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Fun Fact - Every Regional Bug Type Pokemon Can Learn A Psychic Type Move Except Beedrill,Leavanny,
Scolipede And Vikavolt And It Turns Out That Gen 8 Regional Bug Type Is A Bug/Psychic Type Pokemon.

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Dual Screens
Orbeetle @ Light Clay
Ability: Frisk / Swarm
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- U-turn
- Sticky Web / Bug Buzz / Psychic

The only thing that sets it apart from Grimmsnarl as a dual screen setter is U-turn, and Sticky Web access. That's about it.

Stored Power Set
Orbeetle @ Leftovers
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Def / 8 SpA / 140 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Iron Defense
- Recover
- Stored Power

If there aren't any dark types on the opposing team, Orbeetle can Calm Mind and Iron Defense until you need to Recover, or your stats are maxed out to sweep with Stored Power.

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Orbeetle @Assault Vest
IVs: 252 SpAtk/252 Spd/4 SpDef
NATURE: Modest
ABILITY: Frisk

Bug Buzz
Psychic
Giga Drain
Shadow Ball

Bug Buzz and Psychic are STAB. Giga Drain for Rock weakness and coverage. Shadow Ball as coverage.

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Why rest? This thing does not, and should not, have rest. At least on an offensive Pokèmon.
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STICKY WEB
Orbeetle @ Heavy-Duty Boots
ABILITY: Frisk
NATURE: Timid
EVs: 252 Spd/252 SpDef/4 HP

Sticky Web
U-turn
Psychic
Recover

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Orbeetle @ Heavy-Duty Boots
ABILITY: Frisk
NATURE: Timid
EVs: 252 SpAtk/252 Spd/4 HP

Bug Buzz
Psychic/Stored Power
Calm Mind
Recover

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A lot of people are using Orbeetle for the Dual Screen setup. I believe it's the Pokemon best use so here is my take on it.
Orbeetle @ Light Clay ( screen effects go from lasting 4 turns to 8!)
Ability: Swarm - powers up bug type moves when at low health
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe (you'll want to be fast enough to set the screens up first, and bulky enough to survive the first few hits as well)
Timid Nature

  • Reflect
  • Light Screen
  • U-turn (use u-turn to get out of there and it will get the power-up from the ability if your at low HP, which you'll most likely be at if you just used two turns to set up screens)
  • Bug Buzz / Psychic (both are decent stab but personally I would use psychic)
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[email protected] Clay
Trait: Telepathy or Frisk
Nature: Calm (+Sp. Defense, -Attack) or Bold (+Defense, - Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Defense, 128 Sp. Defense
Role: Special Wall

Moves:

  • Reflect
  • Light Screen
  • Mirror Coat
  • Protect
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[email protected] Specs (You will see why)
Ability:Frisk
Nature:Bold(for some defense)
EVs:252 HP 252 Sp.Defense 4 Defense
•Trick:Give them your choice specs and lock them on a move. If they are physical, they now have a terrible item. If they are special, you have great special defense so that’s OK
•Recover:Heal your health back up
•Calm Mind:Raise his special attack and specia defense
•Psychic:Strong STAB
This set is for annoying the heck out of your opponent.

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It's risky, because if you can't trick because of sticky hold or they also have a choice item, you can't setup. You'd also want bug buzz instead because it doesn't get walled by a dark type
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Dottler
Ability:Doesn’t Matter
Nature:Bold
EVs:252 HP/128 Def/128 SpD
•Sticky Web
•Light Screen
•Reflect
•Recover
Quite bulky with eviolite. Set sticky web and screens.

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Gen 8 NU
Orbeetle @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Psychic
- Recover
- Sticky Web
- U-turn

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Storebeetle (Orbeetle) @Starf Berry | Ability: Frisk | Nature: Timid Nature | EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Def

Moves:
Calm Mind
Iron Defense/Bug Buzz
Stored Power
Agility

Just spam Stored Power after using an Agility and Calm Mind. You may use Iron Defense if the enemy is using a Physical Sweeper. I don't know what ability should I use else for this. Triggering pinch with Starf Berry would further boost Stored Power with whatever stat it boosts, lucky if it's Special Attack. Bug Buzz to cover Dark-Types, as well as STAB.

This Pokémon has no coverage moves, so let that be. Just switch when something that can wall you comes out. Simple.

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Ability: Frisk for singles Telepathy for doubles
Nature: Speed up for faster or Def up for more damage
Item: Light Clay for more support, Heavy Duty Boots for defense, Fighting Plus item for damage
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Move Set:
1. Sticky Web
2. Body Press
3. Recover
4. Light Screen/Reflect

I saw that this Pokemon learns Body Press and with a decent amount of natural defense it should actually be the strongest move it learns with no atk stat investments. Sticky Web is for support but if your team doesn't need the speed drop, you could run dual screens. Recover is for healing (duh). And Body Press for aattacking and for getting taunted.

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Orbeetle is mostly under-welming. It’s doesn’t have the base health to play defensive, nor the sp. attack to be a sweeper. It does however have decent speed. So here is an iron-ball set.

Orbeetle @ Iron Ball
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 252 Health/ 252 Defense/ 6 (wherever)
Bold Nature
- Trick
- Skill Swap
- Confuse Ray
- Struggle Bug/Psychic/Bug Buzz

Without invested IVs, Psychic or Bug Buzz aren’t going to hit too hard. Struggle bug at least guarantees a lowered sp. Attack, even if it is a weaker move. You could also swap Confuse Ray for something like Recover, or safeguard. I don’t think Sticky Web is a good move for Orbeetle, just because there are better Pokémon to set up Screens or Hazards.

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