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Greedent Best Moveset & Build

Greedent
Total Base Stats460
Type Normal Icon

Physical Tank Build

Best NatureBest Item
Relaxed (Defense↑ / Speed↓)Ganlon Berry
Best Ability
Cheek Pouch

Restores HP as well when the Pokemon eats a Berry.
Best Moveset
Stuff Cheeks / Gyro Ball / Body Press / Crunch
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Best EV Spread
HP 252, Defense 244, Speed 8, Attack 4

Stuff Cheeks + Ganlon Berry = Massive Defense Boost

By using the move Stuff Cheeks with a Ganlon Berry, Greedent can raise its defense by 3 stages! In the current meta where physical attackers are common, this is extremely useful.

Set Speed to Slowest + 2

Ferrothorn & Greedent both have the same 20 base speed. If Ferrothorn uses Knock Off and disables your berry, Greedent is out of luck. This build ensures that you will be faster than most Ferrothorns. Speed IV 2 with 0 EVs is ideal, but if you can't do that, IV 0 with 8 EVs is also okay.

Body Press Effective Against Ferrothorn

Body Press uses the users Defense to calculate power, meaning it will be quite strong after 3 boosts. It is also super effective against Ferrothorn!

Has Excellent Attack

Greedent also has good offensive potential. It's low speed gives it access to a very strong Gyro Ball vs Mimikyu, and 3 stage Body Press can also be lethal. Crunch is also good coverage vs. Dragapult.

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Greedent - Best Moves

Physical Tank Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Stuff Cheeks
status icon
Eats your held berry, granting its effect and also increasing your Defense sharply. A must have move.
Gyro Ball
Steel Icon
Good move to capitalize on Greedent's low speed. Deals well with fast sweepers.
Body Press
Fighting Icon
Uses Greedent's defense stat to calculate power. Very strong move with good type coverage.
Crunch
dark Icon
Primarily here for dealing with Dragapult and Galarian Corsola. Useful to have.

Other Viable Moves

Earthquake
Ground Icon
Strong Ground-type move. Might be useful to have in some matchups.

Greedent - Best Items to Hold

ItemTraits
Ganlon BerryRaises defense when eaten. Works amazingly with Stuff Cheeks.
Liechi BerryRaises attack when eaten. Could be used to give Greedent's moves some more punch.
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Greedent Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Greedent

PokemonExplanation
Galarian Corsola IconGalarian Corsola Pros
- Will-o-Wisp shuts Greedent down
- Haze dispels its defense bonus
Cons
- None
Corviknight IconCorviknight Pros
- Can also set up with Iron Defense or Bulk Up
- Can heal with Roost
- Rocky Helmet makes Greedent take extra damage
Cons
- None
Charizard IconCharizard Pros
- Can one shot in Harsh Sunlight (with Solar Power)
- Resists Fighting and Steel moves
Cons
- Difficult if you don't Dynamax
Conkeldurr IconConkeldurr Pros
- Overpowers Greedent with Drain Punch
- Can self heal with Drain Punch
Cons
- None

How To Play Against Greedent

Bring Physical Tanks

A tank Pokemon with high Defense is highly recommended. Greedent lacks the ability to heal itself after consuming its berry, so whittling down its health with a burn is also a good idea.

Use Special Moves

Greedent's Defense stat is quite high, so Special Attack moves are recommended. Just be careful, as Greedent counters Togekiss with Gyro Ball, and Hydreigon with Body Press.

Galarian Corsola Is Ideal

Galarian Corsola's Haze and Will-o-Wisp completely destroy Greedent. Even if hit with a Crunch, you'll be able to Strength Sap the health back immediately.

Knock Off The Berry

Greedent relies on its berry eating strategy to succeed. Considering how slow Greedent is, almost any Pokemon will be able to go first. Consider bringing a Knock Off user!

Greedent - Best Natures And EVs

Greedent - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
Relaxed Defense↑ / Speed↓
This is the main nature if you're running Gyro Ball.
Impish Defense↑ / Sp.Atk↓
If you're not planning on including Gyro Ball, go with Impish.

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Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Physical Tank Build - (0 Speed IV)

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Defense244 points (max)
Speed8 points
Attack4 points

With a speed IV of 0, you'll need 8 EVs in Speed to be faster than Ferrothorn.

Physical Tank Build - (2 Speed IV)

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

With a speed IV of 2, you can outspeed Ferrothorn without any EV investment. This is ideal, but in actuality it can be hard to breed a Greedent with exactly 2 Speed IVs.

Greedent - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch a Skwovet on Route 1.
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Skwovet with a 0 Speed IV!
3Breed that Skwovet until you get one with a Relaxed Nature
4Put 252 EVs in HP, 244 in Defense, 8 in Speed, and 4 in Attack.
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Teach it Stuff Cheeks, Gyro Ball, Body Press, and Crunch
7Equip a Ganlon Berry
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