Competitive Information for Grubbin [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Grubbin grubbin
Base Stats for Grubbin

Bug

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.


Evolutions / Family:
Grubbin
Charjabug
Vikavolt

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Grubbin? 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.


Grubbin is a stupendous Bug-typed Pokemon. Grubbin is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Grubbin is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Grubbin
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Wild Charge
- Crunch
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Grubbin (Swarm)

Grubbin is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Grubbin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grubbin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grubbin's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Grubbin steals and eats the target's berry).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Grubbin
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Round / Snore
- Mud Shot / Mud-Slap
- Harden

Special Sweeper Grubbin (Swarm)

Grubbin is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Grubbin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grubbin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grubbin's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Discharge is a special 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Grubbin must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud Shot is a special 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Harden is a status move (raises your Grubbin's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Grubbin? 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: Grubbin
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Wild Charge
- Crunch
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Grubbin (Swarm)

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

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Grubbin steals and eats the target's berry).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Grubbin
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Discharge / Electroweb
- Round / Snore
- Mud Shot / Mud-Slap
- Harden

Doubles Special Sweeper Grubbin (Swarm)

Grubbin is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Grubbin from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grubbin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grubbin's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Discharge is a special 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Grubbin must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud Shot is a special 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Harden is a status move (raises your Grubbin's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Grubbin 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
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Electroweb
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% 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.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sticky Web
--
--
20
Lowers Speed of grounded foes by 1 on switch-in.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Grubbin 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 Grubbin

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