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EVs: 248 HP / 124 Spe / 120 Def /16 SpA
Nature: Timid
-Flamethrower
-Shadow ball
-Psyshock/Light screen
-HP grass
Flamethrower for stab and nice damage. Shadow ball hits hard with stab. Use Psyshock to kill them who has more def than sp. def. Light screen for support. And HP grass for coverage 3 weaknesses.

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This set is pretty cool, especially for the triple coverage with hp grass. However, Blacephalon has pretty stupid defenses so running a bulky set would be pointless in my opinion. Plus, many offensive pokemon like naganadel can outspeed it and OHKO with draco meteor.
Thanks. I was a noob when I made this set, every of my set's EVs was bulky.
I guess you were into stalling opponents until they forfeit! If you want to do that, try chansey with an eviolite. Watch out for physical attackers:)
I still have a question: If you were trying to make a bulky Blacephalon, why give it mostly attacking moves? Like, say, Reflect?
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All out special attacker, anyone?

Blacephalon @Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252Sp. Atk, 252 Spd, 4Sp. Def
Nature: Modest
Moves
Flamethrower
Shadow Ball
Psychic
Dark Pulse

Anything the last three moves won't hit, Flamethrower kills.

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But this blacephalon may outspeed by choice greninja .
Doesen’t Greninja already outspeed Blacephalon without a Choice Scarf? If you meant Choice Specs, then never mind.
Why both Shadow Ball and Dark Pulse? They cover the same things and It gets STAB from Shadow Ball.
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Blacephalon
Item: Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Modest

Moveset:
Fire Blast
Shadow Ball
Psychic
Trick

Fire Blast for nice damage and STAB. Shadow Ball for STAB. Psychic for coverage. Trick Choice Scarf for an encore.

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I would run fire blast/flamethrower over mind blown. If you want to use mind blown, use both and  run it over psychic, as fire ghost is pretty good coverage on its own.
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Blacephalon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 4 Sp.Def, 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
- Mind Blown/Fire Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock
- Trick

Simple enough. Only choice to be made with this is do you choose the raw power & HP loss with Mind Blown or just go with the standard Fire Blast? Other than that, this thing doesn't have to many options.

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Nice set, but you could also consider flamethrower as a STAB option?
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Blacephalon
Item: Choice Scarf/Choice Specs
EVs: 252 Sp.atk, 252 Speed, and 4 Up
Nature: Timid/Modest

Moveset:
Mind Blown/Flamethrower
Shadow Ball
Hidden Power (Grass)
Trick

Mind blown is good for heavy damage with STAB at the cost of Hp while Flamethrower does normal damage without Hp loss. Shadow Ball is just STAB. Hidden Power Grass is for good coverage against 3 of its weaknesses. Trick is to lock your opponent into one move

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Blacephalon @ Choice Specs
Nature: Timid
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed
Moves:
-Mind Blown/Heat Wave (Both STAB, Good Power)
-Shadow Ball (STAB, Good Power)
-Psyshock
-Trick

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This looks like a good move-set with the ability to force your opponents with into one move. I think this is good and I am going to use it, but I am going to change the item to flame orb to burn the opponent as well as lower their attack, as Blacephlon has pretty low defense in the first place ;D