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Gen V

Vespiquen (F) @ Bug Gem

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 68 Atk / 220 Def / 220 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Heal Order
  • Attack Order
  • Defend Order
  • Acrobatics
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Gen V

vespiquen (F) item bug gem

evs: 252 defense / 252 sp.defense
careful nature (+sp.defense,-sat)k or relaxed nature (+spdef,-speed


moves
toxic
heal order
defense order
infestation
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Vespiquen
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Bold/Impish
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 S.Attack/HP/Attack


Defend-order

Heal-order

Toxic

Protect(HP EVs) or Attack-order(Attack EVs) or Hidden-power(Ground)(S.Attack EVs)


Defend-order makes you very bulky after a couple of uses making this bug hard to take down without a Rock type move. Heal-order is reliable healing. Toxic is status. Protect is for awesome poison-stalling, it even helps with Pressure-stalling, Attack-order would be for Physical STAB while Hidden-power(Ground) would be Steel and Poison type coverage. The main problem Vespiquen has is that it has terrible typing for a wall, you are going to have to watch out for Rock types, Stone-edge is your biggest issue as it has high critical chance and criticals ignore your stat ups, if you come across a Pokemon with Stone-edge either get out of their or try to Pressure+Protect stall them into running out of Stone-edge PP and hope they miss between turns(switching is better though).

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This is truely an unfortunate Pokemon. One of the sturdiest RU Pokemon cursed with a 4x weakness to Rock. But there is hope!

Vespiquen @ Leftovers
Pressure
Impish
252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD

Roost
Substitute
Toxic
Attack Order

This set helps to keep her alive as long as possible. Substitute is a great move to hide behind. Roost takes the edge off Rock type moves. Toxic helps the rest of the team in unimaginable ways, well ot really. And Attack Order is her strongest STAB move that will keep her from becoming taunt bait.

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Vespiquen (F) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Spe, 124 SpDef, 120 Def, 4 HP, 4 Atk
A: Pressure
Impish Nature

  • Fell Stinger
  • Destiny Bond
  • Attack Order
  • Heal Order
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Vespiquen @ Flying Gem
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 129 Def / 129 SDef
Brave/Adamant Nature
- Attack Order
- Pursuit/U-Turn
- Hone Claws/Roost
- Acrobatics

Brave nature functions well in Trick Room, although Adamant nature won't really make much of a difference. Attack Order is a powerful STAB move and has a high critical hit ratio, Roost for healing (can also be substituted with Heal Order, to each their own) or Hone Claws to power up, Acrobatics is AMAZING with the Flying Gem boost, and after it has been used base power raises to 165. You can either use Pursuit or U-Turn, both are equally as good. U-Turn allows you to switch out and - because of Vespiquen's low speed - you will almost always be getting switch advantage. I prefer to use Pursuit because a lot of Psychic types will switch out on a Vespiquen, so you can damage them that way.


Vespiquen @ Leftovers
Trait: Unnerve
EVs: 80 HP / 215 Def / 215 SDef
Sassy/Relaxed Nature
- Defend Order/Protect
- Roost/Heal Order
- Toxic
- Destiny Bond/Protect

This one is more of a staller, also functioning well in Trick Room. It has more use with Sassy Nature, majority of the moves it is weak to are special attacks. After a good few Defend Orders, its stats are raised quite nicely and you can just Roost/Heal Order (again, to each their own) away the damage. Toxic is, obviously, to deal recursive damage to the foe at the end of each turn. It's a matter of choice between Destiny Bond and Protect. Protect is if you want to make Vespiquen last a bit longer as a staller. Although I prefer running Destiny Bond - in a Trick Room you can give your foe a nice little surprise before they take you out.

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Vespiquen @Leftovers
Impish Nature
Pressure Ability
252 Def 252 Sp.D 4 HP
Moveset:
-Roost
-Toxic
-Defend Order
- Attack Order/Bug Buzz

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Gen VI

Vespiqueen (F) @Leftovers
Trait: Unerve
Evs: 252 HP 252 SpecDef
Nature: Calm
-Infestation
-Toxic
-Defend Order
-Heal Order

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Vespiquen (F) @ Chesto Berry
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP, 252 Def, 8 SDef
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)


  • Defend Order
  • Rest
  • Toxic
  • Infestation

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Bulky Band (Gen 8)

Vespiquen (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Attack Order
- Revenge
- U-turn
- Toxic Spikes

Vespiquen is, unfortunately, a god-awful Pokemon. It has one of the worst defensive typings in the entire game (weak to common types such as Electric, Fire, Ice, Flying, and worst of all, a 4x weakness to Rock, meaning it also has a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock), yet it also has good defensive stats. If it had better abilities, a buffed-up speed stat, and just a buff in general to be honest, it would be a great Pokemon. But for now, this, and other defensive sets, are probably the best you'll ever be able to go for (for now at least). So here we go. Banded, Adamant Nature, and probably the only 3 physical moves that can be added to this set. Attack Order is Vespiquen's best physical STAB move, which also has a high critical hit chance and a good BP of 90. Revenge is the only other physical move out there, and is good for Vespiquen because it's slow as heck. If it gets attacked, then Revenge has a BP of 120, which is basically just a slow Close Combat without the defense/sp. def drops. U-turn is a safe way to slowly pivot out, allowing Vespiquen to make sure that the Pokemon being switched in is in healthy condition. And finally, Vespiquen has access to Toxic Spikes, and it's really the only other move I could think of for this set, as Vespiquen's movepool is pretty limited. If it at least had Aerial Ace, I would put it in. Anyways, Unnerve is the ability for this set to cut through berries, and let's be real, Pressure is only useful for PP-stalling Pokemon. Let's hope this fella gets a buff sometime.

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STALLER
Vespiquen@Chesto Berry
ABILITY: Pressure
NATURE: Bold (+Def -Atk)
IVs: 252 Def/252 SpDef/4 HP

Defend Order
Toxic
Protect
Rest

This set allows Vespiquen to boost up its stats with Defend Order and badly poison the opponent. Protect so it can stall turns, and Rest with Chesto Berry to heal it straight back up to full.

SWEEPER
Vespiquen@Assault Vest
ABILITY: Pressure
NATURE: Modest
IVs: 252 SpAtk/126 Def/252 SpDef

Bug Buzz
Air Slash
Power Gem
Sludge Bomb

Bug Buzz and Air Slash are STAB. Power Gem takes care of its Fire, Ice and Flying weaknesses. Too bad it can't learn Earth Power, otherwise it could take care of its Rock and Electric weaknesses. Sludge Bomb was the best I could do for coverage.

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what are you going to do if you're up against a steel type with that first set
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Gen 8 ZU

Vespiquen (F) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- U-turn
- Toxic / Aromatherapy
- Roost
- Defog

Basically a defensively pivot set for Gen 8. Heavy-Duty Boots helps with its 4x weakness to Stealth Rock. U-Turn is for pivoting. Toxic is to poison opposing Pokémon. You can use Aromatherapy instead to heal teammates that are inflicted with status conditions. Roost is for healing. Defog clears entry hazards that are on your side.

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