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This thread is for Alolan Persian. For Kantonian Persian, please go here.

If you have a good competitive moveset for Alolan Persian, 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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Alolan Persian @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 Attack/4 Special Defense/252 Speed
Nature: Jolly (+Speed -Special Attack)
IVs: 0 Special Attack
Moves:

Play Rough

U-Turn

Night Slash

Toxic

Play Rough is for dealing with Fighting-type Pokemon. Also, if a Fighting-type does get to attack, Persian has the ability Fur Coat which reduces damage taken from physical attacks, since most fighting typed moves are physical.
U-Turn is for if you need to switch switch out Persian quickly.
I picked Night Slash for this moveset because it is good for a Pokemon to know at least one of the moves of its type. I didn't pick Dark Pulse because it is not a physical move, and that way it would be easier to put all of Persian's strength in attack rather than splitting up her strength into Attack and Special Attack.
Toxic is for if Persian is battling against a bulky Pokemon.
Leftover's is just a good item to have. It will help restore Persian's HP, while, if she has used Toxic, the other Pokemon is losing it.

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Persian
Persian-Alola @ Psychium Z
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hypnosis
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse
- Thunderbolt

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Alolan Persian has 3 abilities, which are Fur Coat, Technician, and Rattled, which are pretty good abitities

Persian-Alola @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk

Snarl

Parting Shot

Hidden Power [Flying]

Nasty Plot

This set is the sweeper variant, which is the most common. Snarl is for it's STAB, Hidden Power Ice is for coverage, Parting Shot is to cripple the opponent and pressures a switch, and also allows you to switch as well. Nasty Plot changes Persians normally mediocre special attack stats into a powerful threat.
I hope I helped!! :D

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Is it hidden power flying or ice? you said both but it can only have one or the other.
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Garfield Cat Set-up Sweeper/Wall
EV Spread: 252 Sp. Attack 252 HP 4 Def
Nature: Modest/Calm (+Sp. Atk -Atk or +Sp. Def -Atk
Ability: Fur Coat/Technician
Item: Leftovers

Nasty Plot

Snarl

HP Flying

Thunderbolt/Parting Shot

Let's take a look at this set. I mean, Persian isn't a really viable PU mon but this moveset is still here. EV Spread, The EV Spread is for having a Persian that Hits Hard and takes Hits well. The nature depends on what Persian you want, Bold for Tanky, Modest for Sweeper. The abilities work same as the Natures. Fur coat for Tanky, Technician for Sweeper. Leftovers are for recovery. This fat cat can't take hits well. Nasty Plot is for Massive Sp. Atk. Snarl for Technician Boost STAB attack. HP Flying is Technician Boost Coverage, T-Bolt for Powerful move or, if your opponent threatens you with a Devastating move, use Parting Shot. I recommend Parting Shot.

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I'm open to suggestions.
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Persian-Alola @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse / Snarl
- Power Gem / Thunderbolt
- Water Pulse / HP Fire

Nasty Plot boosts Special Attack, Dark Pulse or Snarl would be your Main Dark STAB depending on your preference on Secondary Effects. Power Gem hits Bug, Fire, Flying and Ice types super effectively, while Thunderbolt hits Water and Flying Pokemon super Effectively. Water Pulse hits Ground, Fire and Rock types super effectively. HP Fire hits Steel and Grass types super effectively.

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Alolan Persian @Weakness policy
Ability: Rattled
Nature: Jolly
252 Spe, 248 Hp, 8 Atk
Assist/play rough
Fake out
Night slash
Parting shot

A-Persian, in this set, is used as a you turn sweeper. Taking a hit from you turn will activate both it's item and ability allowing it's already good speed to jump up and be ready to attack with double power. Fake out is for chip. Night slash is STAB plus crit is good. Assist is for if you want to take a power Trip Pokemon with you, but if not use play rough for fighting types. Parting shot for pivot.

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Z-Hypnosis Sweeper

Persian-Alola @ Psychium Z
Ability: Technician / Fur Coat
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hypnosis
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse
- Hidden Power [Fighting] / Thunderbolt

With access to hypnosis, nasty plot, and technician, Alolan Persian can be a pretty good Z-Hypnosis sweeper thanks to its good speed stat and acceptable special attack stat. This set is somewhat unreliable since it is possible for hypnosis to miss, but if it ends up hitting, then a sweep can be possible. While the opponent is asleep, get some nasty plot boosts, and then start sweeping. Dark Pulse is probably Alolan Persian's best special STAB move. HP Fighting gets a sweet technician boost, making it a 90 base power move that prevents it from being walled by other dark types. Thunderbolt is also an option, but run fur coat instead of technician if you're using it.

