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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 SpD
Careful Nature
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Coil
- Rest

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Gen 8 PU

Sandaconda

Sandaconda @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Shed Skin
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Rest
- Glare
- Earthquake
- Coil / Stealth Rock

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Wouldn't water/grass/ice types dominate him lol
It's supposed to be a physical wall for Togedemaru and Rapidash, which are some of the most prominent attackers in PU.
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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 deciding 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 @ Life Orb
Ability: Sand Spit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
• Earthquake
• Stone Edge
• Coil
• Outrage

Earthquake is strong, accurate STAB. Stone Edge is a strong attack which covers it's Ice wekaness. Coil makes him hit harder, raises defense, and makes Stone Edge hit more often. Outrage is strong and covers Dragon-types.

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Role: Physical Staller

Sandaconda @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sand Spit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Jolly / Adamant Nature
- Protect
- Attract
- Coil
- Earthquake

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Gen 8

Sandaconda @ Leftovers
Ability: Shed Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant / Jolly Nature
- Coil
- Scale Shot
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge

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I have found that there are two fantastic movesets for a Sandaconda.
Glare (Paralysis is your friend in comp)
Earthquake (Unfortunately this is a spread move so avoid double battles)
Stone Edge (Because it's ridiculously strong)
Iron Head (This is in combination with Glare, because if their speed is halved there is decent chance of flinching)

His ability for this moveset should be Sandspit
His nature should give him a raised attack and lowered special attack
His attack should also have max EVs and IVs. (26 Proteins)
His Defense should be BEST with 1 iron given to him.
His HP should have max IVs and EVs (26 HP UPS)

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    Coil (You want to raise his accuracy for this set)
    High Horse Power (Great STAB move)
    Stone Edge ( I would use after COIL twice)
    Body Press (Coil Once)

You want his ability to be Shed skin OR Sand spit, it doesn't matter.
His Nature should Raise Defense and lower Special Attack
His Defense should be at Max EVs and IVs
His Attack should be at Max EVs and IVs
His HP should be Best with 1 HP UP given to him

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Role: Bulky Physical Sweeper

Sandaconda @ Soft Sand
Ability: Sand Spit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- 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