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If you have a good competitive moveset for Pincurchin, 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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A fun Pokémon to use alongside its little friend Pyukumuku.

Pyukumuku (Water)
•Ability: Unaware
•Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
•EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
•Item: Leftovers / Sitrus Berry

Pincurchin (Electric)
•Ability: Lightning Rod
•Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
•EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
•Item: Kee Berry / Shuca Berry / Expert Belt
-Thunderbolt / Thunder
­-Recover / Hex / Scald / Brine

Pincurchin draws in electric attacks (which Pyukumuky is weak to) and increases its S.Atk stat.
The idea is to use Toxic > Venoschock/Counter > Recover > Venoshock/Counter > Recover > ...
In case your oppenent switches to a steel type then you can use Soak + Thunderbolt/Thunder and poison it after that.
Hex is an option for Pincurchin as well since it will double the damage when your opponent is poisoned and is also a good coverage move. Scald/Brine is another great move to pick.

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Pincurchin @ Leftovers
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes
- Memento / Self-Destruct / Discharge / Zing Zap
- Zing Zap / Discharge / Scald / ?

Hazard setter that sets Electric Surge.

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Warning: this moveset contains a move tutor the requires the Isle of Armor expansion.

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Trait: Electric Surge
Nature: Calm (+Sp. Defense, - Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Defense, 128 Sp. Defense
Role: Special Set Up


  • Recover
  • Spikes
  • Toxic Spikes
  • Rising Voltage