Competitive Information for Kakuna [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Kakuna kakuna
Base Stats for Kakuna

Bug / Poison

Abilities:
Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Weedle
Kakuna
Beedrill

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kakuna? 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.


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


Species: Kakuna
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Poison Sting
- Harden
- Iron Defense

Physical Sweeper Kakuna (Shed Skin)

Kakuna is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Kakuna is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Kakuna from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kakuna has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kakuna steals and eats the target's berry).
Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 1 stage).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Kakuna
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Electroweb
- Harden
- Iron Defense
- String Shot

Special Sweeper Kakuna (Shed Skin)

Kakuna is a sensational Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Kakuna is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. 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 Kakuna from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kakuna has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Harden is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 1 stage).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 2 stages).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).




Species: Kakuna
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Electroweb / String Shot
- Bug Bite
- Iron Defense / Harden
- Poison Sting

Kakuna Physical Wall (No Worries)

Kakuna is an awesome Physical Wall. It is designed to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Kakuna 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%. With Shed Skin, Kakuna has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn. This is called using the un-usable. You can run Careful, Relaxed, or Sassy and you could run Black Sludge, yet it is not adviced.

Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kakuna steals and eats the target's berry).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 2 stages).
Harden is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kakuna? 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: Kakuna
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Poison Sting
- Harden
- Iron Defense

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kakuna (Shed Skin)

Kakuna is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Kakuna 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 Kakuna from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kakuna has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kakuna steals and eats the target's berry).
Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 1 stage).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Kakuna
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Electroweb
- Harden
- Iron Defense
- String Shot

Doubles Special Sweeper Kakuna (Shed Skin)

Kakuna is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Kakuna is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. 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 Kakuna from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kakuna has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Harden is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 1 stage).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Kakuna's defense by 2 stages).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kakuna 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.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kakuna 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 Kakuna

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