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

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Archen Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Archen @ Berry Juice
Ability: Defeatist
Level: 5
EVs: 180 Atk / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Head Smash
- Knock Off
- Acrobatics
- Earthquake

Berry Juice aims to keep Archen out of Defeatist range. Acrobatics is STAB that does tremendous damage when Beryy Juice is consumed. Head Smash is an immensely powerful attack, if a tad unreliable. Knock Off can cripple notable item users like Minefoo, Mareanie, and Vullaby. Earthquake is coverage.

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Archen
Ability:Defeatist
Nature:Jolly
EVs:224 Atk/196 Spe/76 HP
•Stone Edge
•Dual Wingbeat
•Earthquake
•U-Turn

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Archen @ Choice Band
Ability: Defeatist
Level: 5
EVs: 180 Atk / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Head Smash
- Dual Wingbeat
- U-turn
Sadly, it has the crippling defeatist without amazing stats. This is a wallbreaker that attempts to utilize it's decent speed(for lc) and high(for lc) attack. Earthquake is powerful coverage. Dual Wingbeat is stab, you turn is pivot. Head smash is if you want an ohko then a completely useless archen, or stone edge to attempt to keep it alive longer if you dont.

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I don’t think you can have 252 Attack or Speed in LC
Fixed it
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Archen @ Berry Juice
Ability: Defeatist
Level: 5
EVs: 180 Atk / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Hone Claws
- Stone Edge
- Acrobatics
- Knock Off / Earthquake

Berry Juice is to help Archen stay away from the Defeatist range. Hone Claws boosts Attack and Accuracy. Stone Edge is STAB, and if you used Hone Claws, the accuracy of Stone Edge will improve. Acrobatics is STAB and is to be used when Berry Juice is consumed. You could run Knock Off to get rid of the opponent's item , or Earthquake for a powerful move.

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