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Conkeldurr Best Moveset & Build

Total Base Stats505
Type Fighting Icon

Flame Orb Build

Best NatureBest Item
Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)Flame Orb
Best Ability
Increases attack power when affected by a status condition.
Best Moveset
Mach Punch / Drain Punch / Stone Edge / Fire Punch
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Attack 252, HP 252, Defense 4

Flame Orb Guts Combo

By using the Flame Orb to inflict a burn on itself, Conkeldurr gains a 1.5x boost to its attack. It's also important to note that while burned, Conkeldurr's attack will not be lowered, so rest assured.

Mach Punch & Drain Punch Are A Must

Mach Punch allows Conkeldurr to get the first hit despite its awful speed. Drain Punch is used to heal up the damage you accrue from your Flame Orb. These two moves are set, but the remaining two should be customized according to your needs.

Works Well With Trick Room

Conkeldurr's low speed makes it a good candidate for Trick Room. However, since it cannot learn Trick Room itself, you'll need to have another Pokemon set it up in advance. If you're using Trick Room, make sure to change its nature to Brave.

Great VS Tyranitar/Excadrill

Conkeldurr's fighting type moves are extremely effective against Tyranitar and Excadrill, both of whom are quite common in the current meta. Drain Punch can guaranteed knock out Tyranitar, and Mach Punch has a chance of 1-shotting Excadrill.

Fighting Types Struggle In The Current Meta

With the prevalence of Max Airstream and the two ghost Pokemon Mimikyu & Dragapult, it's not a good time to be a fighting-type Pokemon. Picking Conkeldurr might put you in some tricky situations, or lead to you not picking him a large percent of time. The loss of Knock Off in this generation has also hurt him somewhat.

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Conkeldurr - Best Moves

Flame Orb Build

Recommended Moves

Drain Punch
Fighting Icon
Powerful STAB move which also heals. Great for recovering the burn damage.
Mach Punch
Fighting Icon
Excellent priority STAB move.
Stone Edge
Rock Icon
High damage Rock move, useful for taking out flying types.
Fire Punch
fire Icon
Good coverage move for grass types.

Other Viable Moves

Ground Icon
Good move for dealing with Electric types.
Rock Slide
Rock Icon
A weaker but higher accuracy alternative to Stone Edge
Thunder Punch
electric Icon
Possible coverage move for water types.
Ice Punch
ice Icon
Possible coverage move for Dragon types.
dark Icon
Deals double damage if the user was attacked first. Good coverage move.

Conkeldurr - Best Item to Hold

Flame OrbReally the only item for this build, as it procs Guts.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Conkeldurr - Best Natures And EVs

Conkeldurr - Recommended Natures

AdamantAtk↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Maximize Attack to take out opponents.
BraveAtk / Speed↓
Recommended for Trick Room variants!

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Flame Orb Build

StatBase Point
Attack252 points (max)
HP252 points (max)
Def4 points

Physical power and HP are the best bet for most Conkeldurrs, as their speed is too low to do anything with.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Conkeldurr Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Conkeldurr

Togekiss IconTogekissPros
- Air Slash is super effective
- None
Charizard IconCharizardPros
- Max Airstream will one shot
- None
Mimikyu IconMimikyuPros
- Fairy moves are super effective
- Immune to Fighting moves
- None
Toxapex IconToxapexPros
- Resists Fighting moves
- Protects itself to buy time for the burn to whittle Conkeldurr down
- Weak to Thunder Punch
Galarian Corsola IconGalarian CorsolaPros
- Hex deals extra damage due to the burn
- Can outlast with Strength Sap
- Immune to fighting moves
- None

How To Play Against Conkeldurr

Use Special Flying Type Moves

Conkeldurr's Sp. Def is lower than its Defense, meaning that Special moves are your best friend. Charizard and Togekiss both have STAB Flying moves which can take out Conkeldurr with relative ease, usually in 1 shot if Dynamaxed.

Use Ghost Types

Ghost types are of course immune to Fighting type moves, allowing for an extremely easy switch-in. Mimikyu is a great bet here, as it also has its Disguise on top of its Fighting immunity. Galarian Corsola can outlast Conkeldurr and take it out with a 130 power Hex. In a pinch, even a Dragapult will do!

Watch Out For Trick Room

As soon as you see your opponent's Pokemon, make sure to check if they're running a Trick Room team. If you see Mimikyu, Hatterene, and Whimsicott alongside Conkeldurr, there's a good chance you'll be dealing with a Trick Room strategy.

Conkeldurr - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch Timburr in the Galar Mine
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Timburr
3Breed that Timburr until you get one with an Adamant Nature
4Put 252 EVs in Attack, 252 EVs in HP, and 4 in Defense
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Teach it Drain Punch, Mach Punch, Fire Punch, and Stone Edge
7Equip a Flame Orb
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!
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