Competitive Information for Archen [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Archen archen
Base Stats for Archen

Rock / Flying

Abilities:
DefeatistDefeatist: While this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its max HP, its Attack and Sp. Atk are halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Archen
Archeops

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Archen? 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.


Archen is an outstanding Rock and Flying-typed Pokemon. Archen is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Archen is weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.




Hooh
We don't have any Sword/Shield movesets for Archen yet... perhaps try it's evolutions?


Archeops


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Archen? 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.




Hooh
We don't have any Sword/Shield movesets for Archen yet... perhaps try it's evolutions?


Archeops


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Archen 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

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Archen 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 Archen

Create a build


Have an idea in mind for Archen that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Sword/Shield moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.



Hooh
This feature is currently in the final stages of development.