Competitive Information for Vespiquen [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Vespiquen vespiquen
Base Stats for Vespiquen

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
,
UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.


Evolutions / Family:
Combee
Vespiquen

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
0.25x
2x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
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 X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Vespiquen is a fabulous Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Vespiquen is a pretty regular Pokemon to see in Generation 6. 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 / Facade
- Acrobatics
- Thief

Physical Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

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 great amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vespiquen is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Acrobatics is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Vespiquen has no held item).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Vespiquen has no item, it steals the target's).




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

Special Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Power Gem is a special 80-base power Rock-type move that deals a great amount of damage.




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

Vespiquen Physical Sweeper (God Save The Vespiquen)

Vespiquen is a decent Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Unnerve, while Vespiquen is active it prevents opposing pokemon from using their berries.

Fell Stinger is a physical STAB-boosted 30-base power Bug-type move (raises Vespiquen's attack by 2 stages if this koes the target).
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 X/Y 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 X/Y 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 / Facade
- Acrobatics
- Thief

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

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 nice amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vespiquen is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Acrobatics is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Vespiquen has no held item).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Vespiquen has no item, it steals the target's).




Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Air Slash
- Struggle Bug / Bug Buzz
- Sludge Bomb
- Power Gem

Doubles Special Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Power Gem is a special 80-base power Rock-type move that deals a large amount of 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
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
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
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
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.
Fell Stinger
30
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 2 if this KOes the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
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
60
100%
25
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.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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 user and target side's hazards.
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.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last 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 2.
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 2.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vespiquen can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Vespiquen

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