Competitive Information for Plusle [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Plusle plusle
Base Stats for Plusle

Electric

Abilities:
PlusPlus: If an active Pokemon has the Minus Ability, this Pokemon's Sp. Atk is 1.5x.


Evolutions / Family:
Plusle

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

BlazikenBreloomSlakingHeracrossSmeargle


Plusle is a stupendous Electric-typed Pokemon. Plusle are common Pokemon to see in the RS metagame. Plusle's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Plusle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Plus
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Wish
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Special Sweeper Plusle

Plusle is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Plusle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Plusle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Plus, if an active pokemon has the minus ability Plusle's sp. atk is 1.5x.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Wish is a status move (next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max hp).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Plusle's defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

BlazikenBreloomSlakingHeracrossSmeargle


Species: Plusle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Plus
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Wish
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Doubles Special Sweeper Plusle (Plus)

Plusle is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Plusle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Plusle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Plus, if an active pokemon has the minus ability Plusle's sp. atk is 1.5x.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Wish is a status move (next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max hp).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Plusle's defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Plusle 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
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
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.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
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.
Charge
--
--
20
The user's Electric attack next turn has 2x power.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max HP.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Plusle 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 Plusle

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