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If you have a good competitive moveset for Sandaconda, 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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Sandaconda @ Leftovers
Ability: Shed Skin
EVs: 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 SpDef
Nature: Careful
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Coil
- Rest

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Sandaconda @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Spit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Body Press
- Glare
- Stealth Rock

Defensive attacker. Earthquake is STAB. Body Press does pretty well even without defense investment, because of its 125 base defense. Glare is a spammable paralysis against a lot. Stealth Rock to set hazards up.

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This set is good with Perish Song Lapras in Doubles:

Sandaconda-Gmax @ Binding Band
Ability: Sand Spit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- High Horsepower
- Glare
- Rock Slide
- Coil/Protect

I'm still decieding on Coil or Protect, so I'll change it once I've made that decision. But for now, pair it with this:

Lapras @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Perish Song
- Protect
- Brine

Go for the Perish Song with Lapras, and then use G-Max Sandblast to lock the target(s) in so they can't switch out. Make sure your slower than your opponent or Switch out, or else you'll die first, leaving your opponent with the W.

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Sandaconda is overall a bulky physical attacker with high speed. This moveset is overall for the physical bulk it gets:
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ivs / Evs: 252 Defence / 252 Attack / 4 Speed
Moveset:
Minimize, if you can, start setting this up, this just means it isn't as easy to widdle down,
Glare, being able to make your opponent hit more is good, never let your oponent get the best of you and always throw in a status condition, paralysis or burn can work well, but sandaconda gets glare, so glare is best
Sand Tomb, switching out your enemies is always good to get variety, especially when they can't switch like if its their last Pokemon and weak to Sandaconda, I know its situational, but it still works either way
Coil, just to make minimize better, coil is there for even when they get through glare and minimize, they have low efforts, very good to annoy your enemy

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[email protected] Orb
Ability:Sand Spit
Nature:Adamant
EVs:252 Attack 252 HP 4 Defense
•Earthquake:Strong accurate STAB
•Stone Edge:Strong attack, covers ice weakness
•Coil:Makes him hit harder, makes stone edge hit more, and raises his defense
•Outrage:Strong, covers dragon

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[email protected] Helmet
Trait: Sand Spit
Nature: Jolly (+Speed, - Sp. Attack) or Adamant (+Attack, - Sp. Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 4 Speed
Role: Physical Staller

Moves:
- Protect
- Attract
- Coil
- Earthquake

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Sandaconda @Soft Sand
Bulky Physical Sweeper (252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Sp.Def)
NATURE: Impish (+Def, -Sp.Atk)
ABILITY: Sand Spit (creates a sandstorm, which raises power of Ground type moves)

Earthquake (good STAB physical move)
Protect (always good)/Coil (great stat-raising move)
Skull Bash (powerful physical move)
Fire Fang (coverage)

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I don't think sandstorm increases the power of ground type moves
It doesn't and Oh god that set is trash. I rarely downvote posts, but the more I look at it the more I hate it.
Would you like to explain why it's trash?
Why is the set trash? Here is a short answer: Skull Bash