Competitive Information for Gossifleur [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Gossifleur gossifleur
Base Stats for Gossifleur

Grass

Abilities:
Effect SporeEffect Spore: 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with this Pokemon.
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RegeneratorRegenerator: This Pokemon restores 1/3 of its maximum HP, rounded down, when it switches out.
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Cotton DownCotton Down: Lowers Speed of all Pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Gossifleur
Eldegoss

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gossifleur? 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.


Gossifleur is a decent Grass-typed Pokemon. Gossifleur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Gossifleur is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Gossifleur
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Leafage
- Facade / Rapid Spin
- Synthesis
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Gossifleur (Cotton Down)

Gossifleur is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Gossifleur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Gossifleur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out (usually Rapid Spin clear any hazards from the field and boost Gossifleur's speed). Life Orb boosts the power of Gossifleur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leafage is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Grass-type move that deals damage.
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Gossifleur is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rapid Spin is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move (free Gossifleur from hazards/bind/leech seed; +1 spe).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Gossifleur by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Gossifleur this turn).




Species: Gossifleur
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Pollen Puff
- Synthesis

Special Sweeper Gossifleur (Cotton Down)

Gossifleur is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Gossifleur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Gossifleur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Gossifleur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Gossifleur's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Gossifleur by a weather-dependent amount).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gossifleur? 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: Gossifleur
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Leafage
- Facade / Rapid Spin
- Synthesis
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gossifleur (Cotton Down)

Gossifleur is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Gossifleur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Gossifleur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out (usually Rapid Spin clear any hazards from the field and boost Gossifleur's speed). Life Orb boosts the power of Gossifleur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leafage is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Grass-type move that deals damage.
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Gossifleur is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rapid Spin is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move (free Gossifleur from hazards/bind/leech seed; +1 spe).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Gossifleur by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Gossifleur this turn).




Species: Gossifleur
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Cotton Down
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Pollen Puff
- Synthesis

Doubles Special Sweeper Gossifleur (Cotton Down)

Gossifleur is popular Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Gossifleur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Gossifleur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Gossifleur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cotton Down, lowers speed of all pokémon except itself when hit by an attack.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Gossifleur's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Gossifleur by a weather-dependent amount).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gossifleur 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
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Leaf Tornado
65
90%
10
50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Pollen Puff
90
100%
15
If the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max HP.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Leafage
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Rapid Spin
50
100%
40
Free user from hazards/bind/Leech Seed; +1 Spe.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gossifleur 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 Gossifleur

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