Competitive Information for Cyndaquil [Gold/Silver]
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 pretty popular 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.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Dig / Mud-Slap
Physical Sweeper Cyndaquil (Retro)
Cyndaquil is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days prior to 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).
♦ 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).
- Flamethrower / Flame Wheel
- Defense Curl
Special Sweeper Cyndaquil (Retro)
Cyndaquil is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
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.
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
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Cyndaquil's EVs for Gold/Silver
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