The Best Build for Skeledirge in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See the recommended Move set, held items, how to distribute EV, and build up for each type.
Skeledirge Summary & Review
Ability & Hidden Ability
- Powers up Fire-type moves when the Pokemon is in trouble.
- Ignores the opposing Pokémon's stat changes.
Skeledirge Review In Match Battles
- Blocks the opponent's Stats boosting Attacker with [Unaware].
- The powerful Signature Move that can break through the [Substitute] and increase Sp. Atk.
- Able to obstruct the opponent with [Yawn].
Skeledirge Best Build & Moveset
EVs: HP Def / Ph. Tank Style
Strengths & How to Use
Ability [Unaware] can nullify Stat boost moves
Skeledirge would not be affected by the opponent's Stat boost moves due to its Ability [Unaware]. This is a great advantage, as many Physical Tanks would be overwhelmed by [Dragon Dance] and [Swords Dance], so there is no need to worry about being broken through by Stat boost moves.
Increases firepower with Singnature move [Torch Song]
The Signature Move [Torch Song] allows Skeledirge to increase its Sp. Attack by one level while attacking. Although it is a Tank Pokemon, it'd be very powerful as it will be able to overwhelm the opponent just by staying on the battlefield and attacking, leading to a finishing blow in the endgame.
Will-O-Wisp can spread the burden to others
If you inflict a burn on the opponent's Physical Attacker, allies other than Skeledirge will be easier to withstand that opponent's attack. Since it is often tough for a single Skeledirge to deal with multiple Physical Attackers, it is very important to be aware that making your allies able to deal with the opponent you have to fight.
Things to Keep in Mind
Be careful to manage HP
Skeledirge's Physical durability is quite high, but be sure to restore HP with [Slack Off] frequently when switchting pivots. Some Physical Attacker Pokemon may use Fire Terastal to avoid being burn, if you only think about inflicting a burn on the opponent, you may be defeated unexpectedly.
Notes on Fairy Terastal
Fairy Terastal is a Terastal that can be very advantageous against Dragon types, but it also has a disadvantage that Gholdengo's Steel moves will be super effective against it. If you are in a Pivot Battle, you should be aware of whether more than one type of your party are weak against the opponent.
Pokemon Team Compositions
|Attacker who can easily make Skeledirge as a Wall. It is recommended to build with a [Scarf] style.
|It is advantageous against Special Attackers that Skeledirge is not good at. And [Will-O-Wisp] can make up for its low Physical durability.
Suggested Items Other Than [Leftovers]
|Pivot Battles that are not too long are more likely to benefit from Sitrus Berry.
|It make you stronger against Pokemon that have troublesome moves with the additional effects, such as [Salt Cure].
|A move with the same-type attack bonus that deals great damage to the opponent who has a status condition, allowing you to defeat Mimikyu or Dragapult faster.
|If you can hit [Snarl] at the timing when the opposing Special Attacker switches in, you can reduce the burden on your pivot.
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