Competitive Information for Swablu [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Swablu swablu
Base Stats for Swablu

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.
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Cloud NineCloud Nine: While this Pokemon is active, the effects of weather conditions are disabled.


Evolutions / Family:
Swablu
Altaria

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 Swablu? 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.


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


Species: Swablu
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cloud Nine
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Outrage
- Sky Attack / Pluck
- Steel Wing

Physical Sweeper Swablu (Cloud Nine)

Swablu is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Swablu is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Swablu from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cloud Nine, while Swablu is active the effects of weather conditions are disabled.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Swablu afterwards).
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 (Swablu steals and eats the target's berry).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Swablu's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Swablu
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cloud Nine
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice
- Ice Beam
- Heat Wave
- Dragon Pulse

Special Sweeper Swablu (Cloud Nine)

Swablu is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Swablu is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Swablu from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cloud Nine, while Swablu is active the effects of weather conditions are disabled.

Hyper Voice is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Heat Wave is a special 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Dragon Pulse is a special 90-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Swablu? 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: Swablu
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cloud Nine
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Outrage
- Sky Attack / Pluck
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Swablu (Cloud Nine)

Swablu is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Swablu is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Swablu from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cloud Nine, while Swablu is active the effects of weather conditions are disabled.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Swablu afterwards).
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 (Swablu steals and eats the target's berry).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Swablu's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Swablu
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cloud Nine
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice
- Heat Wave
- Air Cutter
- Ice Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Swablu (Cloud Nine)

Swablu is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Swablu is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Swablu from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cloud Nine, while Swablu is active the effects of weather conditions are disabled.

Hyper Voice is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Heat Wave is a special 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Swablu 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.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional 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.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
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.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
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.
Cotton Guard
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense by 3.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
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.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Swablu 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 Swablu

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