Competitive Information for Sliggoo [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Sliggoo sliggoo
Base Stats for Sliggoo

Dragon

Abilities:
HydrationHydration: This Pokemon has its status cured at the end of each turn if Rain Dance is active.
,
Sap SipperSap Sipper: This Pokemon's Attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a Grass move; Grass immunity.
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GooeyGooey: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon have their Speed lowered by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Goomy
Sliggoo
Goodra

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Sliggoo? 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.


Sliggoo is a wonderful Dragon-typed Pokemon. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Sliggoo is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Sliggoo
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Body Slam / Facade
- Rock Slide
- Counter

Physical Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Sliggoo afterwards).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Sliggoo is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).




Species: Sliggoo
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is an awesome Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Sliggoo's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Sliggoo? 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: Sliggoo
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Rock Slide
- Body Slam / Facade
- Counter

Doubles Physical Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Sliggoo afterwards).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Sliggoo is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).




Species: Sliggoo
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Gooey
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Doubles Special Sweeper Sliggoo (Gooey)

Sliggoo is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Sliggoo is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was 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 Sliggoo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sliggoo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Gooey, pokemon making contact with Sliggoo have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Sliggoo's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Sliggoo 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.
Acid Spray
40
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed 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.
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.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Life Dew
--
--
10
Heals the user (and allies) by 1/4 amount.
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.
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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Sliggoo 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 Sliggoo

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