Competitive Information for Seviper [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Seviper seviper
Base Stats for Seviper

Poison

Abilities:
Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Seviper

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Seviper? 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.


Seviper is a marvelous Poison-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to see Seviper show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Seviper's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Seviper
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Poison Fang
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake / Dig
- Lick

Physical Sweeper Seviper (Shed Skin)

Seviper is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Seviper from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seviper's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Seviper has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to badly poison the target).
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).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Lick is a physical 20-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Seviper
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Crunch / Bite
- Giga Drain
- Protect

Special Sweeper Seviper (Shed Skin)

Seviper is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Seviper from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seviper's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Seviper has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn 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).
Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Seviper recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seviper this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Seviper? 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: Seviper
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Sludge Bomb / Poison Fang
- Double-Edge / Return
- Lick

Doubles Physical Sweeper Seviper (Shed Skin)

Seviper is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is primarily 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 Seviper from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seviper's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Seviper has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to badly poison the target).
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).




Species: Seviper
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Crunch / Bite
- Giga Drain
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Seviper (Shed Skin)

Seviper is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Seviper from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seviper's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Seviper has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn 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).
Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Seviper recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seviper this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Seviper 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.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Wrap
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Glare
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
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.
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.
Stockpile
--
--
10
Raises user's Stockpile count by 1. Max 3 uses.
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.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 2 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Seviper 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 Seviper

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