Competitive Information for Vullaby [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Vullaby vullaby
Base Stats for Vullaby

Dark / Flying

Abilities:
OvercoatOvercoat: This Pokemon is immune to powder moves and damage from Sandstorm or Hail.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 2.
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Big PecksBig Pecks: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Defense stat stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Vullaby
Mandibuzz

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Vullaby? 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.


Vullaby is a spectacular Dark and Flying-typed Pokemon. Vullaby is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Vullaby is weak to Electric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Vullaby
Item: Flyinium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Pluck
- Knock Off / Foul Play
- Return / Facade
- U-turn

Physical Sweeper Vullaby (Weak Armor)

Vullaby is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Vullaby is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. 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 Vullaby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vullaby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vullaby defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Vullaby steals and eats the target's berry).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
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 Vullaby is burn/poison/paralyzed).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Vullaby switches out after damaging the target).




Species: Vullaby
Item: Darkinium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dark Pulse
- Air Slash
- Heat Wave
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Vullaby (Weak Armor)

Vullaby is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Vullaby 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 Vullaby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vullaby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vullaby defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Vullaby
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 175 Hp / 80 Def / 175 SpA / 80 SpD
Moveset:
- Snarl
- Flatter
- Heat Wave
- Psych Up

Vullaby Special Tank (Vullasweep)

Vullaby is a remarkable Special Tank. It's meant to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Vullaby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overcoat, Vullaby is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail.

Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Flatter is a status move (raises the target's special attack by 1 stage and confuses it).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Psych Up is a status move (copies the target's current stat stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vullaby? 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: Vullaby
Item: Flyinium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Pluck
- Knock Off / Foul Play
- Return / Facade
- U-turn

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vullaby (Weak Armor)

Vullaby is popular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Vullaby 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 Vullaby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vullaby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vullaby defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Vullaby steals and eats the target's berry).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
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 Vullaby is burn/poison/paralyzed).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Vullaby switches out after damaging the target).




Species: Vullaby
Item: Firium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Incinerate
- Snarl / Dark Pulse
- Air Slash
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Vullaby (Weak Armor)

Vullaby is a fabulous Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Vullaby is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. 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 Vullaby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vullaby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vullaby defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Incinerate is a special 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vullaby 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Punishment
--
100%
5
60 power +20 for each of the target's stat boosts.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
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.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
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.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vullaby 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 Vullaby

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