Competitive Information for Burmy [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Burmy burmy
Base Stats for Burmy

Bug

Abilities:
Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.
,
OvercoatOvercoat: This Pokemon is immune to damage from Sandstorm or Hail.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Burmy? 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.


Burmy is an interesting Bug-typed Pokemon. Burmy is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Burmy is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Burmy
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Protect
- String Shot

Physical Sweeper Burmy (Overcoat)

Burmy is popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Burmy is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Burmy from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overcoat, Burmy is immune to damage from sandstorm or hail.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Burmy steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Burmy this turn).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).




Species: Burmy
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Electroweb
- Snore
- Protect
- String Shot

Special Sweeper Burmy (Overcoat)

Burmy is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Burmy is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Burmy from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overcoat, Burmy is immune to damage from sandstorm or hail.

Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Burmy must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Burmy this turn).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Burmy? 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.


Species: Burmy
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Protect
- String Shot

Doubles Physical Sweeper Burmy (Overcoat)

Burmy is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Burmy is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Burmy from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overcoat, Burmy is immune to damage from sandstorm or hail.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Burmy steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Burmy this turn).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).




Species: Burmy
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Electroweb
- Snore
- Protect
- String Shot

Doubles Special Sweeper Burmy (Overcoat)

Burmy is a notable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Burmy is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Burmy from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overcoat, Burmy is immune to damage from sandstorm or hail.

Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Burmy must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Burmy this turn).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Burmy 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
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Burmy 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 Burmy

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