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

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Nobody is getting best answer on this one. DT is pretty much agreeing with my moveset while I don't like the idea of having Weavile not attacking for two turns with Nasty Plot. I'll just vote you both up.
Then use the physical moveset I put, and choose me as best answer!
Sneasel (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Wicked Thief
EVs: 252 Atk / 24 Def / 232 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Ice Shard
- Swords Dance
- Bite
- Brick Break
That is so weird. I have a Weavile with the exact same moveset.
I think that's a great move set!!!!!

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Geez, everyone's sets look pretty well the same with only a move varying between... Here's something a little different:


Weavile (F) @ Iron Ball
Trait: Pickpocket
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 172 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Ice Shard
- Brick Break
- Fling
- Fake Out / Taunt / Thief
Alright, Weavile has a pretty big attack stat, so I like to take advantage of these things. With Iron Ball, Fling is the most powerful move Weavile has access to (130 Power + STAB). Ice Shard and Fake Out both give Weavile priority, so the speed drop doesn't matter. Brick Break hits those resistant Steel and Dark types as well as having the useful Screen breaking ability.
Taunt or Thief can also be used in place of Fake Out if you prefer something that hits more than once, Taunt stops people from setting up on Weavile, although it can usually take things out rather swiftly. I prefer Thief, as it re-fuels Fling, and you don't have to wait for something to activate Pick Pocket, if nothing else, you can cripple an opponent, or gain a useful item.
The EVs are fairly simple, you get 301 HP, max Attack, 329 speed which is enough to outspeed (after fling) those 100 Base Speed Pokes, the last 4 I just put in SpDef, you could put it anywhere.

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It's not bad but since Weavile has quite a low defence, his speed and high attack power are the only counter for him, so would it be a wise idea to actually halve his speed? If halved, alot of pokemon will be able to outrun Weavile and crush him in one move...
I think this is better:
Fake out - Free damage, weavile will take 1/3-1/2 HP of the foe because of his high attack stat
Ice punch - STAB, weavile can use this punch to KO the foe if already be hit by Fake out and of course, the foe would be Flying or grass type
Aerial Ace - Cover Fighter x4 weakness and Bug
Dig - Cover Fire, Rock and Steel weakness.

And item must be Life orb so he can be a real "Cold killer in the Dark"
Good thinking on the Iron Ball.
This is really well thought through. But what's you plan if you need to re-use Fling? once the Iron Ball's gone the whole move's useless. Maybe you can find some way to reuse an item or find some way to get it back. It's a really good combination and It'd be great to be able to reuse it.
Fake out would be okay but Weavile has the ability Pickpocket so its pointless to get thief.
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I actually use my Weavile as a special sweeper but ill give you my physical weaviles moveset, too.
Special: Start with 2 nasty plots, for getting good Special attack. Next, Use Shadow Ball, for coverage. Then, Dark Pulse, and Finally, Ice Beam.

Physical: Basically the same strategy as Special, with physical moves. First, use Swords Dance once or twice. Next, use Night Slash. Then, put in Brick Break. Finally, the last slot has hundreds of options. Ice Punch/Avalanche are good for STAB. Poison Jab is a good Option here for some Coverage, along with X-Scizzor and Iron Tail(i have Iron Tail).

Whos getting best answer?
I like the idea of a special sweeping weavile, but between his weaknesses and frail defenses, Can he survive long enough to use 2 nasty plots then start fighting? maybe baton pass through another pokemon 1st, then kill pokemon.
Thats a good idea, but he would be fast enough to beat out 2 nasty plots, and then one attack in.
If u get Timid Weavile with Max IVs and EVs, u really only need one Nasty Plot. I've used it; I know. I would switch Shadow Ball for Surf to cover Fires and Rocks. Plus, it's redundant to cover Psychic with Ghost and Dark in the same set except for Spiritomb or Sableye.
Shadow Ball is a bad idea. It is super-effective against the same types as Dark Pulse.
Weavile is one of the pokemon that have a extremely bad special attack stat. It was made to be physically assaulter.
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OK swampert, weavile is known for his attack/speed, not his sp. attack. Don't waste turns on nasty plot. Swords dance is not worth it since his attack power is already so strong.

