)
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP
- Pollen Puff
- Quiver Dance
- Draining Kiss
- Dazzling Gleam

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Fairy Gem doesn't exist.
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Ribombee @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Sticky Web
- U-turn
- Moonblast
- Psychic

A Sticky Web lead. After setting Sticky Web, you can use U-turn or Moonblast. Psychic hits Poison super effectively, which both Moonblast and U-turn can't do (they are not very effective).

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yiu can? you turn?
Sorry that was my bad grammar :P. Attempted to clear it up.
"which both moonblast and you turn can't do"
You forgot that too.
I cAnT sPeLl
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Ribombee @ Leftovers/Focus Sash
Ability: Sweet Veil/Shield Dust
Nature: Modest/Timid
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Moveset:
-Pollen Puff
-Moonblast/Dazzling Gleam
-Bug Buzz
-Sticky Web/Aromatherapy/Aromatic Mist

This set is what I like to call a special support sweeper. Pollen Puff is your main supporting move, recovering the HP of your allies. Dazzling Gleam/Moonblast and Bug Buzz are STAB sweeping. The last move is another supporting move (unless you want to lean more toward sweeping), but you have a choice. Sticky Web helps slower allies by dropping opponents' Speed, Aromatherapy can destroy stall strategies (especially Toxic stallers), and Aromatic Mist can help Special-weak allies by boosting their Sp.Def. If you're running Aromatherapy, don't run Sweet Veil. I recommend only using this specific set in Double/Triple Battles, since it's pretty much useless without allies to Pollen Puff for.

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Gen 8 PU
Ribombee
Ribombee @ Light Clay
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Moonblast
- U-turn

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