Competitive Information for Escavalier [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Escavalier escavalier
Base Stats for Escavalier

Bug / Steel

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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OvercoatOvercoat: This Pokemon is immune to damage from Sandstorm or Hail.


Evolutions / Family:
Karrablast
Escavalier

Weakness Chart for Bug/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
4x
  
0.5x
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Escavalier? 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.


Escavalier is a fabulous Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's common to see Escavalier show up as a Black/White opponent. Escavalier's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Iron Head
- Double-Edge / Return
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Escavalier (Swarm)

Escavalier is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Escavalier's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Escavalier's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Escavalier steals and eats the target's berry).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Escavalier
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Iron Head
- Pursuit
- Megahorn
- Swords Dance

Escavalier Physical Tank (The Jouster)

Escavalier is a notable Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a large amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Escavalier's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Escavalier's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks. Use swords dance then follow it up with some powerful attacks.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Megahorn is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Escavalier's attack by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Escavalier? 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: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Iron Head
- Double-Edge / Return
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Escavalier (Swarm)

Escavalier is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Escavalier's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Escavalier's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Escavalier steals and eats the target's berry).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Escavalier 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
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
80
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.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Struggle Bug
30
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
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.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Twineedle
25
100%
20
Hits 2 times. Each hit has 20% chance to poison.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Escavalier 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 Escavalier

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