Competitive Information for Pyukumuku [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Pyukumuku pyukumuku
Base Stats for Pyukumuku

Water

Abilities:
UnawareUnaware: This Pokemon ignores other Pokemon's stat stages when taking or doing damage.
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Innards OutInnards Out: If this Pokemon is KOed with a move, that move's user loses an equal amount of HP.


Evolutions / Family:
Pyukumuku

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

DragapultTyranitarFerrothornHitmontopCorviknightTorkoalHattereneIndeedee-FAlcremieArctozolt


Pyukumuku is a phenomenal Water-typed Pokemon. Pyukumuku is a pretty usual Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Pyukumuku's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Pyukumuku
Item: Sitrus Berry / Mental Herb
Ability: Unaware
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Recover / Safeguard
- Reflect
- Soak
- Toxic / Purify

Physical Wall Pyukumuku (Analytic)

Pyukumuku is a remarkable Physical Wall. It's goal is to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Unaware, Pyukumuku ignores other pokemon's stat stages when taking or doing damage.

Recover is a status move (heals your Pyukumuku by 50% of its max hp).
Safeguard is a status move (for 5 turns, protects Pyukumuku's party from status).
Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved).
Soak is a status move (changes the target's type to water).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Purify is a status move (cures target's status; heals Pyukumuku 1/2 max hp if so).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!




Species: Pyukumuku
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Unaware
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Counter
- Recover
- Harden
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Pyukumuku (Unaware)

Pyukumuku is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Pyukumuku's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Unaware, Pyukumuku ignores other pokemon's stat stages when taking or doing damage.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Pyukumuku by 50% of its max hp).
Harden is a status move (raises your Pyukumuku's defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CorviknightToxapexClefableSeismitoadJirachiFerrothornGastrodonKommo-oRunerigusQuagsireSylveonShedinja


Species: Pyukumuku
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Unaware
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Counter
- Recover
- Harden
- Toxic

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pyukumuku (Unaware)

Pyukumuku is popular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Pyukumuku's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Unaware, Pyukumuku ignores other pokemon's stat stages when taking or doing damage.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Pyukumuku by 50% of its max hp).
Harden is a status move (raises your Pyukumuku's defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pyukumuku 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
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Purify
--
--
20
Cures target's status; heals user 1/2 max HP if so.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
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.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pyukumuku 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 Pyukumuku

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