Competitive Information for Morgrem [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Morgrem morgrem
Base Stats for Morgrem

Dark / Fairy

Abilities:
FriskFrisk: On switch-in, this Pokemon identifies the held items of all opposing Pokemon.
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PranksterPrankster: This Pokemon's Status moves have priority raised by 1, but Dark types are immune.
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PickpocketPickpocket: If this Pokemon has no item and is hit by a contact move, it steals the attacker's item.


Evolutions / Family:
Impidimp
Morgrem
Grimmsnarl

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

Movesets for Singles


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

LudicoloGardevoirDrifblimChandelureCorviknightDuraludonMachampGyaradosInteleonConkeldurr


Morgrem is a marvelous Dark and Fairy-typed Pokemon. Morgrem is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Morgrem is weak to Fairy, Poison, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Morgrem
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Fake Out
- Fake Tears
- Swagger
- Thunder Wave

Special Wall Morgrem (Popular/Trending)

Morgrem is a phenomenal Special Wall. This moveset is designed to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Focus Sash helps protect Morgrem from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Prankster, Morgrem'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).
Fake Tears is a status move (lowers the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Swagger is a status move (raises the target's attack by 2 stages and confuses it).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).




Species: Morgrem
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Play Rough
- Throat Chop / Lash Out
- Shadow Claw
- Leech Life

Physical Sweeper Morgrem (Prankster)

Morgrem is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Morgrem's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Morgrem's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Morgrem's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Play Rough is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Lash Out is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Dark-type move (2x power if your Morgrem had a stat lowered this turn).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Leech Life is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move (Morgrem recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Species: Morgrem
Item: Throat Spray / Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dark Pulse
- Dazzling Gleam / Draining Kiss
- Burning Jealousy
- Round / Snore

Special Sweeper Morgrem (Prankster)

Morgrem is a decent Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Throat Spray activates when a Pokemon uses a sound-based move (in this case Round or Snore) and raises Morgrem's special attack stat by 2 stages. Life Orb boosts the power of Morgrem's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Morgrem's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Draining Kiss is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Fairy-type move (Morgrem recovers 75% of the damage dealt).
Burning Jealousy is a special 70-base power Fire-type move (100% burns a target that had a stat rise this turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Morgrem must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).


Movesets for Doubles


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

LudicoloGardevoirDrifblimChandelureCorviknightDuraludonMachampGyaradosInteleonConkeldurr


Species: Morgrem
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Play Rough
- Throat Chop / Lash Out
- Shadow Claw
- Leech Life

Doubles Physical Sweeper Morgrem (Prankster)

Morgrem is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Morgrem's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Morgrem's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Morgrem's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Play Rough is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Lash Out is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Dark-type move (2x power if your Morgrem had a stat lowered this turn).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Leech Life is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move (Morgrem recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Species: Morgrem
Item: Throat Spray / Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Draining Kiss
- Dark Pulse
- Burning Jealousy
- Round / Snore

Doubles Special Sweeper Morgrem (Prankster)

Morgrem is an awesome Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Throat Spray activates when a Pokemon uses a sound-based move (in this case Round or Snore) and raises Morgrem's special attack stat by 2 stages. Life Orb boosts the power of Morgrem's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Morgrem's status moves have priority raised by 1 but dark types are immune.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Draining Kiss is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Fairy-type move (Morgrem recovers 75% of the damage dealt).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Burning Jealousy is a special 70-base power Fire-type move (100% burns a target that had a stat rise this turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Morgrem must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Morgrem 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
Burning Jealousy
70
100%
5
100% burns a target that had a stat rise this turn.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
False Surrender
80
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Lash Out
75
100%
5
2x power if the user had a stat lowered this turn.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
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.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
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.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Morgrem 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 Morgrem

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