Competitive Information for Ariados [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Ariados? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Ariados is an astounding Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty usual sight to see Ariados out in the 2nd generation battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Ariados is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Poison Barb
- Sludge Bomb / Poison Sting
- Return / Hyper Beam
- Night Shade
Physical Sweeper Ariados (Retro)
Ariados is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (Ariados cannot move next turn).
♦ Night Shade is a physical 0-base power Ghost-type move (does damage equal to your Ariados's level).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Wondering what moves can Ariados 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.
These are a list of several common move combinations Ariados can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Ariados
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Ariados's EVs for Gold/Silver
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