Competitive Information for Combusken [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Combusken combusken
Base Stats for Combusken

Fire / Fighting

Abilities:
BlazeBlaze: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Torchic
Combusken
Blaziken

Weakness Chart for Fire/Fighting-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.25x
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
2x
  
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 Combusken? 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.


Combusken is an extraordinary Fire and Fighting-typed Pokemon. Combusken is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Combusken is weak to Flying, Ground, Psychic, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Combusken
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Punch
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Uppercut / Brick Break
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Combusken (Blaze)

Combusken is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Combusken from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combusken's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Combusken's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Combusken).
Fire Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
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).
Sky Uppercut is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Fighting-type move (can hit pokemon using bounce or fly).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Combusken
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Vacuum Wave
- Snore
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Combusken (Blaze)

Combusken is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Combusken from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combusken's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Combusken's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Combusken's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Vacuum Wave is a special STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Fighting-type move (usually goes first).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Combusken 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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Combusken? 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: Combusken
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge
- Sky Uppercut

Doubles Physical Sweeper Combusken (Blaze)

Combusken 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 Combusken from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combusken's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Combusken's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Combusken).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Sky Uppercut is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Fighting-type move (can hit pokemon using bounce or fly).




Species: Combusken
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Vacuum Wave
- Snore
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Combusken (Blaze)

Combusken is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Combusken from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combusken's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Combusken's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Combusken's special attack by 2 stages).
Vacuum Wave is a special STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Fighting-type move (usually goes first).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Combusken 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 Combusken 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
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint
50
100%
10
Breaks protection. Fails if target is not protecting.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Sky Uppercut
85
90%
15
Can hit Pokemon using Bounce or Fly.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Smelling Salts
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target is paralyzed, and cures it.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
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.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Combusken 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 Combusken

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