Competitive Information for Chesnaught [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Chesnaught chesnaught
Base Stats for Chesnaught

Grass / Fighting

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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BulletproofBulletproof: Makes user immune to ballistic moves (Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, Focus Blast, etc).


Evolutions / Family:
Chespin
Quilladin
Chesnaught

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Chesnaught? 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.


Common team mates for Chesnaught in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

ChanseyHeatranSlowbroTentacruelTyranitar-MegaJirachiEmpoleonStunfiskMamoswineAlomomolaSnorlaxFeraligatr


Chesnaught is a phenomenal Grass and Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's pretty standard to find yourself dealing with Chesnaught when battling in the 7th generation meta. Chesnaught is weak to Fairy, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Chesnaught
Item: Leftovers / Rocky Helmet
Ability: Bulletproof
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Moveset:
- Drain Punch
- Roar
- Spikes
- Synthesis / Leech Seed

Physical Wall Chesnaught (Popular/Trending)

Chesnaught is a remarkable Physical Wall. It's primary goal is to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Chesnaught last longer regaining it's health points every turn. With Bulletproof, makes user immune to ballistic moves (shadow ball sludge bomb focus blast etc).

Drain Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (Chesnaught recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
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).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Chesnaught by a weather-dependent amount).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Chesnaught every turn).




Species: Chesnaught
Item: Grassium Z / Coba Berry
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Seed Bomb
- Superpower / Hammer Arm
- Return
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Chesnaught (Overgrow)

Chesnaught is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Chesnaught's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chesnaught's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Chesnaught's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Hammer Arm is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Chesnaught's speed by 1 stage).
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; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Chesnaught
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Bulletproof
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Moveset:
- Spiky Shield
- Low Sweep
- Earthquake
- Leech Seed

Chesnaught Physical Tank (Bulletproof Shell)

Chesnaught is popular Physical Tank. It's purpose is to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Chesnaught last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Bulletproof, makes user immune to ballistic moves (shadow ball sludge bomb focus blast etc). Spikey Shield is an amazing alternative to Protect as it deals damage if the user was supposed to be attacked by a contact move!

Spiky Shield is a status move (protects from moves. contact: loses 1/8 max hp).
Low Sweep is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Fighting-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Chesnaught every turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Chesnaught? 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.


Common team mates for Chesnaught in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

ChanseyHeatranSlowbroTentacruelTyranitar-MegaJirachiEmpoleonStunfiskMamoswineAlomomolaSnorlaxFeraligatr


Species: Chesnaught
Item: Grassium Z / Coba Berry
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Doubles Physical Sweeper Chesnaught (Overgrow)

Chesnaught is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Chesnaught's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chesnaught's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Chesnaught's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Chesnaught 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
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frenzy Plant
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Grass Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
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.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
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.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Needle Arm
60
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed 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)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Vine Whip
45
100%
25
No additional effect.
Wood Hammer
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Spiky Shield
--
--
10
Protects from moves. Contact: loses 1/8 max HP.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
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.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Chesnaught 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 Chesnaught

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