Competitive Information for Qwilfish [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Qwilfish qwilfish
Base Stats for Qwilfish

Water / Poison

Abilities:
IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.
,
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Qwilfish

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Qwilfish? 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 team mates for Qwilfish in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

SeismitoadPelipperFerrothornDracovishDrednawAegislashHydreigonHaxorusDittoSnorlaxGastrodonNoivern


Qwilfish is an awesome Water and Poison-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to find yourself dealing with Qwilfish when battling in the 8th generation meta. Qwilfish is weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Qwilfish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Aqua Tail
- Poison Jab
- Throat Chop
- Facade

Physical Sweeper Qwilfish (Swift Swim)

Qwilfish is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Qwilfish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Qwilfish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Qwilfish's speed is doubled. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Qwilfish is burn/poison/paralyzed).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Qwilfish? 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 team mates for Qwilfish in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

SeismitoadPelipperFerrothornDracovishDrednawAegislashHydreigonHaxorusDittoSnorlaxGastrodonNoivern


Species: Qwilfish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Aqua Tail
- Poison Jab
- Throat Chop
- Facade

Doubles Physical Sweeper Qwilfish (Swift Swim)

Qwilfish is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Qwilfish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Qwilfish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Qwilfish's speed is doubled. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Qwilfish is burn/poison/paralyzed).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Qwilfish 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
Acid Spray
40
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fell Stinger
50
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 3 if this KOes the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
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.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Acupressure
--
--
30
Raises a random stat of the user or an ally by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Minimize
--
--
10
Raises the user's evasiveness by 2.
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.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
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 Qwilfish 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 Qwilfish

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