Competitive Information for Ariados [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Ariados ariados
Base Stats for Ariados

Bug / Poison

Abilities:
InsomniaInsomnia: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
,
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Bug-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Spinarak
Ariados

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ariados? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Ariados is a stupendous Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. It's a normal sight to see Ariados out in the 3rd generation battlefield. Ariados is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Ariados
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Signal Beam
- Night Shade

Physical Sweeper Ariados (Swarm)

Ariados is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ariados from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Ariados's bug-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison 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).
Signal Beam is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Night Shade is a physical 0-base power Ghost-type move (does damage equal to your Ariados's level).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Ariados? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Ariados
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Signal Beam
- Night Shade

Doubles Physical Sweeper Ariados (Swarm)

Ariados is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ariados from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Ariados's bug-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison 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).
Signal Beam is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Night Shade is a physical 0-base power Ghost-type move (does damage equal to your Ariados's level).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ariados 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
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Constrict
10
100%
35
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
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.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Sonic Boom
--
90%
20
Always does 20 HP of damage.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 2-5 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spider Web
--
--
10
Prevents the target from switching out.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ariados can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Ariados

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