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Find out how to breed Corviknight in Pokemon Sword and Shield - includes Corviknight's best competitive movesets, best nature, how to get Roost, hidden ability & Gigantamax builds!

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Corviknight Moveset & Best Build

Corviknight
Total Base Stats495
Type Flying IconSteel Icon

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Physical Tank Build

Best NatureBest Item
Impish (Defense↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Leftovers
Best Ability
Mirror Armor
The Pokemon reflects back moves or abilities that attempt to lower its stats.
Best Moveset
Roost / Iron Defense / Brave Bird / Body Press
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Def 252, Attack 4

Corviknight Strengths

Corviknight possesses high HP & Defense, making it a great candidate for a physical tank. Defense EVs will help you maximize Body Press damage.

Use Buff Moves To Fight

Either Bulk Up or Iron Defense should be included in your moveset, as they allow Corviknight to become a serious threat. Use Leftovers for gradual health recovery, and use Roost only when your Leftovers can't keep up the pace. You can also switch to a Rocky Helmet & rely entirely on Roost for recovery.

Limited Move Choices

Corviknight really only has room for 2 offensive moves, meaning you'll need to pick them carefully depending on your team's needs. Body Press uses your Defense stat to calculate attack, making it excellent to pair with Iron Defense. For Bulk Up builds, consider Iron Head instead.

Boost Speed With Max Airstream

Corviknight's rather low speed is in dire need of help, so if you're looking to strike first, Dynamaxing and using Max Airstream is a good option.

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Brave Bird
Flying Icon
High power STAB move that can deal a lot of damage. The recoil damage can be healed up with Roost.
Roost
status icon
Restores 1/2 of total HP. An absolute must on all defensive builds. Allows you to out-sustain most Pokemon.
Body Press
Fighting Icon
Great move that deals damage calculated from your Defense stat.
Iron Defense
status icon
Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
U-Turn
bug Icon
Good type coverage and allows Corviknight to switch out in unfavorable matchups.
Iron Head
Steel Icon
Good STAB move, but might not be necessary on most defensive builds.
Bulk Up
status icon
Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.
Taunt
status icon
Forces opponents to only use attacking moves. Great for stopping tanks.

Special Tank Build

Best NatureBest Item
Careful (Sp.Def↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Maranga Berry
Best Ability
Mirror Armor
The Pokemon reflects back moves or abilities that attempt to lower its stats.
Best Moveset
Roost / Bulk Up / Brave Bird / Iron Head
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Sp.Def 252, Attack 4

Set Up On Special Attackers

This build focuses on boosting the Sp.Def stat so that Corviknight can set up on an unsuspecting special attacker. The Maranga Berry will boost your Sp. Def when hit with a Special move, so your opponent will have limited options to deal with you. However, be careful if they're a Nasty Plot user, as they might still be able to overpower you.

Consider Running Taunt

If you're finding yourself up against a lot of tanks, it might be worth it to swap Iron Head with Taunt. This is especially useful against the likes of Toxapex, which only really has Scald as an offensive move.

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Brave Bird
Flying Icon
High power STAB move that can deal a lot of damage. The recoil damage can be healed up with Roost.
Roost
status icon
Restores 1/2 of total HP. An absolute must on all defensive builds. Allows you to out-sustain most Pokemon.
Iron Head
Steel Icon
Good STAB move, but might not be necessary on most defensive builds.
Bulk Up
status icon
Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
U-Turn
bug Icon
Good type coverage and allows Corviknight to switch out in unfavorable matchups.
Body Press
Fighting Icon
Great move that deals damage calculated from your Defense stat.
Iron Defense
status icon
Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.
Taunt
status icon
Forces opponents to only use attacking moves. Great for stopping tanks.

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Corviknight Best Gigantamax Moveset & Build

Gigantamax Build

Gigantamax Build

Best NatureBest Item
Bold (Def↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Leftovers
Best Ability
Mirror Armor
The Pokemon reflects back moves or abilities that attempt to lower its stats.
Best Moveset
Roost / Bulk Up / Brave Bird / Iron Head
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Def 252, Attack 4

Ruin Your Opponent's Plans With G-Max Wind Rage

Move G-Max Wind Rage Flying Icon
Effect Deals damage and removes effects of hazards, barriers, and terrains.

