Competitive Information for Grovyle [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Grovyle grovyle
Base Stats for Grovyle

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Treecko
Grovyle
Sceptile

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Grovyle? 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.


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


Species: Grovyle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade / Giga Drain
- Crunch
- Thunder Punch
- Dragon Breath

Special Sweeper Grovyle (Overgrow)

Grovyle is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Grovyle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grovyle's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Leaf Blade is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Grovyle recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Dragon Breath is a special 60-base power Dragon-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Grovyle? 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: Grovyle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade / Giga Drain
- Crunch
- Thunder Punch
- Dragon Breath

Doubles Special Sweeper Grovyle (Overgrow)

Grovyle is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Grovyle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grovyle's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Leaf Blade is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Grovyle recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Dragon Breath is a special 60-base power Dragon-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Grovyle 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
Absorb
20
100%
20
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Leaf Blade
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
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.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
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.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/2 their power.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense 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.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Grovyle 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 Grovyle

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