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damn, RUBL, higher than Metagross. Good job Linoone

7 Answers

2 votes

Gen V

Linoone (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Gluttony
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- ExtremeSpeed
- Belly Drum
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw

2 votes

Linoone @ Sitrus Berry

Trait: Pickup

EVs: 60 HP / 252 Atk / 192 Spe

Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

  • Belly Drum
  • ExtremeSpeed
  • Shadow Claw
  • Brick Break

Pickup is used because everyone seems to think Gluttony makes Sitrus Berry activate and 50% but it already does without Gluttony.
Belly Drum+Sitrus Berry boost attack.
ExtremeSpeed STAB and priority.
Brick Break is so it can hit Rock- and Steel-types for decent damage.
Max attack for as much damage output as possible, some Speed to not be very slow and the rest into HP to have easier time setting up.

1 vote

LC Gen V Set for Zigzagoon

Zigzagoon (M) @ Oran Berry
Trait: Gluttony
EVs: 196 Atk / 112 Def / 196 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- ExtremeSpeed
- Belly Drum
- Seed Bomb
- Thief

Credit goes to my brother.

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Linoone (M/F) @ Choice band
Trait: quick feet (Ha)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant or Jolly

  1. Switcheroo
  2. Belly drum
  3. Return
  4. Play rough
    This is the set I use for my team in X/Y. First use switcheroo to give the Choice band. Many people start with a status move (Sword dance etc.). Use belly drum to max your attack. Now use return (Stab) or play rough.
    This is maybe a risk because if someone uses a normal attack move and you pass the Choice band than Linoone is already done since he has low Def S.Def.
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[email protected] Berry
EVs:252 Atk/252 Spe/4 Hp
•Belly Drum
•Throat Chop
•Last Resort
First, set up belly drum. Then, use throat chop. Then you can Last Resort freely, not having to be scared of Ghosts becuase of Throat Chop.

Gluttony doesn't work like that. It only consumes the confusion if - nature, like aguav or figy berries, earlier. So it's better to use figy if your doing that
Oh really? Learn something new everyday lol
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Linoone --@-- Choice Band
Ability -- Pickup - Gluttony isn't much better, can't have DW and good coverage
EVs -- 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd - Sweeper spread
Jolly Nature - Adamant is optional, but why not out speed threats?
- Retaliate - REVENGE KILL! Being this guy's main use. Retaliate is STAB revenge kill.
- Seed Bomb - Pretty solid coverage.
- Shadow Ball - Coverage. Mainly for ghosts.
- Filler: Gunk Shot / Iron Tail / Roar / Flail / Dig / E-Speed

You do know that Shadow ball is coming off of a 127 S.Attack stat right? Did you mean Shadow-claw?
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Linoone @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Throat Chop
- Stomping Tantrum
- Belly Drum
- Extreme Speed

This thing got buffed in gen 7, and no one noticed apparently :P
Throat chop now is better ghost coverage, along with the addition of not worrying about sound moves. Stomping tantrum for steels and rocks, which resists extreme speed, and it also hits toxapex hard. Speaking of extreme speed, it's a priority 80 base power stab move. Also belly drum because it pairs nicely with gluttony, so it gets more hp back after using it(over Sitrus berry, because with gluttony they trigger at the same time)