Competitive Information for Wooper [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Wooper wooper
Base Stats for Wooper

Water / Ground

Abilities:
DampDamp: Prevents Explosion/Self-Destruct/Aftermath while this Pokemon is active.
,
Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.


Evolutions / Family:
Wooper
Quagsire

Weakness Chart for Water/Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
  
0.5x
  
  
4x
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 Wooper? 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.


Wooper is a stupendous Water and Ground-typed Pokemon. Wooper is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Wooper's only type-related weakness is Grass.


Species: Wooper
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Mud Shot
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sludge Bomb
- Ancient Power

Physical Sweeper Wooper (Water Absorb)

Wooper is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is 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. Focus Sash helps protect Wooper from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Wooper's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Wooper heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Mud Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wooper? 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: Wooper
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Mud Shot
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sludge Bomb
- Ancient Power

Doubles Physical Sweeper Wooper (Water Absorb)

Wooper is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Wooper from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Wooper's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Wooper heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Mud Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wooper 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).
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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)
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
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.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def 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.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wooper 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 Wooper

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