Competitive Information for Crustle [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Crustle crustle
Base Stats for Crustle

Bug / Rock

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: If this Pokemon is at full HP, it survives one hit with at least 1 HP. Immune to OHKO.
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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 2.


Evolutions / Family:
Dwebble
Crustle

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

SnorlaxMudsdaleCentiskorchDusclopsIndeedee-FTorkoalExcadrillJellicentNinetalesCharizard


Crustle is a phenomenal Bug and Rock-typed Pokemon. Crustle is a pretty usual Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Crustle is weak to Rock, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Crustle
Item: Weakness Policy / Charti Berry
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Solar Blade
- X-Scissor
- Rock Slide
- Stomping Tantrum / Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Crustle (Analytic)

Crustle is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Weakness Policy activates if Crustle is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Crustle defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Solar Blade is a physical 125-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Crustle's last move failed).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Crustle
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Rock Slide / Rock Wrecker
- Earthquake
- Body Press

Physical Sweeper Crustle (Weak Armor)

Crustle is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Crustle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Crustle defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Crustle steals and eats the target's berry).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Wrecker is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Rock-type move (Crustle cannot move next turn).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
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 Crustle? 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 Crustle in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

PolteageistCloysterBlastoiseBarbaracleGyaradosKommo-oTurtonatorShuckleNecrozmaMewJolteonShellder


Species: Crustle
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Wrecker
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Body Press

Doubles Physical Sweeper Crustle (Weak Armor)

Crustle is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Crustle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Crustle defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Wrecker is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Rock-type move (Crustle cannot move next turn).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Crustle steals and eats the target's berry).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses defense instead of attack in damage calculation).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Crustle 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
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Heavy Slam
--
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.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rock Wrecker
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Solar Blade
125
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Shell Smash
--
--
15
Lowers Def, SpD by 1; raises Atk, SpA, Spe by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Crustle 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 Crustle

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