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May I ask you something? What is STAB? This can be usefull... thanks
Same type attack bonus. When the attack type matches your Pokemon's type, you get a bonus of x1.5. I knew about that under a different name. You probably did too.
Wow... I didn't know it before! thanks a lot, and I understand now!
Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bonemerang
- Stone Edge
- Substitute
- Focus Punch
MAROWAK MOVESET FOR CATCHING POKEMON AND COVERING IT SELF
Marowak @ (anything for held item)
EVS:252Attack, 252Defense, 4Speed
Ability: Battle Armor
Adamant Nature
-Swords Dance
-False Swipe
-Fire Punch
-Thunder Punch
why fireblast when all your other moves are physical

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No offense trachy, but that's an awful moveset. You DON'T need 3 moves of the same type, there's barely any difference between them either. Plus Earthquake beats them all anyway.

Marowak's Attack is better than Sp. Attack so target that:
- Swords Dance (doubles your attack on first use)
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch to cover weaknesses
- Stone Edge or Double Edge

You could keep Fire Blast if you're not upping your attack as much, then it will be more powerful than Fire Punch. In this case you could probably ignore Swords Dance and use both Stone Edge and Double Edge.

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Yeah, I know. I just got it in a trade from my sister. These are her reasons for having the moves. I'll teach it Stone Edge cause I'm not fond of Double-Edge unless I have Rock Head or it's with my Snorlax combo. I hate the fact that my Marowak has Lightningrod.
I'm not the guy who asked but if I can't get fire punch should i settle for aerial ace? still covers weakness. and i prefer bonmerang for double attack and that means higher crit rate...i think. im not sure.
marowak can have belly drum with bone club too!
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Gen V

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Double-Edge

Thick Club+Swords Dance=OHKO. Especially when it comes to STAB Earthquake. Stone Edge is there for type coverage, mainly taking down the Flying types that are immune to Earthquake. Double-Edge has high power, and no recoil thanks to Rock Head. No point in trying to increase that low Speed, so max out Attack. Defense is also maxed to provide bulk.

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alright guys for one equake is way over rated when it comes to marowak. bonemerang is better in this case. it hits twice and both hits have a chance to crit and the base power is 50 so even if it doesnt crit it's still an equake. bonemerang also gets pass sturdy which is popular right now.

Marowak @ thick club

Trait: Rock head

EV's:252 attk/ 252 def/ 4 hp or 4 sdef

adamant nature with the discription: capable of taking hits.

