Competitive Information for Flapple [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Flapple flapple
Base Stats for Flapple

Grass / Dragon

Abilities:
HustleHustle: This Pokemon's Attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.
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GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.
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RipenRipen: Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

MiloticTyranitarIncineroarGothitelleSigilyphPrimarinaWhimsicottExcadrillDusclopsVenusaur


Flapple is a phenomenal Grass and Dragon-typed Pokemon. Flapple are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Flapple is weak to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Flapple
Item: Life Orb / Yache Berry
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Rush
- Grav Apple
- Sucker Punch
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Flapple (Analytic)

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

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Flapple afterwards).
Dragon Rush is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Grav Apple is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (foe: 100% -1 def. 1.5x power in gravity).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 70-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Flapple this turn).




Species: Flapple
Item: Life Orb / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Rush
- Grav Apple / Seed Bomb
- U-turn
- Facade

Physical Sweeper Flapple (Hustle)

Flapple is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Flapple from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Flapple'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 Flapple's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Flapple's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Flapple afterwards).
Dragon Rush is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Grav Apple is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (foe: 100% -1 def. 1.5x power in gravity).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Flapple switches out after damaging the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Flapple is burn/poison/paralyzed).




Species: Flapple
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Air Slash
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Flapple (Gluttony)

Flapple is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Flapple from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Flapple's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Flapple has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Flapple's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Flapple recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Flapple cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


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

ClefableCorviknightDragapultSeismitoadAegislashCorsola-GalarRapidash-GalarToxtricityWeavilePolteageistInteleonAlcremie


Species: Flapple
Item: Life Orb / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Rush
- Grav Apple / Seed Bomb
- U-turn
- Facade

Doubles Physical Sweeper Flapple (Hustle)

Flapple is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Flapple from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Flapple'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 Flapple's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Flapple's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Flapple afterwards).
Dragon Rush is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Grav Apple is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (foe: 100% -1 def. 1.5x power in gravity).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Flapple switches out after damaging the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Flapple is burn/poison/paralyzed).




Species: Flapple
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Air Slash
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Flapple (Gluttony)

Flapple is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Flapple from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Flapple's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gluttony, when Flapple has 1/2 or less of its maximum hp it uses certain berries early.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Flapple's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Flapple recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Flapple cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Flapple 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.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional 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.
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.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Grav Apple
80
100%
10
Foe: 100% -1 Def. 1.5x Power in Gravity.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense 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.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed 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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Flapple 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 Flapple

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