Teach him:

Swagger, confuses and raises opponets attack power. Good for making him hurt himself more and...

punishment, STAB, powered up from swagger,

Ice punch, STAB,(Can be replaced for aerial ace to deal with more types).

Brick brake, same reason.

Wow this is great!
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Weavile @ Focus Sash

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Night Slash
  • Ice Punch
  • Brick Break
  • Swords Dance
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I think this is a pretty good moveset
i agree this is the best moveset for weavile, trust me!!!!  
i have been using it ever since weavile came out and it sweeps what ever u put before it
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Weavile @ Choice Scarf
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Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
Jolly Nature
- Ice Punch
- Night Slash
- Low Kick
- Pursuit

One more I am back to make use of a UU Pokemon in OU. Revently I've been using Life Orb Weavile in OU and I just love it to death. It could do without the weakness to rocks but STAB Ice moves are really nice to have in this metagame. Weavile has 125 Base Attack, and thus has no problem dishing hits, and with his massive Base 125 Speed, one might wonder why you would scarf such a quick Pokemon, and that is the same reason Choice Scarf Gengar used to be popular and a few more, mainly is that it is fast enough to run circles around pretty much all of OU, boosted or not. Weavile has no problem revenge killing pretty much every scarfer in the tier, opponents at +1 speed, and even opponents at +2 speed under certain conditions. Also, without priority (Which I will admit pretty much murders this sexy scourge), he is hard to stop late game, meaning it will outspeed your entire team and keep dishing hits, making it one heck of a late gamer, which means it immensely eppreciates Stealth Rock and maybe some layers of Spikes as well. One may also wonder why I have Jolly > Adamant, and that is because with a Jolly Nature, Weavile is able to outspeed max speed Venusuar in the sun, which is almost always OHKO'd by Ice Punch after SR damage (Venusaur is at 88% after rocks and Ice Punch does a minumum of 86%, so the chance of not KO'ing after rocks is insanely low). Night Slash and Ice Punch cover a lot of threats, while Low Kick takes care of the Scarfed Terrakions that think they can take you down, and it also 2HKO's standard Ferrothorn, which means Ferro is denied the ability to switch into Weavile should you predict correctly. One more perk is that he is amazing at trapping Psychic types like Alakazam and Starmie. Ice Shard is an option but with his speed any priority users will not take much damage from Ice Shard and otherwise he will rarely need it as he is close to 600 speed with a scarf.

One question. Why not Brick Break / Low Sweep > Low Kick? I wanna know your reason :3
Choice Scarf? It's one of the top ten fastest non-Legendary Pokémon.
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Well I think this is good

  • Weavile Item Wide Lens (M)

  • Swagger-Core

  • Punishment-Attack Boost from Swagger

  • Psych Up-Hey I want that attack boost too!!!

  • Ice Punch-Just a good solid attack

Hope I helped ^-^

Is this effective? I might try it out.
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Aerial ace-good accuracy, covers weakness

night slash-stab, good power, high critical hit chance

swords dance- (evil laugh)

ice punch - STAB, good with attack power

you can also consider brick break.

edit--I see you have brick break.

