Best Moves for Maushold in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

They are cute but deadly.

Maushold is one of the most adorable Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, thanks to its design that makes it look like a family of mice. In addition to this, it is extremely powerful thanks to its signature move, Population Bomb. This may leave you wondering what the best moves and builds are for Maushold in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Best Build for Maushold for the story in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Maushold is a Normal-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, meaning it is only weak against Fighting-type Pokémon. It can learn moves to cover those types that resist Normal, giving it great versatility. What makes Maushold so powerful is its signature move, Population Bomb. This move has 20 power and hits up to 10 times. This becomes incredibly strong with the Wide Lens held item and its hidden ability Technician. Here is the best story build for Maushold in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Ability: Technician
  • Nature: Jolly/Adamant
  • Held Item: Wide Lens
  • Moves:
    • Population Bomb
    • Bullet Seed
    • Play Rough
    • Crunch

Best Build for Maushold for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

While Maushold isn't the best Pokémon for Tera Raids, it can definitely put out a lot of damage if paired with the right team. Population Bomb is an incredibly powerful tool and deals a lot of damage to Tera Pokémon, especially if Maushold has Terastalized and received a power boost. Here is the best Tera Raid build for Maushold in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Ability: Technician
  • Nature: Adamant
  • Held Item: Wide Lens
  • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
  • Tera Type: Normal
  • Moves:
    • Population Bomb
    • Helping Hand
    • Bullet Seed
    • Encore

Related: Best Normal Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Best Build for Maushold for Competitive in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Maushold can be an absolute menace in the competitive scene in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It can be played as an offensive lead with Population Bomb or provide support through Encore and Follow Me. It can be hard countered by Steel or Ghost-type Pokémon, so U-turn can be used to avoid these situations. You also need to watch out for Garchomp, as its Rough Skin ability can cause Maushold to knock itself out through Population Bomb. Here are the best builds for Maushold in Competitive Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Offensive Maushold Build
    • Ability: Technician
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Wide Lens
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
    • Tera Type: Normal
    • Moves:
      • Population Bomb
      • Bullet Seed
      • U-turn
      • Low Kick
  • Support Maushold Build
    • Ability: Technician
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Wide Lens
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
    • Tera Type: Normal
    • Moves:
      • Population Bomb
      • Follow Me
      • Protect
      • Encore

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out How to evolve Tandemaus into Maushold in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Best Nature for Tandemaus and Maushold in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.

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