Competitive Information for Sobble [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Sobble sobble
Base Stats for Sobble

Water

Abilities:
TorrentTorrent: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Water attacks.
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SniperSniper: If this Pokemon strikes with a critical hit, the damage is multiplied by 1.5.


Evolutions / Family:
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Sobble? 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.


Sobble is a fabulous Water-typed Pokemon. Sobble is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Sobble's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Sobble
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Water Pledge
- Round / Snore
- Mud Shot
- Protect

Special Sweeper Sobble (Torrent)

Sobble is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sobble from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sobble's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Sobble's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Water Pledge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (use with grass or fire pledge for added effect).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Sobble must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud Shot is a special 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Sobble this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Sobble? 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: Sobble
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Water Pledge
- Round / Snore
- Mud Shot
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Sobble (Torrent)

Sobble is a notable Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sobble from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sobble's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Sobble's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Water Pledge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (use with grass or fire pledge for added effect).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Sobble must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud Shot is a special 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Sobble this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Sobble 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
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.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Grass or Fire Pledge for added effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Bind
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fell Stinger
50
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 3 if this KOes the target.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
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.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Tearful Look
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Sobble 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 Sobble

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