Competitive Information for Dewott [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Dewott dewott
Base Stats for Dewott

Water

Abilities:
TorrentTorrent: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Water attacks.


Evolutions / Family:
Oshawott
Dewott
Samurott

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


Visit Smogon's Pokedex for more competitive movesets for DewottVisit Serebii's Pokedex for location, breeding, and other game details about DewottVisit Bulbapedia for more information about Dewott

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dewott? 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.


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


Species: Dewott
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Return / Retaliate
- X-Scissor
- Night Slash

Physical Sweeper Dewott (Torrent)

Dewott is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dewott from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dewott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dewott's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Retaliate is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if an ally fainted last turn).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Dewott
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Ice Beam
- Air Slash
- Round

Special Sweeper Dewott (Torrent)

Dewott is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Dewott from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dewott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dewott's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dewott? 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: Dewott
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Return / Retaliate
- X-Scissor
- Night Slash

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dewott (Torrent)

Dewott is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dewott from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dewott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dewott's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Retaliate is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if an ally fainted last turn).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Dewott
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Air Slash
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Dewott (Torrent)

Dewott is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Dewott from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dewott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dewott's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dewott 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
Air Slash
75
95%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn 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 Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pledge
50
100%
10
Use with Grass or Fire Pledge for added effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Assurance
50
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Covet
60
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
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.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Tackle
50
100%
35
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.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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 Dewott 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 Dewott

Create a build


Have an idea in mind for Dewott that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Black/White moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.



Hooh
This feature is currently in the final stages of development.