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Armaldo

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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

68.20 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2848
ATK 222
DEF 174
STA 181

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Fury Cutter sets outdamage Struggle Bug sets and are also easier to dodge with.
  • Rock Blast is Armaldo’s sole STAB charge move and can output middling Rock DPS.
  • Cross Poison can see some use against Grass-types, but it’s otherwise an awful option.
  • Don’t use Water Pulse on offense.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Struggle Bug is preferred over Fury Cutter due to the massive power difference.
  • Rock Blast has STAB, 3 bars, and an early damage window, making it a strong choice.
  • Cross Poison hits very early but is weak against Rock-type enemies.
  • Water Pulse is just a bad defensive move in general.

PVE Overview

Stat-wise, Armaldo is very similar to fellow Bug-types Scizor and Heracross. By all accounts, it should have been a solid addition to the meta as either a Rock-type or a Bug-type attacker. The catch? It lacks a Rock-type fast move, so you’d be better off using even Sudowoodo for Rock-type offense. And for some reason it didn’t get the obvious X-Scissor as a charge move, so it can’t do Bug-type offense at all. A sad outcome for a very cool Pokemon.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter + Rock Blast and Cross Poison or Water Pulse

Fury Cutter is the preferred fast move, featuring fast energy generation and also benefits from STAB. Struggle Bug deals more damage, but doesn't let Armaldo use its charge as frequently and overall is an inferior pick.

Rock Blast takes advantage of STAB and a low energy cost which makes it the main charge move for Armaldo. Cross Poison is the cheapest charge move energy-wise and allows for shield-baiting, but with a with a 1.14 DPE rating it's a terrible move otherwise. Water Pulse is horrible with an expensive 60 energy requirement for only 70 damage (1.17 DPE) but at least can help cover Armaldo's weakness against other Rock-types. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 1 / 5

Armaldo has an odd Bug/Rock typing which makes it vulnerable to only 3 typings, but doesn't really provide any meaningful resistances otherwise. A stat distribution focused on offense results in overall fewer defensive stats which hurts it more. However, Armaldo's main liability is its horrible moveset, with all of its charge moves offering little damage for the amount of energy used up (DPE). This leaves Armaldo relatively toothless in comparison to other candidates in Great League, and results in a long list of losses against the popular meta picks. 

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

A higher CP cap in Ultra League allows Armaldo to utilize its ATK stat more, but it still has the same problems as it did in Great League. Wins against Umbreon and Lugia are appreciated, but losses against most meta picks still discourage its use. 

Master League: 0 / 5

If Armaldo couldn't get many wins on an equal CP playing field, just wait until it faces Pokemon with a CP disadvantage. 

Fast Moves

15
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38

Charge Moves

50
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.10
0.40
0.00
1.52
23.81
29.76
36.08
40
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.50
0.40
0.00
1.21
26.67
33.33
32.32
70
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
0.70
0.00
1.40
21.88
27.34
30.63

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013440
2001.57183
2002109126
2002.5146169
4003183212
4003.5220255
4004257298
4004.5294341
6005331384
6005.5369427
6006406470
6006.5443513
8007480556
8007.5517599
8008554642
8008.5591685
10009628728
10009.5666771
100010703814
100010.5738854
130011773895
130011.5808936
130012843976
130012.58781017
1600139141058
160013.59491099
1600149841139
160014.510191180
19001510541221
190015.510891261
19001611241302
190016.511601343
22001711951383
220017.512301424
22001812651465
220018.513001505
25001913351546
250019.513701587
25002014061627
250020.514411668
30002114761709
300021.515111750
30002215461790
300022.515811831
35002316171872
350023.516521912
35002416871953
350024.517221994
40002517572035
400025.517922075
40002618272116
400026.518632157
45002718982197
450027.519332238
45002819682279
450028.520032320
50002920382360
500029.520742401
50003021092442
500030.521262462
60003121442482
600031.521612503
60003221792523
600032.521972543
70003322142564
700033.522322584
70003422492604
700034.522672625
80003522842645
800035.523022665
80003623202686
800036.523372706
90003723552726
900037.523722747
90003823902767
900038.524072787
100003924252808
1000039.524432828
100004024602848
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