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The best moveset for Swampert in Pokémon Go

What are the best moves for Swampert?

A typical choice many players are likely to see in the Pokémon Go Ultra and Master League is Swampert. The Pokémon features a powerful overall moveset, great stats, and only weak to one type of move. The next thing you need to do is figure out the best moveset. In this guide, we cover the best moveset for Swampert to use in Pokémon Go

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Best Swampert moveset in Pokémon Go

Swampert is a Ground and Water-type Pokémon. It’s only weak to Grass-type moves and resistant to Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 2,974, an attack of 176, a defense of 150, and stamina of 189. While it doesn’t have the highest stats, it doesn’t stop this Pokémon from competing in every PvP competition, making it a standout option in the Great, Ultra, and Master League, only defeated by the many legendary and mythical Pokémon in the standard Master League competition.

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These are all of the moves Swampert can learn.

Fast moves

  • Mud Shot (Ground-type) – 3 damage and 4.5 energy (1.5 damage per turn)
  • Water Gun (Water-type) – 3 damage and 3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn)

Swampert’s fast move choices are pretty safe. Of the two, you want to go with Mud Shot. It’ll generate more energy for each attack, allowing you to use Swampert’s charge attacks far more often, where the real damage happens.

Charge attacks

  • Earthquake (Ground-type) – 120 damage and 65 energy
  • Hydro Cannon (Water-type) – 80 damage and 40 energy
  • Muddy Water (Water-type) – 35 damage and 35 energy (30% chance to lower an opponent’s attack by one rank)
  • Sludge Wave (Poison-type) – 110 damage and 65 energy
  • Surf (Water-type) – 65 damage and 40 energy

When selecting Swampert’s charged move, we recommend focusing on Hydro Cannon. It’s an exclusive move for this Pokémon and is extremely powerful in nearly any league category. For the second option, you’ll want to go with Earthquake, but some fans prefer Sludge Wave to give Swampet some move variety. Earthquake is a powerful Ground-type attack that, while it costs quite a bit of energy, does a large amount of damage. During the battle, you can save up for it to deal a large amount of damage or bait out a shield for your opponent.

The best moveset for Swampert to learn is the fast move Mud Shot and the charged attacks Hydro Cannon and Earthquake or Sludge Wave.


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