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

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Basic Information for Seismitoad

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Water Type
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Ground Type
Abilities
Swift Swim Boosts the Pokemon's Speed in rain.
Poison Touch May poison targets when a Pokemon makes contact.'
Water Absorb (Hidden) Restores HP if hit by an Water-type move.

Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
Pokemon Grass Image
Takes 2x damage
-
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fire Image
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Pokemon Rock Image
Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
-
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Electric Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
105 95 75 85 75 74

Best Nature for Seismitoad

Best Natures
Modest
(+SpAtk, -Atk)
Adamant
(+Atk, -SpAtk)

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Seismitoad

Special Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Sp.Atk. 252 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 181 / Def. 95 / Sp.Atk. 150 / Sp.Def. 95 / Spd. 126
Ability Swift Swim
Held Item Life Orb
Expert Belt
Moveset Hydro Pump
Grass Knot
Earth Power
Sludge Wave

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

Special Attacker Seismitoad.png

Seismitoad's destructive power comes from its quick special attacks and giving it a Life Orb will boost its overall attack power.

The type variety of Seismitoad's special attacks would also benefit from giving it an Expert Belt, increasing their super effectiveness.

Alternate Move Choices

Scald A Water-type attack with 100% Accuracy, that can also burn.
Sludge Bomb Has a higher probability of poisoning than Sludge Wave.
Toxic Converts to Max Guard when Dynamaxed. Best used when opponent switches Pokemon.
Rain Dance Allows activation of Swift Swim's Spd. boost, without the need for Max Geyser.
Icy Wind Lower your opponent's Spd, though its power is low.

Physical Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Atk. 252 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 181 / Atk. 161 / Def. 95 / Sp.Def. 95 / Spd. 126
Ability Swift Swim
Held Item Life Orb
Expert Belt
Moveset Liquidation
Earthquake
Power Whip
Brick Break

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

Physical Attacker Seismitoad.png

Like its special attacker moveset, Seismitoad's physical attack damage and super effectiveness can be increased with a Life Orb or an Expert Belt respectively.

Alternate Move Choices

Poison Jab Effective against Fairy-types.
Drain Punch A Fighting-type move than recovers HP.
Ice Punch Super effective against Dragon-types.
Bounce Converts to Max Airstream, increasing Spd. without the need for rain.
Rain Dance Allows activation of Swift Swim's Spd. boost, without the need for Max Geyser.
Toxic Converts to Max Guard when Dynamaxed. Best used when opponent switches Pokemon.

How to Use Seismitoad Effectively

Special and Physical Attacker

Seismitoad's special and physical attack movesets have similar final stat values, so you can rely on both movesets to give you an advantage during a battle. Both movesets also give Seismitoad a wide range of type advantages, allowing you to exploit your opponent's weaknesses.

Special Attacker Advantages

  • Hydro Pump deals high damage.
  • The -50% attack effect of the Burn status effect does not affect special attacks, making it negligible when using Seismitoad.
  • You can reduce your opponent's speed with Icy Wind.

Physical Attacker Advantages

  • The ground-type move, Earthquake, and the grass-type move, Power Whip, deal high damage.
  • Brick Break cancels out the effects of Light Screen and Reflect.
  • Bounce becomes Max Airstream when Dynamaxed, allowing Seismitoad to increase its speed.

Attack First with Seismitoad's Swift Swim Ability

The Swift Swim Ability doubles Seismitoad's speed in the rain. Used with the alternate move, Rain Dance, you can potentially attack first with the increased damage of your other water-type moves.

Potentially attacking first with these speed boosts is useful against high-powered opponents, like Hydreigon, known to have one of the highest base special attacks.

Counters for Seismitoad

Seismitoad
Weakness
Pokemon Grass Image

Strike hard with a Grass-type attack

Seismitoad is especially vulnerable to grass type attacks, which deal 4x damage. Additionally, Seismitoad can be easily overpowered by physical and special attacks because of its low defense and special defense values.

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