Competitive Information for Eternatus [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Eternatus eternatus
Base Stats for Eternatus

Poison / Dragon

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.


Evolutions / Family:
Eternatus

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Eternatus? 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.


Eternatus is an interesting Poison and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's a usual sight to see Eternatus out in the 8th generation battlefield. Eternatus is weak to Dragon, Ground, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Eternatus
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dynamax Cannon
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Eternatus (Pressure)

Eternatus is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Eternatus's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Eternatus is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Eternatus's special attack by 2 stages).
Dynamax Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Dragon-type move (double damage against dynamax/gigantamax).
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Eternatus? 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.


Species: Eternatus
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Draco Meteor / Dynamax Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Eternatus (Pressure)

Eternatus is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Eternatus's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Eternatus is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Eternatus's special attack by 2 stages).
Dynamax Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Dragon-type move (double damage against dynamax/gigantamax).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Eternatus 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
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dynamax Cannon
100
100%
5
Double damage against Dynamax/Gigantamax.
Eternabeam
160
90%
10
User cannot move next turn.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
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.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Eternatus 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 Eternatus

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