Find out how to breed Goodra in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the breeding process, recommended movesets, competitive builds, EV spreads, held items, counters and more!
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Goodra Related Articles
|Total Base Stats||600|
Best Build For Goodra
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Modest (Sp.Atk↑ / Atk↓)||Choice Specs|
Boosts the Attack stat when hit by a Grass-type move
|Fire Blast / Sludge Wave / Thunderbolt / Draco Meteor|
|Best EV Spread|
|Sp.Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4|
Due to having high Special Defense and lacking a x4 damage weakness, Goodra is an excellent choice to tank against Special focused attackers. Also, Goodra has a wide variety of attacks to choose from, allowing it to also serve as a versatile attacker.
Bulky Goodra Alternate Build
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Calm (Sp. Def ↑ / Atk ↓)||Assault Vest|
Immune to Grass moves, also boosts attack when hit by one.
|Dragon Pulse / Sludge Bomb / Fire Blast / Ice Beam|
|Best EV Spread|
|Sp. Def 252, HP 252, Def 4|
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Goodra
- Outspeeds and one shots in most cases
- If Dragapult has no Scarf but Goodra has a Scarf, Goodra *can* go first
- 1 or 2 shot with Hyper Voice, depending on build
- Immune to Draco Meteor
- Will probably be slower
- One shots even without Swords Dance
- Disguise gives you a buffer turn Cons
- Requires Set Up
- Loses to Choice Scarf
How To Play Against Goodra
Goodra is a defensively tanky Pokemon with decent offensive capabilities. If it invests 252 into Special Attack, you'll have to tread carefully. For this reason, Fairy types with high defenses such as Sylveon or Togekiss are recommended. Make sure you determine what item is being used before you plan your attack.
Goodra - Base Points (EVs) and Natures
Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation
|Special Attack||252 points (max)|
|Speed||252 points (max)|
Boosting Speed and Special Attack with Base Points (EVs) is recommended for Goodra to benefit Fire Blast and Draco Meteor.Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!
Goodra - Recommended Natures
|Calm||Sp.Def↑ / Atk↓|
Nature focusing on further boosting Goodra's high Sp.Def. Recommended when focusing of anti-Special Attackers.
|Modest||Sp.Atk↑ / Atk↓|
Nature complimenting Sp.Atk. Recommended for hybrid builds.
|Quiet||Sp.Atk↑ / Spd↓|
Nature that compliments its Sp.Atk. High damage resistance & damage output.
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Goodra - Breeding Process
Breeding Process Flow Chart
|1||Catch Goomy (Sliggoo) at the Lake of Outrage (Shield ver. Only)|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Goomy|
|3||Breed that Goomy until you get one with a Modest or Calm Nature.|
|4||Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Reach Lv. 50 during rain to evolve to Goodra|
|7||Teach it Fire Blast, Sludge Wave, Thunderbolt, and Draco Meteor|
|8||Equip Choice Specs|
How To Get Goomy and Sliggoo
The first step to Breeding Goodra will be to catch either a wild Goomy or Sliggoo. Head to the Lake of Outrage in the Wild Area to find these Pokemon. Note that these area requires you to travel on water, and will only be accessible after the 6th Gym.Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!
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Goodra - Recommended Moves
Recommended Attack Moves
|Sludge Wave||Use TR78 to learn. Good way to deal with Fairy types.|
|Thunderbolt||Use TR08 to learn. Good for dealing with Gyarados.|
|Fire Blast||Use TR15 to learn. Effective against Ferrothorn and Excadrill.|
|Draco Meteor||Deals highest damage out of all available moves, but lowers Special Attack. Might need to switch out after using. Allows Goodra to take out other Dragons.|
Recommended Support and Buff Moves
|Counter||Deals 200% physical Damage taken back to the attacker.|
Useful when matched with a physical attacker. Recommended for a tanky Goodra.
|Acid Armor||Highly boosts defense.|
Useful when trying to buy time in combat by further enhancing damage resistance, also recommended for a bulkier build.
Goodra - Recommended Item to Hold
|Assault Vest||Allows only attack moves to use, but boosts Sp.Def by 150%|
Useful when using Pokemon as anti-special tank.
|Choice Specs||Allows only a single move to use, but boosts Sp.Atk by 150%|
Allows you to further enhance damage potential.
|Choice Scarf||Allows only a single move to use, but boosts Speed by 150%|
Allows you to outspeed enemy Pokemon.
|Life Orb||Boosts Move Power by 130% but uses 10% of health per use.|
Can boost damage output while still leaving move variety.