Competitive Information for Reshiram [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Reshiram reshiram
Base Stats for Reshiram

Dragon / Fire

Abilities:
TurboblazeTurboblaze: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Reshiram

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Reshiram? 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.


Reshiram is a pretty decent Dragon and Fire-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to see Reshiram show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Reshiram is weak to Dragon, Ground, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Reshiram
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Turboblaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Overheat / Fusion Flare
- Earth Power
- Psychic

Special Sweeper Reshiram (Turboblaze)

Reshiram is a legendary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Reshiram's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Turboblaze, Reshiram's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Reshiram's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Reshiram's special attack by 2 stages).
Fusion Flare is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (power doubles if used after fusion bolt).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Reshiram? 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: Reshiram
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Turboblaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Hyper Voice
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Earth Power

Doubles Special Sweeper Reshiram (Turboblaze)

Reshiram is a legendary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Reshiram's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Turboblaze, Reshiram's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Reshiram's special attack by 2 stages).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Reshiram's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Reshiram 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).
Blue Flare
130
85%
5
20% chance to burn the target.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Extrasensory
80
100%
20
10% chance to flinch the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fusion Flare
100
100%
5
Power doubles if used after Fusion Bolt.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Breaking Swipe
60
100%
15
100% chance to lower adjacent foes' Atk by 1.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Heat Crash
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
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.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Noble Roar
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
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.
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.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Reshiram 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 Reshiram

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