Competitive Information for Kingler (gmax) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Kingler-gmax kingler-gmax
Base Stats for Kingler-Gmax

Water

Abilities:
Hyper CutterHyper Cutter: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Attack stat stage.
,
Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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Sheer ForceSheer Force: This Pokemon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.


Evolutions / Family:
Kingler

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kingler-gmax? 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.


Kingler is an interesting Water-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Kingler when battling in the 8th generation meta. Kingler's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Kingler-Gmax
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Hyper Cutter
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Liquidation
- Superpower
- Knock Off
- High Horsepower

Physical Sweeper Kingler-Gmax (Hyper Cutter)

Kingler is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Kingler from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kingler's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hyper Cutter, prevents other pokemon from lowering Kingler's attack stat stage.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Kingler's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
High Horsepower is a physical 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kingler-gmax? 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: Kingler-Gmax
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Hyper Cutter
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Crabhammer / Liquidation
- Rock Slide
- Superpower
- Knock Off

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kingler-Gmax (Hyper Cutter)

Kingler is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Kingler from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kingler's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hyper Cutter, prevents other pokemon from lowering Kingler's attack stat stage.

Crabhammer is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Water-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
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 Kingler's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kingler-gmax 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Crabhammer
100
90%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
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.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
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.
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.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kingler-gmax 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 Kingler-gmax

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