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If you have a good competitive moveset for Grapploct, 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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Ability: Limber
Evs: 252hp/252atk/4def
Actually anything you choose for evs.
Moves:
- Octolock
Strange why nobody mentioned this yet. Great move, a redeeming feature for it's slightly underwhelming stats
- Protect/Detect
U Octolock them then heal and continue weakening them.
-Fighting STAB: Drain punch/Brick break/Close combat/Superpower
Lower power= additional effects
High power=drawback
Only use Superpower if you cannot get the other moves.
-Sucker punch/Liquidation/Ice punch/ Stomping tantrum
Additional coverage.

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Grapploct @ Leftovers
Ability: Limber
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 attack/ 4 Defense

Nature: Adamant

Drain Punch: Heal
OctoLock: Lowering Stats and can't retreat when low
Liquidation: Strong
Sucker Punch: Low Speed

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Grapploct @ Leftovers
Ability: Limber
EVs: 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 SpDef
Nature: Careful
- Drain Punch
- Sucker Punch
- Ice Punch/Stomping Tantrum
- Bulk Up

Stomping Tantrum can have some interesting synergy with Sucker Punch should it fail, but other than that there's nothing to explain really.

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Grapploct @ Choice Band
Ability: Limber
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Def
Nature: Adamant
- Close Combat
- Liquidation/Stomping Tantrum
- Ice Punch
- Sucker Punch

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Grapploct@Life Orb
ABILITY: Limber
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Def/4 HP
NATURE: Brave (+Atk -Spd) if you're going with Payback/Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk) if you're going with Sucker Punch

Payback (deals double damage if you take damage first)/Sucker Punch Both deal with Psychic types.
Brick Break (your reliable STAB)
Ice Punch (works against Flying types)
Liquidation/Stomping Tantrum (coverage)

Honestly? I think Grapploct should have better stats than this. Its Attack is slightly underwhelming, and I did not expect its Defense to be relatively high. Also, its two abilities, Limber and Technician, don't really give you that much to work with. It also has WAY too many Fighting moves. Also, no coverage for Fairy types. So this is the best moveset available.

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Trait: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Attack, - Sp. Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 4 HP
Role: Physical Sweeper/Wall Breaker

Moves:

  • Close Combat
  • Liquidation
  • Taunt
  • Octolock

I made this moveset to help against walls. First, use Octolock, to keep the WALL in battle, then use Taunt, so it can't use any of it's support moves, which in some cases is all. Then finish them off with Liquidation and/or Close Combat.

If you want to use this against a Sweeper, then just spam Waterfall and/or Close Combat or just switch out.

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Grapploct
Ev's 252 Atk/126 Def/126SpD/4 Hp/
Nature: Adamant
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Technician

Revenge(STAB,boosted bc of ability and bc this mon is slow)
Liquidation(wynaut)
Sucker Punch(Priority, Coverage for psychic
Ice Punch/Stomping Trantrum

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