Competitive Information for Mantyke [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Mantyke mantyke
Base Stats for Mantyke

Water / Flying

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.
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Water VeilWater Veil: This Pokemon cannot be burned. Gaining this Ability while burned cures it.


Evolutions / Family:
Mantyke
Mantine

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Mantyke? 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.


Mantyke is a sensational Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. Mantyke is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Mantyke's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Rock.


Species: Mantyke
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Air Slash
- Ice Beam
- Round

Special Sweeper Mantyke (Swift Swim)

Mantyke is a sensational Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Mantyke 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 Mantyke from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Mantyke'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 Mantyke'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).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Mantyke? 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: Mantyke
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Air Slash
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Twister

Doubles Special Sweeper Mantyke (Swift Swim)

Mantyke is a notable Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Mantyke is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was 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 Mantyke from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Mantyke'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 Mantyke'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).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Mantyke 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.
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.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
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.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Mantyke 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 Mantyke

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