Competitive Information for Cubone [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Cubone? 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.
Cubone is a sensational Ground-typed Pokemon. Cubone is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Cubone is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Earthquake / Bonemerang
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Seismic Toss
Physical Sweeper Cubone (Retro)
Cubone is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Cubone is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Cubone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Bonemerang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Ground-type move (hits 2 times in one turn).
♦ 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).
♦ 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 Cubone's level).
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Flamethrower / Fire Punch
- Ice Beam
- Thunder Punch
- Bubble Beam
Special Sweeper Cubone (Retro)
Cubone is an awesome Special Sweeper. It is designed 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. Cubone is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Cubone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Fire Punch is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Cubone 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 Cubone 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 Cubone
- Moves: Belly drum + Rest
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Perish Song + Protect
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
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