Competitive Information for Hatenna [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Hatenna hatenna
Base Stats for Hatenna

Psychic

Abilities:
AnticipationAnticipation: On switch-in, this Pokemon shudders if any foe has a supereffective or OHKO move.
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HealerHealer: 30% chance of curing an adjacent ally's status at the end of each turn.
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Magic BounceMagic Bounce: This Pokemon blocks certain status moves and bounces them back to the user.


Evolutions / Family:
Hatenna
Hattrem
Hatterene

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Hatenna? 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.


Hatenna is a decent Psychic-typed Pokemon. Hatenna is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Hatenna is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Hatenna
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Magic Bounce
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Dark Pulse
- Dazzling Gleam
- Giga Drain

Special Sweeper Hatenna (Magic Bounce)

Hatenna is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Hatenna is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite 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 Hatenna from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hatenna's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magic Bounce, Hatenna blocks certain status moves and bounces them back to the user.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Hatenna recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Hatenna? 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: Hatenna
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Healer
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Dark Pulse
- Giga Drain

Doubles Special Sweeper Hatenna (Healer)

Hatenna is a spectacular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Hatenna is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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 Hatenna from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hatenna's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Healer, 30% chance of curing an adjacent ally's status at the end of each turn.

Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Hatenna recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Hatenna 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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Disarming Voice
40
--
15
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
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.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Nuzzle
20
100%
20
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Aromatic Mist
--
--
20
Raises an ally's Sp. Def by 1.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Next hurt Pokemon is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Life Dew
--
--
10
Heals the user (and allies) by 1/4 amount.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Play Nice
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Hatenna 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 Hatenna

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