G-Max Wind Rage is a move totally unique to Gigantamax Corviknight. It allows you to destroy barriers, clear Stealth Rock, and remove terrains. Since many parties rely on these factors to function, you can throw a wrench in their plans. However, your own hazards will be removed too, so be careful.

Check Out All Other Gigantamax Pokemon Here!

Use A Rare Ball

Since Corviknight is such a common Pokemon, it can be difficult to know what build it is at first glance. If you use a Corviknight that is inside a Heavy Ball or Ultra Ball, it will become even more difficult for your opponent to distinguish it from a regular egg-bred Pokemon. Repeat Balls and Dusk Balls are not recommended, as they are often used when catching G-Max Pokemon!

Unable To Use Max Airstream

All Flying moves will become G-Max Wind Rage, which means you won't be able to use Max Airstream. You can't rely on outspeed your opponents with this build, so stick to targeting tanks!

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Brave Bird
Flying Icon
High power STAB move that can deal a lot of damage. The recoil damage can be healed up with Roost.
Roost
status icon
Restores 1/2 of total HP. An absolute must on all defensive builds. Allows you to out-sustain most Pokemon.
Body Press
Fighting Icon
Great move that deals damage calculated from your Defense stat.
Bulk Up
status icon
Boosts Defense and Attack by 1 stage each. Useful setup move.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
U-Turn
bug Icon
Good type coverage and allows Corviknight to switch out in unfavorable matchups.
Iron Head
Steel Icon
Good STAB move, but might not be necessary on most defensive builds.
Taunt
status icon
Forces opponents to only use attacking moves. Great for stopping tanks.
Iron Defense
status icon
Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.

Corviknight - Best Items to Hold

ItemTraits
LeftoversGives Corviknight even more sustain, making it hard to take out. Most recommended item on Corviknight.
Maranga BerryBoosts Sp.Def when hit with a Special move. Great for dealing with special attackers.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Corviknight - Best Nature And EVs

Corviknight - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
ImpishDefense↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Focuses on handling and walling physical threats like Mimikyu.
CarefulSp.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?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Physical Tank Corviknight

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Defense252 points (max)
Attack4 points

Boost your Defenses to maximize Body Press damage.

Special Tank Corviknight

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Sp.Defense252 points (max)
Attack4 points

A specially defensive variation on the above build.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Corviknight Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Corviknight

PokemonExplanation
Dragapult IconDragapult Pros
- Can two shot with Fire Blast
Cons
- Can't 2 shot if Corviknight has Defense EVs.
Heat Rotom IconHeat Rotom Pros
- Can two shot with Overheat
Cons
- Will probably have to swap out after using Overheat
Hydreigon IconHydreigon Pros
- Fire Blast is super effective, usually deals over 55%.
Cons
- None in particular
Charizard IconCharizard Pros
- Resists steel moves
- Can deal massive damage with Fire moves
Cons
- None in particular

How To Play Against Corviknight

Avoid Stat Lowering Moves

Corviknight's Mirror Guard ability reflects stat decreases onto its attacker, so it is best to leave behind Intimidate users like Arcanine & Gyarados. Be careful not to use stat-lowering Max Moves either!

Taunt It!

Taunt is extremely effective against Corviknight, as it prevents it from setting up or using Roost. However, be careful, as many Corviknight also run Taunt, meaning you might get locked out of your moves instead.

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 - 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 Nature
4 Put 252 EVs in HP and 252 in Defense
5 Max out its Dynamax Level
6 Level to 38 to evolve
7 Teach it Roost, Iron Defense, Brave Bird, and Body Press
(▼Check Out How To Get Roost Here)
8 Equip Leftovers
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Rookidee

Catching the Pre-Evolution Base Pokemon

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 Route 3 and catch one. Corviknight are also found in the Slumbering Weald.

Hidden Ability - Mirror Armor

In order to get Mirror Armor, you'll have to catch a Corviknight which has it from a Max Raid Battle, or get it by trading with someone.

Check Out Which Den It Can Be Found In Here!

Roost - How To Get

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

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Anonymous 3

You can transfer roost if one corviknight has already had it p***ed down and then transfer it to your perfect iv corviknight by leaving them both in nursery providing the one you want to learn it has a free moveslot

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Thanks! I was trying to understand how to get roost

Anonymous 1

This is wrong. Roost is only available as Egg Move.

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