Competitive Information for Serperior [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Serperior serperior
Base Stats for Serperior

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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ContraryContrary: If this Pokemon has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead, and vice versa.


Evolutions / Family:
Snivy
Servine
Serperior

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

HawluchaKommo-oVictiniMamoswineMimikyuCharizard-Mega-YAbsol-MegaBisharpShuckleAlomomolaSalazzleRibombee


Serperior is a spectacular Grass-typed Pokemon. Serperior are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Serperior is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Serperior
Item: Leftovers / Choice Scarf
Ability: Contrary
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Leech Seed
- Knock Off
- Defog
- Glare / Substitute

Special Sweeper Serperior (Analytic)

Serperior is a sensational Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Serperior last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. Choice Scarf will increase Serperior's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Contrary, if Serperior has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead and vice versa.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (increases your Serperior's special attack by 2 stages).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Serperior every turn).
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).
Defog is a status move (-1 evasion; clears Serperior and target side's hazards).
Glare is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Substitute is a status move (Serperior takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).




Species: Serperior
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Contrary
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- Outrage
- Return
- Aqua Tail

Physical Sweeper Serperior (Contrary)

Serperior is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Serperior's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Contrary, if Serperior has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead and vice versa.

Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Serperior afterwards).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Aqua Tail is a physical 90-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.




Species: Serperior
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Contrary
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Dragon Pulse / Twister
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Mirror Coat

Special Sweeper Serperior (Contrary)

Serperior is a notable Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Serperior's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Contrary, if Serperior has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead and vice versa.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (increases your Serperior's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Serperior cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).




Species: Serperior
Item: Chesto Berry
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Calm Mind
- Taunt
- Giga Drain
- Rest / Protect

Serperior Support (Solid Snake)

Serperior is an outstanding Support. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Serperior's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks. With good defenses and speed, Serperior is a great candidate for Calm Mind, needing very little help to set up. After one or two Calm Minds, Serperior's offensive abilities improve significantly, and enable it to bring down most Pokemon with a Giga Drain or Hidden Power. After a Calm Mind, Serperior's Special Attack will only be as high as a neutral natured Jellicent's, so getting off more than one Calm Mind should be your goal, and is safer when Serperior has Rest and Chesto Berry.

Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Serperior's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Serperior recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Rest is a status move (Serperior sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Serperior this turn).




Species: Serperior
Item: Zoom Lens
Ability: Contrary
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 233 Hp / 233 Atk / 44 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Tail
- Safeguard
- Return
- Outrage

Serperior Physical Tank ( U Mad Bro?)

Serperior is a stupendous Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Contrary, if Serperior has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead and vice versa.

Dragon Tail is a physical 60-base power Dragon-type move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Safeguard is a status move (for 5 turns, protects Serperior's party from status).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Serperior afterwards).




Species: Serperior
Item: Big Root
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Hardy
EVs: 72 Hp / 72 Atk / 84 Def / 76 SpA / 84 SpD / 112 Spe
Moveset:
- Wring Out
- Giga Drain
- Growth
- Leech Seed

Serperior Double Wall (Hp Serpent)

Serperior is an awesome Double Wall. It is designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Serperior's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks. This Moveset is a tricky one. I can't decide for its Nature though. First is to set Leech seed + Growth combo. Once Special attack increased, use Giga Drain and your HP will be boosted to Full then use Wring Out another Special Attack to achieve its maximum damage dealt which is 120. This is a no TM and no Breeding moveset so any can replace Growth with Calm Mind though.

Wring Out is a special 0-base power Normal-type move (more power the more hp the target has left).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Serperior recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Growth is a status move (raises Serperior's attack and special attack by 1 stage; 2 in sun).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Serperior every turn).



Movesets for Doubles


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

HawluchaKommo-oVictiniMamoswineMimikyuCharizard-Mega-YAbsol-MegaBisharpShuckleAlomomolaSalazzleRibombee


Species: Serperior
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Contrary
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- Outrage
- Return
- Brutal Swing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Serperior (Contrary)

Serperior is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Serperior's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Contrary, if Serperior has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead and vice versa.

Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Serperior afterwards).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).




Species: Serperior
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Contrary
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Dragon Pulse / Twister
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Mirror Coat

Doubles Special Sweeper Serperior (Contrary)

Serperior is an interesting Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Serperior's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Contrary, if Serperior has a stat stage raised it is lowered instead and vice versa.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (increases your Serperior's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Serperior cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Serperior 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
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frenzy Plant
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Grass Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Leaf Tornado
65
90%
10
50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Wring Out
--
100%
5
More power the more HP the target has left.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bind
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
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.
Hold Back
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Vine Whip
45
100%
25
No additional effect.
Wrap
15
90%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Coil
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack, Defense, accuracy by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Glare
--
100%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from 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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
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.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Serperior 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 Serperior

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