Competitive Information for Dewgong [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Dewgong dewgong
Base Stats for Dewgong

Water / Ice


Evolutions / Family:
Seel
Dewgong

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 Dewgong? 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.


Dewgong is an extraordinary Water and Ice-typed Pokemon. Dewgong is a super common Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Dewgong is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Dewgong
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Peck
- Lick
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Dewgong (Retro)

Dewgong is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

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).
Peck is a physical 35-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Lick is a physical 20-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dewgong this turn).




Species: Dewgong
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Protect
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Dewgong (Retro)

Dewgong is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's goal is 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.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dewgong this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dewgong 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.
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.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 1-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
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 Dewgong 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 Dewgong

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