Our Tier List has been updated with the latest contenders from the Crown Tundra!
This is a strategy guide for using Type: Null 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 Type: Null, as well as its strengths and weak points.
|Type: Null - Related Articles|
|Evolution and Learnset||Build for Ranked Battle|
List of Contents
|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Battle Armor||The Pokemon is protected against critical hits.|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage||
|Takes 1/4x damage||
|Takes 0x damage|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Nature||Relaxed (+Def, -Spd)|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Def. 252 / Sp.Def. 4|
|Final Stat Values||HP 202 / Atk. 115 / Def. 161 / Sp.Atk. 115 / Sp.Def. 116 / Spd. 71|
・ Thunder Wave
・ Icy Wind
These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.
As Type: Null is the pre-evolutionary form of Silvally, it's able to boost its defensive stats with Eviolite. With 95 Base Stats across the board to the exclusion of Speed, along with the defensive power-up from Eviolite, Type: Null comes into its own as a veritable tank.
Its potential to weather multiple hits also lets it get away with switching out repeatedly with U-turn. Combining this with status moves Thunder Wave and Icy Wind, Type: Null can be used throughout the battle as a strong supporter of its teammates.
The Relaxed Nature lowers its Speed, allowing it to move more slowly than Hippowdon, so that it can use U-turn after the opponent moves or switches and get a better read on what to switch in.
|Crush Claw||Has a high chance of lowering the opponent's Defense. An alternate choice for Facade.|
|Payback||Takes as much advantage as possible of its low Speed. An alternate choice for Icy Wind.|
Type: Null's defensive capabilities help it carry the team as a support player. With a wide movepool, including moves which can debuff the opponent such as Thunder Wave and Toxic. With U-turn, it can switch out after seeing its opponent's action on a turn, giving you the upper hand in choosing what Pokemon to switch in to battle.
Type: Null works well with heavy hitters. Using Type: Null, lower the opponent's Speed and switch out with U-turn, bringing in a slugger to clean up. Against the weakened opponent, your attacker can put on the pressure and aim for a sweep.
|Durant||・Its Ability Hustle boosts its Attack
・The priority attack First Impression is a real dinger
Moveset & Best Build for Durant
|Galarian Darmanitan||・Its Ability Gorilla Tactics boosts its Attack
Moveset & Best Build for Galarian Darmanitan
|Dracozolt||・Its Ability Hustle boosts its Attack
Bolt Beak does double damage when hitting first
Moveset & Best Build for Dracozolt
Even with Type: Null's high defensive stats across the board, Physical attackers who can hit hard enough to break through can get the best of it. Fighting-type Pokemon can hit super-effectively with STAB, and even if they can't faint it in one hit, each of the Pokemon listed below have priority moves which can allow them to hit first for a surprise knockout.
・Can potentially 1HKO with its high Attack
・If fails to finish it off on the first hit, can knock out on the next turn with a priority move
Moveset & Best Build for Conkeldurr
・Can deal hard-hitting damage
・Can knock out after dealing damage with a priority move
Moveset & Best Build for Lucario
When Type: Null comes out, its main options are to either use a debuffing move or switch out with U-turn. Substitute is an effective option for handling both of these situations, as it can block status moves and even if it breaks on a U-turn, you'll get the chance to see what switches in in its place. As Whimsicott can move first when using a status move thanks to its Ability Prankster, it can set up Substitute right away, and potentially get the chance to set up Cotton Guard.
・Can use Type: Null to set up
・Can use moves to support its teammates
Moveset & Best Build for Whimsicott
|All Competitive Builds for Ranked Battle|
|Movesets & Best Builds for The Crown Tundra Pokemon|
|Galarian Articuno||Galarian Zapdos||Galarian Moltres|
|Tapu Koko||Tapu Lele||Tapu Bulu|
|Movesets & Best Builds for Isle of Armor Pokemon|
|Porygon2||Urshifu Single-Strike Style||Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style|
|Movesets & Best Builds for New Pokemon|
|Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon|
|Mow Rotom||Type: Null||Gengar|
|Movesets & Best Builds for Gigantamax Pokemon|
|Gigantamax Grimmsnarl||Gigantamax Snorlax||Gigantamax Charizard|
|Competitive Pokemon Battle Guides|
|Tier List||Best Builds||Crown Tundra Tier List Contenders|
|Doubles Tier List||Team Building||Rental Teams|
The Like Feature
You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
As a member:Get access to several features!
Genshin Impact Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) Wiki Guide
Pokémon Sword and Shield Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH) Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Cyberpunk 2077 Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Demon's Souls PS5 Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Epic Seven Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (FE3H) Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
I’m interested in that drampa, what do you need and when can we connect? I can be online in the next hour
©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
The copyrights of videos of games used in our content and other intellectual property rights belong to the provider of the game.
The contents we provide on this site were created personally by members of the Game8 editorial department.
We refuse the right to reuse or repost content taken without our permission such as data or images to other sites.