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Moxie

Description

Moxie grants the wielder a one stage boost to Attack whenever the wielder KOes another Pokemon (including allies in multi battles). The defending Pokemon must be knocked out from the wielder's attack, not from an ally's attack. Weather effects and status conditions do not trigger Moxie. Mummy's effect takes precedence over Moxie, meaning that the wielder will not receive an Attack boost for KOing a Pokemon with Mummy with a contact move.

Competitive Use

The list of Pokemon that obtain this ability is frightening, given that it includes such powerful forces as Scrafty, Krookodile, Salamence, Heracross, Gyarados, and Honchkrow. All are powerful attackers capable of serious abuse of this ability. By holding a Choice Scarf, Pokemon such as Salamence, Heracross, and Krookodile can get stronger after they revenge kill a Pokemon, creating a snowball effect that allows them to power through other Pokemon on the opponent's team and work excellently as a cleaner. Scrafty is also a good user of Moxie; Dragon Dance combined with decent stats and excellent coverage with its STAB moves transforms Scrafty into an enormously powerful sweeper if it gets going. Nearly all of the Pokemon mentioned above also have other, very powerful abilities, but Moxie is more than worth consideration alongside them.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Gyarados Water / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 125 79 60 100 81 540
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
Salamence Dragon / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 135 80 110 80 100 600