Competitive Information for Kabutops [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Kabutops kabutops
Base Stats for Kabutops

Rock / Water

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Battle ArmorBattle Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.


Evolutions / Family:
Kabuto
Kabutops

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kabutops? 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.


Kabutops is a marvelous Rock and Water-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to see Kabutops show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Kabutops is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Kabutops
Item: Silk Scarf
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 236 Hp / 252 Atk / 20 SpD
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Brick Break / Seismic Toss
- Mud Shot / Dig

Physical Sweeper Kabutops (Swift Swim)

Kabutops is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Kabutops'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).
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)).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Kabutops's level).
Mud Shot is a physical 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kabutops? 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: Kabutops
Item: Hard Stone
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 236 Hp / 252 Atk / 20 SpD
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break / Seismic Toss
- Mud Shot / Dig

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kabutops (Swift Swim)

Kabutops is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Kabutops's speed is doubled.

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)).
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).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Kabutops's level).
Mud Shot is a physical 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kabutops 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.
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
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.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
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.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
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 Kabutops 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 Kabutops

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