Ice is bad against Rock.
Shoot, I was thinking ground.
Weavile with Swords Dance=Incredible sweeper. Should I allow it to have more weaknesses that it can't deal with just for that?
Personally, he's already powerful enough. I'd use brick break, He doesn't have the defenses to set up swords dance anyway. I usually have a different pokemon do it, then baton pass it to him.
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Gen V

Weavile (F) @ Normal Gem

Trait: Pickpocket

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Fake Out
  • Swords Dance
  • Night Slash
  • Ice Shard
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Duuude Ice Shard is not very good. And if you used Swords Dance it would only benefit Night Slash and Ice Shard which doesn't give him very much coverage. And Ice Shard has very low base damage too which doesn't help very much. It's a pretty good moveset but I think it would be even better if you changed Fake Out to another move like Brick Break which covers his Rock and Steel weakness.
Ice Shard is awful on Weavile. Do Ice Punch or Icicle Crash.
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In Diamond, I use Weavile as one of my Physical Sweepers.(What else can it be? Good Attack and speed, but bad everything else)I have taught it:
-Ice Punch (Can teach by breeding and has STAB, is physical, OK power, chance of freezing)
With STAB, Ice Punch is 112.5 power+ Weavile's good attack!
-Night Slash(Learns at Level 35 and has high critical hit-ratio+ OK Power+STAB+physical move)
With STAB it has 105 Power+Weavile's good attack.
-Aerial Ace(TM 40. Always hits+Physical move+ Defense against Fighting Types+Weavile's good attack) No STAB,and not the best power, but a good solution for Double Team.
-Brick Break(TM 31. Decent power+Weavile's good attack+Breaks through Reflect, which can get reallly annoying)
Also gives Weavile advantage/defense against Normal,Ice,Rock,Dark, and Steel types.
I hope I helped you decide your Weavile's move set ^.^

I think this is the best moveset.
Good moveset :)
Might be worth considering Icicle Crash, it’s more powerful and still has really good accuracy
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  • Ability: Pressure
  • Item: ur choice
  • Ice Punch- STAB physical move
  • Night Slash- STAB physical move
  • Swords Dance- boost ur physical attacks
  • Aerial Ace/Dig- AA defeats fighting and bug and doesn't miss, Dig is more powerful and defeats fire, rock, and steel
Ditch dig, enemies would just switch out.
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Gen V Set for Sneasel

Sneasel (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Inner Focus

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Ice Shard
  • Fake Out
  • Swords Dance
  • Punishment
I agree with all the moves, nature and EVs, but why would u use sneasel with eviolite instead of weavile with focus sash?
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Think i'm gonna go for:

  • Ice Shard [STAB \ Priority]
  • Metal Claw [ATK+1(10%)]
  • Night Slash [STAB \ 1/8 Crit]
  • Aerial Ace [Never miss \ Deal with fighting weakness]

I'll let u know how it works out :S

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Okay, my Weavile is used pretty much as a physical sweeper in a Trick Room strategy, but you can adapt it to suit your needs:
Weavile Ability: Pressure Item: Zoom Lense
Night Slash (STAB, high critical hit-ratio)
Low Kick (Excellent for Tanks such as Snorlax and Regirock)
Ice Punch (STAB, pretty much Weavile's bread and butter)
Dig (Yeah! not expecting that one huh? With Weavile's high attack power and speed, that makes Dig a surprising twist in you strategy. And It's fast enough that they can't predict and use earthquake, which isn't even very effective)

This Weavile's intention is to work both Pokemon in a double battle strategy.With it's wide moveset and suprising Dig maneuver, It's main job is to cover your partner's back and let your partner cover your back. As a pairing for Weavile I'd suggest a psychic Pokemon or so. I'd suggest Volcarona given the typeset. But the Volcarona's another story, I'm just telling you about Weavile. Hope this knowledge is helpful.

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What I taught my Weavile:

Toxic (Guaranteed poison effect, totally unexpected by opponents)
Taunt (Opponent can't use stat moves until it wears off)
Dark Pulse (Physical, Power is 80, Accuracy is 100, hits 2 foes)
Blizzard (Physical, Power is 120, Accuracy is 70, hits 2 foes, might freeze)

Weavile makes up for its lack of defense with its speed. Toxic and Taunt together are a great combo because if my opponent is psychic, or ghost, it can't do much damage and keeps taking HP damage. For dealing with fighting types, Toxic and Taunt also help to get moves like Protect, Double Team, Agility out of the way. This leaves Weavile open to Brick Break, Submission, etc but it is so fast that it can attack first, and if Blizzard hits it will hit hard and possibly freeze the opponent. It's a minor gamble but I've had a lot of luck with this set.

