Competitive Information for Scatterbug [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Scatterbug scatterbug
Base Stats for Scatterbug

Bug

Abilities:
Compound EyesCompound Eyes: This Pokemon's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.
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Shield DustShield Dust: This Pokemon is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attack.
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Friend GuardFriend Guard: This Pokemon's allies receive 3/4 damage from other Pokemon's attacks.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Scatterbug? 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.


Scatterbug is a sensational Bug-typed Pokemon. Scatterbug is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Scatterbug is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Scatterbug
Item: Buginium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Stun Spore
- String Shot

Physical Sweeper Scatterbug (Compound Eyes)

Scatterbug is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Scatterbug 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 Scatterbug from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Scatterbug's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Scatterbug's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scatterbug steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 40-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Stun Spore is a status move (paralyzes the target).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 2 stages).




Species: Scatterbug
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Stun Spore
- String Shot
- Poison Powder
- Rage Powder

Special Sweeper Scatterbug (Compound Eyes)

Scatterbug is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Scatterbug is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. 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 Scatterbug from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Scatterbug's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Scatterbug's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Stun Spore is a status move (paralyzes the target).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 2 stages).
Poison Powder is a status move (poisons the target).
Rage Powder is a status move (the foes' moves target your Scatterbug on the turn used).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Scatterbug? 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: Scatterbug
Item: Buginium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Stun Spore
- String Shot

Doubles Physical Sweeper Scatterbug (Compound Eyes)

Scatterbug is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Scatterbug is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. 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 Scatterbug from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Scatterbug's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Scatterbug's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scatterbug steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 40-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Stun Spore is a status move (paralyzes the target).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 2 stages).




Species: Scatterbug
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Stun Spore
- String Shot
- Poison Powder
- Rage Powder

Doubles Special Sweeper Scatterbug (Compound Eyes)

Scatterbug is pretty popular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Scatterbug 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 Scatterbug from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Scatterbug's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Scatterbug's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Stun Spore is a status move (paralyzes the target).
String Shot is a status move (lowers the foes speed by 2 stages).
Poison Powder is a status move (poisons the target).
Rage Powder is a status move (the foes' moves target your Scatterbug on the turn used).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Scatterbug 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
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Rage Powder
--
--
20
The foes' moves target the user on the turn used.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Scatterbug 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 Scatterbug

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