Competitive Information for Ponyta [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Ponyta ponyta
Base Stats for Ponyta

Fire

Abilities:
Flame BodyFlame Body: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be burned.
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Flash FireFlash Fire: This Pokemon's Fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one Fire move; Fire immunity.
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Run AwayRun Away: No competitive use.


Evolutions / Family:
Ponyta
Rapidash

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ponyta? 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.


Ponyta is an outstanding Fire-typed Pokemon. Ponyta is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Ponyta is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Ponyta
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Flame Wheel
- Double-Edge
- High Horsepower
- Wild Charge

Physical Sweeper Ponyta (Flash Fire)

Ponyta is popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Ponyta from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ponyta's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Ponyta's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Ponyta).
Flame Wheel is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target. thaws Ponyta).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
High Horsepower is a physical 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Ponyta? 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: Ponyta
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Flame Wheel
- Double-Edge
- High Horsepower
- Wild Charge

Doubles Physical Sweeper Ponyta (Flash Fire)

Ponyta is an interesting Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Ponyta from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ponyta's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Ponyta's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Ponyta).
Flame Wheel is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target. thaws Ponyta).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
High Horsepower is a physical 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ponyta 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
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Inferno
100
50%
5
100% chance to burn the target.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Solar Blade
125
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ponyta 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 Ponyta

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