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Best Moves for Baxcalibur in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Make the most of this powerful Dragon-type.

Baxcalibur is the final evolution in the Frigibax and Arctibax in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It is also the pseudo-legendary of Generation IX, meaning it will be a popular Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It can be used for the story, Tera Raids, and in Competitive, which may leave you wondering what the best move for Pokémon are in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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What moves to teach Baxcalibur in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

What moves you teach Baxcalibur will depend on what part of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you intend to use it for. The story, Tera Raids, and Competitive all feature different aspects, so you will need to choose a move set based on these. Here are the best move sets for Baxcalibur in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Best Moves for Baxcalibur for the story in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Baxcalibur will be encountered later in the story, but it is a powerful Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It is Dragon/Ice-type and learns these types of moves primarily. But it can learn other coverage moves as well. Here are the best moves to teach Baxcalibur to beat the story in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Dragon Dance
  • Icicle Crash
  • Glaive Rush
  • Aqua Tail/Acrobatics

Best Moves for Baxcalibur for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Baxcalibur is a strong Pokémon to bring into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Tera Raids thanks to its incredible Attack. These can be extremely tough, so you will need to have the best moves, held items, and nature if you want to succeed. Here is the best move set for Baxcalibur for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Ability: Thermal Exchange
  • Nature: Adamant
  • Held Item: Ability Shield/Never-Melt Ice/Dragon Fang
  • EVs: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 6 Speed
  • Tera Type: Fire, Ice, Dragon
  • Moves:
    • Swords Dance
    • Dragon Claw
    • Icicle Crash
    • Focus Energy

Related: Where to catch Frigibax in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Best Moves for Baxcalibur for Competitive in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Competitive is a different beast in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, mainly due to the different strategies in the 2v2 format. Baxcalibur is a bulky attacker and can be extremely effective with the right strategy. Here is our recommendation for the best build for Baxcalibur in Competitive for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

  • Dragon Dance Baxcalibur Build
    • Ability: Thermal Exchange
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense
    • Tera Type: Fire, Dragon, Ice
    • Moves:
      • Dragon Dance
      • Icicle Crash
      • Glaive Rush
      • Earthquake
  • Choice Scarf Baxcalibur Build
    • Ability: Thermal Exchange
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Choice Scarf
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense
    • Tera Type: Fire, Dragon, Ice
    • Moves:
      • Iron Head
      • Icicle Crash
      • Glaive Rush
      • Earthquake
  • Choice Band Baxcalibur Build
    • Ability: Thermal Exchange
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Choice Band
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense
    • Tera Type: Fire, Dragon, Ice
    • Moves:
      • Ice Shard
      • Icicle Crash
      • Glaive Rush
      • Earthquake

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out How to EV train your Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet and Best Pokémon for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.


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