Competitive Information for Frosmoth [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Frosmoth frosmoth
Base Stats for Frosmoth

Ice / Bug

Abilities:
Shield DustShield Dust: This Pokemon is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attack.
,
Ice ScalesIce Scales: This Pokemon receives 1/2 damage from special moves.


Evolutions / Family:
Snom
Frosmoth

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

InteleonChandelureGrimmsnarlDrampaTogedemaruCentiskorchAraquanidEscavalierVikavoltOrbeetle


Frosmoth is a notable Ice and Bug-typed Pokemon. Frosmoth is a common Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Frosmoth is weak to Fire, Flying, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Frosmoth
Item: Blunder Policy / Expert Belt
Ability: Ice Scales
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Bug Buzz
- Dazzling Gleam
- Protect

Special Sweeper Frosmoth (Analytic)

Frosmoth is a sensational Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Ice Scales, Frosmoth receives 1/2 damage from special moves.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Frosmoth this turn).




Species: Frosmoth
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Ice Scales
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Dazzling Gleam
- Giga Drain

Special Sweeper Frosmoth (Ice Scales)

Frosmoth is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Frosmoth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Frosmoth's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Scales, Frosmoth receives 1/2 damage from special moves.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Frosmoth recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CinderaceObstagoonVaporeonShuckleGengarCorsola-GalarTorkoalToxtricityAppletunCoalossalMamoswineHaxorus


Species: Frosmoth
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Ice Scales
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Struggle Bug / Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain

Doubles Special Sweeper Frosmoth (Ice Scales)

Frosmoth is popular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Frosmoth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Frosmoth's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Scales, Frosmoth receives 1/2 damage from special moves.

Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Frosmoth recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Frosmoth 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Fairy Wind
40
100%
30
No additional effect.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
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.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Icicle Spear
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Aurora Veil
--
--
20
For 5 turns, damage to allies is halved. Hail only.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quiver Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed by 1.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
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.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Frosmoth 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 Frosmoth

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