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Corviknight Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Corviknight sprite

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Defogger/Pivot :P

Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Defog
- U-turn
- Roost
- Brave Bird / Heavy Slam

Dynamaxing Tanky Sweeper :P

Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Roost
- Brave Bird
- Substitute / Heavy Slam / Iron Head

Hope I Helped!

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I dont believe Corviknight can learn defog
Corviknight gets Defog as an egg move.
This website states "Egg moves: Corviknight does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield."

Edit: I checked Rookidee and it states that it is an egg move. Apologies for the confusion
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Tanky birb

Corviknight-Gmax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Brave Bird
- Iron Head
- Bulk Up
- Roost

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Is SpD special defense or speed
Sp. Def. Speed is usually "Spe" in showdown formatting.

Also, not bad.
i rather run body press if you have bulk up, but thats personal preference and if i do i run +def -spa and max def
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Bisharp Check

Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Defog
- Body Press
- Roost
- U-turn

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Special set for Corviknight
Role: Sweeper
Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Steel Beam /Flash Cannon
- Hurricane / Air Slash
- Roost
- Nasty Plot

Corviknight can learn steel beam even though the Move Tutor Moves section doesn't list it. Steel Beam and Hurricane are meant for strong stab damage, and is meant roost for recovering health by steel beam or damage taken while setting up nasty plot. nasty plot to boost special attack. I used this moveset a few times and it was was pretty interesting.

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cool set
lol why are you running a special set on this guy with 53 special attack, that's going to do nothing more than tickle the  opponent, even with nasty plot it just becomes average. Hurricane is a bad choice in terms of accuracy too.
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Sub Bulk Up
Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor/Pressure
Impish/Careful Nature
EVs: 252 HP/252 SpD/4 Def

  • Substitute
  • Bulk Up
  • Power Trip
  • Roost
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If it is bulk up, why not use max SpDef
whoops
It's max SpDef, bro
Check the edit history, bro
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Corviknight@Leftovers/Life Orb
ABILITY: Mirror Armor
NATURE: Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk)
252 Atk/252 Def/4 HP

Brave Bird
Iron Head
Body Press
Roost/U-turn

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Corviknight @ leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
Nature: Naive/Timid(whichever one you want)
EVs: 252 HP/ 4Atk/ 252 Speed
Roost/U-Turn: Roost can help with the leftovers/ U-Turn can allow you to run away when weak
Iron Head/Flash Cannon: These moves are good STAB's, but I chose flash cannon because it has a 10% chance of lowering the opposing Pokemon Special Defense by 1 stage
Brave Bird: STAB and roost plus the leftovers will help you
Bulk-up: To help raise stats

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why flash cannon when the special defense drop doesn't even matter and it has 53 base special attack
You're right, I changed it like a day after
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Corviknight@Expert Belt? Or maybe a Sharp Beak.
Nature: Adamant (+Attack, -Sp. Attack), Impish (+Defense, -Sp. Attack), or Jolly (+Speed, -Sp. Attack)
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Defense/Speed, 6 Defense/Speed
Trait: Mirror Armor (Preferred) or Pressure

Moves:

Steel Wing or Iron Head: Both are STAB. Iron Head has a greater Base Power, and can cause the target to flinch. Steel Wing has a slightly lower Base Power, and may increase the users Defense by one stage
Iron Defense: Increases Corviknight's Defense by 2 stages.
Body Press: the higher the Defense of the user, the more damage it does. Corviknight has high Defense, and it can be increased by Steel Wing and Iron Defense.
Drill Peck or Brave Bird: both are STAB. Brave Bird has a higher Base Power, but has recoil damage (1/3 of the damage done to the opponent is dealt to the user). Drill Peck has a lower Base power than Brave Bird, and has no effects (other than being able to hit any Pokemon on the field in a Triple/Double battle, but Brave Bird can do the same)

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flying gem is not in sword and shield
why is mirror armor preferred when pressure is 10x better
Okay, I don't play sword and shield, so whoops on my part. And Mirror Armor in my opinion is a better choice because instead of Corviknight's stats being lowered, it's opponents stats drop, witch can be very use. I do agree that pressure is a really good ability, but I think that Mirror Armor is the better choice.
They're both great abilities. Also, mirror Armour makes mystical fire users weaker every turn
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Here are three different sets (the last one is not that good):
Normal OU play
Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Body Press
- Drill Peck
- U-turn
- Iron Head
[email protected] Z/National Dex AG set
Corviknight @ Focus Sash
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Power Trip
- Bulk Up
- Hone Claws
- U-turn
Risky Play Set
Corviknight @ Flame Orb
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- U-turn
- Facade
- Iron Head
I'll update this time to time for the information
I've hoped I've helped!

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No need for sash on Corviknight. Flame orb isn't helping and only boosts facade. Your ou set only has attacking moves, but most ou sets have something like roost, defog, u turn, iron head/ brave bird/ drill peck
the only thing flame orb does is make things worse, as you're basically limited to using facade(which isn't very powerful). For your first set, why Drill Peck instead of Brave Bird? Also, i think Bulk Up would be better than U-turn because it powers up STAB while boosting Body Press's power. Or just use Defog/Roost instead. Corviknight is bulky enough to survive most attacks.
252+ SpA Life Orb Dragapult Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Corviknight: 325-385 (81.2 - 96.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
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Corviknight @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Power Trip
- Agility
- Bulk Up
- Roost

Agility and Bulk up for boost yourself. Roost when your hp is low. When super effective move hit you your stats goes up. And power trip can have more than 200 power.

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Corviknight(M)@Leftovers
Jolly Nature/ Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs (252 Atk/252 Spd/ 4 HP)
-Drill Peck
-Iron Head
-Body Press
-U-turn

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Role: Physical Tank

Corviknight @Leftovers

Corviknight

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP

Adamant Nature (+ Atk, - SpA)

  • Roost

  • Bulk Up

  • Brave Bird

  • Body Press

Roost is for healing damage, especially from Brave Bird's recoil damage. Bulk Up raises its Atk and Def, raising the power of Body Press while also making it stronger Physically. Brave Bird is also strong STAB. Body Press is coverage and the power is high when you use Bulk Up enough. A pretty simple and straightforward moveset.

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Iron Head is STAB but with Corviknight's low speed stat it doesn't really matter that much. I think you should replace Iron Head with Roost to heal off damage, especially from STAB Brave Birds, all walls need recovery anyway
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Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 200 Speed / 252 Atk / 56 Def
Jolly / Adamant Nature
Brave Bird - STAB
Iron Head - STAB
Iron Defense / Roost - Setup
Body Press - Coverage

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Leftovers is to heal damage taken from Brave Bird. Mirror Armor means it’s stats cannot be lowered. The 200 EVs in speed is to make it faster the a few Pokémon on the field. The 252 in attack is to heighten it’s offensive power. And the 56 is Defense is to make Body Press more powerful. The Jolly nature increases it’s speed, and the adamant attack. Your choice on which you want. Brave Bird is a amazing move to have, and will be raised with the STAB boost. Iron Head is another good move to have, and it will also be raised by STAB boost. Iron Defense is for setup, to make your Corviknight even more bulky, and to make Body Press even more powerful. You could also go for Roost, another good move to have, and will heal damage delt by attacks or Brave Bird. Body Press at this point, it will be a pretty great move, and will cover one of Corviknight’s weakness’s.

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