Competitive Information for Pupitar [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Pupitar pupitar
Base Stats for Pupitar

Rock / Ground

Abilities:
Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pupitar? 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.


Pupitar is popular Rock and Ground-typed Pokemon. Pupitar is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Pupitar is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Pupitar
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Outrage
- Superpower
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Pupitar (Shed Skin)

Pupitar is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pupitar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pupitar's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Pupitar has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Pupitar's last move failed).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Pupitar afterwards).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pupitar's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pupitar? 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: Pupitar
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Outrage
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pupitar (Shed Skin)

Pupitar is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pupitar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pupitar's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Pupitar has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Pupitar afterwards).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Pupitar's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pupitar 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground 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.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pupitar 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 Pupitar

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