Competitive Information for Cradily [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Cradily cradily
Base Stats for Cradily

Rock / Grass

Abilities:
Suction CupsSuction Cups: This Pokemon cannot be forced to switch out by another Pokemon's attack or item.
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Storm DrainStorm Drain: This Pokemon draws Water moves to itself to raise Sp. Atk by 1; Water immunity.


Evolutions / Family:
Lileep
Cradily

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cradily? 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 Cradily in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

ExcadrillSableye-MegaHeatranClefableDittoStarmieVictiniHippowdonTyranitar-MegaAlakazamVenusaur-MegaRotom-Mow


Cradily is an outstanding Rock and Grass-typed Pokemon. Cradily is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 7. Cradily is weak to Bug, Fighting, Ice, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Cradily
Item: Leftovers / Stone Plate
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 248 Hp / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Recover
- Rest

Special Wall Cradily (Popular/Trending)

Cradily is a wonderful Special Wall. It is meant to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Cradily last longer regaining it's it's health points every turn. With Storm Drain, Cradily draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

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 STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Recover is a status move (heals your Cradily by 50% of its max hp).
Rest is a status move (Cradily sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).




Species: Cradily
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Cradily (Storm Drain)

Cradily is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Cradily draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Cradily
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power
- Ancient Power

Special Sweeper Cradily (Storm Drain)

Cradily is a notable Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Cradily draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Cradily recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ancient Power is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).




Species: Cradily
Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Suction Cups
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 224 Hp / 224 Atk / 60 SpD
Moveset:
- Stealth Rock
- Rock Slide / Curse
- Toxic
- Earthquake

Cradily Physical Tank (Lock Stock & Roll)

Cradily is an interesting Physical Tank. It's designed to take a considerable amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Cradily's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Suction Cups, Cradily cannot be forced to switch out by another pokemon's attack or item.

Stealth Rock is a status move (hurts foes on switch-in. factors rock weakness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Curse is a status move (curses if ghost, else -1 spe, +1 atk, +1 def).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Cradily
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 236 Hp / 32 Atk / 240 Def
Moveset:
- Stockpile
- Rock Slide
- Recover
- Swords Dance

Cradily Physical Wall (My Little Plant Of Horror)

Cradily is a notable Physical Wall. It's primary goal is to take a considerable amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Cradily last longer regaining it's healthiness every turn. With Storm Drain, Cradily draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Stockpile is a status move (raises Cradily's defense, special defense by 1 stage. max 3 uses).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Recover is a status move (heals your Cradily by 50% of its max hp).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Cradily's attack by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cradily? 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 Cradily in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

ExcadrillSableye-MegaHeatranClefableDittoStarmieVictiniHippowdonTyranitar-MegaAlakazamVenusaur-MegaRotom-Mow


Species: Cradily
Item: Rockium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge

Doubles Physical Sweeper Cradily (Storm Drain)

Cradily is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Cradily draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).




Species: Cradily
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Earth Power
- Ancient Power

Doubles Special Sweeper Cradily (Storm Drain)

Cradily is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Cradily's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Cradily draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Cradily recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ancient Power is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cradily 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
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Def by 1.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
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.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
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.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Wring Out
--
100%
5
More power the more HP the target has left.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bind
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Constrict
10
100%
35
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
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.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
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.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cradily 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 Cradily

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