Competitive Information for Virizion [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Virizion virizion
Base Stats for Virizion

Grass / Fighting

Abilities:
JustifiedJustified: This Pokemon's Attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a Dark-type move.


Evolutions / Family:
Virizion

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Virizion? 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.


Common team mates for Virizion in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

KeldeoCobalionTerrakionKommo-oVikavoltPrimarinaNecrozmaIncineroarBlastoise


Virizion is popular Grass and Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Virizion when battling in the 8th generation meta. Virizion is weak to Fairy, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- X-Scissor
- Zen Headbutt

Physical Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Air Slash
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Protect

Special Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Virizion's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Virizion cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Virizion this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Virizion? 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.


Common team mates for Virizion in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

KeldeoCobalionTerrakionKommo-oVikavoltPrimarinaNecrozmaIncineroarBlastoise


Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- X-Scissor
- Zen Headbutt

Doubles Physical Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Air Slash
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Virizion's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Virizion cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Virizion this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Virizion 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.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
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.
Sacred Sword
90
100%
15
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
Solar Blade
125
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
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.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Virizion 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 Virizion

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