Competitive Information for Kubfu [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Kubfu kubfu
Base Stats for Kubfu

Fighting

Abilities:
Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch. Immune to Intimidate.

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

Movesets for Singles


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

PawniardLittenWailmerGrookeyRiolu


Kubfu is a marvelous Fighting-typed Pokemon. Kubfu is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Kubfu is weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Kubfu
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Aerial Ace
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Kubfu (Popular/Trending)

Kubfu is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Inner Focus, Kubfu cannot be made to flinch. immune to intimidate.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Kubfu's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aerial Ace is a physical 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Kubfu this turn).



Species: Kubfu
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Body Slam
- Iron Head
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Kubfu

Kubfu is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Kubfu's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Kubfu's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Inner Focus, Kubfu cannot be made to flinch. immune to intimidate.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Kubfu's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Kubfu's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).


Movesets for Doubles


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

PawniardLittenWailmerGrookeyRiolu


Species: Kubfu
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Body Slam
- Iron Head
- Fire Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kubfu

Kubfu is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Kubfu's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Kubfu's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Inner Focus, Kubfu cannot be made to flinch. immune to intimidate.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Kubfu's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Kubfu's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kubfu 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
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.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
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.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Coaching
--
--
10
Raises an ally's Attack and Defense by 1.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kubfu 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 Kubfu

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