Competitive Information for Liepard [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Liepard liepard
Base Stats for Liepard

Dark

Abilities:
LimberLimber: This Pokemon cannot be paralyzed. Gaining this Ability while paralyzed cures it.
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UnburdenUnburden: Speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches, gets new item/Ability.
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PranksterPrankster: This Pokemon's Status moves have priority raised by 1, but Dark types are immune.


Evolutions / Family:
Purrloin
Liepard

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

HattereneConkeldurrTorkoalBraviaryIncineroarTogekissLaprasExcadrillGigalithInteleon


Liepard is a sensational Dark-typed Pokemon. Liepard are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Liepard is weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-typed attacks.


Species: Liepard
Item: Focus Sash / Eject Button
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fake Out / Copycat
- Charm
- Fake Tears / Foul Play
- Thunder Wave

Physical Sweeper Liepard (Analytic)

Liepard is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Prankster, Liepard's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Fake Out is a physical priority-increased 40-base power Normal-type move (hits first. first turn out only. 100% flinch chance).
Copycat is a status move (uses the last move used in the battle).
Charm is a status move (lowers the target's attack by 2 stages).
Fake Tears is a status move (lowers the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).




Species: Liepard
Item: Focus Sash / Eject Button
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fake Out / Copycat
- Charm / Charm
- Fake Tears / Fake Tears
- Thunder Wave / Thunder Wave

Support Liepard (Analytic)

Liepard is a phenomenal Support. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Prankster, Liepard's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Fake Out is a physical priority-increased 40-base power Normal-type move (hits first. first turn out only. 100% flinch chance).
Copycat is a status move (uses the last move used in the battle).
Charm is a status move (lowers the target's attack by 2 stages).
Charm is a status move (lowers the target's attack by 2 stages).
Fake Tears is a status move (lowers the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Fake Tears is a status move (lowers the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).




Species: Liepard
Item: Focus Sash / Eject Button
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Charm
- Copycat / Yawn
- Fake Tears
- Thunder Wave

Physical Wall Liepard (Analytic)

Liepard is a spectacular Physical Wall. It's purpose is to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Prankster, Liepard's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Charm is a status move (lowers the target's attack by 2 stages).
Copycat is a status move (uses the last move used in the battle).
Yawn is a status move (puts the target to sleep after 1 turn).
Fake Tears is a status move (lowers the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!




Species: Liepard
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Throat Chop
- Play Rough
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Liepard (Unburden)

Liepard is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Liepard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Play Rough is a physical 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Liepard
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dark Pulse / Snarl
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Grass Knot

Special Sweeper Liepard (Unburden)

Liepard is popular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Liepard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Liepard cannot move next turn).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

HattereneConkeldurrTorkoalBraviaryIncineroarTogekissLaprasExcadrillGigalithInteleon


Species: Liepard
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Throat Chop
- Play Rough
- Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Liepard (Unburden)

Liepard is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Liepard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Play Rough is a physical 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Liepard
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Snarl / Dark Pulse
- Shadow Ball
- Grass Knot

Doubles Special Sweeper Liepard (Unburden)

Liepard is a notable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Liepard from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Liepard's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Liepard cannot move next turn).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Liepard 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
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense 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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Liepard 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 Liepard

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