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

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Corviknight-gmax corviknight-gmax
Base Stats for Corviknight-Gmax

Flying / Steel

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.
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Mirror ArmorMirror Armor: Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokémon receives.


Evolutions / Family:
Corviknight

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Corviknight-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.


Corviknight is a phenomenal Flying and Steel-typed Pokemon. Corviknight is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Corviknight's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Fire.


Species: Corviknight-Gmax
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Mirror Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Iron Head / Steel Wing
- Body Slam
- Body Press

Physical Sweeper Corviknight-Gmax (Mirror Armor)

Corviknight is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Corviknight's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mirror Armor, bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the pokémon receives.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Steel Wing is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Corviknight's defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses defense instead of attack in damage calculation).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Corviknight-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: Corviknight-Gmax
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Mirror Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Iron Head / Steel Wing
- Body Slam
- Body Press

Doubles Physical Sweeper Corviknight-Gmax (Mirror Armor)

Corviknight is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Corviknight's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mirror Armor, bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the pokémon receives.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Steel Wing is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Corviknight's defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses defense instead of attack in damage calculation).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Corviknight-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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Power Trip
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


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

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