Competitive Information for Garbodor (gmax) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Garbodor-gmax garbodor-gmax
Base Stats for Garbodor-Gmax

Poison

Abilities:
StenchStench: This Pokemon's attacks without a chance to flinch have a 10% chance to flinch.
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AftermathAftermath: If this Pokemon is KOed with a contact move, that move's user loses 1/4 its max HP.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 2.


Evolutions / Family:
Garbodor

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Garbodor-gmax? 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.


Garbodor is a pretty decent Poison-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Garbodor show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Garbodor's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Garbodor-Gmax
Item: White Herb / Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Cross Poison
- Thief / Body Slam
- Seed Bomb
- Drain Punch

Physical Sweeper Garbodor-Gmax (Weak Armor)

Garbodor is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Garbodor's negative stat changes once. Life Orb boosts the power of Garbodor's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Garbodor it's defense is lowered by 1 and it's speed is increased by 2 stages. Thief was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Garbodor has no item, it steals the target's).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Garbodor recovers 50% of the damage dealt).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Garbodor-gmax? 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: Garbodor-Gmax
Item: White Herb / Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Cross Poison
- Thief / Body Slam
- Seed Bomb
- Drain Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Garbodor-Gmax (Weak Armor)

Garbodor is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Garbodor's negative stat changes once. Life Orb boosts the power of Garbodor's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Garbodor it's defense is lowered by 1 and it's speed is increased by 2 stages. Thief was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Garbodor has no item, it steals the target's).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Garbodor recovers 50% of the damage dealt).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Garbodor-gmax 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.
Belch
120
90%
10
Cannot be selected until the user eats a Berry.
Clear Smog
50
--
15
Resets all of the target's stat stages to 0.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
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.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses user's Def stat as Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Corrosive Gas
--
100%
40
Removes adjacent Pokemon's held items.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Poison Gas
--
90%
40
Poisons the foe(s).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
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.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
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 Garbodor-gmax 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 Garbodor-gmax

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