Competitive Information for Celebi [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Celebi celebi
Base Stats for Celebi

Psychic / Grass


Evolutions / Family:
Celebi

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Celebi? 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.


Celebi is a remarkable Psychic and Grass-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Celebi show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Celebi is weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Celebi
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Return / Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Ancient Power
- Mud-Slap

Physical Sweeper Celebi (Retro)

Celebi is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

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 (Celebi cannot move next turn).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Celebi
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Psychic / Confusion
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
- Recover
- Defense Curl

Special Sweeper Celebi (Retro)

Celebi is a legendary Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Confusion is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Celebi recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Recover is a status move (heals your Celebi by 50% of its max hp).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Celebi's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Celebi 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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
20
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's evasiveness by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Celebi 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 Celebi

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