Competitive Information for Spiritomb [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Spiritomb spiritomb
Base Stats for Spiritomb

Ghost / Dark

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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InfiltratorInfiltrator: This Pokemon's moves ignore the foe's Reflect, Light Screen, Safeguard, and Mist.


Evolutions / Family:
Spiritomb

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Spiritomb? 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.


Common team mates for Spiritomb in Pokemon Black/White:

SkarmoryChanseyAmoongussQuagsireTogekissMiloticVolcaronaBlisseyRoseradeLucarioSigilyphEspeon


Spiritomb is popular Ghost and Dark-typed Pokemon. Spiritomb is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Spiritomb is one of the few Pokemon who don't have any type-related weaknesses.


Species: Spiritomb
Item: Leftovers / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Pursuit
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Toxic

Special Wall Spiritomb (Popular/Trending)

Spiritomb is an interesting Special Wall. It's primary goal is to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Spiritomb last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Pressure, if Spiritomb is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Pursuit is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Rest is a status move (Spiritomb sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Spiritomb must be asleep. uses another known move).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Spiritomb
Item: Leftovers / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Moveset:
- Sucker Punch / Foul Play
- Calm Mind / Rest
- Pain Split / Sleep Talk
- Will-O-Wisp

Double Wall Spiritomb (Popular/Trending)

Spiritomb is a decent Double Wall. It's goal is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Spiritomb last longer regaining it's healthiness every turn. With Pressure, if Spiritomb is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Spiritomb's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Rest is a status move (Spiritomb sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Pain Split is a status move (shares hp of Spiritomb and target equally).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Spiritomb must be asleep. uses another known move).
Will-O-Wisp is a status move (burns the target).




Species: Spiritomb
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Sucker Punch
- Return / Secret Power
- Shadow Sneak
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Spiritomb (Infiltrator)

Spiritomb is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Spiritomb's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, Spiritomb's moves ignore the foe's reflect light screen safeguard and mist.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)).
Shadow Sneak is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ghost-type move (usually goes first).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Spiritomb this turn).




Species: Spiritomb
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dark Pulse / Snarl
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Psychic
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Spiritomb (Infiltrator)

Spiritomb is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Spiritomb's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, Spiritomb's moves ignore the foe's reflect light screen safeguard and mist.

Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ominous Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Spiritomb cannot move next turn).




Species: Spiritomb
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 192 Def / 64 SpD
Moveset:
- Toxic
- Attract
- Rest
- Confuse Ray

Spiritomb Double Wall (Mixed Feelings*)

Spiritomb is a spectacular Double Wall. It's primary goal is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Spiritomb last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Pressure, if Spiritomb is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp. The combination of Attract and Conf. Ray should prevent the opponent from attacking or force a switch. Then just Burn them while you peacefully sleep.

Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Attract is a status move (a target of the opposite gender gets infatuated).
Rest is a status move (Spiritomb sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Confuse Ray is a status move (confuses the target).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Spiritomb? 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.


Common team mates for Spiritomb in Pokemon Black/White:

SkarmoryChanseyAmoongussQuagsireTogekissMiloticVolcaronaBlisseyRoseradeLucarioSigilyphEspeon


Species: Spiritomb
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Sucker Punch
- Return / Secret Power
- Shadow Sneak
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Spiritomb (Infiltrator)

Spiritomb is a decent Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Spiritomb's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, Spiritomb's moves ignore the foe's reflect light screen safeguard and mist.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)).
Shadow Sneak is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ghost-type move (usually goes first).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Spiritomb this turn).




Species: Spiritomb
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Snarl / Dark Pulse
- Shadow Ball
- Icy Wind
- Psychic

Doubles Special Sweeper Spiritomb (Infiltrator)

Spiritomb is an awesome Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Spiritomb's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, Spiritomb's moves ignore the foe's reflect light screen safeguard and mist.

Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Spiritomb 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.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def 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.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
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.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
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.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last 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.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Spiritomb 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 Spiritomb

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