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15 Best Moveset in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

15 Best Moveset in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
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It is traditional for the Pokemon franchise to have powerful and aesthetically pleasing moveset in their games. This tradition holds up in the IX generation as well since Pokemon Scarlet and Violet come with some banger abilities you wouldn’t want to miss out on. They not only provide value in your battles but also make your Pokemon look crispy.

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If you’re looking to learn about the best moveset in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, then this guide is perfect for you. So without further ado, let’s get started! 

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Best Moveset In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

If you want to get the upper hand on your opponent, especially during late-game fights, you need a strong set of moves under your belt. Luckily, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have a large number of moves for you to try out and master.

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Here is our list of the top 15 Pokemon Scarlet and Violet moves that you can use to best your opponents. They’re listed in no particular order, as each one of them is equally valuable depending upon the Pokemon build you’re running.

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1. Tera Blast

Tera Blast is the basic move of any Pokemon that is Terastallized using the Tera Orb. For each Pokemon, the type of Tera Blast depends on its Tera Type. The damage of Tera Blast depends on your Pokemon’s Attack or Special Attack, whichever attribute is higher. It deals immense damage that can quickly turn the tides of the match when used at the right moment.

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PokemonTeratallized Pokemon
TypeNormal
Power Point10
Power80
Accuracy100%

2. Last Respects

One of the more unique moves is Last Respects. It is a Ghost-type signature move of the Pokemon Houndstone. The damage dealt by Last Respect scales with the number of Pokemon in your party that have fainted. Therefore, if you find yourself on the losing side with most of your Pokemon fainted, you can use Last Respects to one-shot enemy Pokemon.

PokemonHoundstone
TypeGhost
Power Point10
Power50
Accuracy100%

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3. Population Bomb

Depending on your luck, the Population Bomb can either be immensely powerful or extremely underwhelming. The number of hits this move may register ranges from 1 to 10. If it registers 1 hit, it’ll do a minuscule amount of damage, while 10 hits can instantly knock out the opponent. So, if you get lucky to land all ten hits, the victory will be yours. The Pokemon capable of utilizing this move are Tandemaus and Maushold.

PokemonTandemaus, Maushold
TypeNormal
Power Point10
Power20
Accuracy90%

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4. Ice Spinner

Ice Spinner is an Ice-type move that can be used by Cetoddle and Cetitan. The user covers their feet with thin ice and twirls around, slamming into the target. The move also clears any terrain in its path due to the spinning motion, dealing immense damage to any Pokemon in its path.

PokemonCetoddle, Cetitan
TypeIce
Power Point15
Power80
Accuracy100%

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5. Glaive Rush

Glaive Rush is one of the strongest Dragon-type moves that will help you immensely during high-level battles. It is the signature move of Baxcalibur that gets a lot of value as a finisher move. 

However, there’s a massive drawback to it: it allows your opponent’s next move to always hit your Pokemon, dealing twice the damage. Therefore, spamming Glaive Rush is not recommended if your Pokemon is low on HP or really just really squishy. 

PokemonBaxcalibur
TypeDragon
Power Point5
Power120
Accuracy100%

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6. Salt Cure

This is a Rock-type move that can be utilized by Naclstack and Garganacl. Not only it inflicts high base damage upon usage, but it also deals additional damage that’s 1/8th of the opponent’s max HP upon each tick. It is especially useful against Steel and Water-type targets.

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PokemonNaclstack, Garganacl
TypeRock
Power Point15
Power40
Accuracy100%

7. Mortal Spin

A strong Poison-type ability, Mortal Spin is the signature move of Glimmora. Once you use it, your Pokemon performs a spin attack dealing damage to the target. It also nullifies any Wrap, Leech Seed, and Bind effects inflicted on your Pokemon prior to its usage.

PokemonGlimmora
TypePoison
Power Point15
Power30
Accuracy100%

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8. Kowtow Cleave

It’s a Dark-type ability used by Kingambit as its signature move. When used, Kingambit lunges toward the target, slashing it and inflicting damage. The best thing about this move is that it always guarantees a hit. Furthermore, the power of this move is amped up by 50% if your Pokemon has the Sharpness Nature.

PokemonKingambit
TypeDark
Power Point10
Power85
Accuracy

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9. Make It Rain

The signature move of Gholdengo is an extremely powerful Steel-type move. It can hit multiple targets at the same time, and aside from dealing damage, it also lowers the Special Attack of opponents by 1 stage. Make It Rain is also a visual treat as your Pokemon attacks by throwing a mass of coins at the target, literally making it rain money.

PokemonGholdengo
TypeSteel
Power Point5
Power120
Accuracy100%
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10. Snowscape

This move isn’t really a damage-dealing ability. However, it makes your Ice-type Pokemon pretty tanky by increasing their Defense. Plus, any Ice-type Pokemon can learn Snowscape making them a threat to reckon with in battle. When the move is used, it brings forth a snowstorm that clears up any type of weather and boosts the Defense stat of your Ice Pokemon.

PokemonIce-type Pokemon
TypeIce
Power Point10
Power
Accuracy

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11. Armor Cannon

Armor Cannon is a damage-dealing Fire-type move, serving as the signature move of Armarogue. When used, your Pokemon shoots its own armor as a fire projectile that inflicts a vast amount of damage to the target and also lowers its Defense and Special Defense by one stage.

PokemonArmarogue
TypeFire
Power Point5
Power120
Accuracy100%

12. Bitter Blade

Bitter Blade is one of the flashiest looking Fire-type moves in the game. It is the signature move of Ceruledge where it throws a slash of fire at the target. The slash not only inflicts damage to the opponent when it hits, but it also restores your HP based on 50% of the damage dealt. The effectiveness of Bitter Blade can further be increased by 50% if your Pokemon boasts the Sharpness Nature.

PokemonCeruledge
TypeFire
Power Point10
Power90
Accuracy100%

13. Double Shock

It is the signature move of Pawmot that deals Electric-type damage to the enemies. Pawmot discharges all of its electricity into one massive burst that deals an insane amount of damage to anyone at the receiving end. The major downside to Double Shock is that the Electric-type user loses its Electricity immediately after using the move, so it works like a double-edged sword. 

PokemonPawmot
TypeElectric
Power Point5
Power120
Accuracy100%

14. Gigaton Hammer

It is a Steel-type signature move of Tinkaton. Gigaton Hammer is a solid move for dealing massive Steel-type damage, however, you can’t use two instances of Gigaton Hammer consecutively. So, once you have used it, you’ll have to cast a different move before you’re allowed to use unleash Gigaton Hammer again.

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PokemonTinkaton
TypeSteel
Power Point5
Power160
Accuracy100%

15. Comeuppance

Comeuppance is one of the strongest Dark-type moves that hard counters Ghost-type Pokemon. You can learn this move on Houndour, Honchkrow, and Mabosstiff. It deals twice as much damage than your base attack upon each use.

PokemonHoundour, Honchkrow, Mabosstiff
TypeDark
Power Point10
Power
Accuracy100%

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide has given you a solid idea about the various types of moves you should learn and their effectiveness. Let us know in the comments if there’s any must-have move in the game that we may have missed. Check out similar Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides under our Guides tab!

Best Moveset in Scarlet And Violet – FAQ

Who is the best starter in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

The best starter based on strength is Fuecoco, as it has the highest stats in its final evolved form

How many legendary Pokemons are there in Scarlet and Violet?

There are 6 legendary Pokemons in Scarlet and Violet, they are Koraidon, Miraidon, Chi Yu, Ting Lu, Chien Pao and Wo Chien.



Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

on Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Release Date:

18 November 2022