Competitive Information for Ribombee [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Ribombee ribombee
Base Stats for Ribombee

Bug / Fairy

Abilities:
Honey GatherHoney Gather: No competitive use.
,
Shield DustShield Dust: This Pokemon is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attack.
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Sweet VeilSweet Veil: This Pokemon and its allies cannot fall asleep.


Evolutions / Family:
Cutiefly
Ribombee

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

DragapultSnorlaxIncineroarGothitelleTogekissTorkoalVenusaurDuraludonCorviknightIndeedee-F


Ribombee is a remarkable Bug and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to see Ribombee show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Ribombee is weak to Fire, Flying, Poison, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Ribombee
Item: Focus Sash / Leftovers
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Pollen Puff
- Ally Switch
- Speed Swap

Special Sweeper Ribombee (Analytic)

Ribombee is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Ribombee last longer regaining it's life every turn. Focus Sash helps protect Ribombee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Shield Dust, Ribombee is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Pollen Puff is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Ally Switch is a status move (your Ribombee swaps positions with its ally).
Speed Swap is a status move (swaps speed stat with target).




Species: Ribombee
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Bug Buzz / Pollen Puff
- Psychic
- Energy Ball

Special Sweeper Ribombee (Shield Dust)

Ribombee is a decent Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Ribombee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ribombee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shield Dust, Ribombee is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Pollen Puff is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


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

BisharpExcadrillDracovishHawluchaGengarGyaradosDiggersbyMimikyuJirachiRotom-MowMamoswineDracozolt


Species: Ribombee
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Struggle Bug / Bug Buzz
- Psychic
- Energy Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Ribombee (Shield Dust)

Ribombee is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Ribombee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ribombee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shield Dust, Ribombee is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-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).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ribombee 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fairy Wind
40
100%
30
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Pollen Puff
90
100%
15
If the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max HP.
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.
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.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Aromatic Mist
--
--
20
Raises an ally's Sp. Def by 1.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
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.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quiver Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed by 1.
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.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Speed Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Speed stat with target.
Sticky Web
--
--
20
Lowers Speed of grounded foes by 1 on switch-in.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ribombee 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 Ribombee

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