Competitive Information for Tyrogue [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Tyrogue tyrogue
Base Stats for Tyrogue

Fighting

Abilities:
Vital SpiritVital Spirit: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.
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SteadfastSteadfast: If this Pokemon flinches, its Speed is raised by 1 stage.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tyrogue? 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.


Tyrogue is an extraordinary Fighting-typed Pokemon. Tyrogue is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Tyrogue is weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Tyrogue
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- High Jump Kick / Brick Break
- Facade
- Earthquake
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Tyrogue (Guts)

Tyrogue is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Tyrogue at the end of the turn which will activate Tyrogue's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Tyrogue is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Tyrogue a sweet boost.

High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 130-base power Fighting-type move (Tyrogue is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Tyrogue is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).




Species: Tyrogue
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- High Jump Kick / Brick Break
- Earthquake
- Body Slam / Retaliate
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Tyrogue (Steadfast)

Tyrogue is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tyrogue's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Steadfast, if Tyrogue flinches its speed is raised by 1 stage.

High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 130-base power Fighting-type move (Tyrogue is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Retaliate is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if an ally fainted last turn).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).




Species: Tyrogue
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Round / Snore
- Vacuum Wave
- Protect
- Bulk Up

Special Sweeper Tyrogue (Steadfast)

Tyrogue is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tyrogue's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Steadfast, if Tyrogue flinches its speed is raised by 1 stage.

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 (Tyrogue must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Vacuum Wave is a special STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Fighting-type move (usually goes first).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Tyrogue's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Tyrogue? 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: Tyrogue
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- High Jump Kick
- Earthquake
- Facade
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Tyrogue (Guts)

Tyrogue is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Tyrogue at the end of the turn which will activate Tyrogue's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Tyrogue is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Tyrogue a sweet boost.

High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 130-base power Fighting-type move (Tyrogue is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Tyrogue is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).




Species: Tyrogue
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- High Jump Kick / Brick Break
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Body Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Tyrogue (Steadfast)

Tyrogue is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tyrogue's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Steadfast, if Tyrogue flinches its speed is raised by 1 stage.

High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 130-base power Fighting-type move (Tyrogue is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
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).




Species: Tyrogue
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Round / Snore
- Vacuum Wave
- Protect
- Bulk Up

Doubles Special Sweeper Tyrogue (Steadfast)

Tyrogue is a decent Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tyrogue's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Steadfast, if Tyrogue flinches its speed is raised by 1 stage.

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 (Tyrogue must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Vacuum Wave is a special STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Fighting-type move (usually goes first).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Tyrogue's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Tyrogue 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
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
High Jump Kick
130
90%
10
User is hurt by 50% of its max HP if it misses.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mach Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Rapid Spin
50
100%
40
Free user from hazards/bind/Leech Seed; +1 Spe.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss 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.
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.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tyrogue 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 Tyrogue

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