Competitive Information for Huntail [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Huntail huntail
Base Stats for Huntail

Water

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Clamperl
Gorebyss
Huntail

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 Huntail? 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.


Huntail is a decent Water-typed Pokemon. Huntail are common Pokemon to see in the RS metagame. Huntail's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Huntail
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Mud-Slap
- Barrier
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Huntail (Swift Swim)

Huntail is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It attempts 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Huntail's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Huntail's speed is doubled.

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).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Huntail's defense by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Huntail
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Crunch / Bite
- Barrier

Special Sweeper Huntail (Swift Swim)

Huntail is an awesome Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Huntail's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Huntail's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
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).
Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Huntail's defense by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Huntail? 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: Huntail
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Mud-Slap
- Barrier
- Toxic

Doubles Physical Sweeper Huntail (Swift Swim)

Huntail is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Huntail's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Huntail's speed is doubled.

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).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Huntail's defense by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Huntail
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Crunch / Bite
- Barrier

Doubles Special Sweeper Huntail (Swift Swim)

Huntail is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Huntail's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Huntail's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
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).
Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Huntail's defense by 2 stages).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Huntail 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.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Clamp
35
75%
10
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
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 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)
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
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.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
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 Huntail 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 Huntail

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