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

Be sure to include full set details in your post, e.g. items, abilities, natures and EVs. Some detail, including the intended game mode for your set, is also appreciated. Access the full list of guidelines here.

Anorith Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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@hoennseptile that is from 2010:/
The old thread from 2010 doesn’t have any answers that would be acceptable by today’s standards, so I’m going to close that one and clear flags on this.
Thank you

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Anorith @ Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim / Battle Armor
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- X-Scissor
- Rock Slide
- Hone Claws / Knock Off

Aqua Jet is a good priority move, even if it's not STAB. X-Scissor and Rock Slide are solid STAB. Hone Claws helps Anorith's offensive capabilities, and boosts Rock Slide's accuracy. You can go for Knock Off to cripple Eviolite users like Mareanie and Vullaby. Use Life Orb for more offensive power, or Eviolite for more defensive power.

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Please don't select BA on moveset threads.
Oh right sorry I forgot
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Anorith is a great Pokemon for LC, and I really enjoy using it! Here's the set that I use!

Anorith @ Life Orb
Ability: Battle Armor
Level: 5
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Hone Claws / Swords Dance
- X-Scissor
- Rock Tomb

The HP EVs let's is live a couple hits extra, so it can do its thing. Speed and Attack investments mean that it outspeeds a lot of things, but being the slow little claw bug we all know and love, Aqua Jet really helps, especially for coverage too. Swords Dance doubles Attack, and while Hone Claws raises it a bit less, it makes Rock Tomb a bit more accurate, so it's really your choice! X-Scissor and Rock Tomb are strong STAB moves. The Life Orb also makes this thing so so strong, really love this lil' guy :)
Also, Pokemon such as Archen, Contrary Superpower Inkay, and Focus Sash Abra are a little bit easier to deal with now!

Hope this set helps someone!

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