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This isn't my moveset, it belongs to Ins4ne Gam3rs but still...

Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Careful Nature
252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Toxic
- Leaf Blade

VERY stally set. Leech Seed, Toxic and then Sub. Leaf Blade for backup and Sitrus Berry/Harvest + Leech Seed gives you one hell of a recovery method. I stalled an entire OU team to death with just this Tropius! Hope this helps.

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This set seems OK to me...why the -2 votes? (I voted this up)
proabably because it was someone elses. but I agree it is good.
Good set just switch leaf blade with gig a drain
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Gen V

Tropius (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 12 HP / 248 Atk / 248 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Bullet Seed
- Dragon Dance
- Earthquake
- Aerial Ace

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Tropius @ Life Orb

Trait: Chlorophyll

EVs: 28 HP / 252 SpA / 228 Spe

Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • SolarBeam/Giga Drain
  • Air Slash
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Synthesis/Growth

With Sun support.
SolarBeam is STAB and hits hard, Giga Drain can be used for healing though.
Air Slash is STAB as well and complements SolarBeam/Giga Drain nicely and hitting Grass types, and gives more coverage as well.
Hidden Power Fire gets the boost from Sun and has excellent coverage along with the other moves.
Synthesis is nice healing, Growth can be used to boost Tropius's offenses.

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Dat leafy dino! Nice set.
Thanks der
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Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
EV's: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 SpA
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
Ability: Harvest

  • Substitute
  • Protect
  • Leech Seed
  • Solar Beam/Energy Ball/Giga Drain

This is a SubSeed-set. Substitute works amazing, with Leech Seed as you can avoid lot of damage, while you stall with Leech Seed. Protect also acts great, because you can scout attacks, and you can prevent damage. Leech Seed is the second part of the SubSeed strategy. The last slot is just if you need a sort of direct attack.
This set works best with Sunny day-support.

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Specially Defensive Curse Tank:
NANNERS! (Tropius ) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
Careful Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
-Curse
-Rest
-Leaf Blade
-Outrage

Curse boosts your somewhat decent Defense and mediocre Attack, while losing some of your already pitiful speed. Rest is a quick, drawback-free return to full health thanks to Lum Berry. Leaf Blade is obligatory STAB, and Outrage does massive damage, and the confusion will more than likely be remedied by the Lum Berry.

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Gen V
Tropius (M) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
Impish Nature (+Def - SpA)
252 HP / 100 Def / 100 SpD / 56 Atk
- Rest
- Toxic
- Leech Seed
- Leaf Blade

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Tropius @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Atk / 128 Spd

Dragon Dance -- Stats
Rest -- Heal off damage, combo with Lum Berry + Harvest
Bullet Seed -- STAB. Breaks subs that could easily be set up on you while dancing
Earthquake -- Strong coverage, hits a lot of types that Bullet Seed doesn't hit well

EVs give decent enough bulk, while still letting Tropius have the chance to potentially sweep after 2 Dragon Dances, preferably 3. Harvest + Lum sweeper set is nice.

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i try this combination and it work great cause with my sunny team my lum berry always come back soo i could made dragon dance a lot while rest up a lot also but i prefer leaf blade its way more powerful than bullet seed...
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For Sun use only!


Tropius (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Solar Power
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP
Nature: Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
- Solar Beam
- Roost
- Dragon Pulse
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Hyper Beam

This is one the epicest Pokemon I have ever made in my sun team. Use Solar Power to raise your SpA insanely high, and Leftovers cover the recoil damage from it. Dragon Pulse for coverage and Solar Beam for one turn STAB. Roost is for reliable healing and Hyper Beam is to demolish the opponent if they're being annoying. Hidden Power [Fire] hits Steel types. I don't want to brag, but this is definitely the best Pokemon in my sun team... and who could have thought that Tropius could achieve this? Well, you found out...it is a beast.

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Walled by Steel types.

