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What is a good moveset for Swalot?

1 vote

Mine is EV trained in Sp. Attack. It knows:

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, chance to Freeze, used to deal with Ground types.

Shadow Ball: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Sp. Def, used to deal with Psychic types.

Sludge Bomb: Good power, high accuracy, good chance to poison, STAB.

Gastro Acid: Eliminates foes abilities.

Swalot Learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Swalot (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Liquid Ooze
EVs: 240 HP / 136 Def / 132 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Acid Bomb
- Stockpile
- Giga Drain
- Ice Beam
i have seen NO ga sugestions

10 Answers

2 votes

Ice Beam\Giga Drain-Ice Beam for a chance to freeze and high accuracy,Giga Drain for good healing.Both will deal with ground types.

Toxic-What did you think?! NOTHING is as annoying as Bad Poison.

Shadow Ball-Good Power,High Accuracy and will deal with Psychic types.Keep it!

Gunk Shot-High Power,may I suggest some PP ups?

answered Aug 12, 2010 by PokeGirl
1 vote

How about giga Drain for good healing. Gastro acid isnt that strong, maybe replace that for giga drain.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by Swampert
you realize Gastro Acid isnt an attack move to begin with, so its not really strong, its just strategically better in some ways. i do agree though giga drain is a good move for it
1 vote

Swalot @ Black Sludge

Trait: Liquid Ooze

EVs: 192 HP / 64 Atk / 252 SpA

Quiet Nature (+SpA, -Spe)

  • Sludge Bomb/Sludge Wave
  • Ice Beam
  • Giga Drain
  • Earthquake

Sludge Bomb is STAB and has a nice chance to poison the opponent, and therefore is the preffered option. If you want, Sludge Wave has 5 more base power, but usually isn't worth it unless you're after some specific KOs.
Ice Beam hits Ground type switch ins and has good coverage.
Giga Drain is healing and come coverage.
Earthquake rounds out the coverage by hitting Steel types.

answered Mar 2, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

Good set, Maybe switch gastro acid for toxic.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
I like Toxic, but is it the best choice with Sludge Bomb having a 30% chance of Poisoning the foe?
Good point. in that case, I would keep GA.
swamparts suggestion is good even though you still have ice beam you can steal health back so its better in tha long run(unless your up against shedninja then i dunno swap out maby)
0 votes

Physical set

Gunk shot(stab)



Ice punch(hits ground types)

Special set

Ice beam(covers ground)

Giga drain(healing)

Shadow ball(covers psychic)

Sludge bomb(STAB)

answered Dec 14, 2010 by Speed freak
0 votes

Ice Beam: Deals with Ground and Flying types.

Earthquake: High power.

Shadow Ball: Deals with Psychic types.

Encore: Allows for Swalot to survive better.

answered Dec 14, 2010 by trachy
0 votes

Gen V

Swalot (M) @ Black Sludge

Trait: Liquid Ooze

EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 128 SAtk / 64 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Acid Spray
  • Giga Drain
  • Ice Beam
  • Shadow Ball
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Role:Annoying stall

Ability: liquid ooze

EVs: 252def, 252spdef, 4hp

Nature: Bold

Item: Black sludge


stockpile: Raises attack and defense by one stage but can only be used 3 times.

Toxic: Badly poison your opponent........nuff said.

venom drench: lowers your opponents attack, special attack, and speed by 1 stage if it is poisoned.

Infestation/protect/giga drain/encore: Alot of options for the last slot. infestation if you wanna trap your opponent and deal damage each turn, protect if you wanna heal a little more hp without taking a hit, Giga drain for restoring some hp from your foe, or encore to make your opponent repeat the same move (good for stalling)

(updated gen 6 moveset)

answered Apr 7 by nintendogamer639
0 votes

Swalot (M) @Black Sludge
Trait: Liquid Ooze
Quiet Nature (+SpAtk, -Spd)

-Earthquake: Coverage against Steel
-Ice Beam: Coverage against Ground
-Toxic: Slowly kills
-Venoshock: Toxic + STAB + Nature

answered Jun 24 by Glacieco
0 votes

The mastermind in me has decided to give Swalot yet another annoying moveset.

Swalot@ Leftovers
Ability: Sticky Hold
Nature: Impish
EV's: 252 Def, 252 SDef, 4 HP

Amnesia: Raises Special defense 2 stages
Acid Armor: Raises defense 2 stages
Toxic: Stalling Pokemon need toxic to function properly
Giga Drain/Yawn: Decent power and heals your health or put opponent to sleep

The reason I'm using Amnesia and acid armor because using each move once is the same as using stockpile, but you can only use stockpile 3 times. You can max this guys defenses pretty well depending on the opponents lead Pokemon. Then move onto toxic and yawn to continue the stall or start using giga drain to slowly regain health and drain your opponent's. If the opponent switches to a poison or steel type, then you can just switch out yourself , and send Swalot again because it only takes 3 amnesia's or 3 acid armors to max out defenses again.

answered Jul 2 by sparky2245
edited Jul 8 by sparky2245