Competitive Information for Salandit [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Salandit salandit
Base Stats for Salandit

Poison / Fire

Abilities:
ObliviousOblivious: This Pokemon cannot be infatuated or taunted. Immune to Intimidate.
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CorrosionCorrosion: This Pokemon can poison or badly poison other Pokemon regardless of their typing.


Evolutions / Family:
Salandit
Salazzle

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Salandit? 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.


Salandit is a stupendous Poison and Fire-typed Pokemon. Salandit is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Salandit is weak to Ground, Psychic, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Salandit
Item: Air Balloon / Life Orb
Ability: Corrosion
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Belch / Sludge Wave
- Dragon Pulse
- Round

Special Sweeper Salandit (Corrosion)

Salandit is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Salandit from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Salandit's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Corrosion, Salandit can poison or badly poison other pokemon regardless of their typing.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Salandit's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Belch is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Poison-type move (cannot be selected until your Salandit eats a berry).
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Salandit? 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: Salandit
Item: Air Balloon / Life Orb
Ability: Corrosion
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Incinerate
- Sludge Wave / Belch
- Dragon Pulse
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Salandit (Corrosion)

Salandit is an astounding Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Salandit from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Salandit's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Corrosion, Salandit can poison or badly poison other pokemon regardless of their typing.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Incinerate is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Belch is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Poison-type move (cannot be selected until your Salandit eats a berry).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Salandit 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
Belch
120
90%
10
Cannot be selected until the user eats a Berry.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Smog
30
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
50% chance to badly poison the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Poison Gas
--
90%
40
Poisons the foe(s).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness 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.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Salandit 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 Salandit

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