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Which Style of Urshifu Should You Choose?

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This is a guide to choosing a style for Urshifu in the Isle of Armor expansion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Learn more about the differences between Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style to help you decide on what to choose!

How to Obtain Urshifu

Urshifu is a new Legendary Pokemon introduced in the Isle of Armor DLC.

Unlike other Legendary Pokemon, Urshifu has an evolution line. After obtaining Kubfu, you will need to train him through a gauntlet of challenges on either of the Towers of Two Fists, Tower of Darkness or Tower of Waters, before he evolves into Urshifu.

The player can only choose one of the two towers and can only bring Kubfu along.

Which Style Should You Choose?

After Kubfu evolves into Urshifu, the style that you picked will be locked and irreversible so trainers must choose wisely. Neither of these two forms are not vesion exclusives so trainers can freely choose between the two regardless if they have Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.

Rapid Strike Style is Best

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Upon completing the Tower of Waters, Kubfu will evolve into Rapid Strike Style Urshifu, which is a Fighting/Water type.

This form of Urshifu unleashes his power with a flurry of attacks, imitating the smooth flow of water on each hit, to crush his opponents. Because of its multi-hit attacks, Urshifu's Rapid Strike Style is able to break through defenses like Mimikyu's Disguise and Substitute to continue hitting on a single turn.

Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Electric Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Fairy Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Dark Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage

Rapid Strike Style has wider type coverage than Single Strike Style, making it superior in terms of survivability. It has several 2x weaknesses, but no 4x weaknesses, making it less vulnerable than Single Strike Style with its 4x weakness.

Single Strike Style

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Upon completing the Tower of Darkness, Kubfu will evolve into Single Strike Style Urshifu, which is a Fighting/Dark type.

This form of Urshifu focuses his strength on powerful single strikes, rather than using multiple weaker hits, to crush his opponents.

Urshifu Single-Strike Style Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Pokemon Fairy Image
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Flying Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Ghost Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Pokemon Dark Image
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Psychic Image

However, this form's defense capabilities are flawed due to it being a Fighting/Dark type. It has less type coverage and has 4x weakness to Fairy-type moves.

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13 Anonymousover 1 year

Which Urshifu is better in game? Hop: Rapid Leon: Rapid Marnie: Rapid Bede: Rapid Milo: Single Nessa: Toss up Kabu: Rapid Bea: Rapid Allister: Single Opal: Rapid Gordie: Toss up Melony: Toss up Raihan: Rapid Maybe? Mustard: Rapid Klara: Toss up Avery: Single Peony: Toss up

12 Anonymousover 2 years

Single strike is better because it has an immunity to psychic, is no one going to talk about that it is IMMUNE TO PSYCIC DAMAGE. And plus, it gets wicked blow, which is the best because, with the combo of unseen fist, can go straight through protect AND kings shield(which is really annoying). I know rapid strike has the same ability, and that single strike has one four times weakness. BUT, it can cover for its weaknesses with iron head and areal ace.


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