Competitive Information for Durant [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Durant durant
Base Stats for Durant

Bug / Steel

Abilities:
TruantTruant: This Pokemon skips every other turn instead of using a move.
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SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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HustleHustle: This Pokemon's Attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.


Evolutions / Family:
Durant

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

TogekissIncineroarMiloticSnorlaxGothitelleHattereneWhimsicottScraftyChandelureRotom-Mow


Durant is a pretty decent Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to see Durant show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Durant's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Durant
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Stomping Tantrum
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Durant (Popular/Trending)

Durant is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Durant's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 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 Durant's last move failed).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Durant this turn).




Species: Durant
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- First Impression / X-Scissor
- Superpower
- Iron Head
- Crunch

Physical Sweeper Durant (Hustle)

Durant is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Durant from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Durant'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 Durant's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

First Impression is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Durant's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Durant
Item: Power Herb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 222 Hp / 243 Atk / 43 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Shadow Claw
- Iron Defense
- Baton Pass

Durant Physical Tank (Baton Passant)

Durant is popular Physical Tank. It's purpose is to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Durant steals and eats the target's berry).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Durant's defense by 2 stages).
Baton Pass is a status move (Durant switches, passing stat changes and more).




Species: Durant
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 119 Hp / 200 Atk / 191 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Stone Edge
- Iron Defense
- Baton Pass

Durant Physical Sweeper (Baton Passant 2)

Durant is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Durant's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Durant steals and eats the target's berry).
Stone Edge is a physical 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Iron Defense is a status move (raises your Durant's defense by 2 stages).
Baton Pass is a status move (Durant switches, passing stat changes and more).



Movesets for Doubles


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

HattereneZeraoraCinderaceDracovishTogekissGyaradosTyranitarGrimmsnarlTerrakionTorkoalShiftry


Species: Durant
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- First Impression / X-Scissor
- Superpower
- Iron Head

Doubles Physical Sweeper Durant (Hustle)

Durant is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Durant from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Durant'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 Durant's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Durant's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
First Impression is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Durant's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Durant 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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
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.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
First Impression
90
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only.
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.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last 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.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Durant 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 Durant

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