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Gen V

Feraligatr (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Sheer Force

EVs: 252 Atk / 140 Def / 116 Spd

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Dance
  • Waterfall
  • Ice Punch
  • Rock Slide

Dragon Dance. Such a wonderful move. Easily the best stat raising move of Gens III and IV. Feraligatr has the EV spread it does as it gives it enough Speed and power along with Dragon Dance. Especially with Sheer Force and Life Orb. All moves (besides Dragon Dance of course) are boosted by Sheer Force, and no recoil is given by Life Orb. Waterfall provides STAB. Ice Punch and Rock Slide are type coverage. Feraligatr also has some EVs put into defense. This is to protect against priority, of which all but the rare Vaccum Wave is physical.

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Feraligatr [email protected] Leftovers

Ability --- Torrent
EVs --- 252 HP, 128 Atk, 128 SpD
Adamant Nature

Counter --- lots of HP, and a little bit less Defense means that he makes great use of this!
Dive / Waterfall --- I prefer Dive to get an extra lefties boost, but Waterfall is cool too
Earthquake --- coverage! =)
Rock Slide --- I think they call it "EdgeQuake" coverage, works well. (Rock and Ground)

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Double/Triple Battle

Feraligatr (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Ice Punch

Damn the unreliability of stat boosting!!! Now I have some sort of tank. Rock Slide and Earthquake hit mutliple foes, Rock Slide boosted by Sheer Force. Waterfall is Sheer Force boosted STAB. Ice Punch is Sheer Force boosted coverage.

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Totodile @ Focus Sash
Trait: Torrent
Level: 1
- Attract
- Endure
- Toxic
- Protect
Another gimmick FEAR-ish set. You can see how it works.

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Feraligatr @ Focus Sash / Life Orb
Feraligatr
Jolly Nature
Ability: Torrent / Sheer Force (Sheer Force is preferred; when it is released)
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk / 252 Spe

  • Protect
  • Block
  • Dragon Dance
  • Waterfall

Pair this with:

Durant @ Choice Scarf
Durant
Jolly Nature
Ability: Truant
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd

  • Entrainment

The other moves can be anything you want.

Explanation:
Send out Durant and use Entrainment so the other Pokemon has the ability Truant. Then switch out to Feraligatr and use Block. It won't be able to escape and this gives you the opportunity to set up D-Dance. Use Protect on every turn when Truant is not active and D-Dance when it is. Finally, when you finished maxing out the stats, you can sweep using Waterfall.

Note: Focus Sash helps Feraligatr survive a hit from a super-effective move and deal as much as damage as possible.

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A lovely little moveset for maximum type coverage. Actually, there are 592 Pokemon that this guy can hit super-effectively against, he only has two weaknesses himself and he has fair speed and good bulk meaning he's a very versatile player. Anyway, my type-advantage Feraligatr.

Feraligatr @ Expert Belt / Life Orb
Nature: Adamant / Jolly
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 6 HP / 126 Atk / 126 Def /252 Spe

-Shadow Claw / Crunch
-Ice Punch/ Ice Fang
-Brick Break / Dragon Dance
-Earthquake / Bulldoze

Explanation: Basically, this guy hits every type (based on the moves on the left) apart from Water, Fighting, Bug and Fairy (and a few dual types resist him, such as Charizard and Malamar), but every single other Pokemon (including those dual-types) is hit for neutral damage. Expert Belt takes advantage of this, it boosts the power of super-effective moves by 20%, which is basically giving Feraligatr a Life Orb with no recoil. That brings us to the Life Orb, thanks to Sheer Force Feraligatr gets no recoil on Sheer Force boosted moves (Ice Punch/Fang, Crunch and Bulldoze), which brings us to his moves. Shadow Claw gives you coverage against about 12 more Pokemon, but doesn't abuse the Sheer Force/Life Orb combo, whereas Crunch does. Ice Punch is more accurate, but Ice Fang has more power (both abuse the SF/LO combo). Brick Break is coverage and gets rid of Reflect from Klefki, etc. but isn't affected by Sheer Force. Earthquake has higher base power, but isn't boosted by Sheer Force so it will have recoil, whereas SF boosts Bulldoze's power to 90, which is 10 less than Earthquake, but the LO won't give you any recoil. Your choice on the moves. This moveset makes him a lethal opponent. If you want, you can swap Brick Break for Dragon Dance and use his bulk to set up, but this will reduce the number of opponents you can super-effectively hit by just over 100, so it's not recommended. Sheer Force allows you to swap some of his Attack EVs for Defense and utilise his respectable defence. Adamant makes him more of a powerhouse, whereas Jolly lets him have a respectable 143 Speed (at lv. 50 with 31 IV's), which is enough to outspeed a large amount of commonly used Pokemon whilst still having nice bulk. Hope this set is useful :)

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Gen 6 Feraligatr

Feraligatr @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4HP
Nature: Adamant / Jolly

-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Crunch
-Ice Punch / Superpower

Feraligatr's Dream World Ability will be here very soon and here is my set. Dragon Dance is used for boosting its Attack and Speed to good levels.
Waterfall hits hard when factoring STAB, Sheer Force and Life Orb. Hits Fire, Ground and Rock types.
Crunch also hits hard due to Sheer Force and Life Orb. Hits Ghost and Psychic types.
Ice Punch provides useful coverage and hits Grass, Dragon and Flying types. Superpower can be used to hit Steel types harder than other moves on this set whilst also hitting Normal, Dark and Ice types.

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Feraligatr @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 140 Def / 116 Spe

Superpower - Powerful Fighting-type move. However, it lowers both Attack and Defense
Waterfall - Powerful STAB
Ice Punch -Grass coverage
Dragon Dance - Good stat raiser and makes up for the loss from Superpower

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Feraligatr @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 SpD
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

Waterfall
Ice Punch
Earthquake
Dragon Dance

Explanation: A Dragon Dance sweeper Set. Feraligatr can Take Damage from Life Orb sued to Sheer Force. Waterfall is STAB and Powered up with Sheer Force. Ice Punch is Grass and Dragon Type coverage also boosted with Sheer Force. EQ is Electric type coverage but since it Doesn't have a Secondary Effect, you Still take Life Orb damage. Dragon Dance raises Attack and Speed by 1 Stage each and Allows Feraligatr to Become a Sweeper.

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Feraligatr @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Modest (+Special Attack -Attack)
252 SpA / 252 HP / 4 Def

Do you want to deal a surprising amount of special damage to your opponents? Do you want to capitalize on your opponents switching in Pokemon with good Defense but bad Special Defense against you, because they think you are running a (standard) physical Feraligatr? Do you want to make your opponents salty because they are getting swept by a Feraligatr with a set that is never used? If so, special attacking Feraligatr is for you.

Scald
Sheer Force boosted STAB.

Ice Beam
Sheer Force boosted Ice coverage. Kills Grass types (which hit you super effectively) and common threats like Garchomp and Landorus.

Focus Blast
Sheer Force boosted Fighting coverage

Toxic
If all else fails you can badly poison your opponent

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Feraligatr @ Lum Berry
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -Sp. Atk)
Ability: Sheer Force

-Dragon Dance: Raise Attack and Speed, which helps you outspeed fast Pokémon.
-Liquidation: STAB, strong Water type move, which is boosted by Sheer Force.
-Earthquake: Strong Ground type move to deal with nasty Electric types.
-Crunch: Coverage move, also boosted by Sheer Force.

Overall this set hits like an absolute truck and I have had good experiences with it.

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Feraligatr @ Leftovers
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly(+Spe,-SAtk)
-Waterfall
-Ice Punch
-Earthquake
-Dragon Dance

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