Contrary Malamar Moveset

Topsy-turvy Switcheroo: Physical Sweepers come and go but Malamar is a surprising force to be reckoned with! At first glace it might seem like more of a Special attacker (especially considering how most psychic types usually play), but this is surprisingly one of my new favorites which I recently added to my own XY party.MalamarLink:

Basic Build: Malamar makes a great Physical Sweeper, especially considering the power of it’s Contrary ability combined with Superpower (which under normal circumstances would hurt sweepers, but with the help of that ability only makes it THAT much more potent. Using Choice Scarf should allow Malamar to attack faster with the selected move, not to meantion Switcheroo to lock your opponent’s in place (if not causing them to switch up giving you time to setup). Also if needed with the help of the scarf and Topsy-Turvy, you can turn potential threats into weakened play-things.

Malamar @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Contrary
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd /
Jolly Nature (+Spd , -SAtk)
– Superpower
– Night Slash
– Switcheroo
– Topsy Turvy

Breeding Instructions:
Breeding this Malamar shouldn’t be too bad. Malamar belongs in the Water 1 and Water 2 egg groups. Check the link for full instructions.

Summary: This build offers a nice change to the standard metagame. Personally I think Malamar makes a great lead seeing as how it can be played with so many options. Beware of bug moves tho.. they can be quite painfull. Thanks RedSerperior for submitting this amazing build.

1 thought on “Contrary Malamar Moveset

  1. I love Malamar, too! The only thing I would do differently is use Psycho Cut instead of Topsy Turvy. Come check our my site, where I do competitive competitive strategies as well!

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