Competitive Information for Skorupi [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Skorupi skorupi
Base Stats for Skorupi

Poison / Bug

Abilities:
Keen EyeKeen Eye: This Pokemon's accuracy can't be lowered by others; ignores their evasiveness stat.
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Battle ArmorBattle Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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SniperSniper: If this Pokemon strikes with a critical hit, the damage is multiplied by 1.5.


Evolutions / Family:
Skorupi
Drapion

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Skorupi? 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.


Skorupi is a sensational Poison and Bug-typed Pokemon. Skorupi is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Skorupi is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Skorupi
Item: Scope Lens / Life Orb
Ability: Sniper
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Cross Poison / Poison Tail
- Brick Break / Slash
- Night Slash / Knock Off
- X-Scissor / Skitter Smack

Physical Sweeper Skorupi (Sniper)

Skorupi is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Scope Lens/Razor Claw increases Skorupi critical hit ratio by 1 stage and combined with Skorupi's Sniper ability will increase the amount of damage done by those critial hits. Life Orb boosts the power of Skorupi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sniper, if Skorupi strikes with a critical hit the damage is multiplied by 1.5. Brick Break was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Poison Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Skitter Smack is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower target's special attack by 1 stage).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Skorupi? 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: Skorupi
Item: Scope Lens / Life Orb
Ability: Sniper
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Cross Poison / Poison Tail
- Brick Break / Slash
- Night Slash / Knock Off
- X-Scissor / Skitter Smack

Doubles Physical Sweeper Skorupi (Sniper)

Skorupi is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Scope Lens/Razor Claw increases Skorupi critical hit ratio by 1 stage and combined with Skorupi's Sniper ability will increase the amount of damage done by those critial hits. Life Orb boosts the power of Skorupi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sniper, if Skorupi strikes with a critical hit the damage is multiplied by 1.5. Brick Break was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Poison Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Skitter Smack is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower target's special attack by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Skorupi 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
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
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.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fell Stinger
50
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 3 if this KOes the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
50% chance to badly poison the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Skitter Smack
70
90%
10
100% chance to lower target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Acupressure
--
--
30
Raises a random stat of the user or an ally by 2.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Skorupi 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 Skorupi

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