Competitive Information for Wailmer [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Wailmer wailmer
Base Stats for Wailmer

Water

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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ObliviousOblivious: This Pokemon cannot be infatuated or taunted. Immune to Intimidate.
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Water VeilWater Veil: This Pokemon cannot be burned. Gaining this Ability while burned cures it.


Evolutions / Family:
Wailmer
Wailord

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 Wailmer? 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.


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


Species: Wailmer
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Body Press

Physical Sweeper Wailmer (Oblivious)

Wailmer is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailmer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailmer cannot be infatuated or taunted. immune to intimidate.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses defense instead of attack in damage calculation).




Species: Wailmer
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Surf
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Defense Curl

Special Sweeper Wailmer (Oblivious)

Wailmer is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailmer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailmer cannot be infatuated or taunted. immune to intimidate.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Wailmer's hp decreases).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Wailmer's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wailmer? 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: Wailmer
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Waterfall
- Body Press

Doubles Physical Sweeper Wailmer (Oblivious)

Wailmer is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailmer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailmer cannot be infatuated or taunted. immune to intimidate.

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).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses defense instead of attack in damage calculation).




Species: Wailmer
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Surf
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Defense Curl

Doubles Special Sweeper Wailmer (Oblivious)

Wailmer is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Wailmer's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Wailmer cannot be infatuated or taunted. immune to intimidate.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Wailmer's hp decreases).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Wailmer's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wailmer 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Water Spout
150
100%
5
Less power as user's HP decreases. Hits foe(s).
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.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wailmer 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 Wailmer

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