Competitive Information for Crabrawler [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Crabrawler crabrawler
Base Stats for Crabrawler

Fighting

Abilities:
Hyper CutterHyper Cutter: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Attack stat stage.
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Anger PointAnger Point: If this Pokemon (not its substitute) takes a critical hit, its Attack is raised 12 stages.
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Iron FistIron Fist: This Pokemon's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. Sucker Punch is not boosted.


Evolutions / Family:
Crabrawler
Crabominable

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Crabrawler? 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.


Crabrawler is a remarkable Fighting-typed Pokemon. Crabrawler is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Crabrawler is weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Crabrawler
Item: Fightinium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Frustration / Return
- Earthquake
- Crabhammer

Physical Sweeper Crabrawler (Iron Fist)

Crabrawler is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Crabrawler from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Iron Fist, Crabrawler's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
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).
Crabhammer is a physical 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).



Species: Crabrawler
Item: Fightinium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Anger Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Frustration / Return
- Earthquake
- Crabhammer

Physical Sweeper Crabrawler (Anger Point)

Crabrawler is popular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Crabrawler from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Anger Point, if Crabrawler (not its substitute) takes a critical hit its attack is raised 12 stages.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
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).
Crabhammer is a physical 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Crabrawler? 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: Crabrawler
Item: Fightinium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Brutal Swing / Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Crabrawler (Iron Fist)

Crabrawler is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Crabrawler from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Iron Fist, Crabrawler's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted. Brutal Swing was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Species: Crabrawler
Item: Fightinium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Anger Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Brutal Swing / Frustration

Doubles Physical Sweeper Crabrawler (Anger Point)

Crabrawler is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Crabrawler from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Anger Point, if Crabrawler (not its substitute) takes a critical hit its attack is raised 12 stages. Brutal Swing was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crabrawler's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Crabrawler 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
Bubble
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Crabhammer
100
90%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Dizzy Punch
70
100%
10
20% chance to confuse the target.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
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.
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.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Crabrawler 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 Crabrawler

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