Competitive Information for Koffing [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Koffing koffing
Base Stats for Koffing

Poison

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Koffing
Weezing

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Koffing? 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.


Koffing is popular Poison-typed Pokemon. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Koffing's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Koffing
Item: Normalium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Secret Power
- Thief / Assurance
- Rollout
- Gyro Ball

Physical Sweeper Koffing (Levitate)

Koffing is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Koffing from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Koffing's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Koffing is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Koffing has no item, it steals the target's).
Assurance is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if target was damaged this turn).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Gyro Ball is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the slower your Koffing than the target).




Species: Koffing
Item: Poisonium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Belch / Sludge Wave
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Koffing (Levitate)

Koffing is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Koffing from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Koffing's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Koffing is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Belch is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Poison-type move (cannot be selected until your Koffing eats a berry).
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Koffing? 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: Koffing
Item: Normalium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Secret Power
- Thief / Assurance
- Rollout
- Gyro Ball

Doubles Physical Sweeper Koffing (Levitate)

Koffing is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Koffing from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Koffing's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Koffing is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Koffing has no item, it steals the target's).
Assurance is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if target was damaged this turn).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Gyro Ball is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the slower your Koffing than the target).




Species: Koffing
Item: Poisonium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Belch
- Incinerate / Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Koffing (Levitate)

Koffing is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Koffing from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Koffing's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Koffing is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Belch is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Poison-type move (cannot be selected until your Koffing eats a berry).
Incinerate is a special 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Koffing 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
Belch
120
90%
10
Cannot be selected until the user eats a Berry.
Clear Smog
50
--
15
Resets all of the target's stat stages to 0.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psywave
--
100%
15
Random damage equal to 0.5x-1.5x user's level.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Smog
30
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
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)
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
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.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Poison Gas
--
90%
40
Poisons the foe(s).
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Koffing 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 Koffing

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