Also: Swords Dance and Agility are unnecessary for Weavile because its speed and attack stats are great on their own. Attacks that allow it to attack faster than the opponent or mess up their strategy work best, and a way to defend Weavile is also needed.

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Hey trachy

I have used a primary Dark-Type team for a local tournement. This also includes Weavile of course ! This is the best Moveset I can think of for this Pokemon:

Ice Punch: Gives you STAB and is a monster killing move in combination with his great att stat
Night Slash: Actually the same story as with Ice Punch ;)
X-Siccor: This is a more personal move, I just love it and it works greaton a Weavile !
Areal Ace: Is not to strong but it is a type coverage for 2 of its main weaknesses

hope I helped you

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Hello everyone

this is my weavile I have in my team as a pysical sweeper. As as dark and ice type, you must have at least one or two coverage moves, and have no moves which boost any stats, as wasting one turn may kill your weavile.

Nature: Adamant/ Jolly
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 attack, 252 speed, 4 hp
Item: anything that causes flinching or bonus crit chance

Ice shards- not the strongest, but is very useful as a priority move which has a chance of freezing

Night Slash- high crit ratio, STAB

Brick Break/ Dig: Great move coverage and decent damage

Beat up: Has 102 base damage if no other Pokemon have status conditions and with STAB and another razor claw, around one to two of the six hits are bound to crit

How did you arrive at your Beat Up value? The move deals damage based on the rest of your team.
Ice Shard DOES NOT have a chance of freezing.
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Here's my suggestion of a moveset for Weavile:

Generation: 6
Gender: (M)
Ability: Pressure
Item: Ice Gem
Nature: Jolly ( +Spd - Sp.A )
EV's: 252 Atk 252 Spd 4 HP

Ice Shard - STAB and priority

Protect - For swagger

Swagger - If they try to damage you use protect so you can protect yourself or they could just get hit by confusion.

Punishment - STAB and massive damage due to swagger

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Every single time I post a moveset answer I find that mine is other ones put together.
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Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Pickpocket
Nature: Adamant/Jolly (speed or power)
EVs: 200 Atk/108 Sp.def/200 Spd
-Swords Dance
-Night Slash
-Brick Break
-Ice Shard
Alright. Lemme explain. Sash and the sp.def EVs are kind of redundant but those defensive EVs might let you set up 2 SD's!
Night Slash is just common STAB.
Brick Break has nice coverage and works against other Weaviles.
Ice Shard is priority and finishes of dragons with ease after a Swords Dance.
Pickpocket is a surprise to htose banded or scarfed pokes.
I hope this set brings victory to many! :D

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Weavile (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Ice Punch/icicle crash
- Ice Shard
- Low Kick
- Knock Off

This set is simply amazing, it can sweep many teams that dont have fighting types pokes with mach punch.

Ice punch/icicle crash- good power and 100% acc or more power but less acc.

Ice shard- priority move

Low kick- coverage

Knock off- STAB and gets rid of items, even charizard Y get 1HKO(if stealth rock is on the field)

Here is a little battle video, where weavile rekts a team pretty bad

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Nature : Adamant

Item : Focus Sash

Ability : Pickpocket

EVs : 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Hp

Night Slash

Ice Punch

Brick Break

Fake out

This set works great for me. With Fake Out as a priority and a little bit extra damage, (also breaks light screens, reflects, sturdies, and other sashes), Weavile can't be stopped. If your going up against lets say a scarfed Talonflame, you would first fake out, and then night slash, but the talonflame will outspeed and break your sash, and then your pickpocket would steal his scarf all on the same turn, your night slash will hit and probably leave it close to death, and finally your opponent will know your weavile is going to win because it now outspeeds with the scarf.