0260 Swampert



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Mud Shot, Hydro Cannon*, Earthquake
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 19 0/14/14CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastMud Shot4.51.82Fast Charge
2FastWater Gun33.61General
3ChargedHydro Cannon*40962.45 - 4 - 5 - 4Spam/Bait
4ChargedMuddy Water30% chance -1 Atk opponent35421.24 - 4 - 4 - 4Debuff Spam/Bait
5ChargedEarthquake651322.038 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke
6ChargedSurf40781.955 - 4 - 5 - 4Spam/Bait
7ChargedSludge Wave651101.698 - 7 - 7 - 7Coverage Nuke

Character Introduction


Swampert is a Water & Ground Pokémon which evolves from Marshtomp. It is vulnerable to Grass moves. Swampert's strongest moveset is Mud Shot & Hydro Cannon and it has a Max CP of 2,974.


Swampert, incredibly strong, can easily drag boulders weighing over a ton and has powerful vision to see in murky water.

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Mud Shot + Hydro Cannon* and Earthquake Or Sludge Wave

Mud Shot offers the highest energy generation in the game at the cost of low damage output. Due to how powerful Swampert's charge moves are, this move is recommended. Water Gun offers more damage output and is meant more for general coverage, but is not recommended due to its inferior energy generation. 

Hydro Cannon is a move limited to specific events such as Community Day, as well as Elite TMs, and is mandatory due to its lesser energy cost and very high Damage Per Energy value. It also completely blows Surf out of the water. Earthquake and Sludge Wave are both viable options, with Earthquake giving more power against Steel-types and Sludge Wave letting you hit Fairy-types harder.

What about Muddy Water? 

Muddy Water is a very disappointing addition to Swampert for PvP. Hydro Cannon deals roughly 257% of the damage that Muddy Water can do, for only extra 5 energy. While Muddy Water does have a perk of reducing the opponent's ATK stage by 1, the 30% chance to proc the debuff makes it unreliable to use for consistent results. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 4.5 / 5

Arguably the best "mudboi" in the format, Mud Shot's speed combined with Hydro Cannon's power makes Swampert a massive threat, and one that any Grass-less team will struggle to answer. It's not that bulky, though, and it's massively vulnerable to anything with Razor Leaf, but a well-positioned Swampert is a fantastic choice to rain on your opponent's parade. Sludge Wave is more common than Earthquake here, giving you significant play against Azumarill (among other Fairy-types) and preventing you from getting walled out by Altaria.

Ultra League: 4.5 / 5

Swampert is very good for Ultra League partly thanks to the numerous Steel-types in the meta, in addition to the relatively few Grass-types compared to Great League. Dominance over many of the "anti-Giratina" picks which are mostly Dark-types and also Snorlax, in addition to numerous wins against counters to those picks (AKA Fighting-types), makes Swampert very appealing to use. It should also be noted that Swampert can tie or even narrowly beat Giratina Altered Forme depending on movesets and shielding scenarios, which would possibly make this Pokemon a 5/5, if it were not for the lack of consistency in that matchup. Earthquake is preferable in Open Ultra to give you a strong neutral hit against Giratina, whereas both Earthquake and Sludge Wave are viable in Ultra Premier.

Master League: 3 / 5

Swampert's relatively low max CP prevents it from maintaining its dominance from the other two formats. While its incredibly powerful moveset gives it some wins against common Steel-types in both Open Format and Premier versions of Masters, its general lack of stats and poor matchups against some incredibly meta Pokémon leaves the mudboi outclassed.

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