Competitive Information for Cyndaquil [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Cyndaquil cyndaquil
Base Stats for Cyndaquil

Fire


Evolutions / Family:
Cyndaquil
Quilava
Typhlosion

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cyndaquil? 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.


Cyndaquil is a sensational Fire-typed Pokemon. Cyndaquil is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Cyndaquil is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Cyndaquil
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rollout
- Reversal

Physical Sweeper Cyndaquil (Retro)

Cyndaquil is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Cyndaquil 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).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Cyndaquil has left).




Species: Cyndaquil
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Flamethrower / Flame Wheel
- Defense Curl
- Toxic
- Detect

Special Sweeper Cyndaquil (Retro)

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

Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Flame Wheel is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target. thaws Cyndaquil).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Cyndaquil's defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cyndaquil this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cyndaquil 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
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cyndaquil 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 Cyndaquil

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