Competitive Information for Golisopod [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Golisopod golisopod
Base Stats for Golisopod

Bug / Water

Abilities:
Emergency ExitEmergency Exit: This Pokemon switches out when it reaches 1/2 or less of its maximum HP.


Evolutions / Family:
Wimpod
Golisopod

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

Weezing-GalarRotom-MowMamoswineWhimsicottCharizardWeavilePassimianDracovishToxtricityBraviary


Golisopod is a wonderful Bug and Water-typed Pokemon. It's usual to find yourself dealing with Golisopod when battling in the 8th generation meta. Golisopod is weak to Electric, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Golisopod
Item: Life Orb / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Emergency Exit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 228 Hp / 252 Atk / 28 Def
Moveset:
- First Impression / Leech Life
- Liquidation
- Rock Slide
- Aqua Jet

Physical Tank Golisopod (Analytic)

Golisopod is an outstanding Physical Tank. It's designed to take a considerable amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Golisopod's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Emergency Exit, Golisopod switches out when it reaches 1/2 or less of its maximum hp.

First Impression is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Golisopod recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Aqua Jet is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Water-type move (usually goes first).




Species: Golisopod
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Emergency Exit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- First Impression / Leech Life
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Close Combat
- Iron Head

Physical Sweeper Golisopod (Emergency Exit)

Golisopod is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Golisopod's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Emergency Exit, Golisopod switches out when it reaches 1/2 or less of its maximum hp.

First Impression is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Golisopod recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golisopod's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

ClefableMandibuzzRotom-HeatKommo-oExcadrillJirachiHelioliskCinderacePelipperSigilyphCorsola-GalarLudicolo


Species: Golisopod
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Emergency Exit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- First Impression / Leech Life
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Close Combat

Doubles Physical Sweeper Golisopod (Emergency Exit)

Golisopod is a notable Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Golisopod's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Emergency Exit, Golisopod switches out when it reaches 1/2 or less of its maximum hp.

Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
First Impression is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move (Golisopod recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golisopod's defense and special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Golisopod 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
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.
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.
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.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed 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 Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
First Impression
90
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
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.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Golisopod 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 Golisopod

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