Competitive Information for Cubchoo [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Cubchoo cubchoo
Base Stats for Cubchoo

Ice

Abilities:
Snow CloakSnow Cloak: If Hail is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Hail.
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RattledRattled: Speed is raised 1 stage if hit by a Bug-, Dark-, or Ghost-type attack, or Intimidated.
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Slush RushSlush Rush: If Hail is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Cubchoo
Beartic

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cubchoo? 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.


Cubchoo is an interesting Ice-typed Pokemon. Cubchoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Cubchoo is weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Cubchoo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Slush Rush
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower
- Ice Punch / Ice Fang
- Play Rough
- Slash

Physical Sweeper Cubchoo (Slush Rush)

Cubchoo is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Cubchoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cubchoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Slush Rush, if hail is active Cubchoo's speed is doubled.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Cubchoo's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Play Rough is a physical 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Cubchoo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Slush Rush
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Frost Breath
- Surf / Brine
- Round / Snore
- Grass Knot

Special Sweeper Cubchoo (Slush Rush)

Cubchoo is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Cubchoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cubchoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Slush Rush, if hail is active Cubchoo's speed is doubled.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Frost Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (always results in a critical hit).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Brine is a special 65-base power Water-type move (power doubles if the target's hp is 50% or less).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Cubchoo must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cubchoo? 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: Cubchoo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Slush Rush
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower
- Ice Punch / Ice Fang
- Play Rough
- Slash

Doubles Physical Sweeper Cubchoo (Slush Rush)

Cubchoo is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Cubchoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cubchoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Slush Rush, if hail is active Cubchoo's speed is doubled.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Cubchoo's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Play Rough is a physical 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Cubchoo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Slush Rush
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Surf / Brine
- Round / Snore
- Grass Knot

Doubles Special Sweeper Cubchoo (Slush Rush)

Cubchoo is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Cubchoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cubchoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Slush Rush, if hail is active Cubchoo's speed is doubled.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Brine is a special 65-base power Water-type move (power doubles if the target's hp is 50% or less).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Cubchoo must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cubchoo 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
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.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sheer Cold
--
30%
5
OHKOs non-Ice targets. Fails if user's lower level.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Play Nice
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
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.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cubchoo 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 Cubchoo

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