Competitive Information for Ninjask [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Ninjask ninjask
Base Stats for Ninjask

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
Speed BoostSpeed Boost: This Pokemon's Speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field.


Evolutions / Family:
Nincada
Ninjask
Shedinja

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
4x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


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

MarowakMagnetonMetagrossCelebiGyaradosHeracrossOctilleryShedinja


Ninjask is an extraordinary Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Ninjask is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Ninjask is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Ninjask
Item: Liechi Berry / Leftovers
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 8 Hp / 252 Atk / 52 SpD / 196 Spe
Moveset:
- Aerial Ace
- Baton Pass / Substitute
- Protect
- Swords Dance

Physical Sweeper Ninjask (Analytic)

Ninjask is an interesting 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. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Ninjask last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Speed Boost, Ninjask's speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field.

Aerial Ace is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Baton Pass is a status move (Ninjask switches, passing stat changes and more).
Substitute is a status move (Ninjask takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ninjask this turn).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Ninjask's attack by 2 stages).




Species: Ninjask
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Silver Wind
- Shadow Ball
- Gust

Physical Sweeper Ninjask (Speed Boost)

Ninjask is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It was designed 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. Focus Sash helps protect Ninjask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ninjask's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Speed Boost, Ninjask's speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field.

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).
Silver Wind is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Gust is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).




Species: Ninjask
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 241 Hp / 30 Def / 237 Spe
Moveset:
- Baton Pass
- Sandstorm
- Substitute
- Screech

Ninjask Support (What I Want)

Ninjask is a notable Support. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Ninjask last longer regaining it's it's life every turn. With Speed Boost, Ninjask's speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field.

Baton Pass is a status move (Ninjask switches, passing stat changes and more).
Sandstorm is a status move (for 5 turns, a sandstorm rages).
Substitute is a status move (Ninjask takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Screech is a status move (lowers the target's defense by 2 stages).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!




Species: Ninjask
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Substitute
- Baton Pass
- Protect
- Dig

Ninjask Physical Sweeper (Untouchable Speedster*)

Ninjask is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Ninjask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Speed Boost, Ninjask's speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field. Throw off your opponent to BP your speed into another Pokemon that can absorb the incoming hit.

Substitute is a status move (Ninjask takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Baton Pass is a status move (Ninjask switches, passing stat changes and more).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ninjask this turn).
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 Ninjask? 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 Ninjask in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

MarowakMagnetonMetagrossCelebiGyaradosHeracrossOctilleryShedinja


Species: Ninjask
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Silver Wind
- Shadow Ball
- Gust

Doubles Physical Sweeper Ninjask (Speed Boost)

Ninjask is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ninjask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ninjask's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Speed Boost, Ninjask's speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field.

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).
Silver Wind is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Gust is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).




Species: Ninjask
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 248 Hp / 192 Atk / 68 Spe
Moveset:
- Protect
- Baton Pass
- Substitute
- Swords Dance

Ninjask Physical Tank (Quick Cacada*)

Ninjask is a stupendous Physical Tank. The purpose of this moveset is to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Focus Sash helps protect Ninjask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Speed Boost, Ninjask's speed is raised 1 stage at the end of each full turn on the field. Ninjask's absurd Speed allows it to set up on almost any Pokemon lacking Taunt.Swords Dance is vital to this set, as Speed Boost and Swords Dance work in conjunction to pass as many boosts to the next Pokemon as quickly as possible. Substitute is also an important move, as it allows Ninjask to attain more boosts in safety. Furthermore, passing a Substitute along with the boosts provided by Ninjask can often mean the difference between a swift victory and a wasted slot on the team.

Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ninjask this turn).
Baton Pass is a status move (Ninjask switches, passing stat changes and more).
Substitute is a status move (Ninjask takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Ninjask's attack by 2 stages).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ninjask 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
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
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.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
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.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
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 Ninjask 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 Ninjask

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