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EVs on Special Attack
Ability: Fur Coat
Nature: Modest
Item: Sitrus Berry/Leftovers
Moveset:
Dark Pulse-STAB
Power Gem-STAB
Thunderbolt-May Paralyse
Nasty Plot-Setup

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Alolan [email protected] Sash
Persian
Ability:Technician
Nature:Modest
EVs:252 Sp.Attack 252 Speed 4 HP
•Nasty Plot:Good Sp.Attack boost, you can set it up safely with focus sash
•Dark Pulse:Strong STAB
•HP Steel:Covers fairy, technician boost
•Icy Wind, Coverage, technician boost, lowers opponents speed

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Persian-Alola @ Focus Sash
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dark Pulse
- Nasty Plot
- Power Gem
- Hypnosis

Hypnosis, Nasty Plot, STAB, coverage, kill. I have a sweep of this moveset on my wall

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Gen 8 PU
Persian
Persian-Alola @ Leftovers / Heavy Duty Boots
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Foul Play
- Taunt
- Toxic
- Parting Shot

Foul Play is STAB and useful for dealing with Pokémon that have a high attack stat. Taunt is to stop Pokémon from using moves like stat boosting moves and moves like Stealth Rock. Toxic to wear down the opponent. Parting Shot is for pivoting. You could run Leftovers for the item for Persian to get a little HP recovery each turn, or you could run Heavy Duty Boots to be able to switch in to hazards without worrying about them

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Persian-Alola @ Flame Orb
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Ability: Fur Coat
Timid Nature
- Snarl
- Switcheroo
- Parting Shot
- Taunt


This set for Alolan Persian is meant for crippling attackers. Fur Coat provides physical bulk. Use Switcheroo on a physical attacker to burn and weaken physical damage. If you're faced with a special attacker, Snarl will lower their special attack. If you think the foe will set up, using Taunt will mess up their strategy. Parting Shot will lower their Atk and SpA and you can switch into something that can deal with the foe with ease.

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Gen 8 ZU
Persian
Persian-Alola @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Play Rough
- Gunk Shot
- Work Up

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Persian-Alola @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse
- Power Gem/U-turn
- Shadow Ball

Nasty Post is a good setup. Then use dark Pulse fo STAB attack. Power gem/ U-turn is for coverage/switching out and shadow ball is for fighting coverage. I used a special set since Alolan Persian's Special Attack stat is higher.

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Gen 8 ZU


Persian-Alola @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature

  • Knock Off
  • Foul Play / Toxic
  • Parting Shot
  • Taunt

Knock Off removes items and is STAB (although considering Alolan Persian's low Attack stat it probably won't matter.) Foul Play lets Persian get rid of Swords Dance users, Toxic is residual damage which works well with Knock Off as it removes Heavy-Duty Boots or Leftovers, both of which are really annoying for Toxic users. Parting Shot lets Persian pivot and is a nuisance to offensive teams and a boon for defensive/balance teams. Alolan Persian's 350 Speed stat lets it take advantage of Taunt, which is used for stallbreaking.

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I originally posted this in 2017, and was ignorant to the fact that there was a separate thread for Alolan forms. This had a vote on it so I figured someone liked it, so I'm reposting it.

Fur Coat makes for some excellent opportunity to set up a Special attacker and in my opinion, Alolan Persian gets overlooked a lot. Unfortunately for physical variants, the setup is weaker. But I've thought of a gimmick set that might work for a physical one, though not the most popular.

Let's start with the more useful one.

Special

Bae (Persian-Alola) @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Thunderbolt
- Dark Pulse
- Power Gem

When Gen 7 was new, I got away with running this in OU for a little while. Its movepool isn't great, but with Power Gem being buffed a little from years back, it has a little bit of viability and can cover your Bug problems. As long as your opponent doesn't have major setup or item boosts completed, Fur Coat should help you get a Nasty Plot pulled off. So, the earlier you use it, the better. Dark Pulse makes for decent STAB, and Darkinium for when you need industrial-strength, and Thunderbolt is Water coverage (an abundant type, right?). It's fast, so as long as you're not up against a Scarfed Bug or Fighting special attacker, you'll be fine. Be careful of Focus Blast! (Edit: nowadays in Gen 8 you see Aura Sphere more with the rise of its TR so there's that too)

Physical

Bae (Persian-Alola) @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Bite
- Gunk Shot
- Aerial Ace
- U-turn

Now this one is much less effective in real competitive, but if you think you're good enough that you can afford to run this trollish set (because it gets Bite lol) then go for it. It doesn't have Fur Coat this time, so not as much you can do here. But it has the potential to do something. Bite is now 135 power thanks to newly-found STAB, and has the flinching power of Iron Head. Gunk Shot is important Fairy coverage, and overall a strong move. Aerial Ace is the same, but actually gets that Technician benefit in addition to being important coverage. U-Turn is an emergency switchout panic button.

Now, if there's nothing more you'll get from this mediocre set, at least know that it gets coverage of its Bug and Fighting weaknesses (though it may not do enough). I recommend the Special one for the more serious player.

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Maybe Gunk Shot on the physical set? And maybe Knock Off over Bite or another physical STAB? Maybe Seed Bomb too? Maybe Skitter Smack too?
Sitter Smack didn't exist when I originally posted this, not a terrible idea. Knock Off takes away the whole point of Technician though.

I'm also not certain it got Gunk Shot back then either so that's another thing to consider, ty
Oh yeah I forgot about Technician XD
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Alolan Persian @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP\ 252 Speed\ 4 Spdf
Jolly Nature
- Taunt
-Rain Dance\ Sunny Day
-Toxic
-Foul Play

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