swords dance
stone edge
bonemerang
fire punch or double edge.
But it doesn't have the perfect accuracy of Earthquake.
it dont need it it's still better. stone edge doesnt have perfect accuracy either but it's used.
True, but in the case of Stone Edge, there is no perfect accuracy Rock Type attack (well besides Ancientpower, Power Gem, HP Rock, and Smack Down, but the first three are special and the last one is pathetic. Rock Slide has better accuracy than Stone Edge, but Stone Edge has 25 more base power, which makes up for the 10 lower accuracy. When Rock Blast is available, I use that over Stone Edge.) However, I will say that Earthquake and Bonemerang are both equal options on Marowak, and it depends on the person using the Marowak. It all comes down to what is preferred, accuracy or Sub/Sash/Sturdy breaking. I prefer the accuracy of Earthquake, but Bonemerang is still a good option.
Yes, I'm late, but who cares...because I don't. Serbox is right, Bonemerang over E-quake. 90 vs. 100 accuracy makes little to no difference and there are enough pokemon with Sturdy and/or Substitute to make using E-quake frustrating. Trachy, please do your research before responding and calling moves "pathetic." Lol, you did give me a good laugh though, ty. Smack Down has a base power of 50, yes, but is doubled in power against flying types, so you're always hitting a flying pokemon - for example - with at least 100 base power. Also, aside from laying the Smack Down on these Jabroni flying types with a minimum of 100 base power; moves like Fly and even Bounce cannot help these pokemon avoid getting hit and even makes them vulnerable to moves like your E-quake and my Bonemerang. It also cancels out the ability Levitate. Strategically, this move is FAR from pathetic. What it may lack in base power, it makes up for in accuracy and benefits. Not to mention, Marowak holding his Thick Club makes him the HARDEST hitting Pokemon in the game, yes, with his attack even higher than ALL legendaries. You can do the math and calculate that into how hard Smack Down actually hits coming from a Marowak.
Also, Serbox & Trachy, you guys don't need Sword Dance on a Marowak holding a Thick Club. Bonemerang and even the much overrated E-quake are pretty much ALWAYS OHKO's. At least Bonemerang is, right Serbox? Serbox, you could put Double Edge up there in it's slot and replace Sword Dance. Trachy, you could put a physical Fire type move in it's place to cover Marowak's weakness while also taking advantage of Marowak's insanely high attack stat. Both of you, in the end, remember this:  if - on average - a pokemon only needs 350 total hit points to make it faint, than being able to hit with an average of 450 hit points with any move in your arsenal is more than adequate. There's no need in having a pokemon hit for 720 hit points when in reality, a minimum of 270 of those hit points are never used (aside from fighting a Chansey, but let's be serious for a moment longer). Instead, cover your weaknesses. The numbers were just pure examples, as it is the moral of the message that is the point.
Yeah the Speed is horrible. But, I do agree with Night Child a bit, but S-Dance is good, so I'd keep it. Smack Down is a great move, I have it on my Greninja in X and it can WRECK. It has Torrent, but it still obliterates Crobat, Honchkrow and especially Talonflame with an OHKO, if I'm unlucky, in the red with a Roost, but then they get a Marowak (Emphasis on the WAK) to the FACE with a Bonemerang. They don't last at all, even without Greninja, Smack Down is still pretty powerful. I've 2HKO'd an Avalugg with Marowak's Smack Down. My point is, Smack Down is good, but so is S-Dance.
Mkkp, S-Dance is very good and is a great setup if I should say so myself, HOWEVER, for a Marowak...it is a little useless. Marowak holding the famous THICK CLUB makes S-Dance a non-necessity. Other Pokemon...? Yes, go for it. Marowak? No. Go for coverage. Marowak's attack stat is just way too high. If you are facing a Venusaur, you're going to buff up with S-Dance or hit him with Fire Punch? See what I mean? Yes, S-Dance is good, but there is just other viable options when it comes to Marowak...AND ONLY MAROWAK, lol.
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Marowak (M) Thick Club
Trait: Rock Head
Nature: Brave
EV's: 252 Atk. 252 Def. 6 Sp. Def.

  • Earthquake- High powered STAB, Good acc.
  • Fire Punch- Type coverage to Grass and Ice
  • Thunder Punch- Type coverage to Water
  • Double Edge- No extra damage because of Rock Head

Hope this was useful :D

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For NU Tier


Marowak

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Bonemerang
  • ThunderPunch
  • Brick Break/ Focus Punch (for the ballsy ones.)

Substitute is for protection from status. Bonemerang over Earthquake to break Subs and Sashes and get some damage in. ThunderPunch & Brick Break for coverage.

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My Marowak moveset is:

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)

Fire Punch - Deals with Grass and Ice weankess. Chance of burn.
Thunder Punch -Deals with Water weakness. Chance of paralyze.
Earthquake - STAB, Great move.
Stone Edge/Swords Dance - Stone Edge for Ice weakness. Great move. High critical. Swords Dance to increase Atk stat. Your choice.

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Marowak (M) @ Thick Club

Role: Lead

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 128 HP / 16 Atk / 112 Def / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Bonemerang
  • Stealth Rock
  • Fire Punch
  • Stone Edge

Bonemerang Breaks Sashes, ( Common lead trick )
Fire Punch puts Forretress, Ferrothorn, Etc. In Their Place.
Stealth Rock sets up.
Stone Edge provides coverage.

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Double/Triple Battle

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Aerial Ace
- Brick Break/Blizzard

Rock Slide hits multiple foes. So does Earthquake, but Earthquake gets STAB. Aerial Ace can hit any foe in a Triple Battle. Brick Break is Screen breaking coverage. However, since you are using Lightningrod you can also try using Blizzard. Lightningrod protects your allies from Electric attacks. While Marowak can't make much use of the Special Attack boosts unless you use Blizzard, the team support it offers is much more useful than Marowak's other abilities.

