Competitive Information for Seaking [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Seaking seaking
Base Stats for Seaking

Water

Abilities:
Lightning RodLightning Rod: This Pokemon draws Electric moves to itself to raise Sp. Atk by 1; Electric immunity.
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Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Water VeilWater Veil: This Pokemon cannot be burned. Gaining this Ability while burned cures it.


Evolutions / Family:
Goldeen
Seaking

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

GyaradosToxapexPelipperDracovishLudicoloPrimarinaMiloticLaprasRotom-WashFrosmoth


Seaking is a pretty decent Water-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to find yourself dealing with Seaking when battling in the 8th generation meta. Seaking's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Seaking
Item: Assault Vest / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 112 Hp / 200 Atk / 124 SpD / 72 Spe
Moveset:
- Megahorn
- Drill Run
- Waterfall
- Facade / Swords Dance

Physical Tank Seaking (Popular/Trending)

Seaking is a stupendous Physical Tank. It attempts to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Lightning Rod, Seaking draws electric moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; electric immunity. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Megahorn is a physical 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a vast amount of damage.
Drill Run is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Seaking is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Seaking's attack by 2 stages).




Species: Seaking
Item: Assault Vest / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Megahorn
- Waterfall
- Protect
- Swords Dance

Special Sweeper Seaking (Popular/Trending)

Seaking is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Lightning Rod, Seaking draws electric moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; electric immunity.

Megahorn is a physical 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seaking this turn).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Seaking's attack by 2 stages).




Species: Seaking
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Body Slam
- Poison Jab
- Throat Chop

Physical Sweeper Seaking (Lightning Rod)

Seaking is an awesome Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Seaking from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seaking's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Lightning Rod, Seaking draws electric moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; electric immunity.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Poison Jab is a physical 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).



Movesets for Doubles


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

GyaradosToxapexPelipperDracovishLudicoloPrimarinaMiloticLaprasRotom-WashFrosmoth


Species: Seaking
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Body Slam
- Poison Jab
- Throat Chop

Doubles Physical Sweeper Seaking (Lightning Rod)

Seaking is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Seaking from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Seaking's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Lightning Rod, Seaking draws electric moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; electric immunity.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Poison Jab is a physical 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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Seaking 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
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 Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze 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.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
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.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
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.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Seaking 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 Seaking

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