Competitive Information for Delibird [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Delibird delibird
Base Stats for Delibird

Ice / Flying

Abilities:
InsomniaInsomnia: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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Vital SpiritVital Spirit: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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HustleHustle: This Pokemon's Attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.


Evolutions / Family:
Delibird

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Delibird? 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 team mates for Delibird in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DugtrioClefableRoseradeJellicentCoalossalBlastoiseFlappleZweilous


Delibird is a stupendous Ice and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Delibird when battling in the 8th generation meta. Delibird is weak to Electric, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Ice Punch
- Gunk Shot
- Mega Kick

Physical Sweeper Delibird (Hustle)

Delibird is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Wide Lens will help improve the accuracy of Delibird's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Delibird's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

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 nice amount of damage.
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Gunk Shot is a physical 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Mega Kick is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move that deals a extensive amount of damage.




Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry
- Round / Snore
- Future Sight
- Protect

Special Sweeper Delibird (Insomnia)

Delibird is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Delibird cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Freeze-Dry is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. super effective on water).
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 (Delibird must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Future Sight is a special 120-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Delibird this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Delibird? 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 team mates for Delibird in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DugtrioClefableRoseradeJellicentCoalossalBlastoiseFlappleZweilous


Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Ice Punch
- Gunk Shot
- Mega Kick

Doubles Physical Sweeper Delibird (Hustle)

Delibird is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Wide Lens will help improve the accuracy of Delibird's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Delibird's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

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 hefty amount of damage.
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Gunk Shot is a physical 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Mega Kick is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.




Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Round / Snore
- Future Sight
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Delibird (Insomnia)

Delibird is a decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Delibird cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

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).
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 (Delibird must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Future Sight is a special 120-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Delibird this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Delibird 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
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Freeze-Dry
70
100%
20
10% chance to freeze. Super effective on Water.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
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.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Spear
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Present
--
90%
15
40, 80, 120 power, or heals target 1/4 max HP.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rapid Spin
50
100%
40
Free user from hazards/bind/Leech Seed; +1 Spe.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
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.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Aurora Veil
--
--
20
For 5 turns, damage to allies is halved. Hail only.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
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.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Delibird 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 Delibird

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