Competitive Information for Butterfree (gmax) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Butterfree-gmax butterfree-gmax
Base Stats for Butterfree-Gmax

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
Compound EyesCompound Eyes: This Pokemon's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.
,
Tinted LensTinted Lens: This Pokemon's attacks that are not very effective on a target deal double damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Butterfree

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
0.25x
2x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
0x
2x
  
  
  
4x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Butterfree-gmax? 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.


Butterfree is popular Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Butterfree are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Butterfree is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Butterfree-Gmax
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Pollen Puff
- Air Slash
- Energy Ball
- Psychic

Special Sweeper Butterfree-Gmax (Compound Eyes)

Butterfree is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Butterfree from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Butterfree's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Butterfree's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Pollen Puff is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Butterfree-gmax? 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: Butterfree-Gmax
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Pollen Puff
- Air Slash
- Electroweb
- Energy Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Butterfree-Gmax (Compound Eyes)

Butterfree is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Butterfree from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Butterfree's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Butterfree's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Pollen Puff is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Butterfree-gmax 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
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.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Pollen Puff
90
100%
15
If the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max HP.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quiver Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed by 1.
Rage Powder
--
--
20
The foes' moves target the user on the turn used.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Butterfree-gmax 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 Butterfree-gmax

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