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Centiskorch Best Gigantamax Moveset & Build

Centiskorch
Total Base Stats525
Type Fire Icon Bug Icon

Gigantamax Build

Best NatureBest Item
Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Flash Fire

Immune to Fire-type moves, and when hit with one, raises the damage of Fire moves by 50%
Best Moveset
Knock Off / Fire Lash / Power Whip / Lunge
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 228, Attack 252, Speed 28

All 3 Abilities Are Viable

Centiskorch's 3 abilities are all viable in different situations. Flash Fire is useful for switching into fire-type moves, while White Smoke prevents you from having your stats lowered. Flame Body is also a possible option, as there are many contact-move using Pokemon in the current meta.

Adjust EVs To Outspeed Corviknight

28 EVs in speed can be allocated on an Adamant Centiskorch in order to outspeed a 4 speed EV Corviknight. This will allow you to go first and get a super-effective fire attack off.

A Powered Up Fire Spin

Move G-Max Centiferno Fire Icon
Effect Traps the target in a whirl of fire for 4-5 turns.

This Centiskorch-exclusive move traps the opponent for 4-5 turns while dealing damage over time. Just like Fire Spin, it prevents the opponent from switching and traps them in. Carefully select which opponent you're going to trap and take them out.

Check Out All Other Gigantamax Pokemon Here!

Can Hold Its Own Even Without Gigantamaxing

Centiskorch has a fairly good move pool and decent base stats, which means that it can function as a low to mid speed attacker. It's quite easy to decide whether or not you should Dynamax it depending on the situation, which is another big plus.

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Fire Lash
fire Icon
Strong physical STAB Fire move. Also lowers the opponent's Defense stat!
Knock Off
dark Icon
Deals damage and knocks off the item your opponent is holding. Very useful move.
(This is an egg move)
Lunge
bug Icon
Powerful STAB Bug move. Also lower's the opponent's Attack stat.
Power Whip
Grass Icon
Very powerful grass move. Good coverage.

Other Viable Moves Moves

Move/TypeReason
Flare Blitz
fire Icon
More powerful move than Fire Lash, but deals recoil damage.
Crunch
dark Icon
Has a chance to cause the opponent to flinch.
Thunder Fang
electric Icon
Useful Electric-type coverage move.
Will-o-Wisp
status icon
Inflicts a burn on the opponent.
Coil
status icon
Raises the user's Defense, Attack, and Accuracy.

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Centiskorch - Best Items to Hold

ItemTraits
Expert BeltIncreases damage of super-effective moves.
Life OrbDeal 10% more damage with moves at the expense of some of your health. Useful for improving overall damage.
Assault VestPrevents you from using status moves but increases your Sp. Def by 150%. Great to give you some extra room to maneuver.
Sitrus BerryRestores health when you drop below a certain amount of HP. Useful recovermy ove.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Centiskorch - Best Nature And EVs

Centiskorch - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
Jolly Speed↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Good to supplement Centiskorch's rather low speed and let it go first.
Adamant Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Useful for maximizing damage dealt.

What Nature Would You Recommend For Centiskorch?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Gigantamax Build

StatBase Point
HP228 Points
Attack252 Points (max)
Speed28 Points

As mentioned previously, the 28 points in Speed here are to outspeed a 4 Speed EV Corviknight, as that is a very important common matchup.

Centiskorch Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Centiskorch

PokemonExplanation
ToxapexToxapex Pros
- Water moves are super-effective
- Resists Bug and Fire moves<
Cons
- None
TogekissTogekiss Pros
- Resists most attacks
- Air Slash is super effective
Cons
- None
DracovishDracovish Pros
- Fishious Rend can 2 shot through Gigantamax
- Resists Fire moves 4x
Cons
- None
GyaradosGyarados Pros
- Water moves are super-effective
- Resists Bug and Fire moves
- Reduces attack with Intimidate (except White Smoke versions)
Cons
- Centiskorch sometimes runs Thunder Fang
- As mentioned, White Smoke prevents Intimidate
HippowdonHippowdon Pros
- Lays Stealth Rock, while deal 50% damgae
- Physically defensive, hard to take out
Cons
- Will have its item knocked off

How To Play Against Centiskorch

Take Advantage Of Its Low Defense and Speed

Centiskorch only has 65 Speed and Defense, meaning it can be really easy to knock it out if you hit with a super-effective physical move. Rock type moves deal 4x damage, so even if you don't have STAB on them, you might be able to OHKO Centiskorch.

Lay Stealth Rocks

Since Centiskorch is 4x weak to rock, it will take 50% HP damage when switching into a field with Stealth Rock up. This is massive and will allow almost any move to take it out! Watch out for Sitrus Berry users, however.

Centiskorch - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch a Centiskorch that can Gigantamax in Max Raid Battles across the Wild Area.
2Change its nature to Adamant using a Mint
3Put 228 points in HP, 252 points in Attack, and 28 points in Speed
4Level it to 100 and max out its IVs in Hyper Training
>> Check Out How To Hyper Train Here
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Teach it Fire Lash, Lunge, Power Whip, and Knock Off
7Equip a Life Orb
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

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