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Hatterene Best Moveset & Build

Hatterene
Total Base Stats510
Type Psychic IconFairy Icon

Trick Room Build

Best NatureBest Item
Quiet (Sp.Atk↑ / Speed↓)Babiri Berry
Best Ability
Magic Bounce
Reflects status moves instead of getting hit by them.
Best Moveset
Trick Room / Psychic / Mystical Fire / Dazzling Gleam
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Best EV Spread
Defense 172, HP 252, Sp.Attack 84, Defense 4

Trick Room User That Packs A Punch

The main draw of Hatterene is its extremely low speed and high Sp. Atk (136). Once you get Trick Room off, you should be able to fire back at your opponent and deal massive damage. Unlike many other Trick Room users, Hatterene doesn't need to rely on other Pokemon to deal damage.

Reliably Set Up Trick Room

Magic Bounce will let you reflect the status changing moves of your opponents. This means that you can freely set up without worrying about Taunt. Also, since many tanks will use Will-o-Wisp and Toxic, Hatterene's Ability deals well with them as well.

Spec For Survivability

This build's main priority is getting Trick Room off, so you'll need to ensure that you can survive long enough to do so. The EV spread presented here gives you just enough Defense to survive an Iron Head from Excadrill. The remainder should be placed in Sp. Attack.

Go For A Super Effective Move Reducing Berry

Hatterene's weaknesses are Ghost, Poison, and Steel. If you're worried about Excadrill or Durant, use a Babiri Berry. For Mimikyu and Dragapult, use a Kasib Berry.

Worth Dynamaxing Too

Hatterene's incredible Sp. Atk makes it well suited to Dynamaxing as well. With Max Mindstorm and Max Starfall you can disable priority moves and status changes respectively. This can be beneficial for your follow-up Pokemon as well.

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Hatterene - Best Moves

Trick Room Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Trick Room
status icon
The main move for this build. Get this off first at all costs.
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Icon
Powerful STAB move. Must-have.
Psychic
Psychic Icon
Powerful STAB move. Must-have.
Mystical Fire
fire Icon
Good coverage move to deal with Steel types.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Calm Mind
status icon
Boosts Sp.Atk and Sp.Def. Can be useful if you get the opportuntiy to set up.
Giga Drain
Grass Icon
Deals damage and restores health based on it. Good coverage move.
Nuzzle
electric Icon
Low damage but always paralyzes the target. Useful coverage. This is an Egg Move - Breed with Pikachu to get it.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Good coverage move.

Hatterene - Best Item to Hold

ItemTraits
Babiri BerryReduces the damage of a supereffective Steel-type move. This is the most common type you're likely to be hit with, so we recommend this.
Kasib BerryReduces the damage of a supereffective Ghost-type move.
Kebia BerryReduces the damage of a supereffective Poison-type move.
Weakness PolicyEnsures that you become unstoppable if you are hit with a super-effective move. Alongside Trick Room, you will become unstoppable.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Hatterene - Best Natures And EVs

Hatterene - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
QuietSp.Atk↑ / Speed↓
Works well for Trick Room builds.

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Trick Room Build

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Def172 points
Sp.Atk84 points
Sp. Def4 points

This EV spread ensures that you don't get one shot by an Excadrill's Iron Head. This will allow you to survive most things even without a defensive nature.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Hatterene Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Hatterene

PokemonExplanation
ExcadrillExcadrill Pros
- One shots with Iron Head (if it has no Def EV investment)
Cons
- Doesn't work well if it's holding a Babiri Berry
- Def EV investment also complicates things
AegislashAegislash Pros
- One shots with Iron Head (if it has no Def EV investment)
- Will hit first
Cons
- Doesn't work well if it's holding a Babiri Berry
- Def EV investment also complicates things
DurantDurantPros
- Life Orb Max Steelspike will one shot, even with Babiri Berry
Cons
- Will be taken out with Mystical Fire during Trick Room
LucarioLucarioPros
- Can 2 shot, as it has a priority move
Cons
- Trick Room will go off
- Doesn't work well if ti's holding a Babiri Berry
- If it Dynamaxes and uses Max Mindstorm, priority moves won't work
DuraludonDuraludon Pros
- One shot with Steel Beam
Cons
- Can't one shot if it has a Babiri Berry
Mimikyu IconMimikyuPros
- Shadow Claw + Shadow Sneak can take it out
- Disguise lets it get a free turn in
Cons
- Trick Room will go off
- Can't take it out if it has a Kasib Berry
- If it Dynamaxes and uses Max Mindstorm, Shadow Sneak won't work

How To Play Against Hatterene

Use Powerful Supereffective Moves

Since Hatterene's speed is so low, you'll almost certainly be able to get the first hit off. Take it out with a high-power Steel move from the get-go! After Trick Room goes off, you might have trouble so consider Dynamaxing to take it out right away.

Keep Trick Room In Mind During Selection

In all likelihood, you may not be able to prevent Hatterene from getting off Trick Room. Rather than worry too much about Hatterene, try to anticipate which Pokemon on its team will be the ace/sweeper and deal with them instead.

Use Trick Room To Your Advantage

If you say Hatterene on the opponent's team, chances are high it will be a Trick Room user. One possible option is to bring out your own slow Pokemon and use them after Trick Room activates. However, since your opponent's team is likely even slower, this might not always work.

Hatterene - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch Hatterene in the Lake of Outrage (Foggy Weather)
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Hatenna with a 0 Speed IV!
3Breed that Hatenna until you get one with a Quiet Nature
4Put 252 EVs in HP, 172 in Defense, 84 in Sp. Atk, and 4 in Defense
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Teach it Trick Room, Psychic, Dazzling Gleam, and Mystical Fire
7Equip a Babiri Berry
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

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