Competitive Information for Escavalier [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Escavalier escavalier
Base Stats for Escavalier

Bug / Steel

Abilities:
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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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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OvercoatOvercoat: This Pokemon is immune to powder moves and damage from Sandstorm or Hail.


Evolutions / Family:
Karrablast
Escavalier

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 Escavalier? 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 Escavalier in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarGrimmsnarlTorkoalVenusaurDragapultGothitelleMiloticRhyperiorGourgeist-SuperChandelure


Escavalier is an awesome Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to see Escavalier show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Escavalier's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Escavalier
Item: Assault Vest / Lum Berry
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Close Combat
- Iron Head
- Knock Off
- Counter

Physical Tank Escavalier (Analytic)

Escavalier is a marvelous Physical Tank. It tries to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Overcoat, Escavalier is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail.

Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Escavalier's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
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).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).




Species: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor
- Double-Edge
- Iron Head
- Close Combat

Physical Sweeper Escavalier (Swarm)

Escavalier is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Escavalier's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Escavalier's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Escavalier's defense and special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


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

ClefableTogekissDugtrioMantineMandibuzzHydreigonSeismitoadCorsola-GalarNecrozmaCobalionFrosmothFlareon


Species: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor
- Double-Edge
- Iron Head
- Close Combat

Doubles Physical Sweeper Escavalier (Swarm)

Escavalier is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Escavalier's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Escavalier's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Escavalier's defense and special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Escavalier 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
Acid Spray
40
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
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.
Fell Stinger
50
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 3 if this KOes the target.
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.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
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.
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.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Escavalier 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 Escavalier

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