This is a strategy guide for using Flapple 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 Flapple, as well as its strengths and weak points.
|Flapple - Related Guides|
|Evolution and Learnset||Build for Ranked Battle||Gigantamax Flapple|
List of Contents
|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Gluttony||Encourages the early use of a held Berry.|
|Ripen||Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.|
|Hustle (Hidden)||Boosts the Attack stat, but lowers accuracy.|
|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||Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)|
|EV Spread||HP4 / Atk. 252 / Spd. 252|
|Final Stat Values||HP 146 / Atk. 162 / Def. 100 / Sp.Def. 80 / Spd. 134|
|Held Item||Life Orb|
・ Dragon Dance
・ Dual Wingbeat
・ Sucker Punch
These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.
Outrage and Fly can be safely substituted for other moves.
This build uses Life Orb to boost Flapple's Attack. The Hustle ability further boosts your Attack, making Flapple an excellent physical attacker.
Use Dragon Dance, then Dynamax to defeat a Dynamaxed Gyarados on a switch-in in one hit.
Fly's Dynamax counterpart, Max Airstream, allows you to boost your Speed, allowing it to outspeed opponents with high base Speed.
For a Dragon-type move, Outrage is selected for its high accuracy, to use mainly after Dynamax has ended.
|Move Option 1||Dragon Rush|
These moves can be used in place of Outrage and Fly when using Gigantamax Flapple.
|G-Max Tartness||Gigantamax Flapple's unique move. This move reduces the opponents' evasiveness.|
With the accuracy-boosting effects of Gigantamax Flapple's signature move, G-Max Tartness, you can reliably use the otherwise inaccurate Dragon Rush.
|Heavy Slam||After Dragon Dance, Max Steelspike has a high probability to defeat Dynamax Togekiss in one hit.|
|Outrage||A high damage Dragon-type move|
|Grav Apple||A Grass-type move that can lower your opponent's Def.|
|Fly||Can be used to waste a Dynamax turn from your opponent.|
|Grassy Glide||This move is a priority move if you have Grassy Terrain.|
Flapple's Hustle ability gives it a 1.5x Attack increase. As Dynamax moves always hit, it can gain the Attack boost from Hustle while preserving its accuracy. For this reason, Flapple is best used as a Dynamax or Gigantamax attacker.
It's best to attack first with a quick Dragon-type Pokemon. A Dragapult with maximized Speed will outspeed Flapple even after a 1-stage Speed boost.
Ice-type attacks are 4x-effective against Flapple, and can make quick work of it even without Dynamaxing.
・With its high Speed, it can attack with powerful moves like Dragon Darts & Draco Meteor
Moveset & Best Build for Dragapult
・Choice Scarf build using Draco Meteor can outspeed and KO Flapple even after a 1-stage Speed boost
Moveset & Best Build for Hydreigon
|Galarian Darmanitan||Ranking: ★★★★☆
・With Gorilla Tactics' Atk. boost, it's possible to KO a Dynamaxed Flapple in one hit.
Moveset & Best Build for Galarian Darmanitan
・The Ice Face ability allows you to hit back after taking a Physical attack
・In the Nice Face form, its Speed is increased and it can hit first
Moveset & Best Build for Eiscue
|Tapu Koko||Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can lower Flapple's attack because of Intimidate
Moveset & Best Build for Tapu Koko
|Landorus (Therian Forme)||Ranking: ★★★★★
・Dragon-type moves have zero effect on Tapu Koko
Moveset & Best Build for Landorus (Therian Forme)
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