Competitive Information for Corphish [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Corphish corphish
Base Stats for Corphish

Water

Abilities:
Hyper CutterHyper Cutter: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Attack stat stage.
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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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AdaptabilityAdaptability: This Pokemon's same-type attack bonus (STAB) is 2 instead of 1.5.


Evolutions / Family:
Corphish
Crawdaunt

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Corphish? 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.


Corphish is a spectacular Water-typed Pokemon. Corphish is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Corphish's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Corphish
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Superpower / Brick Break
- Crunch / Night Slash

Physical Sweeper Corphish (Adaptability)

Corphish is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Corphish's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Superpower). Focus Sash helps protect Corphish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Corphish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Corphish's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Corphish's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Corphish? 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: Corphish
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Waterfall
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Superpower / Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Corphish (Adaptability)

Corphish is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Corphish's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Superpower). Focus Sash helps protect Corphish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Corphish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Corphish's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Corphish's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Corphish 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).
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble
20
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Trump Card
--
--
5
More power the fewer PP this move has left.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Chip Away
70
100%
20
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crabhammer
90
90%
10
High critical hit ratio.
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.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
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.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
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 Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense 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.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/3 their power.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/3 their power.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Corphish 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 Corphish

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