Competitive Information for Wailord [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Wailord wailord
Base Stats for Wailord

Water

Abilities:
ObliviousOblivious: This Pokemon cannot be infatuated. Gaining this Ability while infatuated cures it.
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Water VeilWater Veil: This Pokemon cannot be burned. Gaining this Ability while burned cures it.


Evolutions / Family:
Wailmer
Wailord

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Wailord? 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.


Wailord is a marvelous Water-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Wailord show up as a Diamond/Pearl opponent. Wailord's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Wailord
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Iron Head

Physical Sweeper Wailord (Oblivious)

Wailord is a decent Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailord's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailord cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

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).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Wailord
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Surf
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Hyper Beam / Snore
- Defense Curl

Special Sweeper Wailord (Oblivious)

Wailord is popular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailord's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailord cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Wailord's hp decreases).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Wailord cannot move next turn).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Wailord must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Wailord's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Wailord
Item: Wacan Berry
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Water Spout
- Protect
- Ice Beam
- Surf / Hydro Pump

Wailord Special Tank (Lord Of The Whales)

Wailord is a decent Special Tank. It was designed to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. This Pokemon is a very good option to use during Trick Room situations due to it's super slow speed stat.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Wailord's hp decreases).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Wailord this turn).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a colossal amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wailord? 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: Wailord
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Waterfall
- Iron Head

Doubles Physical Sweeper Wailord (Oblivious)

Wailord is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailord's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailord cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
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).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Wailord
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Surf
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Hyper Beam / Snore
- Defense Curl

Doubles Special Sweeper Wailord (Oblivious)

Wailord is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailord's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailord cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Wailord's hp decreases).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Wailord cannot move next turn).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Wailord must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Wailord's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wailord 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.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
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.
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.
Water Spout
150
100%
5
Less power as user's HP decreases. Hits foe(s).
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
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.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Head
80
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.
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)
Self-Destruct
400
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
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.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wailord 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 Wailord

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