This is a strategy guide for using Conkeldurr in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Conkeldurr, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Guts||Boosts Attack if there is a status problem.|
|Sheer Force||Removes aded effects to increase move damage.|
|Iron Fist (Hidden)||Boosts the power of punching moves.|
|Deals 4x damage||
|Deals 2x damage|
|Deals 0.5x damage|
|Deals 1/4x damage||
|Deals 0x damage||
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Mach Punch||Inherit from Hitmonchan (learns at Lv. 4)|
|Nature||Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Atk. 252 / Sp.Def. 4|
|Final Stat Values||HP 212 / Atk. 211 / Def. 115 / Sp.Def. 86 / Spd. 65|
Its Hidden Ability Iron Fist increases the power of its punching moves. This build focuses on this bonus by stacking Conkeldurr with 4 square punches. Starting with the priority punching move Mach Punch, Conkeldurr's ability to learn a variety of useful punches combined with its high Attack makes this a great set for heavy hitting.
When holding the Expert Belt, it can faint a Galarian Darmanitan with no EVs in HP in a single hit with Mach Punch.
|Hammer Arm||An alternate punching move for Drain Punch. For when you just want more power.|
|Fire Punch||Mainly for taking out Ferrothorn and Aegislash. With the Expert Belt, it has a high chance of getting a 1HKO even on the Defense-heavy Ferrothorn.|
|Payback||A Dark-type move with doubled power when hitting last. It matches well with Conkeldurr's low Speed, and is useful for hitting Ghost types.|
|Stone Edge||Useful for hitting Fire and Flying types. It doesn't take advantage of Iron Fist, but its Base Power is already enough to leave a dent.|
|Earthquake||Like Stone Edge, but for using against Fire, Electric and Poison types.|
Conkeldurr has a massively high Base Attack, and its Ability is also made to further boost its attacking power. As its HP and Defense are also on the high end, there are many situations where it can handle its opponents' attacks with ease.
It can also use the HP-recovery attack Drain Punch, as well as the priority attack Mach Punch, which allow it to survive an opponent's attack and heal the lost HP with Drain Punch, and deal a final blow when on its last legs by getting in a Mach Punch before its opponent can move.
Compared to its high Defense and ability to handle Physical attackers, Conkeldurr doesn't fare so well against Special attacks, which can swiftly take it out.
・Whether Fairy or Flying, its Special attacks can hit super effectively
・Depending on the build, it may get knocked out when not Dynamaxed or Defense-focused
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・Can hit a weak point with Flying attacks
・Even if it Dynamaxes, it probably won't be able to survive a Rock-type attack
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A strong type matchup can be enough to nullify the power of Conkeldurr's massive Attack. An immunity or resistence to its main weapon of Fighting-type moves can make or break a Pokemon's success against Conkeldurr.
・Almost none of Conkeldurr's attacks can hit super effectively
・Immune to Fighting-type attacks
・Can use Strength Sap to both heal and decrease Conkeldurr's Attack
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・Resists damage from Fighting-type moves
・Must watch out for Thunder Punch
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