Competitive Information for Kricketune [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Kricketune kricketune
Base Stats for Kricketune

Bug

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


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 Kricketune? 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.


Kricketune is pretty popular Bug-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty common sight to see Kricketune out in the 4th generation battlefield. Kricketune is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Kricketune
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Return / Strength
- Brick Break
- Night Slash

Physical Sweeper Kricketune (Swarm)

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

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kricketune steals and eats the target's berry).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kricketune? 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: Kricketune
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Return / Strength
- Brick Break
- Night Slash

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kricketune (Swarm)

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

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kricketune steals and eats the target's berry).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kricketune 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
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
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.
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.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kricketune 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 Kricketune

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