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If you have a good competitive moveset for Runerigus, 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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Runerigus Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Runerigus sprite

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Favorite pokemon from this generation. Will plan to post a moveset once I start properly building my teams in Shield.

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Runerigus @ Choice Band
Ability: Wandering Spirit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Poltergeist
- Body Press
- Trick

Poltergeist gives it even more of a power boost. Earthquake and Poltergeist are STAB. Body Press may not be boosted by Choice Band, but it's useful coverage. Trick to get rid of the Choice Band.

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runerigus does have good defense, but choice band does nothing to help it and you have no defensive evs or a defense boosting nature. something instead of body press?
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Runerigus @ Life Orb
Ability: Wandering Spirit
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 SpDef
Nature: Brave
IVs: 0 Spe
- Earthquake
- Shadow Claw
- Body Press
- Trick Room

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Runerigus @ Leftovers
Ability: Wandering Spirit
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 SpDef
Nature: Impish
- Earthquake
- Body Press
- Toxic Spikes/Haze
- Stealth Rock

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Runerigus
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk/128SpD/128Def
Ability: Wandering Spirit

Stealth Rocks (Common sense)
Shadow Claw (STAB)
Earthquake (STAB)
Will-O-Wisp (to wear down enemies and halve their attacks)

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Why stealth rocks when you can get toxic spikes? and I would take body press for will-o-wisp and swap attack and def so body press does a crap ton of damage
Stealth Rock is a universal hazard, and is one of the best. Toxic Spikes is quite conditional as it doesn't affect Levitating and Flying- types, and is absorbed by Poison- types, and need two layers to be good. Toxic Spikes is not a necessity, but a liberty, and you can run that is 4MS permits you.
Shadow Claw is a weak move and not quite effective on it, agreed, but Earthquake might just work.
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Runerigus @ Leftovers
Ability: Wandering Spirit
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Iron Defense
- Body Press
- Poltergeist

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Runerigus(M)@Soft Sand
Impish Nature/ Ability: Wandering Spirit
EVs (252 HP/252 Atk/6 SpDef)
- Earthquake
- Shadow Claw
- Trick Room
- Body Press

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Soft Sand isn't good competitively. Choice Band or Life Orb are usually better items.
Ok then I'll smack a life orb on him them