Competitive Information for Butterfree [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Butterfree? 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.
Butterfree is a notable Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Butterfree when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Butterfree is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
- Stun Spore
Special Sweeper Butterfree (Retro)
Butterfree is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Butterfree recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Harden is a status move (raises your Butterfree's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Stun Spore is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Wondering what moves can Butterfree 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 Butterfree 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 Butterfree
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Butterfree's EVs for Gold/Silver
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