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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

7 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