Competitive Information for Goodra [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Goodra goodra
Base Stats for Goodra

Dragon

Abilities:
HydrationHydration: This Pokemon has its status cured at the end of each turn if Rain Dance is active.
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Sap SipperSap Sipper: This Pokemon's Attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a Grass move; Grass immunity.
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GooeyGooey: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon have their Speed lowered by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Goomy
Sliggoo
Goodra

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarNinetales-AlolaRotom-WashGrimmsnarlMudsdaleTogekissWhimsicottDracovishCorviknightConkeldurr


Goodra is a sensational Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's a frequent sight to see Goodra out in the 8th generation battlefield. Goodra is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Goodra
Item: Weakness Policy / Assault Vest
Ability: Sap Sipper
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 228 Hp / 164 Def / 28 SpA / 4 SpD / 84 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Flamethrower
- Sludge Bomb
- Thunderbolt

Physical Wall Goodra (Popular/Trending)

Goodra is an awesome Physical Wall. It's goal is to take a mighty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Weakness Policy activates if Goodra is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. With Sap Sipper, Goodra's attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a grass move; grass immunity.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Goodra's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Goodra
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Breaking Swipe
- Superpower
- Earthquake
- Body Slam

Physical Sweeper Goodra (Gooey)

Goodra is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Goodra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Goodra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Goodra have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Goodra afterwards).
Breaking Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (100% chance to lower adjacent foes' attack by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Goodra's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Goodra
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Goodra (Gooey)

Goodra is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Goodra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Goodra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Goodra have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Goodra's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
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).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Goodra
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Sap Sipper
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Def / 68 SpA / 188 SpD
Moveset:
- Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam
- Flamethrower

Goodra Special Tank (Sticky Sap Sipper)

Goodra is an astounding Special Tank. It is primarily designed to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Sap Sipper, Goodra's attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a grass move; grass immunity. Assault Vest doubles Goodra's already amazing Sp.Def stat so we're going to focus on maxing out it's regular Def and make it a special tank.

Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
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).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Goodra
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Dragon Pulse
- Thunderbolt
- Flamethrower

Goodra Special Sweeper (Gooey Destroyer)

Goodra is a marvelous Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Goodra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Goodra have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

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).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Goodra
Item: Wise Glasses
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Sassy (+SpD, -Spe)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Dragon Pulse
- Rain Dance
- Rest
- Thunder

Goodra Special Tank (Free Rest Goodra)

Goodra is an outstanding Special Tank. It's purpose is to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Hydration, Goodra has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active. Set up rain dance and then go to town with perfect accuracy thunders or sleep-free rests.

Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).
Rest is a status move (Goodra sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Thunder is a special 110-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).




Species: Goodra
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 224 Hp / 60 Def / 224 SpA
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Substitute
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Goodra Special Tank (Boltbeam Goo)

Goodra is a pretty decent Special Tank. This moveset is designed to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Goodra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Goodra have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Substitute is a status move (Goodra takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
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 Goodra? 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 Goodra in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragapultSeismitoadCinderaceTogekissBisharpHippowdonHattereneObstagoonWeezing-GalarBarraskewdaBlastoiseGardevoir


Species: Goodra
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Breaking Swipe
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Goodra (Gooey)

Goodra is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Goodra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Goodra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Goodra have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Goodra afterwards).
Breaking Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (100% chance to lower adjacent foes' attack by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Goodra's attack and defense by 1 stage).




Species: Goodra
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Surf
- Thunderbolt

Doubles Special Sweeper Goodra (Gooey)

Goodra is a decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Goodra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Goodra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Goodra have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Goodra's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
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).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Goodra 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Acid Spray
40
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
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.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
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.
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.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Breaking Swipe
60
100%
15
100% chance to lower adjacent foes' Atk by 1.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Life Dew
--
--
10
Heals the user (and allies) by 1/4 amount.
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.
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.
Tearful Look
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Goodra 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 Goodra

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