Competitive Information for Poipole [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Poipole poipole
Base Stats for Poipole

Poison

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


Evolutions / Family:
Poipole
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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 Poipole? 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.


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


Species: Poipole
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab
- Return / Facade
- Fell Stinger
- Peck

Physical Sweeper Poipole (Beast Boost)

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

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Poipole is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Fell Stinger is a physical 50-base power Bug-type move (raises Poipole's attack by 3 if this koes the target).
Peck is a physical 35-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.




Species: Poipole
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Dragon Pulse
- Signal Beam
- Round

Special Sweeper Poipole (Beast Boost)

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

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Poipole? 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: Poipole
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab
- Return / Facade
- Fell Stinger
- Peck

Doubles Physical Sweeper Poipole (Beast Boost)

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

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Poipole is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Fell Stinger is a physical 50-base power Bug-type move (raises Poipole's attack by 3 if this koes the target).
Peck is a physical 35-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.




Species: Poipole
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Dragon Pulse
- Signal Beam
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Poipole (Beast Boost)

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

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Poipole 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.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fell Stinger
50
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 3 if this KOes the target.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Poipole 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 Poipole

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