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6 votes

Mine has the ability Synchronize. It knows:

Psychic: Good power, chance to lower Sp. Def, high accuracy, STAB.

Ominous Wind: Decent power, high accuracy, chance to increase all stats, used to deal with Ghost types.

Roost: Used to heal Xatu.

Refresh: Used to get rid of status problems after they have been transferred to the foe.

Xatu Learnset

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i would personally go with
shadow ball
Xatu (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Mirror
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Psycho Shock
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Tailwind
I taught my Xatu the same thing but my Xatu doesn't have synchronize it has early bird what else should I teach beside refresh

7 Answers

5 votes

I would give him this set:

Psychic:good power, STAB, lower SP Def

Shadow ball- better power than ominous wind- (10% to raise stats isn't that dependable

Roost- healing

Refresh-Healing status moves.

2 votes

Gen V

Xatu (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Magic Bounce

EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 248 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Psyshock
  • Giga Drain
  • Tailwind
  • Shadow Ball
2 votes

Xatu (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Magic Bounce

EVs: 196 Atk / 128 SAtk / 184 Spd

Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)

  • Psychic
  • U-turn
  • Shadow Ball
  • Drill Peck
1 vote


Xatu (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Def/ 252 Sp.D
Nature: Calm (+Sp Def, -Atk)

Calm Mind
Confuse Ray
Stored Power/Psychic

Calm Mind: Calm Mind is very helpful for Xatu, as it's a Special Attacker. This also helps boosts the power of Stored Power. Use it twice after Confuse Ray, and Stored Power's power would be ( 20 × 4 + 20) 100. If you're going with Psychic, then it'll also be useful.

Confuse Ray: This one is simple. Just stall the opponent out and use that opportunity to raise your stats (Calm Mind).

Stored Power/Psychic: I don't think many people have heard of Stored Power move, but it is to be feared. For each stat boost (positive), the move's power'll increase by 20. The maximum power is 860. Use it well and it'll benefit you. However, if you're worried if the opponent has Roar, then go with psychic.

Roost: This is pretty obvious. Use it when your HP is low.

P.S This is my very first post, so correct me if I'm wrong about anything ^-^

0 votes

Xatu(m) holding: TwistedSpoon
Quiet Nature Sp.Atk&Spd
-future sight
-ominous wind
-confuse ray

all evs in health

I use my Xatu as a special sweeper that has a lot of staying ability due to its 225 hp

0 votes

Totem (Xatu) @ Colbur Berry / Leftovers


Role: NU CM Bulky Sweeper

Ability: Magic Bounce

EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Speed

Timid Nature

  • Calm Mind
  • Roost / Giga Drain
  • Psychic / Psyshock
  • Signal Beam / Heat Wave


Xatu has access to Calm Mind and is probably one of the better users of it in NU. It also has decent typing and Magic Bounce, which is especially useful for a CM Sweeper. The main downsides to Xatu is its lack of bulk and vulnerability to Knock Off / Pursuit.

The EVs are meant to bolster Xatu's physical Defenses and HP. The EVs in Speed and Timid Nature allows it to outspeed neutral base 70 speed Pokemon, like Ludicolo. You could use either Colbur Berry (which allows it to tank one Dark-type move) or Leftovers, which can be used to boost Xatu's longevity.

Calm Mind is a nice set-up move. Roost is better used when using Colbur Berry, while Giga Drain can be used with Leftovers. Both moves gives nice recovery. Psychic hits hard, while Psyshock hits Specially Defensive walls. Signal Beam deals with Dark-types, while Heat Wave beats Steel-type Walls, such as Ferroseed.

0 votes

Mine is a good tank, It has magic bounce, and the lax nature (I know, it's not the best). It has leftovers, and is invested in Hp and Def. It knows:

  • Reflect: boosts team defense
  • Calm mind: boost his Sp Atk and Sp Def
  • Air slash: good move, STAB, chance to flinch
  • Roost: heal him up a lot

This set works well because the enemy can't toxic stall you out, and once Xatu is set up, he's a monster