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If you have a good competitive moveset for Entei, 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.

Entei Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Raikou @ Leftovers
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Discharge
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]
Entei is Physical (Attack is higher than Special Attack) so any nature that lowers attack isn't good.
so 7 years later and no body noticed that trachy put a moveset for raikou?
Oh. I did not.

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Item: Leftovers/Life-orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 speed, 6 Hp


I can't believe no-one made a set making use of his event moves. Flare-blitz is powerful STAB you can heal off the damage gradually with Leftovers or go suicide with Life-orb. Exreme-speed is powerful priority which is definitely need considering him needing to have Adamant nature. Stone-edge is coverage. Iron-head is coverage.

I abuse this in UU :D
2 votes

Guys, this is big.

Entei has received SACRED FIRE in X and Y. Entei is back. And he will claim his throne.

Set: Bye Arcanine, Hi Entei.
Entei @ Life Orb/Choice Band
Adamant Nature (+Att,-SpAtt)
-Stone Edge
-Iron Head/Bulldoze

Have you heard of Sacred Fire? We are talking about a 100BP, 95% ACC, FIRE TYPE PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION WITH A 50% BURN CHANCE HERE. For that reason alone, Entei will surely move up to UU or even OU. Extremespeed is to knock that last sliver of health from opponents, while Stone Edge and Iron Head is coverage. Bulldoze is mainly to get the 2HKO on Heatran, but offers little else.

I keep seeing moves that Entei can't use/learn...are these moves (such as Extremespeed and Iron Head) taught by move tutors somewhere that I don't know about?
No, it says above that these are event moves. (Moves learnt by an Entei given out in an event that has since finished)

And also this answer is just like another answer above, except with Sacred Fire instead of Flamethrower.
1 vote

This thing is really good. It's great as a sweeper and has great stats. There nothing else it needs, but to add some extra spice, we are using a Weakness Policy Entei.

Entei @ Weakness Policy
Nature: Naive
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Sp. Atk
Ability: Pressure

  • Flame Charge
  • Sacred Fire
  • Stone Edge/Extreme Speed
  • Hidden Power Grass/Iron Head

Flame Charge is for boosting Speed and part of the setting up. Sacred Fire is pretty good STAB and has a 50% chance of burning the opponent. Stone Edge is for mainly power and semi-coverage, but Extreme Speed is for priority. Hidden Power Grass is to cover all weaknesses and it will be more effective after a +2 in Special Attack (and attack) from Weakness Policy, but Iron Head is for Ice, Fairy, and Rock types.

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I really like the idea of this, but I still think some guaranteed priority from Extreme Speed (and thus Jolly, not Naive) would be preferred over one of the coverage moves - I'd scrap Stone Edge personally. Heck, you could have another special move like Extrasensory in here since you're benefitting from the policy, but I like Iron Head better.

Also, Sacred Fire requires an Adamant nature.
Thanks for the feedback!
When I said Sacred Fire required an Adamant nature, I meant it. It's literally impossible to have it another way. I agree that Naive would work better, but the event Entei with Sacred Fire was nature-exclusive. Damn stubborn GameFreak.
Oh. Let me choose a different move :P Last time I checked, Entei could Sacred Fire via Level Up from X and Y onwards.
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Gen V

Entei @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Flash Fire

EVs: 128 Atk / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd

Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)

  • Eruption
  • Stone Edge
  • Shadow Ball
  • Bulldoze
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Item: Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Hp, 200 Defense, 58 S.Defense


Calm-mind is boosting the S.Defense so it becomes great. Will-o-wisp is for crippling and stalling. Flamethrower is STAB. Reflect is for temporarily boosting the defense and team-support, while Hidden-power(Ground) is coverage which can be very useful if you are faced with a Flash fire Pokemon.

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Heres a good move set

Entei @ Choice Band
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Sacred Fire
- Extreme Speed
- Stone Edge
- Iron Head

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Entei @ Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Sacred Fire
- Iron Head
- Stomping Tantrum
- Stone Edge

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Life Orb or Wide Lens.

Adamant Nature
EVs: 4 HP, 252 attack, 252 speed.
Ability: Pressure

Sacred Fire
Extreme Speed
Iron Head/Facade
Will-o-wisp/Flame Charge.