Competitive Information for Bulbasaur [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Bulbasaur? 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.
Bulbasaur is an outstanding Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. Bulbasaur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Bulbasaur is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.
Item: Miracle Seed
- Petal Dance / Solar Beam
Special Sweeper Bulbasaur (Retro)
Bulbasaur is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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 Bulbasaur by a weather-dependent amount).
♦ Growth is a status move (raises your Bulbasaur's special attack by 1 stage).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Bulbasaur 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 Bulbasaur 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 Bulbasaur
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Safeguard + Petal dance
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Substitute + Leech Seed
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Bulbasaur that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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