Competitive Information for Wobbuffet [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Wobbuffet wobbuffet
Base Stats for Wobbuffet

Psychic

Abilities:
Shadow TagShadow Tag: Prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they also have this Ability.
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TelepathyTelepathy: This Pokemon does not take damage from attacks made by its allies.


Evolutions / Family:
Wynaut
Wobbuffet

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Wobbuffet? 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.


Wobbuffet is pretty popular Psychic-typed Pokemon. Wobbuffet are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Wobbuffet is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Counter
- Amnesia
- Splash
- Destiny Bond

Physical Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they also have this ability.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Amnesia is a status move (raises your Wobbuffet's special defense by 2 stages).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).




Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Mirror Coat
- Amnesia
- Splash
- Destiny Bond

Special Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they also have this ability.

Mirror Coat is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Amnesia is a status move (raises your Wobbuffet's special defense by 2 stages).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).




Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 28 Hp / 228 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Mirror Coat
- Encore
- Safeguard
- Counter

Wobbuffet Double Wall (Standard Wobbuffet)

Wobbuffet is an interesting Double Wall. It attempts to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Wobbuffet last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Shadow Tag, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they also have this ability.

Mirror Coat is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Encore is a status move (target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns).
Safeguard is a status move (for 5 turns, protects Wobbuffet's party from status).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Wobbuffet? 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: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Counter
- Amnesia
- Splash
- Destiny Bond

Doubles Physical Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they also have this ability.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Amnesia is a status move (raises your Wobbuffet's special defense by 2 stages).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).




Species: Wobbuffet
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Tag
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Mirror Coat
- Amnesia
- Splash
- Destiny Bond

Doubles Special Sweeper Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag)

Wobbuffet is a notable Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Wobbuffet's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Tag, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they also have this ability.

Mirror Coat is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Amnesia is a status move (raises your Wobbuffet's special defense by 2 stages).
Splash is a status move (no competitive use).
Destiny Bond is a status move (if an opponent knocks out your Wobbuffet, it also faints).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Wobbuffet 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
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Wobbuffet 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 Wobbuffet

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