Competitive Information for Buneary [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Buneary buneary
Base Stats for Buneary

Normal

Abilities:
LimberLimber: This Pokemon cannot be paralyzed. Gaining this Ability while paralyzed cures it.
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Run AwayRun Away: No competitive use.
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KlutzKlutz: This Pokemon's held item has no effect, except Macho Brace. Fling cannot be used.


Evolutions / Family:
Buneary
Lopunny

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Buneary? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Buneary is a stupendous Normal-typed Pokemon. Buneary is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Buneary's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Buneary
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Facade
- Jump Kick / Sky Uppercut
- Ice Punch
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Buneary (Limber)

Buneary is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Buneary from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Buneary's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Limber, Buneary cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Buneary is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Jump Kick is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (Buneary is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Sky Uppercut is a physical 85-base power Fighting-type move (can hit pokemon using bounce, fly, or sky drop).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Buneary? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Buneary
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Facade
- Jump Kick / Sky Uppercut
- Ice Punch
- Fire Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Buneary (Limber)

Buneary is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Buneary from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Buneary's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Limber, Buneary cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Buneary is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Jump Kick is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (Buneary is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Sky Uppercut is a physical 85-base power Fighting-type move (can hit pokemon using bounce, fly, or sky drop).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Buneary 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
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Circle Throw
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dizzy Punch
70
100%
10
20% chance to confuse the target.
Double Hit
35
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
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.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Jump Kick
100
95%
10
User is hurt by 50% of its max HP if it misses.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
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 Uppercut
85
90%
15
Can hit Pokemon using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Replacement is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
For 5 turns, Electric-type attacks have 1/3 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.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Teeter Dance
--
100%
20
Confuses adjacent Pokemon.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Buneary can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Buneary

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