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If you have a good competitive moveset for Zarude, post an answer below and upvote the best ones.

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yeah this thing is UU

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Zarude @ Leftovers
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 116 Atk / 140 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Power Whip
- Jungle Healing
- Bulk Up
- Darkest Lariat

Probably won’t be very popular, but this is a bulky attacker/cleric. Leftovers allow it to gradually regain health. I chose those EVs because they allow it to be decently fast, pretty bulky, and hit like a truck with Bulk Up. Jolly is to give an increase to Speed. Power Whip is STAB. Jungle Healing is to heal your team, and it works well if you’re against a Toxic Staller who sets up Toxic Spikes, such as Toxapex. Bulk Up is to raise your Defense and Attack, the main reason why I didn’t put 252 EVs in Attack. Darkest Lariat is STAB that ignores your opponent’s stat changes.

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I might go for Crunch instead of Darkest Lariat for the chance of a Defense drop, but I suppose both options work. have a nice day :D
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Zarude @ Life Orb
Ability: Leaf Guard
Nature: Adamant / Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
- Power Whip: Strong STAB
- Darkest Lariat: Strong STAB
- Rock Slide: Covers Bug, Fire, Ice, and Flying
- U-turn: To escape a sticky situation

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Doubles supporter

Zarude @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 116 Atk / 12 SpD / 128 Spe
Nature: Careful / Jolly
- Jungle Healing
- Snarl
- Taunt
- Power Whip

Seems a good support Pokemon. Leftovers is not as good as Sitrus Berry for doubles. Jungle Healing heals the ally. Snarl lowers opponent's Special Attack, which is useful for lower special defence Pokemon like Rhyperior. Taunt helps prevent Trick Room. Power Whip is your offence move.

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Revenge Killer

Zarude @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Darkest Lariat
- Power Whip
- U-turn
- Close Combat

I feel like Zarude's terrible typing doesn't allow it to stay in for more than a few turns. This is just meant to come in, punish a Pokemon, and switch out. Darkest Lariat and Power Whip are strong STABs. U-turn in for pivoting. Close Combat is cool coverage for Ice types.

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cool haha
thanks haha
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Zarude @ Wide Lens
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Nature: Adamant / Jolly
- Power Whip
- U-Turn
- Synthesis
- Jungle Healing

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