Competitive Information for Pawniard [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Pawniard pawniard
Base Stats for Pawniard

Dark / Steel

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch.
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DefiantDefiant: This Pokemon's Attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.


Evolutions / Family:
Pawniard
Bisharp

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

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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pawniard? 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.


Pawniard is a decent Dark and Steel-typed Pokemon. Pawniard is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Pawniard is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Pawniard
Item: Chople Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Iron Head
- Sucker Punch / Night Slash
- Frustration / Return
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Pawniard (Defiant)

Pawniard is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pawniard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pawniard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Pawniard's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
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: Pawniard
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 175 Atk / 80 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Cut
- Night Slash
- Poison Jab
- Torment

Pawniard Physical Sweeper (Tormenting Pawn)

Pawniard is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Pawniard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Pawniard's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Psycho Cut is a physical 70-base power Psychic-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Torment is a status move (target can't select the same move twice in a row).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pawniard? 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: Pawniard
Item: Chople Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Iron Head
- Sucker Punch / Night Slash
- Frustration / Return
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pawniard (Defiant)

Pawniard is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pawniard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pawniard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Pawniard's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
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 Pawniard 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
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Assurance
50
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
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.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
60
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Night Slash
70
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.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
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.
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.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
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.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
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.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pawniard 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 Pawniard

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