Competitive Information for Delibird [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Delibird delibird
Base Stats for Delibird

Ice / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Delibird

Weakness Chart for Ice/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
  
  
  
  
4x
2x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Delibird? 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 Delibird in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

StarmieTyranitarHoundoomMachampNidokingGolemGengarUnownSunfloraDunsparce


Delibird is a remarkable Ice and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty regular sight to see Delibird out in the 2nd generation battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Delibird is weak to Electric, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Return / Headbutt
- Fly
- Mud-Slap
- Detect

Physical Sweeper Delibird (Retro)

Delibird is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is 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. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird 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).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Fly is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Flying-type move (flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Delibird this turn).




Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Thief
- Future Sight
- Detect

Special Sweeper Delibird (Retro)

Delibird is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It tries 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 Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

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).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Delibird has no item, it steals the target's).
Future Sight is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Delibird this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Delibird 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.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
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.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Present
--
90%
15
40, 80, 120 power, or heals target 1/4 max HP.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
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.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 1 layer.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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 Delibird 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 Delibird

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