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

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 team mates for Escavalier in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ClefableTogekissDugtrioMantineMandibuzzHydreigonSeismitoadCorsola-GalarNecrozmaCobalion


Escavalier is a sensational Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's normal to find yourself dealing with Escavalier when battling in the 8th generation meta. Escavalier's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Assault Vest
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Close Combat
- Megahorn / X-Scissor
- Drill Run
- Iron Head

Physical Tank Escavalier (Popular/Trending)

Escavalier is a remarkable Physical Tank. It is meant to take a great 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).
Megahorn is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Drill Run is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Species: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Iron Head
- Close Combat
- Double-Edge / Slash

Physical Sweeper Escavalier (Overcoat)

Escavalier is an awesome Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Escavalier last longer regaining it's health every turn. With Overcoat, Escavalier is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Escavalier steals and eats the target's berry).
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).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).


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 team mates for Escavalier in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ClefableTogekissDugtrioMantineMandibuzzHydreigonSeismitoadCorsola-GalarNecrozmaCobalion


Species: Escavalier
Item: Occa Berry / Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Double-Edge / Slash
- Iron Head
- Close Combat

Doubles Physical Sweeper Escavalier (Overcoat)

Escavalier is popular Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Escavalier last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Overcoat, Escavalier is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Escavalier steals and eats the target's berry).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).
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.
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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
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 Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
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.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
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.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
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.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

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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