Competitive Information for Deerling [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Deerling deerling
Base Stats for Deerling

Normal / Grass

Abilities:
Serene GraceSerene Grace: This Pokemon's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.
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ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Sap SipperSap Sipper: This Pokemon's Attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a Grass move; Grass immunity.


Evolutions / Family:
Deerling
Sawsbuck

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Deerling? 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.


Deerling is a pretty decent Normal and Grass-typed Pokemon. Deerling is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Deerling is weak to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Deerling
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Jump Kick
- Wild Charge

Physical Sweeper Deerling (Chlorophyll)

Deerling is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Deerling from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Deerling's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Deerling's speed is doubled.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Jump Kick is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (Deerling is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Deerling? 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: Deerling
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Jump Kick
- Wild Charge

Doubles Physical Sweeper Deerling (Chlorophyll)

Deerling is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Deerling from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Deerling's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Deerling's speed is doubled.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Jump Kick is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (Deerling is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Deerling 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
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Jump Kick
100
95%
10
User is hurt by 50% of its max HP if it misses.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Camouflage
--
--
20
Changes user's type based on terrain. (Ground)
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack changes based on terrain. (Earthquake)
Odor Sleuth
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Deerling 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 Deerling

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