Pincurchin - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle | Pokemon Sword and Shield


This is a strategy guide for using Pincurchin 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 Pincurchin, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Pincurchin

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Electric Type
Lightning Rod Draws in all Electric-type moves to up Special Attack.
Electric Surge (Hidden) The Pokemon creates an Electric Terrain when it enters a battle.

Type Defenses

Deals 4x damage
Deals 2x damage
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Deals 0.5x damage
Flying Image Steel Image
Deals 1/4x damage
Deals 0x damage
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What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
48 101 95 91 85 15

Best Nature for Pincurchin

Best Natures
Relaxed (+Def, -Spd) Brave (+Atk, -Spd)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Pincurchin

Sweep Setup Moveset & Best Build Moveset & Best Build

Nature Relaxed (+Def, -Spd)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 252 / Sp.Def. 4
Final Stat Values HP 155 / Atk. 121 / Def. 161 / Sp.Def. 106 / Spd. 31
Ability Electric Surge
Held Item Focus Band
Moveset Memento
Toxic Spikes
Sucker Punch
Zing Zap

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

Alternate Move Choices


Trick Room Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Brave (+Atk, -Spd)
EV Spread HP 252 / Atk. 252 / Def. 4 (Spd. 0 Recommended)
Final Stat Values HP 155 / Atk. 168 / Def. 116 / Sp.Def. 105 / Spd. 18
Ability Electric Surge
Held Item Life Orb
Moveset Zing Zap
Pin Missile
Sucker Punch

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

Alternate Move Choices

Poison Jab

How to Use Pincurchin Effectively

This section is coming soon.

Counters for Pincurchin

Use a super-effective Ground-type Pokemon

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