Competitive Information for Vibrava [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Vibrava vibrava
Base Stats for Vibrava

Ground / Dragon

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Trapinch
Vibrava
Flygon

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Vibrava? 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.


Vibrava is a pretty decent Ground and Dragon-typed Pokemon. Vibrava is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Vibrava is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Vibrava
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- First Impression

Physical Sweeper Vibrava (Levitate)

Vibrava is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Vibrava from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vibrava's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Vibrava is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Vibrava afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Vibrava's attack and defense by 1 stage).
First Impression is a physical priority-increased 90-base power Bug-type move (hits first. first turn out only).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vibrava? 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: Vibrava
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Outrage
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vibrava (Levitate)

Vibrava is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Vibrava from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vibrava's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Vibrava is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Vibrava afterwards).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Vibrava's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vibrava 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.
Boomburst
140
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
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.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
First Impression
90
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vibrava 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 Vibrava

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