Competitive Information for Combee [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Combee combee
Base Stats for Combee

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
Honey GatherHoney Gather: No competitive use.


Evolutions / Family:
Combee
Vespiquen

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
4x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Combee? 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.


Combee is an outstanding Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Combee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Combee is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Combee
Item: Life Orb / Silver Powder
Ability: Honey Gather
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Endeavor
- String Shot
- Sweet Scent

Physical Sweeper Combee

Combee is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Combee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Honey Gather, no competitive use.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Combee steals and eats the target's berry).
Endeavor is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (lowers the target's hp to your Combee's hp).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).
Sweet Scent is a status move (lowers the foes evasiveness by 1 stage).



Species: Combee
Item: Life Orb / Sharp Beak
Ability: Honey Gather
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Gust
- Ominous Wind
- Snore
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Combee

Combee is an interesting Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Combee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Honey Gather, no competitive use.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Gust is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).
Ominous Wind is a special 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Combee must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Species: Combee
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Hasty (+Spe, -Def)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ominous Wind
- Bug Bite
- Air Cutter / Gust
- Swift

Combee Physical Sweeper (Dear God Why?)

Combee is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Scarf will increase Combee's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick.

Ominous Wind is a special 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Combee steals and eats the target's berry).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Gust is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).
Swift is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (this move does not check accuracy).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Combee? 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: Combee
Item: Life Orb / Silver Powder
Ability: Honey Gather
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Endeavor
- String Shot
- Sweet Scent

Doubles Physical Sweeper Combee

Combee is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Combee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Honey Gather, no competitive use.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Combee steals and eats the target's berry).
Endeavor is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (lowers the target's hp to your Combee's hp).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).
Sweet Scent is a status move (lowers the foes evasiveness by 1 stage).



Species: Combee
Item: Life Orb / Sharp Beak
Ability: Honey Gather
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Gust
- Ominous Wind
- Snore
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Combee

Combee is a remarkable Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Combee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Honey Gather, no competitive use.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Gust is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).
Ominous Wind is a special 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Combee must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Combee 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.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
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).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 1.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Combee 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 Combee

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