Competitive Information for Grapploct [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Grapploct grapploct
Base Stats for Grapploct

Fighting

Abilities:
LimberLimber: This Pokemon cannot be paralyzed. Gaining this Ability while paralyzed cures it.
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TechnicianTechnician: This Pokemon's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. Includes Struggle.


Evolutions / Family:
Clobbopus
Grapploct

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

GastrodonIncineroarHattereneDhelmiseSigilyphTogekissDragapultTogedemaruVenusaurAppletun


Grapploct is a spectacular Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Grapploct when battling in the 8th generation meta. Grapploct is weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Grapploct
Item: Sitrus Berry / Assault Vest
Ability: Limber
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 108 Def / 148 SpD
Moveset:
- Drain Punch / Bulk Up
- Sucker Punch
- Detect
- Soak / Liquidation

Double Wall Grapploct (Analytic)

Grapploct is a wonderful Double Wall. It was designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. With Limber, Grapploct cannot be paralyzed. gaining this ability while paralyzed cures it.

Drain Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (Grapploct recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Grapploct's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 70-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Grapploct this turn).
Soak is a status move (changes the target's type to water).
Liquidation is a physical 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Grapploct
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Brutal Swing
- Liquidation
- Body Slam

Physical Sweeper Grapploct (Technician)

Grapploct is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Grapploct's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Grapploct's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grapploct's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grapploct's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Liquidation is a physical 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

ToxtricityExcadrillCloysterGolisopodGengarDarmanitanDracovishGrimmsnarlDuraludonDittoPelipperGyarados


Species: Grapploct
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Brutal Swing
- Liquidation
- Body Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Grapploct (Technician)

Grapploct is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Grapploct's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Grapploct's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grapploct's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grapploct's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Liquidation is a physical 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Grapploct 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
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
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.
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.
Octazooka
65
85%
10
50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Bind
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Circle Throw
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Submission
80
80%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Octolock
--
100%
15
Foe can't switch. Lowers Def and SpD every turn.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Topsy-Turvy
--
--
20
Inverts the target's stat stages.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Grapploct 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 Grapploct

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