Competitive Information for Abomasnow [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Abomasnow abomasnow
Base Stats for Abomasnow

Grass / Ice

Abilities:
SoundproofSoundproof: This Pokemon is immune to sound-based moves, including Heal Bell.
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Snow WarningSnow Warning: On switch-in, this Pokemon summons Hail.


Evolutions / Family:
Snover
Abomasnow
Abomasnow-Mega

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Abomasnow? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Abomasnow is a sensational Grass and Ice-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Abomasnow when battling in the 6th generation meta. Abomasnow is weak to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Poison, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Abomasnow
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Seed Bomb
- Outrage
- Double-Edge
- Ice Punch

Physical Sweeper Abomasnow (Snow Warning)

Abomasnow is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Abomasnow's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Abomasnow afterwards).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Abomasnow
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Shadow Ball
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Abomasnow (Snow Warning)

Abomasnow is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Abomasnow's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Abomasnow recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Abomasnow cannot move next turn).




Species: Abomasnow
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Hasty (+Spe, -Def)
EVs: 16 Hp / 252 Def / 240 SpA
Moveset:
- Ice Shard
- Energy Ball
- Focus Blast
- Ice Beam / Avalanche

Abomasnow Special Tank (Choice Band)

Abomasnow is an astounding Special Tank. It is meant to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Choice Band will increase the damage of Abomasnow's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
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).
Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Abomasnow is damaged by the target).




Species: Abomasnow
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 250 Hp / 133 Def / 125 SpA
Moveset:
- Grass Knot
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Blizzard

Abomasnow Physical Wall (Subseed)

Abomasnow is an interesting Physical Wall. It's meant to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Abomasnow last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Grass Knot is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).
Substitute is a status move (Abomasnow takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Abomasnow every turn).
Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).




Species: Abomasnow
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Bashful
EVs: 236 Atk / 164 SpA / 108 Spe
Moveset:
- Frost Breath
- Bulldoze
- Giga Drain
- Earthquake

Abomasnow Mixed Sweeper (Mixed Attacker)

Abomasnow is a pretty decent Mixed Sweeper. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Abomasnow last longer regaining it's it's health points every turn. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Frost Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (always results in a critical hit).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Abomasnow recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Abomasnow? These builds have been optimized for X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Abomasnow
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wood Hammer / Razor Leaf
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Outrage

Doubles Physical Sweeper Abomasnow (Snow Warning)

Abomasnow is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Abomasnow's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Wood Hammer is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (has 33% recoil).
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Earthquake is a physical 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).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Abomasnow afterwards).




Species: Abomasnow
Item: Icy Rock / Occa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Icy Wind
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Shadow Ball
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Abomasnow (Snow Warning)

Abomasnow is an astounding Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Abomasnow's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Abomasnow is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Abomasnow recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Abomasnow cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Abomasnow 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.
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.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
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.
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.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
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.
Sheer Cold
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
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.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Wood Hammer
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
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.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Abomasnow can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Abomasnow

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