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Quagsire Best Moveset & Build

Quagsire
Total Base Stats430
Type water IconGround Icon

Unaware Physical Tank Build

Best NatureBest Item
Bold (Defense ↑ / Atk ↓)Leftovers
Best Ability
Unaware
Ignores the opponent's stat changes.
Best Moveset
Scald / Recover / Toxic / Protect
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Defense 252, Sp.Def 4

Quagsire Strengths

Quagsire's ability Unaware allows it to ignore any stat changes of the opposing Pokemon. Even if they buff up their Attack or Defense, it is effectively useless against Quagsire. For this reason, it is extremely powerful against Mimikyu & Curse spammers.

A Sticky Threat

Quagsire can be hard to get rid of - with Recover, Leftovers and its ability to ignore an opponent's stat increases, facing off against one can be quite troublesome. It can also cause burns with Scald and inflict poison with Toxic, making it an unappealing target to fight for many attackers. When playing with Quagsire, use Protect and Max Guard to buy time.

Water Absorb Build

Best NatureBest Item
Bold (Defense ↑ / Atk ↓)Leftovers
Best Ability
Water Absorb
Getting hit with a Water-type move restores health.
Best Moveset
Scald / Recover / Toxic / Stockpile
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Defense 252, Sp. Def 4

Great Complement To Toxapex

Quagsire's ground typing gives it an immunity to Electric types, which can be excellent when combined with other water types like Toxapex. Additionally, given how popular Heat and Wash Rotom are in the meta, Quagsire is seeing a lot of use recently. Although Gastrodon can fulfill the same function, Quagsire's access to Toxic might make it slightly more desirable.

Use Stockpile To Supplement Your Defenses

Quagsire's overall base stats are quite low, so it might be worthwhile to swap out one move for Stockpile and raise its Defense and Sp. Def stat.

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Quagsire - Best Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Build #1 - Water Absorb Tank

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Scald
water Icon
STAB move with the potential to burn your opponent.
Recover
status icon
Recover 50% of your health. Makes Quagsire extremely sticky.
Toxic
Poison Icon
Great move that allows you to bring down tanks and damage dealers alike.
Protect
status icon
Useful for buying time while Toxic saps away at your opponent's health.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Stockpile
status icon
Improves Defense and Sp. Def. Useful to supplement Quagsire's low stats.

Build #2 - Unaware Physical Tank

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Scald
water Icon
STAB move with the potential to burn your opponent.
Recover
status icon
Recover 50% of your health. Makes Quagsire extremely sticky.
Toxic
Poison Icon
Great move that allows you to bring down tanks and damage dealers alike.
Stockpile
status icon
Improves Defense and Sp. Def. Useful to supplement Quagsire's low stats.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Protect
status icon
Useful for buying time while Toxic saps away at your opponent's health.

Quagsire - Best Item to Hold

ItemTraits
LeftoversGenerally the best item on Quagsire, helps sustain him along with Recover. Can be useful while stalling with Protect too.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Quagsire - Best Nature And EVs

Quagsire - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
BoldDef↑ / Atk↓
Recommended nature for most builds.
CalmSpDef↑ / Atk↓
Quagsire's low 65 Sp. Def could use boosting, so a Calm build with 252 SpDef EVs might also be worth trying out.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Unaware And Water Absorb Builds

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Defense252 points
Sp. Def4 points

Quagsire is mainly a defensive wall, so Def/HP work for whichever of the builds you want to go for.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Quagsire Counters

PokemonExplanation
Mow Rotom IconMow RotomPros
- STAB Grass moves, 4x super effective
- Deals with both Toxapex and Mow Rotom
Cons
- Sp.Atk drops significantly after Leaf Storm
Rillaboom IconRillaboomPros
- STAB Grass moves, 4x super effective
- Knock Off disables Leftovers
Cons
- None in particular
Ferrothorn IconFerrothornPros
- STAB Grass moves, 4x super effective
- Immune to Toxic
Cons
- None in particular
Charizard IconCharizardPros
- Can use Max Overgrowth
- Harsh Sunlight reduces the effectiveness of water moves
Cons
- Weak to water-type moves
Gyarados IconGyaradosPros
- Can use Max Overgrowth
- Resists water moves
Cons
- None in particular
Excadrill IconExcadrillPros
- Mold Breaker ignores Unaware, allowing Excadrill to set up Swords Dance
- Immune to Toxic
Cons
- Weak to water-type moves

How To Play Against Quagsire

Determine Its Build By Looking At Its Party

Quagsire is currently seen using both Unaware and Water Absorb at a relatively even ratio. Bringing Grass Pokemon is a must, but in addition to that you'll need to predict Quagsire's build. If you see a Toxapex (or other tanky Pokemon) on the team, the chances that it's Water Absorb are high.

Knock Off Its Leftovers

The move Knock Off is particularly great for dealing with Quagsire, as it tends to prefer protracted battles where it can get maximum benefit from Leftovers. Rillaboom and Ferrothorn can both use Knock Off, in addition to having super effective grass-type moves. They come highly recommended.

Mold Breaker Trumps Unaware

The ability Mold Breaker allows you to buff your own stats without the change being ignored by Unaware Quagsires. Excadrill is a good example here, as it's immune to Toxic and can Swords Dance.

Quagsire - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch Wooper (or Quagsire) at the Giant's Cap in the Wild Area during Rain or a Thunderstorm
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Wooper
3Breed that Wooper until you get one with a Bold Nature
4Put 252 EVs in HP and Defense
5Max out its Dynamax Level
7Teach it Scald, Recover, Toxic, and Protect
8Equip Leftovers
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Wooper or Quagsire

Wooper and Quagsire can actually be found in several places in the wild area in addition to the Giant's Cap mentioned above. Check out West Lake Axewell, South Lake Miloch, and the Giant's Seat as well for Wooper, and the Lake of Outrage for Quagsire.

Check Out All The Wild Area Zones Here!

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