Competitive Information for Magearna (original) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Magearna-original magearna-original
Base Stats for Magearna-Original

Steel / Fairy

Abilities:
Soul-HeartSoul-Heart: This Pokemon's Sp. Atk is raised by 1 stage when another Pokemon faints.


Evolutions / Family:
Magearna

Weakness Chart for Steel/Fairy-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.25x
0.5x
0x
  
0.5x
  
2x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Magearna-original? 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.


Magearna is a phenomenal Steel and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's normal to find yourself dealing with Magearna when battling in the 8th generation meta. Magearna's only type-related weaknesses are Fire and Ground.


Species: Magearna-Original
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Fleur Cannon / Misty Explosion
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Magearna-Original (Soul-Heart)

Magearna is a legendary Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Magearna's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Magearna's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Soul-Heart, Magearna's sp. atk is raised by 1 stage when another pokemon faints.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Magearna loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Fleur Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fairy-type move (lowers your Magearna's special attack by 2 stages).
Misty Explosion is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fairy-type move (Magearna faints. Magearna on misty terrain: 1.5x power).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Magearna-original? 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: Magearna-Original
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Fleur Cannon
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Electroweb / Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Magearna-Original (Soul-Heart)

Magearna is a legendary Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Magearna's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Magearna's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Soul-Heart, Magearna's sp. atk is raised by 1 stage when another pokemon faints.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Fleur Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fairy-type move (lowers your Magearna's special attack by 2 stages).
Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Magearna loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Magearna-original 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
Aura Sphere
80
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Electro Ball
--
100%
10
More power the faster the user is than the target.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fleur Cannon
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Misty Explosion
100
100%
5
User faints. User on Misty Terrain: 1.5x power.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
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.
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.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Steel Roller
130
100%
5
Fails if there is no terrain active. Ends the effects of terrain.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Crafty Shield
--
--
10
Protects allies from Status moves this turn.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Eerie Impulse
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Gear Up
--
--
20
Raises Atk, Sp. Atk of allies with Plus/Minus by 1.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Shift Gear
--
--
10
Raises the user's Speed by 2 and Attack by 1.
Speed Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Speed stat with target.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Magearna-original 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 Magearna-original

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