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Competitive Builds For Ranked Battle List

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Read this article to find out what builds to use for competitive ranked online battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Get tips on movesets, abilities, natures, EV spreads, & more!

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Check Out Our Tier List For Ranked Battles Here!

List Of Competitive Builds

*Press the Pokemon Icon to jump to the detailed build article.

PokemonTypeRecommended Ability
DragapultDragapult DragonGhost Clear Body
MimikyuMimikyu Ghost IconFairy Icon Disguise
FerrothornFerrothorn Grass IconSteel Icon Iron Barbs
ExcadrillExcadrill Ground IconSteel Icon Sand Rush
Corviknight IconCorviknight Steel IconFlying Icon Pressure
Mirror Guard
Toxapex IconToxapex water IconPoison Icon Regenerator
Galarian Darmanitan IconGalarian Darmanitan Ice Icon Gorilla Tactics
Zen Mode
Gyarados IconGyarados water IconFlying Icon Intimidate
Galarian Corsola IconGalarian Corsola Ghost Icon Cursed Body
Dracovish IconDracovish water Icon Dragon Icon Strong Jaw
Togekiss IconTogekiss Fairy IconFlying IconSerene Grace
Heat Rotom IconHeat Rotom electric Iconfire Icon Levitate
Wash RotomWash Rotom electric Iconwater Icon Levitate
Hydreigon IconHydreigon Dragondark Icon Levitate
ArcanineArcanine Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
AegislashAegislash Steel IconGhost Icon Stance Change
Grimmsnarl IconGrimmsnarl dark IconFairy Icon Prankster
HippowdonHippowdon Ground Icon Sand Stream
DurantDurant Steel Icon bug Icon Hustle
ToxtricityToxtricity electric IconPoison Icon Punk Rock
Tyranitar IconTyranitar Rock Icondark Icon Sand Stream
Cinderace IconCinderace Fire Blaze
Kommo-oKommo-o Dragonfighting Icon Bulletproof
GoodraGoodra dragon Icon Sap Sipper
Snorlax IconSnorlax Normal Icon Gluttony
Thick Fat
InteleonInteleon water Icon Torrent
Rotom-FanRotom-Fan electric IconFlying Icon Levitate
UmbreonUmbreon dark Icon Synchronize
DittoDitto Normal Icon Imposter
CharizardCharizard Fire Flying Icon Solar Power
RillaboomRillaboom Grass Icon Overgrow

What Is A Competitive Build?

A Build Usable In Online Ranked Battles

Competitive Pokemon builds are ones which train your Pokemon to their maximum potential and make them viable for use in online ranked battles.

There Are Limitless Possibilities

In Pokemon, there are as many strategies as there are competitive trainers. Although we can clearly say that a particular build is strong in general, the details of customization (EVs, moves, etc) vary from person to person. We encourage you to experiment with and customize these builds to your liking!

A Showcase Of Currently Popular Builds

What we've done here is compile a list of builds which are frequently used in competitive online play. However, it is important to note that often in Pokemon, there is no clear right or wrong answer.

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