Competitive Information for Crawdaunt [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Crawdaunt crawdaunt
Base Stats for Crawdaunt

Water / Dark

Abilities:
Hyper CutterHyper Cutter: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Attack stat stage.
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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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AdaptabilityAdaptability: This Pokemon's same-type attack bonus (STAB) is 2 instead of 1.5.


Evolutions / Family:
Corphish
Crawdaunt

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

Movesets for Singles


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

DragapultMimikyuDiggersbyBraviaryWhimsicottInteleonCharizardArcanineTogekissLapras


Crawdaunt is popular Water and Dark-typed Pokemon. It's normal to find yourself dealing with Crawdaunt when battling in the 8th generation meta. Crawdaunt is weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass-typed attacks.


Species: Crawdaunt
Item: Life Orb / Black Glasses
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Liquidation
- Knock Off / Crunch
- Aqua Jet
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Crawdaunt (Popular/Trending)

Crawdaunt is popular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Crawdaunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Crawdaunt's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 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 STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Jet is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Water-type move (usually goes first).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Crawdaunt this turn).



Species: Crawdaunt
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Liquidation
- Knock Off / Night Slash
- Close Combat / Superpower
- X-Scissor / Avalanche

Physical Sweeper Crawdaunt (Adaptability)

Crawdaunt is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Crawdaunt's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Crawdaunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Crawdaunt's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5. X-Scissor or Avalanche are added to provide additional threat coverage.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crawdaunt's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crawdaunt's attack and defense by 1 stage).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Avalanche is a physical 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Crawdaunt is damaged by the target).



Species: Crawdaunt
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Dance
- Crunch
- Substitute / Superpower
- Waterfall

Crawdaunt Physical Sweeper (Crawfish Dance)

Crawdaunt is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Crawdaunt last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Adaptability, Crawdaunt's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Crawdaunt's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Crawdaunt takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crawdaunt's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Species: Crawdaunt
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Hyper Cutter
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Jet
- Dragon Dance
- Rock Slide
- Crabhammer

Crawdaunt Physical Wall (Dancing With The Stars)

Crawdaunt is an astounding Physical Wall. This moveset attempts to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Hyper Cutter, prevents other pokemon from lowering Crawdaunt's attack stat stage.

Aqua Jet is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Water-type move (usually goes first).
Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Crawdaunt's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).


Movesets for Doubles


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

FerrothornPelipperMantineSeismitoadExcadrillBarraskewdaDracovishDittoSigilyphHeliolisk


Species: Crawdaunt
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Liquidation
- Knock Off / Night Slash
- Rock Slide
- Close Combat / Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Crawdaunt (Adaptability)

Crawdaunt is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Crawdaunt's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Crawdaunt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Crawdaunt's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crawdaunt's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Crawdaunt's attack and defense by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Crawdaunt 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.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(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.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crabhammer
100
90%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Hit
35
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
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.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Lash Out
75
100%
5
2x power if the user had a stat lowered this turn.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
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.
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.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Crawdaunt 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 Crawdaunt

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