Competitive Information for Whimsicott [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Whimsicott whimsicott
Base Stats for Whimsicott

Grass / Fairy

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
InfiltratorInfiltrator: Moves ignore substitutes and foe's Reflect/Light Screen/Safeguard/Mist/Aurora Veil.
,
PranksterPrankster: This Pokemon's Status moves have priority raised by 1, but Dark types are immune.


Evolutions / Family:
Cottonee
Whimsicott

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Whimsicott? 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 single-battle team mates for Whimsicott in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

BlacephalonTapu%20KokoTornadusMewAzumarillGyarados-MegaHoopa-UnboundShuckleCharizard-Mega-XLinooneDruddigon


Whimsicott is an outstanding Grass and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to find yourself dealing with Whimsicott when battling in the 7th generation meta. Whimsicott is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Whimsicott
Item: Lagging Tail / Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spe)
EVs: 248 Hp / 108 Def / 152 SpD
Moveset:
- Moonblast
- Encore / Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Tailwind / Defog

Double Wall Whimsicott (Analytic)

Whimsicott is an extraordinary Double Wall. It attempts to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Whimsicott last longer regaining it's healthiness every turn. With Prankster, Whimsicott's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Encore is a status move (target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns).
Substitute is a status move (Whimsicott takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Whimsicott every turn).
Tailwind is a status move (for 4 turns, allies' speed is doubled).
Defog is a status move (-1 evasion; clears Whimsicott and target side's hazards).




Species: Whimsicott
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Razor Leaf
- Return / Secret Power
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Physical Sweeper Whimsicott (Chlorophyll)

Whimsicott is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Whimsicott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Whimsicott's speed is doubled.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Whimsicott switches out after damaging the target).
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).




Species: Whimsicott
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Whimsicott (Chlorophyll)

Whimsicott is a fabulous Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Whimsicott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Whimsicott's speed is doubled.

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).
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Whimsicott recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Whimsicott
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Encore
- Protect
- Substitute
- Leech Seed

Whimsicott Special Wall (Sub Seeder)

Whimsicott is a fabulous Special Wall. It is meant to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Whimsicott last longer regaining it's HP every turn. With Prankster, Whimsicott's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Encore is a status move (target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Whimsicott this turn).
Substitute is a status move (Whimsicott takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Whimsicott every turn).

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 Whimsicott? 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 double-battle team mates for Whimsicott in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

LudicoloKyogreArcanineBronzongRayquaza-Mega


Species: Whimsicott
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Return / Secret Power
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Doubles Physical Sweeper Whimsicott (Chlorophyll)

Whimsicott is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Whimsicott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Whimsicott's speed is doubled.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Whimsicott switches out after damaging the target).
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).




Species: Whimsicott
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Whimsicott (Chlorophyll)

Whimsicott is an awesome Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Whimsicott's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Whimsicott's speed is doubled.

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).
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Whimsicott recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
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 Whimsicott 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.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fairy Wind
40
100%
30
No additional effect.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
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.
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.
Cotton Guard
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense by 3.
Cotton Spore
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Misty Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Can't status,-Dragon power vs grounded.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Whimsicott 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 Whimsicott

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