Competitive Information for Yamask [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Yamask yamask
Base Stats for Yamask

Ghost

Abilities:
MummyMummy: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon have their Ability changed to Mummy.


Evolutions / Family:
Yamask
Cofagrigus

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

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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Yamask? 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.


Yamask is an interesting Ghost-typed Pokemon. Yamask is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Yamask's only type-related weaknesses are Dark and Ghost.


Species: Yamask
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Mummy
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Yamask (Mummy)

Yamask is a remarkable Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Yamask is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. 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 Yamask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Yamask's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mummy, pokemon making contact with Yamask have their ability changed to mummy.

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).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Yamask? 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: Yamask
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Mummy
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Yamask (Mummy)

Yamask is a decent Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Yamask 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 Yamask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Yamask's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mummy, pokemon making contact with Yamask have their ability changed to mummy.

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).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Yamask 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.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hex
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
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.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
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.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Heal Block
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the foe(s) is prevented from healing.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
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.
Power Split
--
--
10
Averages Attack and Sp. Atk stats 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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
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 Yamask 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 Yamask

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