If you are looking for a guide that helps you choose the best moves to boost up the Special Attack stat of your pokemon in Pokemon SV, then you are at the right place. In this guide, we have included the top 5 stat-boosting moves that will help you achieve the same for your beloved pokemon. Carry on reading this guide to learn everything about this topic.
Pokemon SV: Top 5 Special Attack Boosting Moves
Acupressure is a normal-type move that was introduced in Generation IV of Pokemon video games. This move is one of the best moves to boost the Special Attack stat of your pokemon or its allies. It has made it to this list because the effect of this move directly boosts one random stat of a Pokemon by two stages. Thus, the Special Attack stat of your pokemon also has an equal chance of getting boosted by two stages. This move can be learned by Qwilfish, Meditite, Medicham, and Pincurchin by leveling up. Moreover, there is no TM available for this move.
2) Calm Mind
Calm Mind is a Psychic Type move that was introduced to the Pokemon games in Generation III. This move does not inflict direct damage on the opponent. Rather, it directly affects the user by increasing both, Special Attack and Special Defense stat by one stage. Gallade learns this move by default and other pokemon can also learn it by leveling up. Here are some-
Adding to the point, you can also teach Calm Mind move to other Pokemon using a Calm Mind TM. A copy of Calm Mind TM can be found in the overworld. To be specific, you can head to the South Province Area Three (in Mesagoza) and visit a pond in that region. Here, you can collect this TM from a random Pokeball drop. As soon as you get one copy of this TM, it also becomes available to craft through TM machines. The materials required for crafting this TM are:
3x Stantler Hair
3x Indeedee Fur
3) Charge Beam
Charge Beam is an Electric-type move. This move inflicts direct damage on the target opponent with 50 Power. The reason it is present in this list is that there is a 70% chance that the Special Attack stat of your pokemon would get boosted by one stage when using this move. Tynamo and Eelektrik learn it by default whereas it can also be learned by Sandy Shocks, Voltorb, and Electrode by leveling up.
Adding to the point, Charge Beam move can also be taught to other Pokemon using the Charge Beam TM. You can find a copy of Charge Beam TM from a Pokeball drop that is found near the area where the Segin Squad Base is located. As soon you get a copy of this TM, you can head to any TM Machine to craft more of them. For crafting it using TM Machine, you will need to submit the following crafting materials there:
3x Mareep Wool
3x Dedenne Fur
Moreover, if you don’t wish to get a copy of this TM through Pokeball drop, you can also defeat Team Star Dark Crew to make this TM available to craft in TM Machine.
4) Nasty Plot
You cannot miss out on Nasty Plot when talking about stat-boosting moves for Special Attack stat. Nasty Plot is one of the best moves to use when you want to buff up the Special Attack stat of a particular Pokemon. Being a dark-type move, it increases the Pokemon’s Special Attack stat by two stages. Pikachu, Raichu, Slowking, and Houndoom are the pokemon that learn this move by default. Several Pokemon that can learn this move by leveling are Farigiraf, Tatsugiri, Gholdengo, Chi-Yu, and Meowth.
Nasty Plot can also be taught to other Pokemon present in the game using Nasty Plot TM. This TM is located in the Staff Room in Mesagoza. After completing all history lessons and catching all four treasures of Ruin, you must talk to Ms. Raifort to grab a copy of this TM. As soon as you get its copy, it also becomes available to craft using TM Machines. Here are the materials you will require for making this TM:
3x Meowth Fur
3x Spiritomb Fragment
3x Tatsugiri Scales
5) No Retreat
No Retreat is also one of the most popular stat-boosting moves. It not only boosts the Special Attack stat for a particular Pokemon but also boosts every other stat. No Retreat is a fighting-type move that does not inflict direct damage on the opponent. It was introduced recently in the Generation VIII of Pokemon video games. The only drawback of this move is that you cannot teach it or use it with any other Pokemon than “Falinks”. Yes, that is correct. There isn’t any TM present for teaching this move to other Pokemon and also, it cannot be learned by any other Pokemon except Falinks. So, if you want to use this move, you must have Falinks in your lineup.
So, this brings us to the end of this guide. These all were the best moves that you can use to boost up the Special Attack stat of a Pokemon in Pokemon SV. If you found this guide helpful, share it with your friends.
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