Competitive Information for Miltank [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Miltank miltank
Base Stats for Miltank

Normal

Abilities:
Thick FatThick Fat: The power of Fire- and Ice-type attacks against this Pokemon is halved.
,
ScrappyScrappy: This Pokemon can hit Ghost types with Normal- and Fighting-type moves.


Evolutions / Family:
Miltank

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 Miltank? 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 Miltank in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

CloysterNidoqueenGengarMagnezoneRotom-HeatLinooneFurretWigglytuff


Miltank is a wonderful Normal-typed Pokemon. Miltank is a not-uncommon Pokemon to see in Generation 4. Miltank's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Miltank
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Scrappy
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Hammer Arm
- Iron Head

Physical Sweeper Miltank (Scrappy)

Miltank is a notable Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Miltank from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Scrappy, Miltank can hit ghost types with normal- and fighting-type moves.

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).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Miltank's speed by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Miltank
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Heal Bell
- Milk Drink
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

Miltank Double Wall (Moohealer)

Miltank is popular Double Wall. It tries to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Miltank last longer regaining it's it's HP every turn. With Thick Fat, the power of fire- and ice-type attacks against Miltank is halved.

Heal Bell is a status move (cures your Miltank's party of all status conditions).
Milk Drink is a status move (heals your Miltank by 50% of its max hp).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Miltank? 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 Miltank in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

CloysterNidoqueenGengarMagnezoneRotom-HeatLinooneFurretWigglytuff


Species: Miltank
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Scrappy
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hammer Arm

Doubles Physical Sweeper Miltank (Scrappy)

Miltank is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Miltank from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Scrappy, Miltank can hit ghost types with normal- and fighting-type moves.

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).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Miltank's speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Miltank 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.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
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.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
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.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dizzy Punch
70
100%
10
20% chance to confuse the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Present
--
90%
15
40, 80, 120 power, or heals target 1/4 max HP.
Punishment
--
100%
5
60 power +20 for each of the target's stat boosts.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
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)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Wake-Up Slap
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target is asleep, and wakes it.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
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.
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.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Milk Drink
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
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.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Miltank 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 Miltank

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