Find out how to breed Conkeldurr in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the best competitive Conkeldurr movesets, best builds, best nature, counters and the breeding process.
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Conkeldurr Best Moveset & Build
|Total Base Stats||505|
Flame Orb Build
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)||Flame Orb|
Increases attack power when affected by a status condition.
|Mach Punch / Drain Punch / Stone Edge / Fire Punch|
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|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
|Drain Punch||Powerful STAB move which also heals. Great for recovering the burn damage.|
|Mach Punch||Excellent priority STAB move.|
|Stone Edge||High damage Rock move, useful for taking out flying types.|
|Fire Punch||Good coverage move for grass types.|
Other Viable Moves
|Earthquake||Good move for dealing with Electric types.|
|Rock Slide||A weaker but higher accuracy alternative to Stone Edge|
|Thunder Punch||Possible coverage move for water types.|
|Ice Punch||Possible coverage move for Dragon types.|
|Payback||Deals double damage if the user was attacked first. Good coverage move.|
Conkeldurr - Best Item to Hold
|Flame Orb||Really the only item for this build, as it procs Guts.|
Conkeldurr - Best Natures And EVs
Conkeldurr - Recommended Natures
|Adamant||Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓|
Maximize Attack to take out opponents.
|Brave||Atk / Speed↓|
Recommended for Trick Room variants!
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation
Flame Orb Build
|Attack||252 points (max)|
|HP||252 points (max)|
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!
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Conkeldurr
- Air Slash is super effective
- Max Airstream will one shot
- Fairy moves are super effective
- Immune to Fighting moves
- Resists Fighting moves
- Protects itself to buy time for the burn to whittle Conkeldurr down
- Weak to Thunder Punch
- Hex deals extra damage due to the burn
- Can outlast with Strength Sap
- Immune to fighting moves
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
|1||Catch Timburr in the Galar Mine|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Timburr|
|3||Breed that Timburr until you get one with an Adamant Nature|
|4||Put 252 EVs in Attack, 252 EVs in HP, and 4 in Defense|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Teach it Drain Punch, Mach Punch, Fire Punch, and Stone Edge|
|7||Equip a Flame Orb|