Competitive Information for Wingull [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Wingull wingull
Base Stats for Wingull

Water / Flying

Abilities:
Keen EyeKeen Eye: This Pokemon's accuracy can't be lowered by others; ignores their evasiveness stat.
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Rain DishRain Dish: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn.
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HydrationHydration: This Pokemon has its status cured at the end of each turn if Rain Dance is active.


Evolutions / Family:
Wingull
Pelipper

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Wingull? 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.


Wingull is an astounding Water and Flying-typed Pokemon. Wingull is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Wingull's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Rock.


Species: Wingull
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald / Brine
- Air Slash / Air Cutter
- Ice Beam
- Round

Special Sweeper Wingull (Hydration)

Wingull is a remarkable Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Wingull from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Wingull's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hydration, Wingull has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Brine is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (power doubles if the target's hp is 50% or less).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wingull? 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: Wingull
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Air Slash
- Scald / Brine
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Twister

Doubles Special Sweeper Wingull (Hydration)

Wingull is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Wingull from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Wingull's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Hydration, Wingull has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Brine is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (power doubles if the target's hp is 50% or less).
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).
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wingull 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 Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wingull 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 Wingull

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