Competitive Information for Skiploom [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Skiploom skiploom
Base Stats for Skiploom

Grass / Flying

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Leaf GuardLeaf Guard: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon cannot be statused, but Rest works normally.


Evolutions / Family:
Hoppip
Skiploom
Jumpluff

Weakness Chart for Grass/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
4x
  
2x
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Skiploom? 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.


Skiploom is a phenomenal Grass and Flying-typed Pokemon. Skiploom is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Skiploom is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Skiploom
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Bullet Seed
- Double-Edge / Return
- U-turn
- Synthesis

Physical Sweeper Skiploom (Chlorophyll)

Skiploom is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Skiploom is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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 Skiploom from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Skiploom's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Skiploom's speed is doubled.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Bullet Seed is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Grass-type move (hits 2-5 times in one turn).
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).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Skiploom switches out after damaging the target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Skiploom by a weather-dependent amount).




Species: Skiploom
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Solar Beam
- Silver Wind
- Confusion
- Snore

Special Sweeper Skiploom (Chlorophyll)

Skiploom is an astounding Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Skiploom is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. 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 Skiploom from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Skiploom's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Skiploom's speed is doubled.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Silver Wind is a special 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Confusion is a special 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Skiploom must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Skiploom? 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: Skiploom
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Bullet Seed
- Double-Edge / Return
- U-turn
- Synthesis

Doubles Physical Sweeper Skiploom (Chlorophyll)

Skiploom is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Skiploom is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. 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 Skiploom from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Skiploom's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Skiploom's speed is doubled.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Bullet Seed is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Grass-type move (hits 2-5 times in one turn).
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).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Skiploom switches out after damaging the target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Skiploom by a weather-dependent amount).




Species: Skiploom
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Solar Beam
- Silver Wind
- Confusion
- Snore

Doubles Special Sweeper Skiploom (Chlorophyll)

Skiploom is a sensational Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Skiploom 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 Skiploom from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Skiploom's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Skiploom's speed is doubled.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Silver Wind is a special 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Confusion is a special 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Skiploom must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Skiploom 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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
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.
Cotton Spore
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 4-8 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Skiploom 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 Skiploom

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