Competitive Information for Cloyster [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Cloyster cloyster
Base Stats for Cloyster

Water / Ice


Evolutions / Family:
Shellder
Cloyster

Weakness Chart for Water/Ice-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
2x
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.25x
  
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cloyster? 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.


Common team mates for Cloyster in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

ZapdosGolemMachampExeggutorSteelixJynxScizorVenusaurCharizardTyphlosion


Cloyster is an interesting Water and Ice-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to find yourself dealing with Cloyster when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Cloyster is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Cloyster
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Barrier
- Toxic
- Reflect

Physical Sweeper Cloyster (Retro)

Cloyster is an awesome Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is 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 Cloyster from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Cloyster's defense by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, your Cloyster's party has doubled def).




Species: Cloyster
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Barrier
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Cloyster (Retro)

Cloyster is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Cloyster from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Cloyster's defense by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cloyster 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
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Clamp
35
75%
10
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Explosion
250
100%
5
The user faints.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
The user faints.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spike Cannon
20
100%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 1 layer.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cloyster 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 Cloyster

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