Competitive Information for Smoochum [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Smoochum smoochum
Base Stats for Smoochum

Ice / Psychic

Abilities:
ObliviousOblivious: This Pokemon cannot be infatuated. Gaining this Ability while infatuated cures it.


Evolutions / Family:
Smoochum
Jynx

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Smoochum? 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.


Smoochum is an interesting Ice and Psychic-typed Pokemon. Smoochum is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Smoochum is weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Ghost, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Smoochum
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Ice Punch
- Psychic / Confusion
- Water Pulse
- Thief

Special Sweeper Smoochum (Oblivious)

Smoochum is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Smoochum from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Smoochum's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Smoochum cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Confusion is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Smoochum has no item, it steals the target's).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Smoochum? 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: Smoochum
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Psychic / Confusion
- Water Pulse
- Thief

Doubles Special Sweeper Smoochum (Oblivious)

Smoochum is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's goal is 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 Smoochum from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Smoochum's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Smoochum cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Confusion is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Smoochum has no item, it steals the target's).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Smoochum 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
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
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.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Meditate
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
Sweet Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
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 Smoochum 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 Smoochum

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