Competitive Information for Lombre [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Lombre lombre
Base Stats for Lombre

Water / Grass

Abilities:
Own TempoOwn Tempo: This Pokemon cannot be confused. Immune to Intimidate.
,
Rain DishRain Dish: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn.
,
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lombre? 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.


Lombre is pretty popular Water and Grass-typed Pokemon. Lombre is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Lombre is weak to Bug, Flying, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Lombre
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Razor Leaf
- Waterfall
- Body Slam
- Drain Punch

Physical Sweeper Lombre (Swift Swim)

Lombre is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Lombre is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Lombre from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lombre's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Lombre's speed is doubled.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Lombre recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Lombre
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Surf / Scald
- Ice Beam
- Hyper Voice

Special Sweeper Lombre (Swift Swim)

Lombre is popular Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Lombre is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Lombre from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lombre's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Lombre's speed is doubled.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Lombre recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lombre? 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: Lombre
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Waterfall
- Body Slam
- Drain Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lombre (Swift Swim)

Lombre is popular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Lombre is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Lombre from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lombre's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Lombre's speed is doubled.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Lombre recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Lombre
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Hyper Voice
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Lombre (Swift Swim)

Lombre is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Lombre is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Lombre from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lombre's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Lombre's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Lombre recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lombre 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy 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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
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.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Teeter Dance
--
100%
20
Confuses adjacent Pokemon.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lombre 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 Lombre

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