Competitive Information for Bayleef [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Bayleef? 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.
Bayleef is an outstanding Grass-typed Pokemon. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Bayleef is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Return / Body Slam
- Ancient Power
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Bayleef (Retro)
Bayleef is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%.
♦ Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Petal Dance / Solar Beam
Special Sweeper Bayleef (Retro)
Bayleef is a sensational Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%.
♦ Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Synthesis is a status move (heals your Bayleef by a weather-dependent amount).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Bayleef this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Bayleef 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 Bayleef 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 Bayleef
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Safeguard + Petal dance
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
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