Competitive Information for Gastrodon [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Gastrodon gastrodon
Base Stats for Gastrodon

Water / Ground

Abilities:
Sticky HoldSticky Hold: This Pokemon cannot lose its held item due to another Pokemon's attack.
,
Storm DrainStorm Drain: This Pokemon draws single-target Water moves to itself.


Evolutions / Family:
Shellos
Gastrodon

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gastrodon? 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.


Common team mates for Gastrodon in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

LatiasMagnezoneJirachiClefableGliscorDugtrioBronzongRotom-MowTogekiss


Gastrodon is popular Water and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Gastrodon show up as a Diamond/Pearl opponent. Gastrodon's only type-related weakness is Grass.


Species: Gastrodon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Sticky Hold
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 212 Hp / 144 Def / 152 SpD
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Recover / Curse
- Toxic

Double Wall Gastrodon (Popular/Trending)

Gastrodon is a notable Double Wall. The purpose of this moveset is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Gastrodon last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Sticky Hold, Gastrodon cannot lose its held item due to another pokemon's attack.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Recover is a status move (heals your Gastrodon by 50% of its max hp).
Curse is a status move (curses if ghost, else -1 spe, +1 atk, +1 def).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb / Soft Sand
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Waterfall / Dive
- Frustration / Return
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).
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).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Brine
- Earth Power / Mud-Slap
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge

Special Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is popular Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon 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).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a special STAB-boosted 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sludge is a special 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Species: Gastrodon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Sassy (+SpD, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 84 Def / 172 SpD
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Recover
- Toxic
- Ice Beam

Gastrodon Double Wall (Staller Gastrodon)

Gastrodon is an outstanding Double Wall. The purpose of this moveset is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Gastrodon last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Gastrodon by 50% of its max hp).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 126 Hp / 200 SpA / 182 Spe
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Swallow / Sandstorm
- Spit Up
- Stockpile

Gastrodon Special Sweeper (3rd Eye*)

Gastrodon is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack.

Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Swallow is a status move (heals your Gastrodon based on uses of stockpile).
Sandstorm is a status move (for 5 turns, a sandstorm rages).
Spit Up is a special 0-base power Normal-type move (more power with more uses of stockpile).
Stockpile is a status move (raises Gastrodon's defense, special defense by 1 stage. max 3 uses).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gastrodon? 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.


Common team mates for Gastrodon in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

LatiasMagnezoneJirachiClefableGliscorDugtrioBronzongRotom-MowTogekiss


Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb / Soft Sand
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Rock Slide
- Waterfall / Dive
- Frustration / Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws single-target water moves to itself.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dive is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2).
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).



Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb / Mystic Water
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Brine
- Earth Power / Mud-Slap
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge

Doubles Special Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon 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).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a special STAB-boosted 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sludge is a special 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gastrodon 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Mud Bomb
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Muddy Water
95
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Trump Card
--
--
5
More power the fewer PP this move has left.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
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.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
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.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/2 their power.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
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.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
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.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gastrodon 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 Gastrodon

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