Best Annihilape Build for Ranked Battle in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon players are now searching for the Annihilape Build which is one of the fighting/ghost-type pokemon. This is one of the best pokemon that you will find in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It is because of the abilities, stats and builds that it has.

There are a lot of players who are interested in participating in the ranked battles. The players who are going to enter the ranked battles are searching for the Annihilape Build. To help the players in finding the right build, we are here with this guide.

In this post, you will get to know about the moves and builds of the Annihilape. Along with it, we will also tell you the stats of the Annihilape pokemon. Keep on reading this guide till the end to know about this.

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Annihilape Stats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Annihilape is a fighting/ghost-type pokemon which comes with great abilities. This pokemon is immune to fighting and normal-type of pokemon whereas it becomes weak to flying, psychic, ghost and fairy types of pokemon.

The best nature of Annihilape is Jolly and Adamant. So, in some nature, we will get high special attacks whereas in some we will get high special powers. Below are the stats of Annihilape that you should know if you are going to use it for the ranked battle.

  • Pokemon Type: Ghost/Fighting
  • Abilities: Innerfocus, Vital Spirit, and Defiant
  • Weak to: Flying, Psychic, Ghost, and Fairy
  • Gets Damage: Fire, Water, Grass, Ice, Electric, Dark, Dragon, Ground, and Steel.
  • Resists:
    • (0.5x): Rock and Poison
    • (0.25x): Bug
  • Immune To: Fighting and Normal
  • Base Stats:
    • HP: 110
    • Attack: 115
    • Defence: 80
    • Special Attack: 50
    • Special Defence: 90
    • Speed: 90
    • Total: 535
  • Nature: Jolly and Adamant
  • Builds: Bulk Up + Rage Fist and Final Gambit Build

Best Annihilape Builds in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

There are two builds available for the Annihilape, but we will consider that you should use the first one which is listed below because it is much more efficient.

1. Bulk Up + Rage Fist Build

This is the first build of Annihilape that you can use for the ranked battle in the game. It is very efficient and helps Annihilape in boosting the stats.

  • Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -Sp. Atk)
  • EV Spread:
    • HP: 252
    • Atk: 68
    • Def: 4
    • Sp. Def: 68
    • Spe: 116
  • Final Stat Values:
    • HP: 217
    • Atk: 144
    • Def: 101
    • Sp. Def: 119
    • Spe: 137
  • Ability: Vital Spirit
  • Tera Type: Steel
    • It turns Annihilape’s Psychic, Fairy and Flying weaknesses into resistances.
    • This allows resisting Dragon Type pokemon such as Dragapult.
  • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Moveset:
    • Rage Fist: This is a ghost-type physical move in the game. In this, the player convert’s the rage into energy to attack the opponent. The more the user will be hit by the attacks, the more the rage will increase.
    • Drain Punch: Through this, the user will be able to recover half of the damage inflicted as HP.
    • Bulk Up: This increases the attack and defence stats by one stage.
    • Taunt: On using this, the user will be able to do damage for three turns.

2. Final Gambit 

This is another build of Annihilape, but we will not suggest that you should use it for the ranked battle. It is because the first one is better than this, however, if you are thinking to use it, then do check its stats before.

  • Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -Sp. Atk)
  • EV Spread:
    • HP: 252
    • Atk: 4
    • Spe: 252
  • Final Stat Values: 
    • HP: 217
    • Atk: 136
    • Def: 100
    • Sp. Def: 110
    • Spe: 156
  • Ability: Vital Spirit
  • Tera Type: Fighting
    • This can deal high damage with STAB-boosted Close Combat
  • Held Item: Choice Scarf
  • Moveset:
    • Close Combat: It lowers the defence and special defence by one stage.
    • Shadow Claw: This increases the critical hit ratio by one.
    • U-turn: The user can switch with another pokemon in the party.
    • Final Gambit: The user faints and damages the enemy equal to the amount of health that it has when the pokemon used this move. The pokemon will not faint if the attack misses.

Final Thoughts

Using the correct build can help you in winning the ranked battle. It is important that you should be aware of the builds, their stats and the moves that you are going to use. Without having proper knowledge of the builds, you will be not able to utilize all the moves. That’s why in this article, we listed all the important information. We hope that this guide has helped you. If you have any doubts, do let us know in the comment section below. See you in the next one.

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