Competitive Information for Vespiquen [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Vespiquen vespiquen
Base Stats for Vespiquen

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.


Evolutions / Family:
Combee
Vespiquen

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
0.25x
2x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
0x
2x
  
  
  
4x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Vespiquen? 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.


Vespiquen is an outstanding Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to find yourself dealing with Vespiquen when battling in the 8th generation meta. Vespiquen is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Attack Order / X-Scissor
- Acrobatics
- Cross Poison
- Slash

Physical Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Attack Order is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (high critical hit ratio).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Acrobatics is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Vespiquen has no held item).
Cross Poison is a physical 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz
- Air Slash
- Sludge Bomb
- Power Gem

Special Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is an interesting Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Power Gem is a special 80-base power Rock-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vespiquen? 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: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Attack Order / X-Scissor
- Acrobatics
- Cross Poison
- Slash

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Attack Order is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (high critical hit ratio).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Acrobatics is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Vespiquen has no held item).
Cross Poison is a physical 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Slash is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Vespiquen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Struggle Bug / Bug Buzz
- Air Slash
- Sludge Bomb
- Power Gem

Doubles Special Sweeper Vespiquen (Pressure)

Vespiquen is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vespiquen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Vespiquen is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Power Gem is a special 80-base power Rock-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vespiquen 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Power Gem
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Attack Order
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
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.
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.
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.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Aromatic Mist
--
--
20
Raises an ally's Sp. Def by 1.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Defend Order
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vespiquen 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 Vespiquen

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