Competitive Information for Centiskorch [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Centiskorch centiskorch
Base Stats for Centiskorch

Fire / Bug

Abilities:
Flame BodyFlame Body: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be burned.
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Flash FireFlash Fire: This Pokemon's Fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one Fire move; Fire immunity.
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White SmokeWhite Smoke: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

ExcadrillSableyeDracovishGrimmsnarlTyranitarDuraludonGastrodonAraquanidEldegossDarmanitan-Galar


Centiskorch is a wonderful Fire and Bug-typed Pokemon. It's a frequent sight to see Centiskorch out in the 8th generation battlefield. Centiskorch is weak to Flying, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Centiskorch
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk
Moveset:
- Power Whip
- Fire Lash / Will-O-Wisp
- Leech Life
- Protect

Physical Tank Centiskorch (Popular/Trending)

Centiskorch is popular Physical Tank. It's purpose is to take a considerable amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Focus Sash helps protect Centiskorch from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Centiskorch's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Centiskorch's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Power Whip is a physical 120-base power Grass-type move that deals a colossal amount of damage.
Fire Lash is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Fire-type move (100% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Will-O-Wisp is a status move (burns the target).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Centiskorch recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Centiskorch this turn).




Species: Centiskorch
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Lash
- Leech Life / Lunge
- Knock Off / Crunch
- Facade

Physical Sweeper Centiskorch (Flash Fire)

Centiskorch is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Centiskorch from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Centiskorch's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Centiskorch's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Centiskorch).
Fire Lash is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Fire-type move (100% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Centiskorch recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Lunge is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Centiskorch is burn/poison/paralyzed).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CorviknightClefableBisharpSeismitoadVileplumeGyaradosRotom-WashSylveonSigilyphDracozoltRotom-MowBewear


Species: Centiskorch
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Lash
- Leech Life / Lunge
- Knock Off / Brutal Swing
- Facade

Doubles Physical Sweeper Centiskorch (Flash Fire)

Centiskorch is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Centiskorch from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Centiskorch's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Centiskorch's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Centiskorch).
Fire Lash is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Fire-type move (100% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Centiskorch recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Lunge is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Centiskorch is burn/poison/paralyzed).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Centiskorch 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
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Burn Up
130
100%
5
User's Fire type becomes typeless; must be Fire.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Inferno
100
50%
5
100% chance to burn the target.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
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.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Fire Lash
80
100%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Heat Crash
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Lunge
80
100%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Wrap
15
90%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Coil
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack, Defense, accuracy by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Centiskorch 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 Centiskorch

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