PokéBase - Pokémon Q&A
1 vote
100,616 views

If you have a good competitive moveset for Exploud, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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

Exploud Pokédex and learnset for reference.

Sprite

by
retagged by

17 Answers

4 votes

Exploud (M) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Scrappy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Boomburst
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Surf

by
This thing can't be walled by any ghost, oops!
2 votes

Gen V

Exploud (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Soundproof

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Shadow Ball
  • Hyper Voice
  • Ice Beam
  • Flamethrower
by
Exploud is not a speed focused Pokémon, so if you don't want to lose more than half your Hp with a simple giga drain, focus of 252 Spd in Def and SDef
1 vote

A Mixed Sweeper Exploud!

Exploud (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Soundproof
EVs: 128 Atk / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
- Brick Break
- Crunch
- Hyper Voice
- Extrasensory

Scarf is for more Speed, which this Pokemon needs. Soundproof is for avoiding stuff like Perish Song. Brick Break is for killing things, along with breaking screens. Crunch is for the Ghost types. Hyper Voice is STAB, while Extrasensory kills Fighting types, which usually have low Sp. Defense.

by
1 vote

Exploud (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Scrappy
EVs: 220 HP / 8 Atk / 140 Def / 140 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Circle Throw
- Frustration / Return
- Substitute
- Earthquake


Pretty decent phazer in the lower tiers. Scrappy allows Circle Throw to hits ghosts, and Frustration / Return hits too. Ev's make nice 101 subs, which allows you to hit revenge killers or phaze them. EQ is for coverage.

by
What should I use besides Frustration/Return today?
1 vote

Substitute + Endeavor
Gen 8 NU

Exploud @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Scrappy
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Endeavor
- Boomburst
- Fire Blast

Are you tired of walls like Diancie and Heatproof Bronzong walling you? Here is a Substitute + Endeavor set that can wear down those walls. Substitute is for bringing down your HP to a low range. Endeavor works well with Substitute since you'll be at a low HP range and is useful against Pokemon that wall you since Endeavor can bring them to a low HP range. Boomburst is for strong STAB. Fire Blast is for coverage against steel types.

by
0 votes

Exploud
item: Choice Band
Ability: Soundproof
EV's: 252 Atk 128 Def 128 S.Def
Nature: Jolly

  • Earthquake
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Hammer Arm
  • Crunch

Exploud can hit really hard with Choice Band. This moveset can cover 421 as super effective.

by
0 votes

Pokemon:Exploud(M)@Choice Specs
Trait:Scrappy
EVs:252 Sp.Atk/252 Def
Sassy Nature (+Sp.Def, -Speed)

-BOOMBURST!!!( For Huge power and STAB )

-Flamethrower(100% accuracy and good power)

-Surf( Same reason as Flamethrower)

-Blizzard/Focus Blast( Both are very powerful moves
so it's your choice)

by
0 votes

Ear Buster (Exploud) (M) @ Choice Specs/Life Orb
Modest Nature (+SpAtt, -Att)/Timid Nature (+Spd -Att)
Ability: Scrappy
EVs: 4HP, 252 SpAtt, 252 Spd

-Boomburst
-Flamethrower/Fire Blast
-Ice Beam/Blizzard
-Focus Blast

Specs STAB Boomburst is simply amazing. 140BP move with no drawbacks. The icing on the cake is that Exploud gets the awesome ability Scrappy, meaning that those pesky ghosts can no longer switch in with impunity.

Flamethrower/Fireblast to roast Steel types switching in predicting Boomburst.

Ice Beam/Blizzard and Focus (Miss) Blast is for much welcomed coverage.

Fire Blast/Blizzard or Flamethrower/Ice Beam is the classic reliability vs power issue, but I lean towards Flamethrower/Ice Beam because of the nerf.

Playing this set is simple. Spam Boomburst, or pick an appropriate move and watch things get major damage.

by
0 votes

Boomburst absoulutely DESTROYS everything!

[email protected] Specs
Ability: Scrappy
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spe / 6 HP

Boomburst- It's a Hyper Beam without recharge plus STAB and it hits ghost type

Focus Blast- Amgh I abusing Scrappy? I dunno, you tell me.

Overheat- For moar steel coverage.

Surf- For Heatran.

EDIT: Major moveset overhaul. Was a noob back then.