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Train Marowak:

Ability: Rock Head
Item: Thick club
Nature: Impish
EV's: 252 attk, 252 def, 4 HP

Moveset:

Bonemerang
Double-edge
Thunderpunch
Fire punch/Outrage/Perish song/Stealth rock

Hope this helps!

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This is one of my favorite Pokemon. The physical version of Reuiniclus

Marowak@Thick Club
Ability: Battle Armor
Brave Nature
EVs: 252 Atk/240 SDef/16 HP

Earthquake- Thick Club doubles his attack and STAB means you have one of the toughest Earthquakes out there.

Stone Edge- This little dude has access to EdgeQuake.

Fire Punch- Now you have perfect coverage in OU.

Play Rough- More Excellent coverage.

Use this guy in Trick Room since investing in speed won't really make you outspeed anything. This thing obliterates anything! Garchomp ain't got nothing on him.

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One move sounds a bit odd, but trust me, it works.

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

Substitute/Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Fire Punch
Smack Down/Rock Slide

Now Fire Punch is for type coverage. Substitute is useful because if you can get a free substitute up, this thing is unstoppable. Earthquake provides good STAB and does MASSIVE damage because of his max EV's in attack, his thick club, and for the sole fact that he has a high attack. Rock Slide is a good move because it covers flying types who switch in. But for those who are very confident in their attack stat, I have smack down on there solely for the purpose of getting rid of the immunity of flying types, Levitate, and Magnet Rising Magnezones who use Gyro Ball. Also, it prevents the opponent from using fly, trying to get in some damage, hoping to knock out marowak. Combine this with Stealth Rock, and you can get rid of the flying type/Levitate immunities.

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2 Sets

Defensive Wall/Sweeper Hybrid
Marowak @ Thick Club
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge
- Fire Punch
- ThunderPunch

If there's a weak offensive Pokemon or a setup Pokemon, Marowak can come in, take a hit, and punish a switch with a Thick Club boosted Earthquake.
Sweeper
Marowak @ Thick Club
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Bonemerang
- Double-Edge
- ThunderPunch
This works best on a sticky web team. If you want the risk of being out sped but a little more firepower, go with Adamant. But this is a decent attack and outspeeds most things under sticky web. This could also work on a Trick Room team but with Brave over Jolly/Adamant.

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Defensive wall/sweeper hibrid? Its called a tank dude.
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Marowak @ Thick Club
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Battle Armor
Moves:
Bone Club, for STAB and okay power
Bonemerang, for more STAB and pretty good power
Bone Rush, for even more STAB and pretty good power
Swords Dance, for making the STABs hurt more

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You need EVs as well. Also please look at my comment on your profile .-.
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Marowak @ Thick Club
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 128 Atk /182 SDef / 200 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bonemerang
- Belly Drum
- Skull Bash
- Fire Punch

This would be a great Sweeper/ Tank Pokemon with Belly Drum, an egg move. Bonemerang is a signature move and Fire Punch is for weaknesses.

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Eh hehe, Cubone was my first favorite Pokemon right up until I met Sneasel. This is how I have mine, 'Boneger' set up. I was 8 when I started playing a handmedown Yellow, and I've kept the name all this time.

Anyhow, the main thing for this Pokemon is physical attack and decent defenses.

Nature: Adamant w/ a sp.def characteristic or Careful w/ a ATK characteristic both work splendidly.
Ability-Rock Head
Training: Max Attack, give nothing to sp. Attack, and spread the remaining points evenly.

They come with the species specific Thick Club, so it's obvious it is what is best to hold.

Moves:
Bonemarang- by far a favorite, and it is phenomenal as a sturdy crasher seeing as most 'sturdy' Pokemon are weak to ground. Bone Rush tends to only hit twice anyway, so this is a safer bet.
Iron Head- Fairy bane, ice crusher, and a decent damaging move.
Double edge- with pp up and rock head, who needs tackle?
Aerial Ace- deals with grass types.

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Instead of Aerial Ace, put Fire Punch for better coverage.
Hmm, true, but sometimes it can be a lifesaver to have a never-miss move...
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I know I'm a little late to the party but I honestly feel like Marowak is one of the most underrated Pokemon in the game. When done right he is an absolute monster. I mean he'll hold up to two hydro pumps no problem.

