Best Moves for Quaquaval in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Players who chose Quaxly in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will end up with its final evolution, Quaquaval. This Water/Fighting-type Pokémon is a powerful member of any team and has quite a good spread of coverage moves. This may leave you wondering what the best moves for Quaquaval are in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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

The move set you use for Quaquaval in Pokémon Scarlet, and Violet will differ depending on how you use it. Whether you play just the story, Tera Raids or Competitive will have an impact on the moves you teach Quaquaval. Here are our recommendations for the best moves for Quaquaval in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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

When taking Quaquaval into Tera Raids, you want to focus on powering yourself up and dealing large amounts of damage with Aqua Step, Close Combat, or Ice Spinner. Make sure you equip the right held item and use the best nature. Here are the best moves for Quaquaval to have for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Ability: Torrent
  • Nature: Adamant
  • Held Item: Clear Amulet
  • EVs: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 6 Defense/Special Defense
  • Tera Type: Water, Fighting, Steel
  • Moves:
    • Aqua Step
    • Close Combat
    • Swords Dance
    • Ice Spinner

Related: Best Pokémon for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Best Moves for Quaquaval for Competitive in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

When it comes to Competitive in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Quaquaval will need a boost to Speed as it is somewhat slow for a physical attacker. Its signature move, Aqua Step, is a great way to deal damage and boost its Speed at the same time. This is especially true if you can get Swords Dance off first. Here are recommendations for the best moves for Quaquaval in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Assault Vest Quaquaval Build
    • Ability: Moxie
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Assualt Vest
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Special Defense
    • Tera Type: Water, Fighting, Steel
    • Moves:
      • Aqua Step
      • Ice Spinner
      • Close Combat
      • Brave Bird
  • Swords Dance Quaquaval Build
    • Ability: Moxie
    • Nature: Jolly
    • Held Item: Leftovers
    • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Special Defense
    • Tera Type: Water, Fighting, Steel
    • Moves:
      • Swords Dance
      • Aqua Step
      • Close Combat
      • Ice Spinner/Brave Bird

For more informaiton on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Best Nature for Quaxly, Quaxwell, and Quaquaval Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – Quaxly Final Evolution on Pro Game Guides.

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