Competitive Information for Mandibuzz [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Mandibuzz mandibuzz
Base Stats for Mandibuzz

Dark / Flying

Abilities:
OvercoatOvercoat: This Pokemon is immune to powder moves and damage from Sandstorm or Hail.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 2.
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Big PecksBig Pecks: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Defense stat stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Vullaby
Mandibuzz

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Mandibuzz? 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 single-battle team mates for Mandibuzz in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ExcadrillChandelureMiloticRotom-MowSirfetch'dSilvally-FlyingTorkoalVenusaurMeowsticGastrodon


Mandibuzz is an interesting Dark and Flying-typed Pokemon. Mandibuzz is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Mandibuzz is weak to Electric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Mandibuzz
Item: White Herb / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 228 Hp / 116 Def / 4 SpA / 100 SpD / 60 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play
- Snarl
- Roost
- Tailwind / Defog

Double Wall Mandibuzz (Analytic)

Mandibuzz is pretty popular Double Wall. It's meant to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Mandibuzz defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Tailwind is a status move (for 4 turns, allies' speed is doubled).
Defog is a status move (-1 evasion; clears Mandibuzz and target side's hazards).




Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- Foul Play / Knock Off
- U-turn
- Retaliate

Physical Sweeper Mandibuzz (Weak Armor)

Mandibuzz is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Mandibuzz's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Mandibuzz defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Mandibuzz switches out after damaging the target).
Retaliate is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if an ally fainted last turn).




Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dark Pulse
- Air Slash
- Heat Wave
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Mandibuzz (Weak Armor)

Mandibuzz is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Mandibuzz's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Mandibuzz defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 248 Hp / 216 SpD / 44 Spe
Moveset:
- Roost
- Taunt
- Toxic
- Whirlwind

Mandibuzz Special Wall (First Kill Then Devour )

Mandibuzz is a spectacular Special Wall. It's meant to take a large amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Mandibuzz last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Overcoat, Mandibuzz is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail.

Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Whirlwind is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).

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




Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 248 Hp / 136 Def / 108 SpD / 16 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play
- Roost
- Knock Off / Toxic
- Taunt

Mandibuzz Double Wall (Vulturic Destroyer)

Mandibuzz is an awesome Double Wall. It's primary goal is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Mandibuzz last longer regaining it's HP every turn. With Overcoat, Mandibuzz is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail. Best used against physical attackers.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).




Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 240 Hp / 52 Def / 216 SpD
Moveset:
- Foul Play
- Roost
- Taunt / Whirlwind
- Toxic

Mandibuzz Double Wall (I Am Zombie)

Mandibuzz is pretty popular Double Wall. It's goal is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Mandibuzz last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Overcoat, Mandibuzz is immune to powder moves and damage from sandstorm or hail. Sorry for adding another build of Mandibzz but this Pokemon is easily becoming another of my favorites.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Whirlwind is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Mandibuzz? 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 double-battle team mates for Mandibuzz in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ClefableSeismitoadAegislashRotom-HeatDugtrioRotom-WashJirachiDarmanitanKyurem-BlackVenusaurTorkoalPrimarina


Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- Foul Play / Knock Off
- U-turn
- Retaliate

Doubles Physical Sweeper Mandibuzz (Weak Armor)

Mandibuzz is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Mandibuzz's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Mandibuzz defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Mandibuzz switches out after damaging the target).
Retaliate is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if an ally fainted last turn).




Species: Mandibuzz
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave
- Snarl / Dark Pulse
- Air Slash
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Mandibuzz (Weak Armor)

Mandibuzz is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Mandibuzz's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Mandibuzz defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
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).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% 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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Mandibuzz 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Bone Rush
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
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.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Mandibuzz 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 Mandibuzz

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