Competitive Information for Eldegoss [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Eldegoss eldegoss
Base Stats for Eldegoss

Grass

Abilities:
Effect SporeEffect Spore: 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with this Pokemon.
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RegeneratorRegenerator: This Pokemon restores 1/3 of its maximum HP, rounded down, when it switches out.
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Cotton DownCotton Down: Lowers Speed of all Pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Gossifleur
Eldegoss

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarTyranitarExcadrillDragapultReuniclusGrimmsnarlMiloticTogekissDurantDarmanitan-Galar


Eldegoss is a remarkable Grass-typed Pokemon. It's a usual sight to see Eldegoss out in the 8th generation battlefield. Eldegoss is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Eldegoss
Item: Wide Lens / Aguav Berry
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 36 SpD / 220 Spe
Moveset:
- Giga Drain
- Helping Hand
- Protect
- Sleep Powder / Leaf Storm

Special Wall Eldegoss (Analytic)

Eldegoss is a fabulous Special Wall. It's designed to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Wide Lens will help improve the accuracy of Eldegoss's moves. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.

Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Eldegoss recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Helping Hand is a status move (one adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Eldegoss this turn).
Sleep Powder is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Eldegoss's special attack by 2 stages).




Species: Eldegoss
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Pollen Puff
- Synthesis

Special Sweeper Eldegoss (Cotton Down)

Eldegoss is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Eldegoss's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Eldegoss's special attack by 2 stages).
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).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Eldegoss cannot move next turn).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Eldegoss by a weather-dependent amount).



Movesets for Doubles


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

ToxapexSylveonMandibuzzQuagsireReuniclusGastrodonChandelureCorsola-GalarGalvantulaAvaluggGolisopodDubwool


Species: Eldegoss
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Pollen Puff
- Synthesis

Doubles Special Sweeper Eldegoss (Cotton Down)

Eldegoss is pretty popular Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Eldegoss's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Eldegoss cannot move next turn).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Eldegoss's special attack by 2 stages).
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).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Eldegoss by a weather-dependent amount).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Eldegoss 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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Leaf Tornado
65
90%
10
50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Pollen Puff
90
100%
15
If the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max HP.
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.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leafage
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Rapid Spin
50
100%
40
Free user from hazards/bind/Leech Seed; +1 Spe.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Cotton Guard
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense by 3.
Cotton Spore
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Eldegoss 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 Eldegoss

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