Competitive Information for Phantump [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Phantump phantump
Base Stats for Phantump

Ghost / Grass

Abilities:
Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.
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FriskFrisk: On switch-in, this Pokemon identifies the held items of all opposing Pokemon.
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HarvestHarvest: If last item used is a Berry, 50% chance to restore it each end of turn. 100% in Sun.


Evolutions / Family:
Phantump
Trevenant

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Phantump? 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.


Phantump is a stupendous Ghost and Grass-typed Pokemon. Phantump is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Phantump is weak to Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Phantump
Item: Sitrus Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Seed Bomb
- Shadow Claw
- Foul Play
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Phantump (Harvest)

Phantump is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Phantump from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Phantump's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Harvest, if last item used is a berry 50% chance to restore it each end of turn. 100% in sun.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Phantump? 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: Phantump
Item: Sitrus Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Seed Bomb
- Rock Slide
- Shadow Claw
- Foul Play

Doubles Physical Sweeper Phantump (Harvest)

Phantump is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Phantump from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Phantump's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Harvest, if last item used is a berry 50% chance to restore it each end of turn. 100% in sun.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Phantump 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
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def 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.
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.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Branch Poke
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Horn Leech
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Phantom Force
90
100%
10
Disappears turn 1. Hits turn 2. Breaks protection.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Wood Hammer
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Forest's Curse
--
100%
20
Adds Grass to the target's type(s).
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Phantump 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 Phantump

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