Competitive Information for Finneon [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Finneon finneon
Base Stats for Finneon

Water

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
Storm DrainStorm Drain: This Pokemon draws single-target Water moves to itself.


Evolutions / Family:
Finneon
Lumineon

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

Optimize Finneon's EVs for Diamond/Pearl

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Finneon? 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.


Finneon is a spectacular Water-typed Pokemon. Finneon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Finneon's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Finneon
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Frustration / Return
- U-turn
- Payback

Physical Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Finneon switches out after damaging the target).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Finneon moves after the target).



Species: Finneon
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Brine
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Psybeam
- Silver Wind

Special Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Brine is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (power doubles if the target's hp is 50% or less).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Silver Wind is a special 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Finneon? 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: Finneon
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Frustration / Return
- U-turn
- Payback

Doubles Physical Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Finneon switches out after damaging the target).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Finneon moves after the target).



Species: Finneon
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Brine
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Air Cutter
- Twister

Doubles Special Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Brine is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (power doubles if the target's hp is 50% or less).
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).
Air Cutter is a special 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Finneon 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.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
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).
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver 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.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
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.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
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.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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.
Sweet Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Finneon 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 Finneon

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