Competitive Information for Golurk [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Golurk golurk
Base Stats for Golurk

Ground / Ghost

Abilities:
Iron FistIron Fist: This Pokemon's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. Sucker Punch is not boosted.
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KlutzKlutz: This Pokemon's held item has no effect, except Macho Brace. Fling cannot be used.
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No GuardNo Guard: Every move used by or against this Pokemon will always hit.


Evolutions / Family:
Golett
Golurk

Weakness Chart for Ground/Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
2x
  
0x
0x
  
  
2x
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
0x
0.25x
  
0.5x
  
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Golurk? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Golurk is a phenomenal Ground and Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to see Golurk show up as a Black/White opponent. Golurk is weak to Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Golurk
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Superpower / Hammer Arm
- Return
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Golurk (Iron Fist)

Golurk is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Golurk's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Iron Fist, Golurk's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's speed by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Golurk
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: No Guard
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Superpower / Hammer Arm
- Return / Strength
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Golurk (No Guard)

Golurk is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Golurk's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With No Guard, every move used by or against Golurk will always hit.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's speed by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Golurk
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 72 Hp / 252 Atk / 184 Spe
Moveset:
- Stealth Rock
- Shadow Punch
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch

Golurk Physical Sweeper (Golem Of Fury)

Golurk is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Golurk last longer regaining it's it's life every turn. With Iron Fist, Golurk's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted.

Stealth Rock is a status move (hurts foes on switch-in. factors rock weakness).
Shadow Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Golurk? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Golurk
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Iron Fist
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Superpower / Hammer Arm
- Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Golurk (Iron Fist)

Golurk is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Golurk's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Iron Fist, Golurk's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. sucker punch is not boosted.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's speed by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).




Species: Golurk
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: No Guard
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Superpower
- Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Golurk (No Guard)

Golurk is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Golurk's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With No Guard, every move used by or against Golurk will always hit.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Golurk's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Golurk learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
60
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Shadow Punch
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Golurk can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Golurk

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