Competitive Information for Castform (sunny) [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Castform-sunny castform-sunny
Base Stats for Castform-Sunny

Fire

Abilities:
ForecastForecast: Castform's type changes to the current weather condition's type, except Sandstorm.


Evolutions / Family:
Castform

Weakness Chart for Fire-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
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Castform-sunny? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Castform is an extraordinary Fire-typed Pokemon. Castform is a super common Pokemon to see in Generation 4. Castform is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Castform-Sunny
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Forecast
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Avalanche
- Thief
- Defense Curl

Physical Sweeper Castform-Sunny (Forecast)

Castform is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Castform from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Castform's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Forecast, castform's type changes to the current weather condition's type except sandstorm.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Avalanche is a physical 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Castform is damaged by the target).
Thief is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Castform has no item, it steals the target's).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Castform's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Castform-Sunny
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Forecast
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball

Special Sweeper Castform-Sunny (Forecast)

Castform is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Castform from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Castform's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Forecast, castform's type changes to the current weather condition's type except sandstorm.

Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Castform-sunny? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Castform-Sunny
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Forecast
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Avalanche
- Thief
- Defense Curl

Doubles Physical Sweeper Castform-Sunny (Forecast)

Castform is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Castform from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Castform's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Forecast, castform's type changes to the current weather condition's type except sandstorm.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Avalanche is a physical 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Castform is damaged by the target).
Thief is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Castform has no item, it steals the target's).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Castform's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Castform-Sunny
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Forecast
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Castform-Sunny (Forecast)

Castform is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Castform from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Castform's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Forecast, castform's type changes to the current weather condition's type except sandstorm.

Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze 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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Castform-sunny 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
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
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.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
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.
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.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def 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.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Disable
--
80%
20
For 4-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Lucky Chant
--
--
30
For 5 turns, shields user's party from critical hits.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
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.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Castform-sunny can perform in Diamond/Pearl. 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 DP Move and Ability Combos for Castform-sunny

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