Competitive Information for Haxorus [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Haxorus haxorus
Base Stats for Haxorus

Dragon

Abilities:
Mold BreakerMold Breaker: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.
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RivalryRivalry: This Pokemon's attacks do 1.25x on same gender targets; 0.75x on opposite gender.
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UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.


Evolutions / Family:
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarCorviknightAlcremieTogekissRotom-WashDuraludonWhimsicottDracovishGlaceonIndeedee-F


Haxorus is an interesting Dragon-typed Pokemon. Haxorus is a almost common Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Haxorus is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Haxorus
Item: Choice Scarf / White Herb
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 12 Hp / 116 Atk / 4 Def / 124 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Iron Tail
- Dragon Claw

Physical Sweeper Haxorus (Analytic)

Haxorus is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Scarf will increase Haxorus's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Mold Breaker, Haxorus's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Haxorus's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Haxorus's last move failed).
Iron Tail is a physical 100-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.




Species: Haxorus
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Earthquake
- First Impression

Physical Sweeper Haxorus (Mold Breaker)

Haxorus is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Haxorus from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Haxorus's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mold Breaker, Haxorus's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Haxorus afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Haxorus's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Haxorus's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
First Impression is a physical priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).




Species: Haxorus
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 36 Hp / 252 Atk / 220 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Dance / Swords Dance
- Brick Break / Taunt
- Outrage
- Earthquake

Haxorus Physical Sweeper (Jolly Good Dancing Hax)

Haxorus is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Haxorus's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mold Breaker, Haxorus's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Haxorus's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Haxorus's attack by 2 stages).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Haxorus afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CloysterAegislashSeismitoadHydreigonGrimmsnarlDugtrioHattereneMewConkeldurrChandelureRotom-MowSnorlax


Species: Haxorus
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Breaking Swipe
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Haxorus (Mold Breaker)

Haxorus is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Haxorus from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Haxorus's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mold Breaker, Haxorus's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Haxorus afterwards).
Breaking Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (100% chance to lower adjacent foes' attack by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Haxorus's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Haxorus 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
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Breaking Swipe
60
100%
15
100% chance to lower adjacent foes' Atk by 1.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
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.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
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.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
First Impression
90
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed 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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Haxorus 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 Haxorus

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