Competitive Information for Qwilfish [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Qwilfish qwilfish
Base Stats for Qwilfish

Water / Poison

Abilities:
IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.
,
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Qwilfish

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Qwilfish? 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.


Qwilfish is an outstanding Water and Poison-typed Pokemon. Qwilfish are common Pokemon to see in the BW metagame. Qwilfish is weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Qwilfish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Poison Jab
- Revenge

Physical Sweeper Qwilfish (Swift Swim)

Qwilfish is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Qwilfish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Qwilfish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Qwilfish's speed is doubled.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
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).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Revenge is a physical 60-base power Fighting-type move (power doubles if Qwilfish is damaged by the target).




Species: Qwilfish
Item: Rocky Helmet
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail
- Explosion
- Waterfall
- Haze

Qwilfish Physical Tank (Fish Are Friends)

Qwilfish is an extraordinary Physical Tank. It's goal is to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Qwilfish will be poisoned.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Explosion is a physical 250-base power Normal-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. your Qwilfish faints).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Haze is a status move (eliminates all stat changes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Qwilfish? 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: Qwilfish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Poison Jab
- Revenge

Doubles Physical Sweeper Qwilfish (Swift Swim)

Qwilfish is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Qwilfish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Qwilfish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Qwilfish's speed is doubled.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
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).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Revenge is a physical 60-base power Fighting-type move (power doubles if Qwilfish is damaged by the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Qwilfish 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
Acid Spray
40
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target.
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.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Pin Missile
14
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
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)
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Minimize
--
--
20
Raises the user's evasiveness by 2.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
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.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Qwilfish 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 Qwilfish

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