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Make-a-Moveset


Several months ago now, we began powering up some of our favourite Pokemon in the PokeCommunity Daily's Make-a-Mega series. Whilst PC's talented artists whipped up incredible design's like Fairy's Mega Roserade above, here in Battling and Team Building we set about determining changes to our selected Pokemon's types, ability and stats. Now we are asking you to show us the kind of movesets you would assign to our creations. Following the order they were made in, we'll be beginning with our Mega Roserade.

How this Works


Each and every person is allowed to submit a single moveset following the established Smogon formatting such as in the example below with an explanation as to why you selected your EVs, nature and moves. On account of these being Mega Pokemon, items and abilities are pre-set.

Mega Roserade @ Roseradite
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs:
??? Nature
- Move 1
- Move 2
- Move 3
- Move 4

Submissions will be left open for about a week. Afterwards, several of them will be selected by the Daily Staff and featured in an article. Try to make your movesets both logical and different from other submissions to maximize your chances of being featured in the article. For the time being we'll be using Generation Six movepools however once Sun and Moon have been released we'll change over to Generation Seven's. All the information you could possibly need about Mega Roserade can once again be found here. Have fun!


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Mega Roserade @ Roseradite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 40 HP, 252 SpA, 216 Spe
Timid Nature
- Protect
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain/Energy Ball
- Hidden Power Ground/Hidden Power Fire

Pre-Mega, Roserade is very slow, so Protect would be good to run to get that speed right away. It's situational that a Roserade would be in on something slower, or something choice locked into a weak attack - it does happen, but Protect gives Roserade the best chances of Mega-Evolving safely. Also please note that I have Natural Cure since it's the best pre-Mega ability for Roserade.

Sludge Bomb and Giga Drain are good STAB moves. Energy Ball can be run over Giga Drain for more power, but Giga Drain gives a lot of healing back. Leaf Storm could also be run, but maybe that would be for a Wallbreaker set.

The last move is HP Ground or HP Fire. Ground defeats Heatran, while Fire beats Ferrothorn and Scizor. Choose the right move that fits your team (Magnezone + M-Roserade would have Roserade running HP Ground). Alternatively, HP Ice can be used to deal with Dragon-type Pokmon or Landorus/Garchomp.

Roserade can function as a late game sweeper, using its STAB moves to defeat its weakened opponents. It outspeeds most of the OU tier, but has to watch out for priority (Talonflame, Mega Pinsir, Weavile) as well as scarf users. EVs are set to outspeed Mega Lopunny and Mega Manectric. It would need a lot of support to deal with its checks and to make sure hazards stay on the opponent's side of the field so that it has an easier time cleaning up.

(Am I really only limited to one?)

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Roserade @ Roseradite
Ability: Natural Cure
Modest Nature | 252 HP/252 Sp Atk/4 Spe
- Sludge Bomb
- Leaf Storm / Giga Drain
- Spikes
- Synthesis / Sleep Powder

The set above gives Mega Roserade a chance to take on some of the tier's top threats offensively while also giving it the bulk to set up multiple layers of Spikes against specially offensive foes. The given EV spread guarantees that Roserade will survive a Fire Blast from a non-boosted Clefable, which it will in turn 2HKO with Sludge Bomb (even specially defensive variants; without Sp Def investment Clefable will be OHKO'd). Serperior does a pittance with HP Fire and is easily OHKO'd by Sludge Bomb. Leaf Storm is usually preferable over Giga Drain to earn some key OHKO's, like Assault Vest Azumarill and Diancie before Mega Evolving. However, the Sp Atk drop leaves Roserade very vulnerable, and Roserade will need the recovery if you choose to forgo Synthesis for Sleep Powder. If you choose Sleep Powder, this allows you to buy time when a predicted hard counter like Heatran or Talonflame switch in. Roserade can take on some unexpected threats with this set, being able to survive Zapdos' Heat Wave, outspeed and 2HKO it.

Though their abilities are rather redundant, Volcanion makes a great partner for Mega Roserade with its ability to take on Talonflame, Heatran, and Mega Charizard-Y, along with other Fire types in the tier. Volcanion can also brilliantly tank Ice type attacks for Roserade and take on nearly any Steel type in the tier. Something that forces a lot of switches, like Alakazam, Kyurem-B, Gengar or Weavile loves Roserade's Spikes support and they can all use the extra help in scoring some crucial OHKOs and 2HKOs. Magezone is also a good teammate because it can trap and remove Skarmory, Ferrothorn, and Scizor, three otherwise excellent answers to Mega Roserade. After Spikes, Roserade will 2HKO Excadrill with Leaf Storm even considering the Sp Atk drop (so it will generally win one-on-one), but Air Balloon Magnezone would also serve as a decent answer to this threat. Gliscor can tank phsyical hits for Mega Roserade and loves its ability to dispatch of Azumarill, Slowbro, Rotom-W and Keldeo (among others) for it. Roserade also loves a teammate like Tyranitar or Scizor that can totally wreck Mamoswine (in Scizor's case) and Weavile for it. Tyranitar can also take on Talonflame, which totally wrecks Mega Roserade.

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