Competitive Information for Shiinotic [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Shiinotic shiinotic
Base Stats for Shiinotic

Grass / Fairy

Abilities:
Effect SporeEffect Spore: 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with this Pokemon.
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Rain DishRain Dish: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn.
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IlluminateIlluminate: No competitive use.


Evolutions / Family:
Morelull
Shiinotic

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarConkeldurrRaichuPrimarinaVanilluxeTogekissMeowsticBlastoiseArcanineDusclops


Shiinotic is a decent Grass and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Shiinotic when battling in the 8th generation meta. Shiinotic is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Shiinotic
Item: Iron Ball / Room Service
Ability: Rain Dish
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Moonblast
- Sludge Bomb
- Spore / Giga Drain
- Strength Sap

Physical Wall Shiinotic (Popular/Trending)

Shiinotic is a marvelous Physical Wall. It attempts to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Iron Ball will halve the user's speed and are generally not recommended unless being used with Trick Room. With Rain Dish, if rain dance is active Shiinotic heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Spore is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Shiinotic recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Strength Sap is a status move (Shiinotic heals hp=target's attack stat. lowers attack by 1 stage).




Species: Shiinotic
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Effect Spore
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Pollen Puff

Special Sweeper Shiinotic (Effect Spore)

Shiinotic is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Shiinotic's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Effect Spore, 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with Shiinotic.

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).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Shiinotic recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CorviknightTyranitarClefableQuagsireMiloticPelipperGyaradosDrednawGastrodonRhyperiorAraquanidGoodra


Species: Shiinotic
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Effect Spore
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Pollen Puff

Doubles Special Sweeper Shiinotic (Effect Spore)

Shiinotic is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Shiinotic's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Effect Spore, 30% chance of poison/paralysis/sleep on others making contact with Shiinotic.

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).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Shiinotic recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Shiinotic 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.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
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.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Moonlight
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spore
--
100%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Strength Sap
--
100%
10
User heals HP=target's Atk stat. Lowers Atk by 1.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Shiinotic 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 Shiinotic

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