Competitive Information for Kricketot [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Kricketot kricketot
Base Stats for Kricketot

Bug

Abilities:
Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Kricketot
Kricketune

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kricketot? 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.


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


Species: Kricketot
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Endeavor
- Growl
- String Shot

Physical Sweeper Kricketot (Shed Skin)

Kricketot is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Kricketot is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Kricketot from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kricketot has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

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




Species: Kricketot
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Snore
- Mud-Slap
- Growl
- String Shot

Special Sweeper Kricketot (Shed Skin)

Kricketot is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Kricketot is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Kricketot from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kricketot has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Kricketot 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).
Growl is a status move (lowers the foes attack by 1 stage).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kricketot? 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: Kricketot
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Endeavor
- Growl
- String Shot

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kricketot (Shed Skin)

Kricketot is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Kricketot is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Kricketot from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kricketot has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

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




Species: Kricketot
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Snore
- Mud-Slap
- Growl
- String Shot

Doubles Special Sweeper Kricketot (Shed Skin)

Kricketot is popular Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Kricketot is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Kricketot from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shed Skin, Kricketot has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Kricketot 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).
Growl is a status move (lowers the foes attack by 1 stage).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kricketot 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
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
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.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kricketot 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 Kricketot

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