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Obstagoon @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Facade
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Obstruct / Gunk Shot / Trick

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Dare I ask why you have Protect over Obstruct?
Nvm You edited it. My bad
Facades power does get doubled because of the burn, but when a Pokemon is burned, their attack gets halfed, thus causing Facade to do regular Damage, and Knock Off and Close Combat to be halfed.
> Guts
I didn't forget
Facade also ignores Burn’s debuff regardless. :P
Actually Facade doesn't ignore the debuff thing. And I thought guts increased Speed. But being poisoned, you would get the guts boost, instead of it being dropped cause of a burn.
And yes I now know that it increases Attack.
"Generation VI onward - Burn's effect of lowering the Attack stat is no longer applied when using Facade."
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Obstagoon @ Choice Band
Ability: Defiant/Guts
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Gunk Shot/Ice Punch/Double-Edge
- Parting Shot/Switcharoo

Ability is more personal preference here. Defiant & Guts are both really good Abilities, and being Banded means you could really have either, meaning the opponent will have to either guess which it is or find out the hard way.

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Nature: Adamant or jolly
Evs: 252atk/25spe/4def or sp.def
Classic guts set so:
- Facade
must
- Obstruct
Start with this move and you will be burned then start attacking. Good becuz of x4 weakness to fighting will likely opponent use physical (contact)move to try to ko.
-Dark STAB: knock off, assurance, night slash, payback.
Basically your choice for STAB
- Elemental punches, close combat, gunk shot, bulk up, trick
Elemental,gunk shot: coverage
Close combat: Raw power as it likely not too last long
Bulk up: predict when they will switch becuz obstruct give them low defense
Trick: burn the enemy

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Good moveset, but there are a few special fighting type moves which would probably OHKO obstagoon.
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Obstagoon @ Life Orb
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk, 4 Def, 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- Knock Off
- Double-Edge
- Submission
- Hone Claws

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Why not cross chop over submission?
Cross Chop is inaccurate, and this is a reckless set. Close Combat would be much better than Cross Chop.
No my point is that cross chops accuracy is fixed with hone claws and it's 100 base power is still more than reckless submission. Plus, it also comes with 1/8 crit. Instead of recoil.
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Obstagoon (Dark/Normal)
Ability: Guts
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Item: Flame Orb
-Obstruct
-Knock Off
-Trick / Gunk Shot / Close Combat
-Facade

Obstruct activates Guts while protecting Obstagoon along with a chance of lowering the opponents defense. Knock Off removes the opponent's item so you can give it the Flame Orb with Trick. Gunk Shot or Close Combat can be used as well. Facade is the main attacking move which gets to hit double because of the burn.

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Bulk up is honestly better than trick because only mawile and lucario resist its dual stabs
Facade does get doubled, but you forgot that a burn half's the attack. You can use a toxic orb and do the same thing.
Other than that, this is a great Moveset!
Burns don't halve the Attack of Pokemon with Guts.
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Obstagoon@Life Orb
ABILITY: Defiant
NATURE: Adamant/Jolly
252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

Obstruct (signature move)
Brick Break (coverage)
Payback (good Dark type move)/Assurance (if in doubles)
Double-Edge (high damage)

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Obstagoon @ Razor Claw
Ability: Guts
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk, 4 Def, 252 Spe
- Night Slash
- Cross Chop
- Cross Poison
- Focus Energy

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Obstagoon @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs: 4 Def, 252 Atk, 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- Knock Off
- Facade
- Bulk Up
- Taunt/Obstruct/Close Combat

Standard move set guts, flame orb, facade abuse because 140 BP STAB Guts boosted is really good paired with bulk up to further increase the def and attack to abnormal levels its a terror so use it have fun. Oh yeah, Obstruct to cripple physical contact like ferrothorn. Taunt is to stop recovery from milotic, hippowdon, corviknight. Close Combat is to help against steel types

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Obstagoon @ Leftovers
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spe
Nature: Adamant
- Knock Off
- Double-Edge
- Bulk Up
- Obstruct

This is a set that I’ve been having a lot of luck with online. Even if you can only set up one Bulk Up, Obstagoon will get really scary really fast. Double-Edge is an incredibly powerful move, especially with Reckless and STAB, and Knock Off is an excellent way to punish ghosts trying to avoid Double-Edge, or to just cripple any potential item-reliant strategies. Obstruct is a very valuable tool to allow for Obstagoon to heal with Leftovers, with an added bonus of potentially lowering your opponent’s defense, allowing you to probably KO next turn, or force your opponent to switch.

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Obstagoon @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Facade
- Parting Shot / Trick

Choice Scarf Obstagoon catches a lot of things off guard. Knock Off is strong Dark type STAB, Close Combat is coverage, Facade is still an okay STAB move at 70 base power and can get stronger when switched in to a Will-O-Wisp, and Parting Shot can be used for free pivoting, or Trick to mess up more defensive teams.

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Obstagoon @ Flame Orb
ABILITY: Guts
NATURE: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Def

Knock Off
Facade
Close Combat
Bulk Up/Switcheroo

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Obstagoon @ Normal Gem
Ability : Reckless
EVs : 252 Attack, 4 Defence, 252 Speed
Nature : Jolly/Adamant
Moveset
-Obstruct
-Parting Shot (Egg move)
-Double-Edge
-Thief
Double-Edge with STAB+ reckless + normal gem deals enough to one shot a Pokemon. Normal gem disappears after use, which is the perfect opportunity to steal the item of your opponents next Pokemon in line. Moreover you can hold off dynamax Pokemon or trickroom plays with obstruct. If possible try to weaken your opponent with obstruct, then use parting shot to finish of your opponent as you preserve obstagoon for another Pokemon.

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Obstagoon
- Item: Leftovers
- Nature: Jolly/Adamant
- Ability: Guts
- Stats: 252 Att: 252 Spd: 4 Def:
- Moveset:
Obstruct, very good for if you give the opposing Pokemon truant froom entrainment from Durant.
Knock Off/Throat Chop, STAB damage is needed for psychic and ghost Pokemon.
Swords Dance/Trick/Switcheroo, swords dance if you want to build up your attack. Or trick and switcheroo if you want to switch your item if you use a trace ability on the opponent.
Fire/Ice/Thunder Punch, the elemental punches are good for coverage damage against other mixed types.

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This doesn't really make sense. It's a guts set, but no flame orb or facade. You have switcheroo with leftovers. Swords dance isn't very good considering the attack you get from guts
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Trait: Reckless
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Adamant(+Attack, -Sp. Attack) or Jolly(+Speed, - Sp. Attack)

Moves:

  • Double Edge: STAB, Reckless increases power
  • Throat Chop: STAB
  • Obstruct: Most Fighting type moves are contact moves, so it will lower defense, and will keep Obatagoon Safe!
  • Gunk Shot: Fairy Coverage
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Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant
EVs: Attack, defence and speed
Item: Quick Claw
Moveset:
Knock Off-STAB
Facade-STAB and it appreciates the ability
Drain Punch/Close Combat-Healing Move/Finisher Move
Obstruct-Defence and weaken enemy

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