Competitive Information for Binacle [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Binacle binacle
Base Stats for Binacle

Rock / Water

Abilities:
SniperSniper: If this Pokemon strikes with a critical hit, the damage is multiplied by 1.5.
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PickpocketPickpocket: If this Pokemon has no item, it steals the item off a Pokemon making contact with it.
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Tough ClawsTough Claws: This Pokemon's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.


Evolutions / Family:
Binacle
Barbaracle

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


Binacle is a decent Rock and Water-typed Pokemon. Binacle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Binacle is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Binacle
Item: Scope Lens / Eviolite
Ability: Sniper
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Razor Shell
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake
- X-Scissor

Physical Sweeper Binacle (Sniper)

Binacle is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Binacle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. 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%. Scope Lens/Razor Claw increases Binacle critical hit ratio by 1 stage and combined with Binacle's Sniper ability will increase the amount of damage done by those critial hits. Focus Sash helps protect Binacle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Binacle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sniper, if Binacle strikes with a critical hit the damage is multiplied by 1.5.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Razor Shell is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Water-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Binacle? 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: Binacle
Item: Scope Lens / Eviolite
Ability: Sniper
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Liquidation / Razor Shell
- X-Scissor

Doubles Physical Sweeper Binacle (Sniper)

Binacle is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Binacle 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%. Scope Lens/Razor Claw increases Binacle critical hit ratio by 1 stage and combined with Binacle's Sniper ability will increase the amount of damage done by those critial hits. Focus Sash helps protect Binacle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Binacle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sniper, if Binacle strikes with a critical hit the damage is multiplied by 1.5.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Razor Shell is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Water-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a great amount of damage.



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Binacle 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
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.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Cross Chop
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
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.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Shell Smash
--
--
15
Lowers Def, SpD by 1; raises Atk, SpA, Spe by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Binacle 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 Binacle

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