Competitive Information for Obstagoon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Obstagoon obstagoon
Base Stats for Obstagoon

Dark / Normal

Abilities:
GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.
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RecklessReckless: This Pokemon's attacks with recoil or crash damage have 1.2x power; not Struggle.
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DefiantDefiant: This Pokemon's Attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

WhimsicottToxtricityChandelurePrimarinaNinetales-AlolaTogekissCorviknightDragapultMiloticSylveon


Obstagoon is a phenomenal Dark and Normal-typed Pokemon. Obstagoon are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Obstagoon is weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-typed attacks.


Species: Obstagoon
Item: Chople Berry / Lum Berry
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat
- Double-Edge / Facade
- Knock Off / Throat Chop
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Obstagoon (Popular/Trending)

Obstagoon is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Defiant, Obstagoon's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Obstagoon's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Obstagoon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
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).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Obstagoon this turn).




Species: Obstagoon
Item: Flame Orb / Chople Berry
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Obstruct / Protect

Physical Sweeper Obstagoon (Guts)

Obstagoon is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Flame Orb will burn Obstagoon at the end of the turn which will activate Obstagoon's Guts ability. Use Obstruct or Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Obstagoon is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Obstagoon a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Obstagoon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
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).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Obstagoon's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Obstruct is a status move (protects from damaging attacks. contact: -2 def).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Obstagoon this turn).




Species: Obstagoon
Item: Chople Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Knock Off / Throat Chop
- Close Combat
- Seed Bomb

Physical Sweeper Obstagoon (Defiant)

Obstagoon is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Obstagoon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Obstagoon's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
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).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Obstagoon's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


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

ClefableCorviknightToxapexDragapultZeraoraExcadrillHippowdonSeismitoadConkeldurrSalazzleRibombeeCosmoem


Species: Obstagoon
Item: Flame Orb / Chople Berry
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Obstruct / Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Obstagoon (Guts)

Obstagoon is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Flame Orb will burn Obstagoon at the end of the turn which will activate Obstagoon's Guts ability. Use Obstruct or Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Obstagoon is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Obstagoon a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Obstagoon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
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).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Obstagoon's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Obstruct is a status move (protects from damaging attacks. contact: -2 def).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Obstagoon this turn).




Species: Obstagoon
Item: Chople Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Knock Off / Throat Chop
- Close Combat
- Seed Bomb

Doubles Physical Sweeper Obstagoon (Defiant)

Obstagoon is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Obstagoon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Defiant, Obstagoon's attack is raised by 2 for each of its stats that is lowered by a foe.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
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).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Obstagoon's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Obstagoon 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cross Chop
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
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.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Lick
30
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Submission
80
80%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
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.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense 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.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Obstruct
--
--
10
Protects from damaging attacks. Contact: -2 Def.
Parting Shot
--
100%
20
Lowers target's Atk, Sp. Atk by 1. User switches.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense 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.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Obstagoon 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 Obstagoon

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