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Appletun @ Aguav Berry
Position: Tank
Ability: Ripen
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 HP
Nature: Quiet

-Recycle (uses Ripen and berries to the fullest)
-Protect / Endure / Substitute / Safeguard (to stall)
-Giga Drain (to heal, attack and STAB)
-Leech Seed / Apple Acid (To heal and attack while using Protect and Recycle to lower SpD, because his better attack stat is the special side)

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I found this one on Youtube. Credit to PokeMEN7.

Appletun @ Starf Berry
Ability: Ripen
EVs: 244 HP / 84 Def / 180 SpD
Nature: Bold
Moves:
- Substitute
- Recover
- Recycle
- Apple Acid

This is pretty fun to use, as the special defence drop from Apple Acid helps no matter what stat boosts you get from the Starf Berry. If you get a Substitute off, it could even become a sweeper (if you get a special attack boosts from the Starf Berry). This Pokémon is certainly underrated, with this set there is a 4/5 chance of getting a +4 stat boost in a useful stat.

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Mix of offensive tank
Next poke on the randomizer so....

Appletun @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD

  • Leech Seed
  • Subsitute
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Apple Acid
    Thick fat is better than Ripen in most cases.
    Can do 252 SpA if you want to be more offensive, but I prefer to be tankier, as Apple Acid helps boost damage output.
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Appletun @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Ripen
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Curse
- Body Press
- Seed Bomb
- Leech Seed

Appletun @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Ripen
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Giga Drain / Apple Acid
- Dragon Pulse

Appletun @ Choice Specs
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Apple Acid
- Draco Meteor
- Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

this thing has a pitiful special moveset T_T

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Why not Apple Acid
Yeah, especially on that last one, you should definitely be using Apple Acid instead of Energy Ball, and it could be worth considering using it over Giga Drain in the second set, as well.
you could use dragon pulse I guess
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Appletun @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Ripen
Nature: Modest (+Sp. Attack, - Attack)
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 HP / 4 Spe
Role: Special Tank

Moves:

  • Recycle
  • Apple Acid
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Protect
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Gen 8 PU: Physical Appletun
Appletun @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Atk / 56 Def / 136 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Curse (Boosts Attack and Defense Stats)
- Body Press (Works well when Curse is used a few times)
- Seed Bomb (STAB physical move that has its power boosted when Curse is used)
- Gyro Ball (Works well with Curse and compliments its low speed)

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[email protected]/Choice Band
Ability: Thicc Fat
EV spread: 252 Atk, 252 HP, 4 Def/spD
Nature: Adamant/Careful/Impish/brave
Moves:
Seed Bomb
Outrage
Earthquake
Gyro Ball (for Brave Nature variants)/Superpower/Body Slam

Seed Bomb is grass STAB, Outrage is Dragon Stab, Earthquake kills Poison types and the steel types that resist its dual STABS. Superpower also kills Steels while denting Ice types. Gyro Ball should be used on Brave Nature variants with 0 Speed IVs (and possibly Trick Room) and it hurts Ice types as well as covering Fairies. Body Slam is just neutral coverage lol.

[email protected]/HP restoring pinch Berry
Ability: Thick Fat/Ripen
EV spread: 252 HP, 252 Defense, 4 Atk
Nature: Impish
Moves:
Seed Bomb
Outrage
Body Press
Curse/Iron Defence

Grass and Dragon stab, yady yady yada. Body Press because Impish Nature and several Curses/Iron Defense makes it pretty strong and besides, it trashes Steel and Ice types. You get the point, body press sweeper.

[email protected]/HP restoring pinch berry/Petaya Berry
Ability: Thick Fat/Ripen
EV spread: 252 HP, 100 SpA, 78 Def, 78 SpD
Nature: Modest/Calm/Bold
Moves:
-Apple Acid
-Dragon Pulse
-Hyper Beam/Leech Seed
-Substitute

Oh, the irony. Good physical movepool, but its specially oriented. Ok, no problem. It must have a great special movepool too, right? Uh no. You know things are bad when you're forced to resort to Hyper Beam. Apple Acid is strong, gets stronger every turn. Dragon Pulse is Dragon STAB, Draco Meteor sucks on this set since Petaya gets reset and Substitute gets wasted when you switch out. Substitute allows you to block damage and activate the berry if you're using Ripen. I realised Hyper Beam has okay synergy with Sub, and Leech Seed +Leftovers+Substitute is mildly infuriating

Special appletun is disappointing lol.

Yeah, hope you enjoyed I guess

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Gimmicky, but that's the point of this set.

Appletun @ Petaya Berry
Ability: Ripen
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Recycle / Substitute
- Apple Acid / Giga Drain
- Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor

Petaya Berry raises Special Attack by two stages when Appletun goes to 25% HP, due to Ripen. This can make it surprisingly potent on the field. Recover + Recycle allows you to try again, or you can use Substitute for a more reliable activation of the Berry. Use Apple Acid or Giga Drain for STAB, depending on whether you want a higher-powered option that softens up the opponent, or another healing option. Dragon Pulse and Draco Meteor are your choices for Dragon STAB, and both are very viable due to the Petaya Berry (e.g. you can use Draco Meteor more than once before it's useless, which is nice).

Probably nothing more than a gimmick, but it still seems fun to use, and could screw with an opponent.

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I have made at least 20 people rage quit cuz of this on showdown, Appletun is definitely underrated

Appletun @ Yache Berry/Aguav Berry
Ability: Ripen/Thick Fat
Nature: Bold
248 HP/196 Def/64 SDef

Apple Acid
Recover/Protect
Recycle
Leech Seed

Leech Seed is for obvious reasons. Apple Acid is a great signature move and hits all types no matter what, so nothing will completely stop it. Yache Berry halves the damage from ice types, and ripen or thick fat will aid that, so ice moves, its couble weakness, is covered. Recover or protect, your choice. Recycle is also obvious.

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