Competitive Information for Purugly [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Purugly purugly
Base Stats for Purugly

Normal

Abilities:
Thick FatThick Fat: Fire/Ice-type moves against this Pokemon deal damage with a halved attacking stat.
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Own TempoOwn Tempo: This Pokemon cannot be confused.
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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:
Glameow
Purugly

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Purugly? 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.


Purugly is a stupendous Normal-typed Pokemon. Purugly is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Purugly's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Purugly
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Body Slam
- Foul Play / Sucker Punch
- Shadow Claw
- U-turn

Physical Sweeper Purugly (Defiant)

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

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Purugly switches out after damaging the target).




Species: Purugly
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball
- Water Pulse

Special Sweeper Purugly (Defiant)

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

Hyper Voice is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Purugly cannot move next turn).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).




Species: Purugly
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 190 Hp / 140 Atk / 180 Spe
Moveset:
- Hone Claws
- Shadow Claw
- Payback
- Fake Out

Purugly Physical Tank (Beefy Attacker)

Purugly is a decent Physical Tank. It's goal is to take a large amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Purugly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Purugly's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Hone Claws is a status move (raises your Purugly's attack and accuracy by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Purugly moves after the target).
Fake Out is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Normal-type move (hits first. first turn out only. 100% flinch chance).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Purugly? 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: Purugly
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Body Slam
- Foul Play / Sucker Punch
- Bulldoze
- U-turn

Doubles Physical Sweeper Purugly (Defiant)

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

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Purugly switches out after damaging the target).




Species: Purugly
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball
- Water Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Purugly (Defiant)

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

Hyper Voice is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Purugly cannot move next turn).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Purugly 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
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Assurance
50
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
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.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
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.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
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.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wake-Up Slap
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target is asleep, and wakes it.
Assist
--
--
20
Uses a random move known by a team member.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
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.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
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.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Purugly 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 Purugly

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