Competitive Information for Skarmory [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Skarmory skarmory
Base Stats for Skarmory

Steel / Flying

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: OHKO moves fail when used against this Pokemon.
,
Keen EyeKeen Eye: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's accuracy stat stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Skarmory

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

Optimize Skarmory's EVs for Ruby/Sapphire

Movesets for Singles


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

TyranitarSwampertGengarBlisseyClaydolJirachiMiloticMoltresFlygonDonphan


Skarmory is a pretty decent Steel and Flying-typed Pokemon. Skarmory is a pretty standard Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Skarmory's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Fire.


Species: Skarmory
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Keen Eye
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Drill Peck
- Roar
- Spikes
- Toxic

Special Wall Skarmory (Popular/Trending)

Skarmory is popular Special Wall. It tries to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Skarmory last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Keen Eye, prevents other pokemon from lowering Skarmory's accuracy stat stage.

Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Roar is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Spikes is a status move (hurts grounded foes on switch-in. max 3 layers).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Species: Skarmory
Item: Sharp Beak
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Drill Peck / Sky Attack
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Steel Wing
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Skarmory (Sturdy)

Skarmory is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is meant 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. With Sturdy, ohko moves fail when used against Skarmory.

Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Steel Wing is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Skarmory's defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).


Movesets for Doubles


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

TyranitarSwampertGengarBlisseyClaydolJirachiMiloticMoltresFlygonDonphan


Species: Skarmory
Item: Sharp Beak
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Drill Peck
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Skarmory (Sturdy)

Skarmory is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Sturdy, ohko moves fail when used against Skarmory.

Air Cutter is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Steel Wing is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Skarmory's defense by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Skarmory 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
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
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.
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
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.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
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.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 2 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Skarmory 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 Skarmory

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