Competitive Information for Appletun [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Appletun appletun
Base Stats for Appletun

Grass / Dragon

Abilities:
Thick FatThick Fat: Fire/Ice-type moves against this Pokemon deal damage with a halved attacking stat.
,
GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.
,
RipenRipen: Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Appletun? 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.


Common single-battle team mates for Appletun in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

TogekissIncineroarExcadrillPassimianJellicentDragapultCorviknightLaprasIndeedee-FCinderace


Appletun is a wonderful Grass and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to find yourself dealing with Appletun when battling in the 8th generation meta. Appletun is weak to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Appletun
Item: Life Orb / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Dragon Pulse
- Apple Acid / Leech Seed
- Protect
- Recover / Recycle

Special Tank Appletun (Analytic)

Appletun is a decent Special Tank. It attempts to take a large amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Appletun's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Thick Fat, fire/ice-type moves against Appletun deal damage with a halved attacking stat.

Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Apple Acid is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (100% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Appletun every turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Appletun this turn).
Recover is a status move (heals your Appletun by 50% of its max hp).
Recycle is a status move (restores the item your Appletun last used).




Species: Appletun
Item: Life Orb / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 248 Hp / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Moveset:
- Iron Defense
- Leech Seed / Seed Bomb
- Protect
- Recover / Recycle

Physical Tank Appletun (Analytic)

Appletun is an extraordinary Physical Tank. It's goal is to take a considerable amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Appletun's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Thick Fat, fire/ice-type moves against Appletun deal damage with a halved attacking stat.

Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Appletun's defense by 2 stages).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Appletun every turn).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Appletun this turn).
Recover is a status move (heals your Appletun by 50% of its max hp).
Recycle is a status move (restores the item your Appletun last used).




Species: Appletun
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Superpower
- Seed Bomb
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Appletun (Gluttony)

Appletun is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Appletun's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Appletun has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Appletun afterwards).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Appletun's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Appletun
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Energy Ball / Apple Acid
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Recover

Special Sweeper Appletun (Gluttony)

Appletun is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Appletun's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Appletun has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Appletun's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
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).
Apple Acid is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (100% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Appletun cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Recover is a status move (heals your Appletun by 50% of its max hp).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Appletun? 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.


Common double-battle team mates for Appletun in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

CorviknightMandibuzzToxapexSylveonRotom-WashQuagsireSalazzleTerrakionMewCoalossalWailordFrosmoth


Species: Appletun
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Seed Bomb

Doubles Physical Sweeper Appletun (Gluttony)

Appletun is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Appletun's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Appletun has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Appletun afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Appletun's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.




Species: Appletun
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Energy Ball / Apple Acid
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Recover

Doubles Special Sweeper Appletun (Gluttony)

Appletun is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Appletun's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Appletun has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Appletun's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
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).
Apple Acid is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (100% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Appletun cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Recover is a status move (heals your Appletun by 50% of its max hp).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Appletun 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
Apple Acid
80
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
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.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
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.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Appletun 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 Appletun

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