Consider HP Fire > Hyper Beam
Yeah, thats the MAJOR downfall of this set. But this set proper kicks butt anyways :U
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Sun Staller Tropius

Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Bold Nature
252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
- Toxic
- Roost
- Giga Drain
- Substitute

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Try this only with a team with a Drought Ninetales

Tropius (F) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Adamant / Jolly
- Dragon Dance
- Rest
- Leaf Blade
- Earthquake

The the way this works is with Ninetales' Ability, Drought, is that you will be able to Dragon Dance a lot while taking damage, but you will not need to worry, because you have Rest which is the best recovery move for it. It cures you of all status problems like burns and poison. With the Lum Berry, Tropius will be able to wake up right away after it goes to sleep. With the Ability Harvest in sunny weather, the berry will keep on coming back each time it is used by Tropius. Leaf Blade is Tropius' strongest physical attack move, plus it gets a STAB bonus, making the total power of the move 135. With a couple Dragon Dances to increase its power even more, you do the maths. Earthquake takes care of most of Tropius' type weakness like Poison, Fire, Rock and annoying Steel types. If you come across Tropius' main enemies, which are Ice types, your team back of Fire types can always help out...

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Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Modest Nature (+SpA -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Protect (Stalling)
- Leech Seed (Regain HP)
- Air Slash (Decent damage+ criticals)
- Roost (Regain more HP)

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Tropius @ Leftovers / Life Orb/ Lum Berry or other Berry
Ability: Chlorophyll / Solar Power
Evs: 252 SpA / 252 Def or SpD / 4 HP
Air Slash: good power, STAB, chance to flinch
Sunny Day: great support for Fire types, also good for Solar Beam, Synthesis and Solar Power
Solar Beam: deals with Rock types, great power, STAB, awesome with Sunny Day
Synthesis / Leaf Storm / Natural Gift: good with Sunny Day, provides sustain. Leaf Storm does awesome damage but lowers Special Attack. Natural Gift does damage and its type is based on the type the berry you're holding counters.

Hoped this helped :)

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Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Bold (+Def -Atk)
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 HP
- Protect
- Toxic
- Leech Seed
- Air Slash

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bad ev spread. Just run max hp and then max in anther stat, it allows you to tank way better.
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Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Tropius
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
• Leech Seed
• Toxic
• Protect
• Giga Drain

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What Ability?
Harvest, I forgot to put the ability by accident lol
Why Protect!? Y'know it sometimes fools us!
Uh...what?
What is that supposed to mean?
What I meant is, it's accuracy gets halved if used in succession. So, chances are pretty high for it failing right in next turn!

My Experience.
I know that. It’s meant to be used EVERY OTHER turn.
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Gen 7 ZU sets

Dragon Dance

Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature

  • Leaf Blade
  • Earthquake
  • Aerial Ace / Dragon Hammer
  • Dragon Dance

Leaf Blade is STAB, Earthquake is coverage. Aerial Ace is STAB and hits Grass types, which resist Leaf Blade and Earthquake. Dragon Hammer hits Dragon types. Dragon Dance for set up

Special Attacker

Tropius @ Life Orb
Ability: Solar Power
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid / Modest Nature

  • Energy Ball / Solar Beam
  • Air Slash
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Dragon Pulse / Roost

Energy Ball is STAB and covers Rock types, Solar Beam does the same but is stronger. Only use Solar Beam if you have sun support like Torkoal or Ninetales. Air Slash is Flying STAB. Hidden Power Fire is coverage and is boosted by 50% in the sun. Dragon Pulse hits Dragon types, Roost to heal from Solar Power, Life Orb, and other things like Stealth Rock damage.

Staller

Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature

  • Substitute
  • Leech Seed
  • Toxic
  • Protect / Air Slash

Substitute blocks damage, Leech Seed drains HP, Toxic piles on the residual damage, Protect to stall, Air Slash does a little bit of damage.

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