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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

Corviknight
Total Base Stats495
Type Flying IconSteel Icon

Physical Tank Build

Best NatureBest Item
Impish (Defense ↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)Leftovers
Best Ability
Pressure
The Pokémon raises opposing Pokémon's PP usage.
Best Moveset
Roost / Iron Defense / Brave Bird / Substitute
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Sp. Def 252, Defense 4

Corviknight Strengths

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

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.
Steel Wing
Steel Icon
Good STAB move, but might not be necessary on most defensive builds.
U-Turn
bug Icon
Use TM56 to learn. Good type coverage and allows Corviknight to switch out in unfavorable matchups.
Iron Defense
status icon
Boosts Defense by 2 stages. Become incredibly tanky and force a switch.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
Substitute
status icon
Use TR20 to learn. Use 1/4 of total HP to spawn a decoy.
Can mitigate the HP loss 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.

Corviknight - Recommended Items to Hold

ItemTraits
LeftoversGives Corviknight even more sustain, making it hard to take out. Most recommended item on Corviknight.
Sitrus BerryRestores 25% health when in a pinch. Might be useful in some situations, and can catch the opponent off guard.
Check Out Battle Item Locations 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

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

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Special Defense252 points (max)
Defense4 points

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

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?

Corviknight - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch a Rookidee on Route 2, or a Corviknight in the Slumbering Weald.
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Rookidee
3Breed that Rookidee until you get one with an Impish or Careful Nature
4Put 252 EVs in HP and 252 in Special Defense
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Level to 38 to evolve
7Teach it Roost, Iron Defense, Brave Bird, and Substitute
8Equip 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 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

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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

Anonymous 2

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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