Competitive Information for Applin [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Applin applin
Base Stats for Applin

Grass / Dragon

Abilities:
GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.
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BulletproofBulletproof: Makes user immune to ballistic moves (Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, Focus Blast, etc).
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RipenRipen: Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.


Evolutions / Family:
Applin
Flapple
Appletun

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 Applin? 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.


Applin is an extraordinary Grass and Dragon-typed Pokemon. Applin is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Applin is weak to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Applin
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Bulletproof
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sucker Punch
- Astonish
- Rollout
- Defense Curl

Physical Sweeper Applin (Bulletproof)

Applin is a decent Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Applin is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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 Applin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Applin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Bulletproof, makes user immune to ballistic moves (shadow ball sludge bomb focus blast etc).

Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 70-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Applin's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Applin
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Bulletproof
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor
- Defense Curl
- Withdraw
- Attract

Special Sweeper Applin (Bulletproof)

Applin is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Applin 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 Applin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Applin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Bulletproof, makes user immune to ballistic moves (shadow ball sludge bomb focus blast etc).

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Applin's special attack by 2 stages).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Applin's defense by 1 stage).
Withdraw is a status move (raises your Applin's defense by 1 stage).
Attract is a status move (a target of the opposite gender gets infatuated).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Applin? 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: Applin
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Bulletproof
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sucker Punch
- Astonish
- Rollout
- Defense Curl

Doubles Physical Sweeper Applin (Bulletproof)

Applin is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Applin 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 Applin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Applin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Bulletproof, makes user immune to ballistic moves (shadow ball sludge bomb focus blast etc).

Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 70-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Applin's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Applin
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Bulletproof
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor
- Defense Curl
- Withdraw
- Attract

Doubles Special Sweeper Applin (Bulletproof)

Applin is a decent Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Applin 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 Applin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Applin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Bulletproof, makes user immune to ballistic moves (shadow ball sludge bomb focus blast etc).

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Applin's special attack by 2 stages).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Applin's defense by 1 stage).
Withdraw is a status move (raises your Applin's defense by 1 stage).
Attract is a status move (a target of the opposite gender gets infatuated).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Applin 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
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Applin 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 Applin

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