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String Shot

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Bug - 95% 40 0 - All enemies

Description

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Competitive Use

String Shot is essentially an alternative version of Icy Wind that doesn't do any damage. If the Pokemon in question can learn both, go with Icy Wind as the extra damage helps deal with Focus Sash users and Sturdy Pokemon. Outside of those users, most Pokemon that can use String Shot are either too frail to use it efficiently or would rather be using a status-inducing move.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Caterpie Bug LC Shield Dust / Run Away 45 30 35 20 20 45 195
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Weedle Bug / Poison LC Shield Dust / Run Away 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
Wurmple Bug LC Shield Dust / Run Away 45 45 35 20 30 20 195