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Boltund Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Boltund sprite

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Boltund @ Life Orb
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Thunder Fang
- Crunch / Play Rough
- Fire Fang
- Psychic Fangs

Thunder Fang is STAB and boosted by Strong Jaw. The other 3 moves are coverage that are boosted by Strong Jaw (except Play Rough). Life Orb makes Boltund even stronger.

This is an amazing Moveset! I wish Boltund could learn Ice Fang, because then it could cover it's one weakness.
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Boltund @ Choice Band
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk, 4 SpAtk, 252 Spe
Nature: Naughty
- Thunder Fang
- Fire Fang
- Psychic Fangs
- Volt Switch

Someone at GameFreak hates this poor pup. If they didn't, it'd get Ice Fang. Sadly it doesn't get U-turn either, so we have to go with Volt Switch. It can't take a decent hit to save its life and its Special Attack is 90 just like its Attack, so going with Naughty to boost Attack but not hinder its Special Attack since it'll get one-shotted anyways doesn't really matter. If you really want to you can make it Adamant and throw those 4 SpAtk EVs into HP instead.

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[email protected] good item
252 atk/252 spe/4 anywhere
Ability: strong jaw
Jolly/adamant nature
- Thunder fang
STAB, Way better than wild charge with strong jaw
- Fire fang
Preference for coverage
- Psychic fangs
Great move +strong jaw

Pretty standard stuff.
For last move you can opt for:
Crunch, play rough, volt switch, flame charge, thunder wave

First 3, not much explanation.

If you choose flame charge(to raise it's great speed even more), you may choose to swap out fire fang, but this move has low power.
Thunder wave because 10% from thunder fang is low and paralysis is really good for this dog.

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Boltund@ Life Orb
ABILITY: Strong Jaw
NATURE: Jolly (+Spd, -Sp.Atk)
252 Spd/252 Atk/4 HP

Wild Charge
Fire Fang
Psychic Fangs
Play Rough

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[email protected] Orb or Leftovers
Trait: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly(+Speed, - Sp. Attack) or Adamant(+Attack, - Sp. Attack)
Role: Physical Sweeper


  • Thunder Fang: STAB, boost from Strong Jaw and Life Orb
  • Psychic Fangs: Boost from Strong Jaw and Life Orb. Coverage.
  • Fire Fang: Coverage. Fire Fang gets a boost from Strong Jaw, and the Life Orb.
  • Crunch: Coverage. Gets a boost from Strong Jaw, and Life Orb.
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Thunder fang is stronger than wild charge with strong jaw. Having two electric stabs is pointless, especially when one is always better than the other
Okay I'll get rid of Wild Charge and replace it with Crunch.
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This Moveset does require a move tutor from the Isle of Armor

[email protected] Orb
Trait: Competitive
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp. Attack, 4 HP
Nature: Modest(+Sp. Attack, -Attack) or Timid(+Speed, - Attack)
Role: Special Sweeper


  • Electric Terrain: Power Boost. Increases power of all Electric moves
  • Rising Voltage: STAB Gets a boost from the Life Orb, and Electric Terrain. It also gets and extra boost from Electric Terrain.
  • Hyper Voice: You don't have much of a coverage choice. You have a few normal attacks and Snarl. Plus, this move deals damage to both opponents.
  • Electro Ball or Volt Switch: Both are STAB, and get a boost from Electric Terrain and Life Orb. The faster the user, the more damage Electro Ball does. Volt Switch switches out the user to a party Pokemon.
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Um, why though? Moveset variety makes it possible to hit types you can’t normally hit.... so why not a coverage move? Also, 3 STABs and 1 Status isn’t good on any Pokémon, really.
U don't need thunder bolt after rising voltage. Get rid of electro ball and go for just volt switch. I'm not too sure but I think the thing is that in electric terrain it is upgraded from a 1.3x to 2x not including both