Competitive Information for Linoone [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Linoone linoone
Base Stats for Linoone

Normal

Abilities:
PickupPickup: No competitive use.
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GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.


Evolutions / Family:
Zigzagoon
Linoone

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Linoone? 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.


Linoone is an outstanding Normal-typed Pokemon. Linoone are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Linoone's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Linoone
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw
- Dig

Physical Sweeper Linoone (Gluttony)

Linoone is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Linoone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Linoone's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Linoone has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Dig is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).




Species: Linoone
Item: Iron Ball
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 213 Hp / 243 Atk / 54 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Claw
- Fling
- Facade
- Return

Linoone Physical Tank (Belly Drum)

Linoone is a marvelous Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a hefty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Iron Ball will halve the user's speed and are generally not recommended unless being used with Trick Room. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Linoone a sweet boost.

Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Fling is a physical 0-base power Dark-type move (flings your Linoone's item at the target. power varies).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Linoone is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Linoone? 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: Linoone
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw
- Dig

Doubles Physical Sweeper Linoone (Gluttony)

Linoone is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Linoone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Linoone's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Linoone has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Dig is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Linoone 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
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Covet
40
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Extreme Speed
80
100%
5
Usually goes first.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pin Missile
14
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/2 their power.
Odor Sleuth
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
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.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
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.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Linoone 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 Linoone

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