Competitive Information for Leavanny [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Leavanny leavanny
Base Stats for Leavanny

Bug / Grass

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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ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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OvercoatOvercoat: This Pokemon is immune to damage from Sandstorm or Hail.


Evolutions / Family:
Sewaddle
Swadloon
Leavanny

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Leavanny? 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.


Leavanny is a decent Bug and Grass-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Leavanny when battling in the 5th generation meta. Leavanny is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Leavanny
Item: Occa Berry / Coba Berry
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Return
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Leavanny (Chlorophyll)

Leavanny is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Leavanny from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Leavanny'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 Leavanny's speed is doubled.

Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Leavanny steals and eats the target's berry).
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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Leavanny? 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: Leavanny
Item: Occa Berry / Coba Berry
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Return
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Leavanny (Chlorophyll)

Leavanny is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Leavanny from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Leavanny'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 Leavanny's speed is doubled.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
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 (Leavanny steals and eats the target's berry).
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 Leavanny 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.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
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.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
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.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Camouflage
--
--
20
Changes user's type based on terrain. (Ground)
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Me First
--
--
20
Copies a foe at 1.5x power. User must be faster.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Leavanny 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 Leavanny

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