Competitive Information for Archeops [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Archeops archeops
Base Stats for Archeops

Rock / Flying

Abilities:
DefeatistDefeatist: While this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its max HP, its Attack and Sp. Atk are halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Archen
Archeops

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Archeops? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White 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 Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Archeops in Pokemon Black/White:

StarmieVolcaronaKrookodileEelektrossDarmanitanLeavannyHydreigonTangrowthNinetalesHaxorusSeismitoadVenusaur


Archeops is a stupendous Rock and Flying-typed Pokemon. Archeops is a pretty standard Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Archeops is weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Archeops
Item: Flying Gem / Power Herb
Ability: Defeatist
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge / Rock Slide
- U-turn
- Acrobatics / Roost

Physical Sweeper Archeops (Analytic)

Archeops is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Defeatist, while Archeops has 1/2 or less of its max hp its attack and sp. atk are halved.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stone Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Archeops switches out after damaging the target).
Acrobatics is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Archeops has no held item).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).




Species: Archeops
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Defeatist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Return
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Archeops

Archeops is popular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Archeops from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Defeatist, while Archeops has 1/2 or less of its max hp its attack and sp. atk are halved.

Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Archeops afterwards).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Archeops
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ability: Defeatist
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Acrobatics
- Roost / Stone Edge
- Knock Off
- Earthquake / Rock Slide

Archeops Physical Sweeper (Back From The Grave)

Archeops is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Defeatist, while Archeops has 1/2 or less of its max hp its attack and sp. atk are halved.

Acrobatics is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Archeops has no held item).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Stone Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Knock Off is a physical 20-base power Dark-type move (removes the target's held item).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Archeops? These builds have been optimized for Black/White 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 Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Archeops in Pokemon Black/White:

StarmieVolcaronaKrookodileEelektrossDarmanitanLeavannyHydreigonTangrowthNinetalesHaxorusSeismitoadVenusaur


Species: Archeops
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Defeatist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Archeops

Archeops is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Archeops from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Defeatist, while Archeops has 1/2 or less of its max hp its attack and sp. atk are halved.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Archeops afterwards).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Archeops 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional effect.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
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.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Head Smash
150
80%
5
Has 1/2 recoil.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Archeops can perform in Black/White. 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 BW Move and Ability Combos for Archeops

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