Competitive Information for Electabuzz [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Electabuzz? 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.
Electabuzz is a marvelous Electric-typed Pokemon. It's normal to find yourself dealing with Electabuzz when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Electabuzz's only type-related weakness is Ground.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Karate Chop / Seismic Toss
Physical Sweeper Electabuzz (Retro)
Electabuzz is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is 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.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Karate Chop is a physical 50-base power Fighting-type move (high critical hit ratio).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Electabuzz's level).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Barrier is a status move (raises your Electabuzz's defense by 2 stages).
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
Special Sweeper Electabuzz (Retro)
Electabuzz is a sensational Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Thunder Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Fire Punch is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Wondering what moves can Electabuzz 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 Electabuzz 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 Electabuzz
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Electabuzz's EVs for Gold/Silver
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