Competitive Information for Linoone [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Linoone linoone
Base Stats for Linoone

Normal

Abilities:
PickupPickup: If this Pokemon has no item, it finds one used by an adjacent Pokemon this turn.
,
GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.
,
Quick FeetQuick Feet: If this Pokemon is statused, its Speed is 1.5x; ignores Speed drop from paralysis.


Evolutions / Family:
Zigzagoon
Linoone

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

Optimize Linoone's EVs for Black/White

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Linoone? 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.


Common team mates for Linoone in Pokemon Black/White:

MagnezoneKyurem-BlackDragoniteGarchompJirachiCloysterArcanineJolteon


Linoone is a sensational Normal-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Linoone show up as a Black/White opponent. Linoone's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Linoone
Item: Iapapa Berry
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Extreme Speed
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw
- Belly Drum

Physical Sweeper Linoone (Popular/Trending)

Linoone is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Gluttony, when Linoone has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Extreme Speed is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Normal-type move (nearly always goes first).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Belly Drum is a status move (Linoone loses 50% max hp; This also maximizes Linoone's attack stat).



Species: Linoone
Item: Flame Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 176 Hp / 252 Atk / 40 Def / 40 SpD
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Linoone (Quick Feet)

Linoone is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Linoone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Linoone at the end of the turn which will activate Linoone's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Linoone is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Linoone a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Linoone is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Linoone this turn).



Species: Linoone
Item: Iron Ball
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 213 Hp / 243 Atk / 54 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Claw
- Fling
- Facade
- Return

Linoone Physical Tank (Belly Drum)

Linoone is an astounding Physical Tank. It's purpose is to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Iron Ball will halve the user's speed and are generally not recommended unless being used with Trick Room. With Quick Feet, if Linoone is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Linoone a sweet boost.

Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Fling is a physical 0-base power Dark-type move (flings your Linoone's item at the target. power varies).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Linoone is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Linoone? 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.


Common team mates for Linoone in Pokemon Black/White:

MagnezoneKyurem-BlackDragoniteGarchompJirachiCloysterArcanineJolteon


Species: Linoone
Item: Flame Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 176 Hp / 252 Atk / 40 Def / 40 SpD
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Linoone (Quick Feet)

Linoone is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Linoone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Linoone at the end of the turn which will activate Linoone's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Linoone is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Linoone a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Linoone is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Linoone this turn).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Linoone 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
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Extreme Speed
80
100%
5
Nearly always goes first.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Pin Missile
14
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
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.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Bestow
--
--
15
User passes its held item to the target.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
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.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/3 their power.
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.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Simple Beam
--
100%
15
The target's Ability becomes Simple.
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.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Linoone 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 Linoone

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