Marowak(M) @ thick club
Trait: Rock head
EVs: HP 136/ ATK 252/ SDef 122
Nature: Adamant
- Bonemerang STAB
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake STAB
- Power-up Punch

A lot of people love double-edge but I really think it's useless. Get off one power-up punch to bring his ridiculous attack stat up even more and you're going to OHKO pretty much anything. Bonemerang handles sturdy and anything with levitate. Stone Edge and Earthquake are really just for good measure. The amount of power he deals makes up for not having a wide range of coverage. Sure fire punch would be great but there's nothing it'll do that his other moves won't. And a lot of people run swords dance but honestly it's just wasting a turn with no damage dealt. Power-up punch doesn't boost you as high but at least you're getting something out of it.

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Let's start with your first sentence. Double Edge is useless? No...my fault...you THINK Double Edge is useless? Man, take it from a Gen 1 player, the more things change, the more they remain the same (I'll tell ya, lol). Perhaps you haven't heard OR you are choosing to ignore:  Marowak's attack stat while holding Thick Club has the potential to be the highest in the game, yes, even over legendaries! You don't need to raise his attack stat with a weak Power-up Punch just to knock your opponent out with the next move anyway. Instead, cover your weakness and utilize your ability or then why even have it? You don't need two ground moves, trust me. In no scenario will you need two ground moves. Fire Punch won't do anything that his other moves will not do? What? My Bellossom would be so lucky to have an appetizer such as your Marowak. Why stop there? Venusaur, Victreebel, Petilil, etc...get it? They are all of the grass type and you have nothing to stop Grass type pokemon. Fire Punch covers weaknesses like Grass, But, Steel, and Ice types and hits double hard when it comes to mix types like Bug/Steel types. Swords Dance is a set-up move. I also don't use it when it comes to Marowak, but it's not a waste. It's all about strategy when it comes to moves like that. I'm not trying to be mean or disrespectful, but I, as an advanced player, am telling you...this is a poor setup and half done.
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Marowak w/Thick Club

Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant
Evs: Attack, Defense, HP

Moveset:
- Bonemarang/E-Quake
- Smackdown/Stone Edge
- Fire Punch/Thunder Punch
- Double Edge

Okay, I am seeing a lot of unnecessary builds and I am more than sure that some of us veterans are filled with laughter and tired of face palming.

Bonemarang over Earthquake. Why? Because for the same power, I can get rid of moves like Substitute and abilities like Sturdy and move on with my life at the cost of a barely noticeable 10 accuracy. That's why. In addition, E-Quake is overrated and over played. Both moves have STAB and yes, I still put it up there because of player preference. At the end of the day, we are still our own person. Smackdown over Stone Edge. Yes, Stone Edge is a way more powerful move and not as accurate, BUT Smackdown is the smartest way to go. It renders moves like Fly and Bounce completely useless and does extra damage to those moves as well, and gets rid of the levitate ability and other moves and abilities like such. In addition to Marowak delivering a hard hitting Smackdown to the Flying type, he also sets up his bird prey to be hit by - yup, you guessed it - GROUND type MOVES! Next up is Fire Punch. It covers weaknesses like Grass, Bug, Steel, and Ice and just hits double hard for mix types like Bug/Steel types. You can also use Thunder Punch to cover water and Flying types, but Smackdown should cover your flying types. Again, player preference. The last move listed is Double Edge. It is powerful AND works off of the Rock Head ability saving Marowak from recoil damage. WHY NOT have that move, right? With high attack stat, Double Edge an assassinator of a move, smh.

I hope you guys try out the suggested moveset and mix and match (reasonably) to find out what works best for you. If you guys have any questions, just ask and I'll do my best to answer you when I can. Thanks.

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here is one

thick club
rock head

bonemerang
double edge
fire punch
thunder punch

The elemental punches allow you to counter any weakness that marowak has except water ground types which you can 240 power double edge. It's slow so you can set up with a speed boost baton pass mon e.g. scolopiede or ninjask. You can earthquake over bonemerang for more power but bonemerang allows you to break sturdy and sash.

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