Competitive Information for Granbull [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Granbull granbull
Base Stats for Granbull

Normal

Abilities:
IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Snubbull
Granbull

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Granbull? 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 Granbull in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

HitmontopTaurosArcanineGyaradosSalamence


Granbull is a spectacular Normal-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to find yourself dealing with Granbull when battling in the 3rd generation meta. Granbull's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Granbull
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 196 Hp / 252 Atk / 36 Def / 24 SpD
Moveset:
- Focus Punch / Bulk Up
- Earthquake
- Shadow Ball
- Return / Heal Bell

Physical Tank Granbull (Analytic)

Granbull is pretty popular Physical Tank. It's meant to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Granbull last longer regaining it's HP every turn. With Intimidate, on switch-in Granbull lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Focus Punch is a physical 150-base power Fighting-type move (fails if your Granbull takes damage before it hits).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Granbull's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Heal Bell is a status move (cures your Granbull's party of all status conditions).




Species: Granbull
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball

Physical Sweeper Granbull (Intimidate)

Granbull is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Granbull from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Intimidate, on switch-in Granbull lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
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).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Granbull? 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 Granbull in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

HitmontopTaurosArcanineGyaradosSalamence


Species: Granbull
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Sludge Bomb

Doubles Physical Sweeper Granbull (Intimidate)

Granbull is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Granbull from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Intimidate, on switch-in Granbull lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Granbull 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
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Present
--
90%
15
40, 80, 120 power, or heals target 1/4 max HP.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
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)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Smelling Salts
60
100%
10
Damage doubles if target is paralyzed; cures it.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
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.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 2 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Granbull 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 Granbull

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