Competitive Information for Dartrix [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Dartrix dartrix
Base Stats for Dartrix

Grass / Flying

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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Long ReachLong Reach: This Pokemon's attacks do not make contact with the target.


Evolutions / Family:
Rowlet
Dartrix
Decidueye

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dartrix? 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.


Dartrix is an outstanding Grass and Flying-typed Pokemon. Dartrix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Dartrix is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Dartrix
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Pluck
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- Knock Off
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Dartrix (Overgrow)

Dartrix is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dartrix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dartrix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dartrix's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Dartrix steals and eats the target's berry).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Dartrix
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Grass Pledge
- Round / Snore
- Synthesis
- Protect

Special Sweeper Dartrix (Overgrow)

Dartrix is popular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Dartrix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dartrix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dartrix's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Grass Pledge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (use with fire or water pledge for added effect).
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 (Dartrix must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Dartrix by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dartrix this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dartrix? 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: Dartrix
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Pluck
- Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
- Knock Off
- Shadow Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dartrix (Overgrow)

Dartrix is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dartrix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dartrix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dartrix's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Dartrix steals and eats the target's berry).
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Dartrix
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Grass Pledge
- Round / Snore
- Synthesis
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Dartrix (Overgrow)

Dartrix is an interesting Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Dartrix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dartrix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Dartrix's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Grass Pledge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (use with fire or water pledge for added effect).
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 (Dartrix must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Dartrix by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dartrix this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dartrix 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
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Grass Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
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.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Leafage
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from 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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dartrix 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 Dartrix

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