Find out how to breed Corviknight in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about competitive movesets, best builds, recommended EV spreads, held items, counters and the breeding process!
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Corviknight Best Build
|Total Base Stats||495|
Physical Tank Build
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Impish (Defense ↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)||Leftovers|
The Pokémon raises opposing Pokémon's PP usage.
|Roost / Iron Defense / Brave Bird / Substitute|
|Best EV Spread|
|HP 252, Sp. Def 252, Defense 4|
Corviknight's Steel typing allows it to fill a powerful defensive role. It can be used to bulk up and wall physical threats, and can buy time during Dynamax.
Good Dragapult Counter
A Corviknight with Iron Defense and Roost can effectively wall a (physical) Dragapult and wait out its Dynamax. Given how common Dragapult is currently, this Pokemon is a good bet.More on Corviknight Stats Data & Move Set Here
Corviknight - Recommended Moveset
Physical Tank Build
|Brave Bird||High power STAB move that can deal a lot of damage. The recoil damage can be healed up with Roost.|
|Steel Wing||Good STAB move, but might not be necessary on most defensive builds.|
|U-Turn||Use TM56 to learn. Good type coverage and allows Corviknight to switch out in unfavorable matchups.|
|Iron Defense||Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.|
Other Viable Moves
|Substitute||Use TR20 to learn. Use 1/4 of total HP to spawn a decoy.|
Can mitigate the HP loss with Roost.
|Roost||Restores 1/2 of total HP. An absolute must on all defensive builds. Allows you to out-sustain most Pokemon.|
Corviknight - Recommended Items to Hold
|Leftovers||Gives Corviknight even more sustain, making it hard to take out. Most recommended item on Corviknight.|
|Sitrus Berry||Restores 25% health when in a pinch. Might be useful in some situations, and can catch the opponent off guard.|
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Corviknight
- Can two shot with Fire Blast
- Can't 2 shot if Corviknight has Defense EVs.
|Heat Rotom|| Pros|
- Can two shot with Overheat
- Will probably have to swap out after using Overheat
How To Play Against Corviknight
Fire Is Your Friend
Corviknight's physical defense stat is quite high, so it's recommended to attack it with super effective special moves. Fire or Electric are its only weaknesses, so we recommend Pokemon which are common in the meta, such as Heat Rotom.
Corviknight - Base Points (EVs) and Natures
Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation
Physical Tank Corviknight
|HP||252 points (max)|
|Special Defense||252 points (max)|
Boosting HP is necessary regardless, but the choice between Defense and Special Defense is ultimately yours. It may be worth it to go half and half. At the very least, you'll want to limit the damage you take from Special Moves so that you can sustain yourself with Roost.Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!
Corviknight - Recommended Natures
|Impish||Defense↑ / Sp.Atk↓|
Focuses on handling and walling physical threats like Mimikyu.
|Careful||Sp.Defense↑ / Sp.Atk↓|
Balances out Corviknight's lower Sp. Def stat. Allows it to survive against Heat-Rotom and some other threats.
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Corviknight - Breeding Process
Breeding Process Flow Chart
|1||Catch a Rookidee on Route 2, or a Corviknight in the Slumbering Weald.|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Rookidee|
|3||Breed that Rookidee until you get one with an Impish or Careful Nature|
|4||Put 252 EVs in HP and 252 in Special Defense|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Level to 38 to evolve|
|7||Teach it Roost, Iron Defense, Brave Bird, and Substitute|
How To Get Rookidee
The first step to Breeding Corviknight will be to catch a wild one. Rookidee is one of the most easily obtainable Pokemon in the game, and chances are you already have one. If not, head to Route 2 or 3 and catch one. Corviknight are also found in the Slumbering Weald.
Roost Is An Egg Move
Roost is a move which Corviknight does not normally learn. This means that you'll need to pass it down from another Pokemon. Remember that in Sword and Shield, you can pass egg moves along to existing Pokemon by leaving them in the Nursery!To Find Out How To Pass Roost, Check Out The Egg Move Calculator Here