Competitive Information for Swalot [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Swalot swalot
Base Stats for Swalot

Poison

Abilities:
Sticky HoldSticky Hold: This Pokemon cannot lose its held item due to another Pokemon's attack.
,
Liquid OozeLiquid Ooze: This Pokemon damages those draining HP from it for as much as they would heal.
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GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.


Evolutions / Family:
Gulpin
Swalot

Weakness Chart for Poison-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
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Optimize Swalot's EVs for Black/White

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Swalot? 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.


Swalot is an outstanding Poison-typed Pokemon. Swalot is a usual Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Swalot's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Swalot
Item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Seed Bomb
- Thunder Punch

Physical Sweeper Swalot (Gluttony)

Swalot is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Swalot's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Swalot has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

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).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Species: Swalot
Item: Life Orb / Poison Barb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Giga Drain / Solar Beam

Special Sweeper Swalot (Gluttony)

Swalot is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Swalot's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Swalot has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze 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).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Swalot recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Swalot? 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: Swalot
Item: Life Orb / Soft Sand
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Seed Bomb
- Thunder Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Swalot (Gluttony)

Swalot is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Swalot's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Swalot has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Species: Swalot
Item: Life Orb / Poison Barb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Giga Drain / Solar Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Swalot (Gluttony)

Swalot is an interesting 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 Swalot's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Swalot has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze 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).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Swalot recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Swalot 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.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
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.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Smog
20
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
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.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Wring Out
--
100%
5
More power the more HP the target has left.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
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)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
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.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
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.
Poison Gas
--
80%
40
Poisons the foe(s).
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.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Swalot 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 Swalot

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