Competitive Information for Vespiquen [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Vespiquen vespiquen
Base Stats for Vespiquen

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a move, that move loses one additional PP.


Evolutions / Family:
Combee
Vespiquen

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
4x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Vespiquen? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Vespiquen is a phenomenal Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Vespiquen are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Vespiquen is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Attack Order / X-Scissor
- Return / Secret Power
- Pursuit / Thief
- Poison Sting

Physical Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Attack Order is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (high critical hit ratio).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Thief is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Vespiquen has no item, it steals the target's).
Poison Sting is a physical 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Signal Beam / Silver Wind
- Sludge Bomb
- Air Cutter
- Power Gem

Special Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is an awesome Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Silver Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Power Gem is a special 70-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.




Species: Vespiquen
Item: Focus Band
Ability: Unnerve
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 108 Hp / 200 Atk / 200 Spe
Moveset:
- Aerial Ace
- Attack Order
- Bug Bite
- Return

Vespiquen Physical Sweeper (God Save The Vespiquen*)

Vespiquen is popular Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power.

Aerial Ace is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Attack Order is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Vespiquen steals and eats the target's berry).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vespiquen? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Attack Order / X-Scissor
- Return / Secret Power
- Pursuit / Thief
- Poison Sting

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Attack Order is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (high critical hit ratio).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Thief is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Vespiquen has no item, it steals the target's).
Poison Sting is a physical 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter
- Signal Beam / Silver Wind
- Sludge Bomb
- Power Gem

Doubles Special Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Silver Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Power Gem is a special 70-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vespiquen learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Power Gem
70
100%
20
No additional effect.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Attack Order
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Defend Order
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Heal Order
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 1.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vespiquen can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Vespiquen

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