Competitive Information for Seismitoad [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Seismitoad seismitoad
Base Stats for Seismitoad

Water / Ground

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.
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Poison TouchPoison Touch: This Pokemon's contact moves have a 30% chance of poisoning.


Evolutions / Family:
Tympole
Palpitoad
Seismitoad

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarCharizardPelipperCorviknightConkeldurrRotom-MowWhimsicottTogekissPrimarinaChandelure


Seismitoad is an astounding Water and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's super common to see Seismitoad show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Seismitoad's only type-related weakness is Grass.


Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb / Assault Vest
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Muddy Water / Scald
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect / Substitute

Special Sweeper Seismitoad (Analytic)

Seismitoad is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Seismitoad's speed is doubled.

Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Muddy Water is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (30% chance to lower the foes accuracy by 1 stage).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Seismitoad this turn).
Substitute is a status move (Seismitoad takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).




Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab
- Ice Punch

Physical Sweeper Seismitoad (Swift Swim)

Seismitoad is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Seismitoad's speed is doubled.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Seismitoad's last move failed).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Earth Power
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Hyper Voice

Special Sweeper Seismitoad (Swift Swim)

Seismitoad is an extraordinary 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 Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Seismitoad's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).




Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 252 Hp / 110 SpA / 145 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power / Surf
- Focus Blast

Seismitoad Special Tank (Prince Froggy )

Seismitoad is a marvelous Special Tank. It's designed to take a substantial amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Seismitoad heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 98 Hp / 242 SpA / 168 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Earth Power
- Focus Blast
- Rain Dance

Seismitoad Special Sweeper (Swiftswim Seismitoad)

Seismitoad is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Seismitoad's speed is doubled.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).




Species: Seismitoad
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave
- Grass Knot
- Earth Power / Surf
- Sludge Bomb

Seismitoad Special Sweeper (Modestoad)

Seismitoad is an awesome Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Water Absorb, Seismitoad heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

ClefableCorviknightMandibuzzRotom-HeatConkeldurrPelipperKyuremMantineObstagoonBarraskewdaCharizardWeezing-Galar


Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Liquidation
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Seismitoad (Swift Swim)

Seismitoad is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Seismitoad's speed is doubled.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Seismitoad
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf
- Hyper Voice
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power

Doubles Special Sweeper Seismitoad (Swift Swim)

Seismitoad is a stupendous Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Seismitoad's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Seismitoad's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Seismitoad 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
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Def by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
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.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
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.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Seismitoad 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 Seismitoad

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