Competitive Information for Grookey [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Grookey grookey
Base Stats for Grookey

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
,
Grassy SurgeGrassy Surge: On switch-in, this Pokemon summons Grassy Terrain.


Evolutions / Family:
Grookey
Thwackey
Rillaboom

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 Grookey? 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.


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


Species: Grookey
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Solar Blade
- Hammer Arm / Drain Punch
- Strength / Facade
- U-turn

Physical Sweeper Grookey (Overgrow)

Grookey is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Grookey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grookey's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grookey's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Solar Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 125-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grookey's speed by 1 stage).
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Grookey recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Grookey is burn/poison/paralyzed).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Grookey switches out after damaging the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Grookey? 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: Grookey
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Razor Leaf
- Hammer Arm / Drain Punch
- Strength / Facade
- U-turn

Doubles Physical Sweeper Grookey (Overgrow)

Grookey is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Grookey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grookey's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grookey's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grookey's speed by 1 stage).
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Grookey recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Grookey is burn/poison/paralyzed).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Grookey switches out after damaging the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Grookey 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.
Grass Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Branch Poke
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Solar Blade
125
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wood Hammer
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Grookey 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 Grookey

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