Competitive Information for Kartana [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Kartana kartana
Base Stats for Kartana

Grass / Steel

Abilities:
Beast BoostBeast Boost: This Pokemon's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and KOes another Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Kartana

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kartana? 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 single-battle team mates for Kartana in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianMagearnaGreninja-AshTapu%20LeleHeatranMedicham-MegaAlakazam-MegaGreninjaRotom-WashCharizard-Mega-XTyranitar-MegaDiancie-Mega


Kartana is a marvelous Grass and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to see Kartana show up as a Sun/Moon opponent. Kartana's only type-related weaknesses are Fighting and Fire.


Species: Kartana
Item: Choice Scarf / Normalium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Smart Strike
- Knock Off

Physical Sweeper Kartana (Popular/Trending)

Kartana is a decent Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Scarf will increase Kartana's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Beast Boost, Kartana's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and koes another pokemon.

Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Sacred Sword is a physical 90-base power Fighting-type move (ignores the target's stat stage changes).
Smart Strike is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Steel-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).




Species: Kartana
Item: Grassium Z / Occa Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade
- Return
- Knock Off
- Sacred Sword

Physical Sweeper Kartana (Beast Boost)

Kartana is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Kartana from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kartana's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Beast Boost, Kartana's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and koes another pokemon.

Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Sacred Sword is a physical 90-base power Fighting-type move (ignores the target's stat stage changes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kartana? 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 double-battle team mates for Kartana in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

AmoongussCresseliaHeatranKangaskhan-MegaLandorus-Therian


Species: Kartana
Item: Grassium Z / Occa Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
- Return
- Knock Off
- Sacred Sword

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kartana (Beast Boost)

Kartana is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Kartana from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kartana's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Beast Boost, Kartana's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and koes another pokemon.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Sacred Sword is a physical 90-base power Fighting-type move (ignores the target's stat stage changes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kartana 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
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
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.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Sacred Sword
90
100%
15
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
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.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kartana 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 Kartana

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