Competitive Information for Cradily [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Cradily cradily
Base Stats for Cradily

Rock / Grass

Abilities:
Suction CupsSuction Cups: This Pokemon cannot be forced to switch out by another Pokemon's attack or item.


Evolutions / Family:
Lileep
Cradily

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cradily? 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.


Common team mates for Cradily in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

UmbreonSnorlaxVaporeonBlisseyDusclopsNinjaskOctilleryArmaldoAggronGorebyssDunsparce


Cradily is a fabulous Rock and Grass-typed Pokemon. Cradily is a common Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Cradily is weak to Bug, Fighting, Ice, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Cradily
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Suction Cups
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Special Wall Cradily (Analytic)

Cradily is a decent Special Wall. It was designed to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Cradily last longer regaining it's health every turn. With Suction Cups, Cradily cannot be forced to switch out by another pokemon's attack or item.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rest is a status move (Cradily sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Cradily must be asleep. uses another known move).




Species: Cradily
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Suction Cups
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Earthquake
- Sludge Bomb

Physical Sweeper Cradily (Suction Cups)

Cradily is a sensational Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Suction Cups, Cradily cannot be forced to switch out by another pokemon's attack or item.

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).
Ancient Power is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Cradily
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Suction Cups
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
- Mirror Coat
- Recover
- Barrier

Special Sweeper Cradily (Suction Cups)

Cradily is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Suction Cups, Cradily cannot be forced to switch out by another pokemon's attack or item.

Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Cradily recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Cradily by 50% of its max hp).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Cradily's defense by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cradily? 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.


Common team mates for Cradily in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

UmbreonSnorlaxVaporeonBlisseyDusclopsNinjaskOctilleryArmaldoAggronGorebyssDunsparce


Species: Cradily
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Suction Cups
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sludge Bomb

Doubles Physical Sweeper Cradily (Suction Cups)

Cradily is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Suction Cups, Cradily cannot be forced to switch out by another pokemon's attack or item.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Ancient Power is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Cradily
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Suction Cups
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
- Mirror Coat
- Recover
- Barrier

Doubles Special Sweeper Cradily (Suction Cups)

Cradily is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Suction Cups, Cradily cannot be forced to switch out by another pokemon's attack or item.

Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Cradily recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Cradily by 50% of its max hp).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Cradily's defense by 2 stages).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cradily 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
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
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)
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Ingrain
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn. Traps user.
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.
Recover
--
--
20
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
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.
Stockpile
--
--
10
Raises user's Stockpile count by 1. Max 3 uses.
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.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cradily 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 Cradily

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