Find out how to breed Centiskorch in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the best competitive Centiskorch movesets, best builds, best nature, counters, Gigantamax build!
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Centiskorch Best Gigantamax Moveset & Build
|Total Base Stats||525|
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓)||Life Orb|
Immune to Fire-type moves, and when hit with one, raises the damage of Fire moves by 50%
| Knock Off / Fire Lash / Power Whip / Lunge |
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|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
|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 is quite easy to decide whether or not you should Dynamax it depending on the situation, which is another big plus.
|Fire Lash||Strong physical STAB Fire move. Also lowers the opponent's Defense stat!|
|Knock Off||Deals damage and knocks off the item your opponent is holding. Very useful move. |
(This is an egg move)
|Lunge||Powerful STAB Bug move. Also lower's the opponent's Attack stat.|
|Power Whip||Very powerful grass move. Good coverage.|
Other Viable Moves Moves
|Flare Blitz||More powerful move than Fire Lash, but deals recoil damage.|
|Crunch||Has a chance to cause the opponent to flinch.|
|Thunder Fang||Useful Electric-type coverage move.|
|Will-o-Wisp||Inflicts a burn on the opponent.|
|Coil||Raises the user's Defense, Attack, and Accuracy.|
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Centiskorch - Best Items to Hold
|Expert Belt||Increases damage of super-effective moves.|
|Life Orb||Deal 10% more damage with moves at the expense of some of your health. Useful for improving overall damage.|
|Assault Vest||Prevents you from using status moves but increases your Sp. Def by 150%. Great to give you some extra room to maneuver.|
|Sitrus Berry||Restores health when you drop below a certain amount of HP. Useful recovermy ove.|
Centiskorch - Best Nature And EVs
Centiskorch - Recommended Natures
|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
|Attack||252 Points (max)|
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.
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Centiskorch
|Toxapex|| Pros |
- Water moves are super-effective
- Resists Bug and Fire moves<
|Togekiss|| Pros |
- Resists most attacks
- Air Slash is super effective
|Dracovish|| Pros |
- Fishious Rend can 2 shot through Gigantamax
- Resists Fire moves 4x
|Gyarados|| Pros |
- Water moves are super-effective
- Resists Bug and Fire moves
- Reduces attack with Intimidate (except White Smoke versions)
- Centiskorch sometimes runs Thunder Fang
- As mentioned, White Smoke prevents Intimidate
|Hippowdon|| Pros |
- Lays Stealth Rock, while deal 50% damgae
- Physically defensive, hard to take out
- 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
|1||Catch a Centiskorch that can Gigantamax in Max Raid Battles across the Wild Area.|
|2||Change its nature to Adamant using a Mint|
|3||Put 228 points in HP, 252 points in Attack, and 28 points in Speed|
|4||Level it to 100 and max out its IVs in Hyper Training|
>> Check Out How To Hyper Train Here
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Teach it Fire Lash, Lunge, Power Whip, and Knock Off|
|7||Equip a Life Orb|