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

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Basic Information for Kommo-o

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Dragon Type Fighting Type
Abilities
Soundproof Gives immunity to ‘sound-based‘ moves.
Bulletproof Protects the Pokemon from ball and bomb moves.
Overcoat (Hidden) Protects the Pokemon from weather damage.

Type Defenses

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

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
75 110 125 100 105 85

Best Nature for Kommo-o

Best Natures
Jolly
(+Spd, -Sp. Atk)
Timid
(+Spd, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Kommo-o

Clangorous Soul Physical Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Jolly (+Spd, -Sp. Atk)
EV Spread HP 84 / Atk 172 / Spd 252
Final Stat Values HP 161 / Atk 152 / Def 145 / Sp. Def 125 / Spd 150
Ability Soundproof
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Substitute
Clangorous Soul
Drain Punch
Thunder Punch

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

This build revolves around Kommo-o's ability to drastically buff itself using Clangorous Soul. Against Pokemon with higher speed than Kommo-o, setting up Substitute and using Clangorous Soul is the best way to increase its stats. With a high enough speed increase, Kommo-o can take on the likes of Gyarados or Darmanitan.

Adding in Leftovers as its held items will allow it to recover HP lost when its Substitue breaks. Drain Punch is also useful for healing itself, increasing its survivability.

One of the best things about Kommo-o is that due to its Soundproof ability, it is immune to Sylveon's often used Hyper Voice.

Alternate Move Choices

Brick Break A Fighting-type move option. It can also break effects like Aurora Veil among others.
Outrage Outrage is a powerful Dragon-type move but be careful of anti-Dragon Pokemon like Fairy-types. You can also use it as Max Wyrmwind to take out Pokemon like physical Dragapult.
Dragon Claw While it may be a less powerful Dragon-type move, it doesn't have any of the disadvantages of Outrage.
Close Combat While it does lower your Defense and Sp. Def, it's still a powerful Fighting-type move.
Body Press Body Press works well with Clangorous Soul since the latter increases Defense.
Iron Head This move lets you take out Fairy-types with ease.
Earthquake This is a useful move that widens your coverage.

Clangorous Soul Special Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Sp. Atk 252 / Spd 252
Final Stat Values HP 151 / Atk 117 / Def 145 / Sp. Atk 152 / Sp. Def 125 / Spd 150
Ability Soundproof
Held Item Sitrus Berry
Moveset Clangorous Soul
Clanging Scales
Flamethrower
Aura Sphere

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

This build uses Clangorous Soul to buff Kommo-o up into a strong special attacker. If you can increase Kommo-o's speed enough, it can even outspeed Dragapult. Even if it takes a hit from Max Wyrmwind, its special attack won't decrease and it can continue to fight on at full power.

Paired with a Sitrus Berry it can also keep itself healed up and in the fight, similar to Drain Punch in the physical build.

Using Flamethrower also keeps it safe from Pokemon like Ferrothorn or Covriknight whose abilities and builds often deal damage to physical fighters.

Alternate Move Choices

Flash Cannon Good against Fairy-types and Pokemon with low Sp. Def.
Iron Head Good against Fairy-types with low Defense like Sylveon, even if it's not a special attack.
Focus Blast A Fighting-type move with high power but low accuracy.
Dragon Pulse A Dragon-type move option. It may not have the highest power, but it doesn't have the disadvantages of other Dragon-type moves.
Draco Meteor A powerful Dragon-type move that should be used as Max Wyrmwind as Draco Meteor lowers Sp. Atk.

How to Use Kommo-o Effectively

Increase its Power With Clangorous Soul

Clangorous Soul raises all of Kommo-o's stats by one stage so its potential to become powerful is high. One of the most important things is the fact that if its speed is high enough it can even act before Dragapult, so it can take on the already speedy Dragon-types.

Also, since it has a large move pool, Kommo-o can be made into either a physical or special attacker to take on a wide variety of situations.

Counters for Kommo-o

Go After its Fairy Weakness

Kommo-o has a 4x weakness to Fairy-type attacks so that's the best way to handle it. Mimikyu is especially good at this as it is immune to both Dragon and Fighting-type attacks.

Attack with Fairy-types

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Mimikyu ImageMimikyu Ranking: ★★★★★
・Play Rough can one shot Kommo-o.
Moveset & Best Build for Mimikyu
Clefable ImageClefable Ranking: ★★★★★
・With its Unaware ability, you can attack without worrying about stat debuffs.
Moveset & Best Build for Clefable
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Its Snow Warning ability allows you to defeat a Kommo-o holding a Focus Sash.
Moveset & Best Build for Alolan Ninetales

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