Competitive Information for Durant [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Durant durant
Base Stats for Durant

Bug / Steel

Abilities:
TruantTruant: This Pokemon skips every other turn instead of using a move.
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SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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HustleHustle: This Pokemon's Attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.


Evolutions / Family:
Durant

Weakness Chart for Bug/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
4x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
  
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Optimize Durant's EVs for Sun/Moon

Movesets for Singles


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

DragoniteExcadrillCharizard-Mega-XGengarWeavileGardevoirInfernapeRotom-MowChandelureKrookodile


Durant is a fabulous Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to find yourself dealing with Durant when battling in the 7th generation meta. Durant's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Durant
Item: Life Orb / Red Card
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower
- Iron Head
- X-Scissor
- Hone Claws / Crunch

Physical Sweeper Durant (Popular/Trending)

Durant is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Durant's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Durant's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Hone Claws is a status move (raises your Durant's attack and accuracy by 1 stage).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Species: Durant
Item: Buginium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 84 SpD / 172 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Superpower
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Return / Frustration

Physical Sweeper Durant (Hustle)

Durant is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Durant from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Durant steals and eats the target's berry).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Durant's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Durant's attack by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).



Species: Durant
Item: Power Herb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 222 Hp / 243 Atk / 43 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Shadow Claw
- Iron Defense
- Baton Pass

Durant Physical Tank (Baton Passant)

Durant is an extraordinary Physical Tank. It tries to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Durant steals and eats the target's berry).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Durant's defense by 2 stages).
Baton Pass is a status move (Durant switches, passing stat changes and more).



Species: Durant
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 119 Hp / 200 Atk / 191 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Stone Edge
- Iron Defense
- Baton Pass

Durant Physical Sweeper (Baton Passant 2)

Durant is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Durant's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Durant steals and eats the target's berry).
Stone Edge is a physical 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Durant's defense by 2 stages).
Baton Pass is a status move (Durant switches, passing stat changes and more).


Movesets for Doubles


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

DragoniteExcadrillCharizard-Mega-XGengarWeavileGardevoirInfernapeRotom-MowChandelureKrookodile


Species: Durant
Item: Rockium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 84 SpD / 172 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Stone Edge
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Superpower
- Iron Head / Metal Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Durant (Hustle)

Durant is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Durant from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Stone Edge is a physical 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Durant steals and eats the target's berry).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Durant's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Durant's attack by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Durant 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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
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 Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% 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 Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
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)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
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.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Durant 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 Durant

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