Competitive Information for Gastrodon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Gastrodon gastrodon
Base Stats for Gastrodon

Water / Ground

Abilities:
Sticky HoldSticky Hold: This Pokemon cannot lose its held item due to another Pokemon's attack.
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Storm DrainStorm Drain: This Pokemon draws Water moves to itself to raise Sp. Atk by 1; Water immunity.
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Sand ForceSand Force: This Pokemon's Ground/Rock/Steel attacks do 1.3x in Sandstorm; immunity to it.


Evolutions / Family:
Shellos
Gastrodon

Weakness Chart for Water/Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
0x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
4x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarCorviknightTyranitarDragapultTogekissSylveonExcadrillRotom-HeatWhimsicottVenusaur


Gastrodon is a fabulous Water and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty regular sight to see Gastrodon out in the 8th generation battlefield. Gastrodon's only type-related weakness is Grass.


Species: Gastrodon
Item: Rindo Berry / Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 244 Hp / 148 Def / 60 SpA / 56 SpD
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Scald / Muddy Water
- Protect
- Recover

Double Wall Gastrodon (Popular/Trending)

Gastrodon is a spectacular Double Wall. This moveset is designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Gastrodon last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Muddy Water is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (30% chance to lower the foes accuracy by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Gastrodon this turn).
Recover is a status move (heals your Gastrodon by 50% of its max hp).




Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Waterfall
- Body Slam / Facade
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Gastrodon's last move failed).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Gastrodon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).




Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Surf / Scald
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 126 Hp / 200 SpA / 182 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald / Earth Power
- Swallow / Sandstorm
- Spit Up
- Stockpile

Gastrodon Special Sweeper (3rd Eye)

Gastrodon is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Force, Gastrodon's ground/rock/steel attacks do 1.3x in sandstorm; immunity to it.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Swallow is a status move (heals your Gastrodon based on uses of stockpile).
Sandstorm is a status move (for 5 turns, a sandstorm rages).
Spit Up is a special 0-base power Normal-type move (more power with more uses of stockpile).
Stockpile is a status move (raises Gastrodon's defense, special defense by 1 stage. max 3 uses).




Species: Gastrodon
Item: White Herb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Sassy (+SpD, -Spe)
EVs: 213 Hp / 65 SpA / 232 SpD
Moveset:
- Clear Smog
- Curse
- Substitute
- Surf / Ice Beam

Gastrodon Special Wall (Don Gastropod)

Gastrodon is popular Special Wall. It tries to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Clear Smog is a special 50-base power Poison-type move (resets all of the target's stat stages to 0).
Curse is a status move (curses if ghost, else -1 spe, +1 atk, +1 def).
Substitute is a status move (Gastrodon takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CorviknightClefableToxapexKommo-oSylveonMelmetalPyukumukuTorkoalRunerigusVenusaurBraviarySnorlax


Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Waterfall
- Body Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Gastrodon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Gastrodon (Storm Drain)

Gastrodon is a wonderful Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Gastrodon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Gastrodon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gastrodon 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Clear Smog
50
--
15
Resets all of the target's stat stages to 0.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
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.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gastrodon 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 Gastrodon

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