Competitive Information for Barraskewda [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Barraskewda barraskewda
Base Stats for Barraskewda

Water

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
Propeller TailPropeller Tail: Ignores the effects of opposing Pokémon's moves/Abilities that redirect move targets.


Evolutions / Family:
Arrokuda
Barraskewda

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

SylveonDragapultWhimsicottConkeldurrRotom-WashTogekissClefairySnorlaxCharizardSableye


Barraskewda is an astounding Water-typed Pokemon. It's pretty standard to see Barraskewda show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Barraskewda's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Barraskewda
Item: Lum Berry / Focus Sash
Ability: Propeller Tail
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bounce
- Liquidation
- Drill Run
- Throat Chop

Physical Sweeper Barraskewda (Popular/Trending)

Barraskewda is an astounding Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Barraskewda from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Propeller Tail, ignores the effects of opposing pokémon's moves/abilities that redirect move targets.

Bounce is a physical 85-base power Flying-type move (bounces turn 1. hits turn 2. 30% paralyze).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Drill Run is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).




Species: Barraskewda
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Double-Edge
- Close Combat
- Psychic Fangs

Physical Sweeper Barraskewda (Swift Swim)

Barraskewda is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Barraskewda from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Barraskewda's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Barraskewda's speed is doubled.

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).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Barraskewda's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic Fangs is a physical 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).



Movesets for Doubles


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

PelipperFerrothornSeismitoadMantineCrawdauntDracovishKeldeoHelioliskBewearLudicoloBlastoiseDrednaw


Species: Barraskewda
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Double-Edge
- Close Combat
- Psychic Fangs

Doubles Physical Sweeper Barraskewda (Swift Swim)

Barraskewda is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Barraskewda from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Barraskewda's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Barraskewda's speed is doubled.

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).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Barraskewda's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic Fangs is a physical 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Barraskewda 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
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Psychic Fangs
85
100%
10
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Acupressure
--
--
30
Raises a random stat of the user or an ally by 2.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed 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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Barraskewda 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 Barraskewda

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