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Find out how to get Type: Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the best competitive Type: Null movesets, best builds, best nature, counters & if you can breed it!

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Type: Null Best Moveset & Build

Type: Null
Total Base Stats534
Type Normal Icon

Standard Eviolite Build

Best NatureBest Item
Relaxed (Def↑ / Speed↓)Eviolite
Best Ability
Battle Armor
This Pokemon cannot be critically hit.
Best Moveset
U-Turn / Thunder Wave / Tri Attack / Shadow Claw
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Defense 252, Sp.Def 4

An Eviolite Using Cushion

Type: Null's main role is to act as a cushion, able to take a hit from a Pokemon (due to its Eviolite-boosted defenses) and swapping out into a more favorable matchup using U-Turn. When U-Turn goes second, you will be able to switch without your next Pokemon taking a hit! This Pokemon is often seen in combination with Durant.

Go For The Lowest Speed

When considering the mirror match up, you'll want to ensure that your U-Turn lands last so that you can choose which Pokemon to switch into. Unfortunately, Type: Null cannot be bred, which means the only way to do this is to reset until you get 0 Speed IVs.

Rest And Sleep Talk Go Together

It goes without saying, but if you're using Sleep Talk, you should use Rest. You can replcae Tri Attack and Shadow Claw with these two. U-Turn is a must on all builds. If you're running a Sleep Talk build, swap out Thunder Wave for another attacking move.

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Type: Null - Best Moves

Standard Eviolite Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
U-Turn
bug Icon
Must have, allows you to swap into an advantageous matchup.
Thunder Wave
status icon
Paralyzes the opponent, can be useful when setting up for your following Pokemon.
Tri Attack
Normal Icon
Special STAB move, has a chance of inflicting some status effects.
Shadow Claw
Ghost Icon
Higher chance to crit. Simply useful for coverage vs Ghost types.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Crush Claw
Normal Icon
Has a high chance of lowering your opponent's defense. Strong STAB move.
Rest
status icon
Go to sleep and restore all your health.
Sleep Talk
status icon
Allows you to attack while asleep; randomly chooses one move.
Payback
dark Icon
Deals double damage if the user was hit first. Useful since Type: Null is quite slow.
Icy Wind
Ice Icon
Lowers the opponent's speed. A good utility move.

Type: Null - Best Item to Hold

ItemTraits
EvioliteThe only item worth considering, as it boosts Defense and Sp. Def substantially, giving Type: Null an effective 620+ base stat total.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Type: Null - Best Nature And EVs

Type: Null - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
RelaxedDef↑ / Speed↓
Recommended nature for most builds.
SassySpDef↑ / Speed↓
Type: Null's Sp. Def is the exact same as its Defense, so this is all up to your preference.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Standard Eviolite Build (Defensive)

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

The typical build, due to the prevalence of physical attackers in the meta, this one is more recommended.

Standard Eviolite Build (Sp. Defensive)

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Sp. Def252 points (max)
Defense4 points

Type: Null's Sp. Def is the same as its Defense, so this choice is up to you.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Type: Null Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Type: Null

PokemonExplanation
Heat Rotom IconHeat RotomPros
- Immune to paralysis
- Can Trick off Eviolite
- Strong against Durant (which Type: Null often pairs with)
Cons
- None
Rillaboom IconRillaboomPros
- Knock Off disables Eviolite
- Superpower is super effective
Cons
- None in particular
CinderaceCinderace Pros
- Can set up a Substitute
- Strong against Durant
Cons
- None
ChandelureChandelure Pros
- Can two shot with Max Flare
- Strong against Durant
- Trick Room beats U-Turn
Cons
- None
DragapultDragapult Pros
- Can set up a Substitute
- Strong against Durant
Cons
- None
ExcadrillExcadrill Pros
- Can one shot it with Horn Drill/Fissure
Cons
- Loses to Durant
- You'll probably only get one or two OHKO attempts

How To Play Against Type: Null

Assume It's Always Accompanied By Durant

The combo of Type: Null and Durant is so common that it's even garnered the nickname "Nullant" in the Japanese community. It's better to think of them as a set in the current meta. When you see them in selection phase, make sure to be ready to handle them!

Fight Behind A Substitute

By setting up a Substitute, you won't be affected by Thunder Wave, and it can't be destroyed easily by just U-Turn. Cinderace and Dragapult can both set up Substitutes and deal with Durant.

Flip The Tables With Trick Room

Trick Room will make it so (in many cases), Type: Null will attack first. This renders U-Turn less viable, as you'll be able to get damage in on the incoming Pokemon.

Type: Null - Can You Breed It?

Type: Null Is Not Breedable

Unfortunately, Type: Null cannot be bred at all. This means that the only way to get a high IV one is to save/reload over and over again. You can obtain it at the Battle Tower after beating the game. Save and keep trying over and over again.

Prioritize Low Speed IVs

You can Hyper Train the rest of its stats and change its nature, so focus on getting a low Speed IV stat above all else. 

Find Out Where To Get Type: Null Here!

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