Competitive Information for Sliggoo [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Sliggoo sliggoo
Base Stats for Sliggoo

Dragon

Abilities:
HydrationHydration: This Pokemon has its status cured at the end of each turn if Rain Dance is active.
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Sap SipperSap Sipper: This Pokemon's Attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a Grass move; Grass immunity.
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GooeyGooey: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon have their Speed lowered by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Goomy
Sliggoo
Goodra

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Sliggoo? 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.


Sliggoo is an interesting Dragon-typed Pokemon. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Sliggoo is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Sliggoo
Item: Dragonium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Return / Body Slam
- Rock Slide
- Poison Tail

Physical Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Sliggoo 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Sliggoo afterwards).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Poison Tail is a physical 50-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).




Species: Sliggoo
Item: Dragonium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is a decent Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Sliggoo 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Sliggoo's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Sliggoo
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Infestation
- Dragon Pulse / Toxic
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

Sliggoo Special Wall (Slime Snail)

Sliggoo is popular Special Wall. It's primary goal is to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Sliggoo 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%. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Infestation is a special 20-base power Bug-type move (traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Sliggoo must be asleep. uses another known move).
Rest is a status move (Sliggoo sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Sliggoo? 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: Sliggoo
Item: Dragonium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Rock Slide
- Return / Body Slam
- Poison Tail

Doubles Physical Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is a notable Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Sliggoo 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Sliggoo afterwards).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Poison Tail is a physical 50-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).




Species: Sliggoo
Item: Dragonium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Doubles Special Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Sliggoo's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Sliggoo 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Sliggoo 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 Sliggoo

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