Omanyte

Omanyte, The Spiral Pokémon. Thought to be extinct, on rare cases, it has been genetically brought back. It swims cleverly by twisting its 10 tentacles about. It uses the air stored in its shell to rise and sink in water. It swam along the ocean floor eating plankton. If attacked by an Enemy, it withdraws into it's shell.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Omanyte would have to be this:

Attacks:

Rain Dance
Surf
Ice Beam
Spikes

Items Attached:

Salac Berry

Preferred Nature:

Timid/Modest

Strategy Using Omanyte

Omanyte, is very much like Kabuto, but has more strength in special attack. Like Kabuto, it has a 4x weakness to grass types and a 2x weakness to fighting.
It has high defense but low special defense, so attack with special moves is probably your best way to defeat Omanyte.
The Moveset is simple to understand, with Omanyte's swift swim ability, its speed is raised in rain, hence the reason why Rain dance is part of this moveset.
Surf gains a boost from STAB and rain dance, and has high PP and accuracy. Also, Ice beam is there to take care of anything surf won't, like Grass pokemon.
Spikes to provide some extra damage, and since Omanyte can take physical attacks, it could be possible to lay a few round of spikes.
The Salac berry should boost its speed when its HP gets low, and with the addition of Swift swim, rain dance and EV's into speed, it should be quite fast, maybe not the fastest pokemon with swift swim, but still good.
Overall, Omanyte is relatively good, but its evolved form has the better stats and would use this moveset a whole lot better.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Special Attack & Speed for Omanyte with any remaining in Defense

Strategy Against Omanyte

Omanyte's Defense is strong but his Special Defense is weak. So attack with Special attacks and Super Effective Attacks such as Grass and it'll be down in no time

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Omanyte would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:

Attacks:

Rain Dance
Surf
Water Pulse
Ice Beam

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

Strategy Using Omanyte

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rain dance, 2nd - Surf, 3rd - Rain dance, 4th - Water pulse, 5th - Ice beam

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire

Trade from FR/LG

Colosseum

Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Revive The Helix Fossil

Animé Appearences

Omanyte has had a few Anime Appearences. First it attacked Ash when Ash woke it up trying to stop Team Rocket from Blowing the Canyon up. After that, they were awoken in the Ruins of Alph and they arrived at a museum

Episode 026: Pokémon Scent-Sation!
Episode 046: Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon!
Episode 165: Fossil Fools!
Episode 278: Ruin With A View!
Episode 293: Stairway To Devon!

 
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