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

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Basic Information for Torkoal

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Fire Type
Abilities
White Smoke Prevents other Pokemon from lowering its stats.
Drought Turns the sunlight harsh when the Pokemon enters a battle.
Shell Armor (Hidden) The Pokemon is protected against critical hits.

Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Rock Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
-
Takes 0x damage
-

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
70 85 140 85 70 20

Best Nature for Torkoal

Best Natures
Calm
(+SpDef, -Atk)
Bold
(+Def, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Torkoal

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Nature Calm (+SpDef, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 4 / Sp.Def. 252
Final Stat Values HP 177 / Def. 161 / Sp.Atk. 105 / Sp.Def. 134 / Spd. 40
Ability Drought
Held Item Eject Pack
Moveset Overheat
Yawn
Stealth Rock
Body Press

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

Alternate Move Choices

Self-Destruct
Fissure
Will-O-Wisp
Clear Smog

How to Use Torkoal Effectively

This section is coming soon.

Counters for Torkoal

Change the weather to throw off its momentum

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Handle it with a Ground or Rock-type

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Hippowdon ImageHippowdon Ranking: ★★★★☆
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Rhyperior ImageRhyperior Ranking: ★★★☆☆
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