Competitive Information for Ekans [Gold/Silver]
Optimize Ekans's EVs for Gold/Silver
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Ekans? 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.
Ekans is a wonderful Poison-typed Pokemon. Ekans is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Ekans's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.
Item: Poison Barb
- Sludge Bomb / Acid
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake / Dig
- Rock Slide
Physical Sweeper Ekans (Retro)
Ekans is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's designed 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.
♦ Acid is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ 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).
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Wondering what moves can Ekans 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 Ekans 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 Ekans
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
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