Competitive Information for Pidove [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Pidove pidove
Base Stats for Pidove

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
RivalryRivalry: This Pokemon's attacks do 1.25x on same gender targets; 0.75x on opposite gender.
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Super LuckSuper Luck: This Pokemon's critical hit ratio is raised by 1 stage.
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Big PecksBig Pecks: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Defense stat stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pidove? 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.


Pidove is an astounding Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Pidove is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Pidove is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Pidove
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Facade
- Sky Attack / Pluck
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Physical Sweeper Pidove (Big Pecks)

Pidove is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pidove from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pidove's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidove's defense stat stage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Pidove is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Pidove steals and eats the target's berry).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Pidove switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidove's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pidove? 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: Pidove
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Facade
- Sky Attack / Pluck
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pidove (Big Pecks)

Pidove is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pidove from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pidove's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidove's defense stat stage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Pidove is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Pidove steals and eats the target's berry).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Pidove switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidove's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pidove 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 Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
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.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bestow
--
--
15
User passes its held item to the target.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Lucky Chant
--
--
30
For 5 turns, shields user's party from critical hits.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
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.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
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.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, 50% of the user's max HP is restored.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pidove 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 Pidove

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