Competitive Information for Charmander [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Charmander? 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.
Charmander is a remarkable Fire-typed Pokemon. Charmander is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Charmander is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Seismic Toss
Physical Sweeper Charmander (Retro)
Charmander is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Charmander from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch 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)).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Charmander's level).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Flamethrower / Fire Punch
- Outrage / Dragon Breath
- Crunch / Bite
- Defense Curl
Special Sweeper Charmander (Retro)
Charmander is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's goal 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. Focus Sash helps protect Charmander from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Fire Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Outrage is a special 90-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Charmander afterwards).
♦ Dragon Breath is a special 60-base power Dragon-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Charmander's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Charmander 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 Charmander 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 Charmander
- Moves: Belly drum + Rest
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
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