~ Banette! Stats: 64/115/65/83/63/65 Mega: 64/165/75/93/83/75 Abilities: Insomnia/frisk/cursed body Mega Ability: Prankster Notable moves - Offence ([E] for egg moves) Knock off Night shade Shadow sneak Sucker punch Shadow Claw Payback Infestation Gunk Shot [E] Phantom Force [E] Pursuit [E] Notable moves - Status Curse Spite Will-o-wisp Snatch Grudge Trick Taunt Torment Thunder Wave Substitute Trick room Destiny Bond [E] Disable [E] Banette is one of a select number of Pokemon to get a *dun dun duuuun* Mega Evolution! The other day, I faced a Mega Banette in a multi battle, and it was not pretty. Her huge array of status moves synergises well with her prankster ability; With will-o-wisp, she can decimate physical attackers before they can make a move; and thunder wave is equally frustrating -- combined with phantom force, you'll have little chance to land a hit on Banette. Prankster destiny bond and/or curse are wonderful "last resort" moves on Banette. Low on health? Leave them with a curse or death! Banette doesn't have too much type coverage when it comes to offence, which is a shame because her attack stat is through the roof. Phantom force is a really, Really annoying move in double battles, letting you avoid enemy moves and play some mind games. Not only that, but it breaks through Protect, which everyone in doubles seems to have. Other interesting moves in her set include Knock off, which can apparently knock away mega-stones, and infestation, which lets you trap your opponents into their deaths! Movesets: I would add something here, but I am terrible at making move sets. If you guys have any move sets for Banette, I'll add them here to make a nice, fancy list. Be sure to add an explanation as to how to use your move sets! Baldafor's set by Baldafor Banette @ Banettite Trait: Frisk / Prankster (Mega-evolved) EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD (more or less, adjust for bonus points) Brave Nature - Shadow Sneak/Sucker Punch - Destiny Bond - Will-o-wisp/Thunder Wave/Disable/Trick Room - Protect/Substitute This is the set I plan to use as soon as I get done breeding one. Shadow Sneak or Sucker Punch are to take full advantage of that base 165 attack. Any set without an attack would probably be better off used by Sableye since it doesn't have to wait until the second turn to use Prankster like Banette (priorities are chosen at the start of a turn, before the mega evolution). For taking full advantage of Prankster, I think two Prankster moves should be chosen, the ones in bold are unique to Banette. Destiny Bond gives a very high chance of taking down at least one pokemon with you, so that should be on most sets. Discussion: What do you guys think of doubles Banette? She definitely has potential with prankster and status moves, not to mention her insanely high attack stat. Since I suck at move set making, I want to see what you guys can come up with!