Competitive Information for Hatterene [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Hatterene hatterene
Base Stats for Hatterene

Psychic / Fairy

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.

Weakness Chart for Psychic/Fairy-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
0x
  
  
0.25x
  
  
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Hatterene? 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 team mates for Hatterene in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragapultDugtrioGrimmsnarlCloysterDittoTogekissChandelureGyaradosIncineroarVaporeon


Hatterene is pretty popular Psychic and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Hatterene when battling in the 8th generation meta. Hatterene is weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Hatterene
Item: Life Orb / Babiri Berry
Ability: Magic Bounce
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam
- Mystical Fire
- Protect
- Trick Room / Psychic

Special Tank Hatterene (Popular/Trending)

Hatterene is pretty popular Special Tank. This moveset attempts to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. The Babiri Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Steel-type attack. Life Orb boosts the power of Hatterene's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magic Bounce, Hatterene blocks certain status moves and bounces them back to the user.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Mystical Fire is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (100% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Hatterene this turn).
Trick Room is a status move (goes last. for 5 turns, turn order is reversed).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Species: Hatterene
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Magic Bounce
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Misty Explosion / Dazzling Gleam
- Psychic / Expanding Force
- Shadow Ball
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Hatterene (Magic Bounce)

Hatterene is a decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Hatterene's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Hatterene's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magic Bounce, Hatterene blocks certain status moves and bounces them back to the user.

Misty Explosion is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fairy-type move (Hatterene faints. Hatterene on misty terrain: 1.5x power).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 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).
Expanding Force is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (Hatterene on psychic terrain: 1.5x power, hits foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Hatterene? 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 team mates for Hatterene in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragapultDugtrioGrimmsnarlCloysterDittoTogekissChandelureGyaradosIncineroarVaporeon


Species: Hatterene
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Healer
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Misty Explosion
- Psychic / Expanding Force
- Shadow Ball
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Hatterene (Healer)

Hatterene is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Hatterene's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Hatterene'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 STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Misty Explosion is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fairy-type move (Hatterene faints. Hatterene on misty terrain: 1.5x power).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Expanding Force is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (Hatterene on psychic terrain: 1.5x power, hits foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Hatterene 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.
Expanding Force
80
100%
10
User on Psychic Terrain: 1.5x power, hits foes.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Misty Explosion
100
100%
5
User faints. User on Misty Terrain: 1.5x power.
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.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
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.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
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 its allies by 1/4 their max HP.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Powder
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Psychic.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Play Nice
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Hatterene 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 Hatterene

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