Competitive Information for Rolycoly [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Rolycoly rolycoly
Base Stats for Rolycoly

Rock

Abilities:
Flash FireFlash Fire: This Pokemon's Fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one Fire move; Fire immunity.
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HeatproofHeatproof: The power of Fire-type attacks against this Pokemon is halved; burn damage halved.
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Steam EngineSteam Engine: This Pokemon's Speed is raised by 6 stages after it is damaged by Fire/Water moves.


Evolutions / Family:
Rolycoly
Carkol
Coalossal

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Rolycoly? 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.


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


Species: Rolycoly
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Iron Head / Gyro Ball
- Facade / Rapid Spin
- Dig

Physical Sweeper Rolycoly (Flash Fire)

Rolycoly is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Rolycoly's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Rolycoly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Rolycoly's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Gyro Ball is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the slower your Rolycoly than the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Rolycoly is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rapid Spin is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move (free Rolycoly from hazards/bind/leech seed; +1 spe).
Dig is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).



Species: Rolycoly
Item: Throat Spray / Life Orb
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Ancient Power / Meteor Beam
- Incinerate
- Round / Snore
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Rolycoly (Flash Fire)

Rolycoly is a wonderful Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Throat Spray activates when a Pokemon uses a sound-based move (in this case Round or Snore) and increases Rolycoly's special attack stat by 2 stages. Life Orb boosts the power of Rolycoly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Rolycoly's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Ancient Power is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Meteor Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Rock-type move (raises Rolycoly's special attack by 1 stage on turn 1. hits turn 2).
Incinerate is a special 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Rolycoly must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Rolycoly? 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: Rolycoly
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Iron Head / Gyro Ball
- Facade / Rapid Spin
- Dig

Doubles Physical Sweeper Rolycoly (Flash Fire)

Rolycoly is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Rolycoly's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Rolycoly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Rolycoly's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Gyro Ball is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the slower your Rolycoly than the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Rolycoly is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rapid Spin is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move (free Rolycoly from hazards/bind/leech seed; +1 spe).
Dig is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).



Species: Rolycoly
Item: Throat Spray / Life Orb
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Incinerate
- Ancient Power / Meteor Beam
- Round / Snore
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Rolycoly (Flash Fire)

Rolycoly is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Throat Spray activates when a Pokemon uses a sound-based move (in this case Round or Snore) and raises Rolycoly's special attack stat by 2 stages. Life Orb boosts the power of Rolycoly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Rolycoly's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Incinerate is a special 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Ancient Power is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Meteor Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Rock-type move (raises Rolycoly's special attack by 1 stage on turn 1. hits turn 2).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Rolycoly must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Rolycoly 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).
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Meteor Beam
120
90%
10
Raises user's Sp. Atk by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy 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.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Heat Crash
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rapid Spin
50
100%
40
Free user from hazards/bind/Leech Seed; +1 Spe.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
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.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Rolycoly 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 Rolycoly

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