Competitive Information for Pidgey [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Pidgey pidgey
Base Stats for Pidgey

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
Keen EyeKeen Eye: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's accuracy stat stage.
,
Tangled FeetTangled Feet: This Pokemon's evasiveness is doubled as long as it is confused.
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Big PecksBig Pecks: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Defense stat stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Pidgey
Pidgeotto
Pidgeot

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pidgey? 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.


Pidgey is an awesome Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Pidgey is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Pidgey is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Pidgey
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Physical Sweeper Pidgey (Big Pecks)

Pidgey is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pidgey's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgey's defense stat stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Pidgey switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidgey's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Pidgey
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Slash / Air Cutter
- Heat Wave
- Round / Snore
- Ominous Wind

Special Sweeper Pidgey (Big Pecks)

Pidgey is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pidgey's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgey's defense stat stage.

Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Heat Wave is a special 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Round is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Normal-type move (Pidgey must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Ominous Wind is a special 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pidgey? 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: Pidgey
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pidgey (Big Pecks)

Pidgey is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pidgey's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgey's defense stat stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Pidgey switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidgey's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Pidgey
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave
- Air Cutter / Air Slash
- Round
- Twister

Doubles Special Sweeper Pidgey (Big Pecks)

Pidgey is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Pidgey's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgey's defense stat stage.

Heat Wave is a special 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Round is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pidgey 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
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hurricane
120
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
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.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pidgey 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 Pidgey

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