Usage Tips

Exploud is a wall breaker so send him up against physical walls to scare them out and abuse Boomburst. Sticky Web support also helps Exploud drastically. Avoid priority and faster sweepers. Thundurus is amazing for Exploud, controlling speed with Thunder Wave and resisting any fighting type attacks. Also, have a lot of Volt Switchers and U Turners as it makes switching into Exploud easier.

by
edited by
0 votes

Exploud @ Life Orb
Ability:Scrappy
EVs 252 SAtk / 188 SpE / 68 Atk
Naive Nature
~ Extrasensory (Chance of flinch and cover fighting weakness)
~ Focus Blast (Stops Steel and Rock Types walling it completely)
~ Boomburst ( Base 140 power + the boost from STAB making it 210)
~ Thunderpunch (Coverage and low chance of paralysis)

by
0 votes

Exploud (M) @ Chople Berry

Trait: Scrappy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Def
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Boomburst
- Focus Blast
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

Details/strategy:
Basically just spam Boomburst, and use Focus Blast against Rock or Steel type (or against any other type weak to Focus Blast if you want to risk it). If your health gets too low: Rest and Sleep Talk. Chople Berry to weaken incoming Fighting moves and give you the chance to take them out. This set usually works very well for me. The EV's in HP make this thing take much more hits and since it's speed isn't that good anyways I find it the better option. As for the Nature, I'd stick with Modest, though you could get it's defense on par with it's special defense with Bold or get some speed with Timid.

by
0 votes

I use this:
Exploud (F) @ Silk Scarf
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Brave Nature
- Boomburst (STAB, better for single battles)
- Zen Headbutt (Well-needed coverage against Fighting and Poison types)
- Hammer Arm (Coverage against Rock, Normal and Steel.)
- Ice Punch (Freeze, coverage against Flying, Ground, Bug, and Dragon)

by
edited by
0 votes


Exploud (M) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Scrappy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Boomburst
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Fire Blast

This set attempts to wallbreak as best as it can with Boomburst while using its great coverage to hit Pokemon that resist Boomburst. However, Exploud is outclassed by Swellow, which possesses the same Scrappy Boomburst that Exploud has, because Swellow is faster, can pivot on bad matchups, and can revenge kill. Other special attackers like Gardevoir and Raikou also outclass Exploud due to higher Speed, way better defensive utility, and, importantly, a way better typing

by
edited by
0 votes

The Exploud set that counters itself.
Gen 8 NU

Exploud @ Throat Spray / Choice Specs
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Boomburst
- Fire Blast / Overheat
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast / Ice Beam

Is a specs Boomburst Exploud getting annoying and you don't have a fast Pokemon that can deal with it? Never fear, Exploud can counter its own set. Thanks to the ability Soundproof, Exploud can switch into a Boomburst Exploud without any fear. Boomburst is strong STAB. Fire Blast / Overheat is for coverage against steel types such as Copperajah and non Heatproof Bronzong. Shadow Ball is so you can hit the few ghost types in the tier and hits Heatproof Bronzong super effectively. Focus Blast or Ice Beam is coverage that can deal with Tyrantrum if it tries to switch in.

Note: If you run Throat Spray as your item, run Fire Blast so you won't cancel out the special attack boost by using Overheat. If you run Choice Specs, you can run Overheat over Fire Blast for more power.

by
edited by
0 votes

Gen 8 NU

Exploud @ Silk Scarf
Ability: Scrappy
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Boomburst
- Flamethrower
- Surf

Taunt Exploud is seeing some usage in NU as it bothers slower Pokemon. Taunt stops slower Pokemon like Vaporeon and Mantine from using status moves, also leaving them unable to recover from Exploud's atttacks. Boomburst is incredibly strong STAB. Flamethrower is for coverage against steel types such as Copperajah and non Heatproof Bronzong. Surf is for coverage. Silk Scarf gives Exploud's Boomburst more power.

by
Silk Scarf is bad. I think that the Normal Gem or the Choice Specs would work better.
0 votes

Exploud @ Assault Vest

Ability : Scrappy
EV's : 252 Hp , 200 sp.atk , 34 Def , 25 Sp.Def / 252 Hp , 252 Sp.Atk
Bold/Modest nature(-Atk +Def , -Atk +Sp.Atk)
- Boomburst (Soul reason for choosing Exploud)
- Fire Blast / Focus Blast ( takes out Steel which is resistant to normal )
- Surf ( takes out Rock types which is another resistant to normal that is Boomburst)
- Blizzard/Ice beam(Coverage)
This Exploud is an absolute monster. You can also use Quiet or Relaxed nature. Hope this helps.

by
0 votes

Mixed Work Up Exploud
Gen 8 NU

Exploud @ Silk Scarf / Life Orb
Ability: Scrappy
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Mild Nature
- Work Up
- Boomburst
- Low Kick
- Shadow Ball

Someone else came up with this set, and I really wanted to post it here. This is a mixed Work Up Exploud set. Work Up is for boosting your attack and special attack. Boomburst is incredibly strong STAB and even hits ghost types like Golurk and Decidueye thanks to Scrappy.
Low Kick is coverage that is for rock and steel types that mainly targets Copperajah. Shadow Ball allows you to hit Bronzong super effectively.

by