Competitive Information for Quilava [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Quilava quilava
Base Stats for Quilava

Fire

Abilities:
BlazeBlaze: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Fire attacks.


Evolutions / Family:
Cyndaquil
Quilava
Typhlosion

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Quilava? 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.


Quilava is a spectacular Fire-typed Pokemon. Quilava is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Quilava is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Quilava
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Flame Wheel
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wild Charge
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Quilava (Blaze)

Quilava is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Quilava from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Quilava's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Quilava's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Quilava).
Flame Wheel is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target. thaws Quilava).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).




Species: Quilava
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Eruption / Overheat
- Extrasensory
- Round / Snore
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Quilava (Blaze)

Quilava is an interesting Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Quilava from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Quilava's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Quilava's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Eruption is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Fire-type move (less power as Quilava's hp decreases).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Quilava's special attack by 2 stages).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Quilava must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Quilava? 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: Quilava
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Flame Wheel
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wild Charge
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Quilava (Blaze)

Quilava is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Quilava from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Quilava's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Quilava's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Quilava).
Flame Wheel is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target. thaws Quilava).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).




Species: Quilava
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Eruption / Heat Wave
- Extrasensory
- Round / Snore
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Quilava (Blaze)

Quilava is a stupendous Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Quilava from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Quilava's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Quilava's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Eruption is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Fire-type move (less power as Quilava's hp decreases).
Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Quilava must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Quilava 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
Blast Burn
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Eruption
150
100%
5
Less power as user's HP decreases. Hits foe(s).
Extrasensory
80
100%
30
10% chance to flinch the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Pledge
50
100%
10
Use with Grass or Water Pledge for added effect.
Flame Burst
70
100%
15
Damages Pokemon next to the target as well.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Incinerate
30
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry.
Inferno
100
50%
5
100% chance to burn the target.
Lava Plume
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn adjacent Pokemon.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Covet
60
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
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.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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)
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
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.
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.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack changes based on terrain. (Earthquake)
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy 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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Quilava 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 Quilava

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