Competitive Information for Dunsparce [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Dunsparce dunsparce
Base Stats for Dunsparce

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Dunsparce

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dunsparce? 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.


Dunsparce is a remarkable Normal-typed Pokemon. Dunsparce are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Dunsparce's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Dunsparce
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Return / Strength
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Dig
- Rock Smash

Physical Sweeper Dunsparce (Retro)

Dunsparce is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It tries 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 Dunsparce from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
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)).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Dunsparce
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt
- Bite
- Solar Beam

Special Sweeper Dunsparce (Retro)

Dunsparce is a spectacular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Dunsparce from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dunsparce 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
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the foe is switching out.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
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.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
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.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Glare
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 2-5.
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 Dunsparce 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 Dunsparce

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