Competitive Information for Seel [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Seel seel
Base Stats for Seel

Water

Abilities:
Thick FatThick Fat: The power of Fire- and Ice-type attacks against this Pokemon is halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Seel
Dewgong

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 Seel? 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.


Seel is popular Water-typed Pokemon. Seel is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Seel's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Seel
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Lick
- Protect
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Seel (Thick Fat)

Seel is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts 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. Seel is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Seel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Thick Fat, the power of fire- and ice-type attacks against Seel is halved.

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).
Lick is a physical 20-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seel this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Seel
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Thief
- Protect

Special Sweeper Seel (Thick Fat)

Seel is a sensational 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. Seel is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Seel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Thick Fat, the power of fire- and ice-type attacks against Seel is halved.

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 hefty amount of damage.
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Seel has no item, it steals the target's).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seel this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Seel? 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: Seel
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Lick
- Protect
- Toxic

Doubles Physical Sweeper Seel (Thick Fat)

Seel is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Seel is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Seel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Thick Fat, the power of fire- and ice-type attacks against Seel is halved.

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).
Lick is a physical 20-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seel this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Seel
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thief
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Seel (Thick Fat)

Seel is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Seel is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Seel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Thick Fat, the power of fire- and ice-type attacks against Seel is halved.

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 hefty 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).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Seel has no item, it steals the target's).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seel this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Seel 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
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).
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icicle Spear
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
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.
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.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 2-5 turns, disables the target's last move.
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.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from 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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Seel 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 Seel

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