Competitive Information for Aegislash (blade) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Aegislash-blade aegislash-blade
Base Stats for Aegislash-Blade

Steel / Ghost

Abilities:
Stance ChangeStance Change: If Aegislash, changes Forme to Blade before attacks and Shield before King's Shield.


Evolutions / Family:
Aegislash

Weakness Chart for Steel/Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.25x
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
0x
2x
0.5x
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0x
0x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Aegislash-blade? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Aegislash is a notable Steel and Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's a frequent sight to see Aegislash out in the 8th generation battlefield. Aegislash is weak to Dark, Fire, Ghost, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Aegislash-Blade
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Stance Change
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Sacred Sword
- Iron Head
- Shadow Claw
- Slash

Physical Sweeper Aegislash-Blade (Stance Change)

Aegislash is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Aegislash from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Aegislash's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stance Change, if aegislash changes forme to blade before attacks and shield before king's shield.

Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Aegislash's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Sacred Sword is a physical 90-base power Fighting-type move (ignores the target's stat stage changes).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Aegislash-Blade
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Stance Change
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Shadow Ball
- Air Slash
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Aegislash-Blade (Stance Change)

Aegislash is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Aegislash from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Aegislash's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stance Change, if aegislash changes forme to blade before attacks and shield before king's shield.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Aegislash loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Aegislash cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Aegislash-blade? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Aegislash-Blade
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Stance Change
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Iron Head
- Close Combat
- Shadow Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Aegislash-Blade (Stance Change)

Aegislash is popular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Aegislash from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Aegislash's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stance Change, if aegislash changes forme to blade before attacks and shield before king's shield.

Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Aegislash's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Aegislash-Blade
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Stance Change
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Shadow Ball
- Air Slash
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Aegislash-Blade (Stance Change)

Aegislash is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Aegislash from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Aegislash's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stance Change, if aegislash changes forme to blade before attacks and shield before king's shield.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Aegislash loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Aegislash cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Aegislash-blade 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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Head Smash
150
80%
5
Has 1/2 recoil.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Sacred Sword
90
100%
15
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Solar Blade
125
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
King's Shield
--
--
10
Protects from damaging attacks. Contact: -1 Atk.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Power Trick
--
--
10
Switches user's Attack and Defense stats.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Aegislash-blade can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Aegislash-blade

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