Competitive Information for Primarina [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Primarina primarina
Base Stats for Primarina

Water / Fairy

Abilities:
TorrentTorrent: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Water attacks.
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Liquid VoiceLiquid Voice: This Pokemon's sound-based moves become Water type.


Evolutions / Family:
Popplio
Brionne
Primarina

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

MagearnaMarowak-AlolaMawile-MegaCresseliaBronzongBanette-MegaThundurus-TherianHeracrossSharpedo-MegaKinglerKabutops


Primarina is an awesome Water and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Primarina show up as a Sun/Moon opponent. Primarina is weak to Electric, Grass, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Primarina
Item: Choice Specs / Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump / Scald
- Moonblast
- Energy Ball
- Psychic

Special Tank Primarina (Analytic)

Primarina is a remarkable Special Tank. It is designed to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Primarina's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Primarina's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Primarina's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Water-type move that deals a huge amount of damage.
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Primarina
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Surf / Sparkling Aria
- Energy Ball
- Psychic

Special Sweeper Primarina (Torrent)

Primarina is popular Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Primarina's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Primarina's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Sparkling Aria is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (the target is cured of its burn).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


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

MagearnaMarowak-AlolaMawile-MegaCresseliaBronzongBanette-MegaThundurus-TherianHeracrossSharpedo-MegaKinglerKabutops


Species: Primarina
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Surf / Sparkling Aria
- Hyper Voice
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Primarina (Torrent)

Primarina is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Primarina's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Primarina's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Sparkling Aria is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (the target is cured of its burn).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Primarina 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Disarming Voice
40
--
15
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hydro Cannon
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Psychic
90
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.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Sparkling Aria
90
100%
10
The target is cured of its burn.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Grass or Fire Pledge for added effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Double Slap
15
85%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Aromatic Mist
--
--
20
Raises an ally's Sp. Def by 1.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Misty Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Can't status,-Dragon power vs grounded.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Primarina 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 Primarina

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