Competitive Information for Kricketune [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Kricketune kricketune
Base Stats for Kricketune

Bug

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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TechnicianTechnician: This Pokemon's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. Includes Struggle.


Evolutions / Family:
Kricketot
Kricketune

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kricketune? 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.


Kricketune is pretty popular Bug-typed Pokemon. It's a almost common sight to see Kricketune out in the 6th generation battlefield. Kricketune is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Kricketune
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Return / Strength
- Knock Off
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Kricketune (Swarm)

Kricketune is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Kricketune from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kricketune's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Kricketune's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kricketune steals and eats the target's berry).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Kricketune? 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: Kricketune
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / Bug Bite
- Return / Strength
- Knock Off
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Kricketune (Swarm)

Kricketune is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Kricketune from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Kricketune's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Kricketune's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Kricketune steals and eats the target's berry).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kricketune 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
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fell Stinger
30
100%
25
Raises user's Attack by 2 if this KOes the target.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sticky Web
--
--
20
Lowers Speed of grounded foes by 1 on switch-in.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kricketune 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 Kricketune

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