Competitive Information for Araquanid [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Araquanid araquanid
Base Stats for Araquanid

Water / Bug

Abilities:
Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.
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Water BubbleWater Bubble: This Pokemon's Water power is 2x; it can't be burned; Fire power against it is halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Dewpider
Araquanid

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Araquanid? 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 Araquanid in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DusclopsIncineroarIndeedee-FTogekissSylveonDragapultDarmanitan-GalarWhimsicottInteleonConkeldurr


Araquanid is a remarkable Water and Bug-typed Pokemon. Araquanid are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Araquanid is weak to Electric, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Araquanid
Item: Weakness Policy / Mystic Water
Ability: Water Bubble
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Moveset:
- Liquidation
- Crunch
- Leech Life
- Protect

Physical Tank Araquanid (Analytic)

Araquanid is pretty popular Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a good amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Weakness Policy activates if Araquanid is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. With Water Bubble, Araquanid's water power is 2x; it can't be burned; fire power against it is halved.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Araquanid recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Araquanid this turn).




Species: Araquanid
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Leech Life / X-Scissor
- Crunch
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Araquanid (Water Absorb)

Araquanid is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Araquanid's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Araquanid heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Araquanid recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Araquanid
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Water Bubble
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 248 Hp / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Moveset:
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab / Sleep Talk
- Leech Life
- Rest

Araquanid Physical Tank (Araquaband*)

Araquanid is a remarkable Physical Tank. It's goal is to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Choice Band will increase the damage of Araquanid's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. With Water Bubble, Araquanid's water power is 2x; it can't be burned; fire power against it is halved.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Araquanid must be asleep. uses another known move).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Araquanid recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Rest is a status move (Araquanid sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Araquanid? 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 Araquanid in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

MimikyuTerrakionMewMelmetalBisharpNoivernJirachiWhimsicottMamoswineGoodraFlygon


Species: Araquanid
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Leech Life / X-Scissor
- Crunch
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Araquanid (Water Absorb)

Araquanid is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Araquanid's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Araquanid heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Araquanid recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Araquanid 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Bug Buzz
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.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Lunge
80
100%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Power Split
--
--
10
Averages Attack and Sp. Atk stats with target.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Sticky Web
--
--
20
Lowers Speed of grounded foes by 1 on switch-in.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Araquanid 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 Araquanid

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