Competitive Information for Combee [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Combee combee
Base Stats for Combee

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
Honey GatherHoney Gather: No competitive use.
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HustleHustle: This Pokemon's Attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.


Evolutions / Family:
Combee
Vespiquen

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 Combee? 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.


Combee is a decent Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Combee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Combee is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.



Species: Combee
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Honey Gather
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Struggle Bug
- Gust
- Snore
- Sweet Scent

Special Sweeper Combee

Combee is an interesting Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Combee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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%. Focus Sash helps protect Combee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Honey Gather, no competitive use.

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).
Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Gust is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce, fly, and sky drop).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Combee must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Sweet Scent is a status move (lowers the foes evasiveness by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Combee? 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: Combee
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Honey Gather
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Struggle Bug / Bug Buzz
- Gust
- Snore
- Sweet Scent

Doubles Special Sweeper Combee

Combee is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Combee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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%. Focus Sash helps protect Combee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Combee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Honey Gather, no competitive use.

Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
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).
Gust is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce, fly, and sky drop).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Combee must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Sweet Scent is a status move (lowers the foes evasiveness by 2 stages).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Combee 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.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Combee 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 Combee

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