Competitive Information for Silicobra [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Silicobra silicobra
Base Stats for Silicobra

Ground

Abilities:
Sand VeilSand Veil: If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Sandstorm.
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Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.
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Sand SpitSand Spit: The Pokémon creates a sandstorm when it's hit by an attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Silicobra
Sandaconda

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Silicobra? 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.


Silicobra is an extraordinary Ground-typed Pokemon. Silicobra is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Silicobra is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Silicobra
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Sand Spit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Drill Run
- Headbutt / Facade
- Brutal Swing
- Poison Tail

Physical Sweeper Silicobra (Sand Spit)

Silicobra is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Silicobra is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Silicobra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Silicobra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Spit, the pokémon creates a sandstorm when it's hit by an attack. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Drill Run is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Ground-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Silicobra is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Poison Tail is a physical 50-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Silicobra? 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: Silicobra
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Sand Spit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Brutal Swing
- Headbutt / Facade
- Poison Tail

Doubles Physical Sweeper Silicobra (Sand Spit)

Silicobra is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Silicobra is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Silicobra from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Silicobra's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Spit, the pokémon creates a sandstorm when it's hit by an attack. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

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).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Silicobra is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Poison Tail is a physical 50-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Silicobra 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.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def 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.
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.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Wrap
15
90%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Coil
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack, Defense, accuracy by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Glare
--
100%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Minimize
--
--
10
Raises the user's evasiveness by 2.
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.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Silicobra 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 Silicobra

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