Competitive Information for Relicanth [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Relicanth relicanth
Base Stats for Relicanth

Water / Rock

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Relicanth

Weakness Chart for Water/Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
2x
0.25x
0.5x
  
4x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Relicanth? 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.


Relicanth is an outstanding Water and Rock-typed Pokemon. Relicanth are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Relicanth is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Relicanth
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Relicanth (Swift Swim)

Relicanth is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Relicanth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Relicanth's speed is doubled.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Relicanth? 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: Relicanth
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Aqua Tail
- Double-Edge

Doubles Physical Sweeper Relicanth (Swift Swim)

Relicanth is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Relicanth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Relicanth's speed is doubled.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Relicanth 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.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Muddy Water
95
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Head Smash
150
80%
5
Has 1/2 recoil.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
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)
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
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.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/2 their power.
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.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from 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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/2 their power.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Relicanth 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 Relicanth

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