Competitive Information for Galarian Yamask [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Yamask-galar yamask-galar
Base Stats for Yamask-Galar

Ground / Ghost

Abilities:
Wandering SpiritWandering Spirit: Exchanges abilities when hit with a contact move.


Evolutions / Family:
Yamask

Weakness Chart for Ground/Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
2x
  
0x
  
0x
  
  
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
2x
0x
0.25x
  
0.5x
  
2x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Yamask-galar? 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.


Yamask is popular Ground and Ghost-typed Pokemon. Yamask is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Yamask is weak to Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Yamask-Galar
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Wandering Spirit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Zen Headbutt
- Facade
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Yamask-Galar (Wandering Spirit)

Yamask is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Yamask is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Yamask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Yamask's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Wandering Spirit, exchanges abilities when hit with a contact move. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Yamask is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Yamask-galar? 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: Yamask-Galar
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Wandering Spirit
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Brutal Swing
- Zen Headbutt

Doubles Physical Sweeper Yamask-Galar (Wandering Spirit)

Yamask is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Yamask is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Yamask from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Yamask's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Wandering Spirit, exchanges abilities when hit with a contact move.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Yamask-galar 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
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
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.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Crafty Shield
--
--
10
Protects allies from Status moves this turn.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Power Split
--
--
10
Averages Attack and Sp. Atk stats with target.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Yamask-galar 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 Yamask-galar

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