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Tentacruel Moveset?

#1deoxyscyclonePosted 2/14/2014 3:17:25 AM
Hallo, peoples! I'm a bit at a loss for how to build a Tentacruel nowadays...

First, I haven't used him much, so I'm not sure what the best sets are, but I have some ideas. The problem is, I seem to be running into the issue of 4-Moveslot Syndrome here...


Rapid Spin
Toxic/Toxic Spikes
Scald
Sludge Bomb
Knock Off
Protect


With the addition of Fairies everywhere, and some Grass Types being used more, Sludge Bomb seems like a much more useful choice now than it was in previous Generations. But also with the buff to Knock Off, it gives Tentacruel a way to deal with Pokemon like Gengar and Trevenant, who are both premiere spinblockers, correct?

I've been thinking of a Rapid Spin/Scald/Sludge Bomb/Knock Off set. but I worry about if my Tentacruel will fall short due to not having Toxic or Toxic Spikes... Though Scald and Sludge Bomb do have very nice percentages for dropping status afflictions, and Knock Off is great for anything weak to it, or anything that relies on its Held Item like Choice Item or Eviolite users. (Heck, I know I love it on my Sableye!)

What are your thoughts? Anyone here have some successful sets they've been using?
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#2deoxyscyclone(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 3:26:39 AM(edited)
How is this set?

Tentacruel @ Black Sludge
Ability: Liquid Ooze
Bold/Calm Nature
EVs: 248 HP, 228 Def, 32 Speed
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Sludge Bomb / Toxic
- Knock Off

Not sure where to go in regards to Bold or Calm, and Sludge Bomb or Toxic...
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#3BigWorldJustPosted 2/14/2014 9:01:08 AM
Tentacruel @ Black Sludge
Ability: Liquid Ooze
Bold Nature
EV's: 252 HP / 224 Def / 32 Spe
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Sludge Bomb
- Toxic/Knock Off
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#4TheResidentEvilPosted 2/14/2014 9:16:05 AM
Calm nature

-mirror coat
-scald
-knock off
-haze/toxic/protect
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#5deoxyscyclone(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 1:47:39 PM
BigWorldJust posted...
Tentacruel @ Black Sludge
Ability: Liquid Ooze
Bold Nature
EV's: 252 HP / 224 Def / 32 Spe
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Sludge Bomb
- Toxic/Knock Off


I've been considering this set, honestly.

Does anyone know if Pokemon that were bred pre-Gen-6 can use the Move Relearner for Egg Moves like Kalos Pokemon can?
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