Competitive Information for Elekid [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Elekid? 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.
Elekid is a marvelous Electric-typed Pokemon. Elekid is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Elekid's only type-related weakness is Ground.
Item: Gold Berry
- Return / Dizzy Punch
- Karate Chop
Physical Sweeper Elekid (Retro)
Elekid is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It was designed 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.
♦ Dizzy Punch is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Karate Chop is a physical 50-base power Fighting-type move (high critical hit ratio).
♦ 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 Elekid's defense by 2 stages).
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
Special Sweeper Elekid (Retro)
Elekid is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's goal is 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.
♦ 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 Elekid 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 Elekid 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 Elekid
- 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 Elekid's EVs for Gold/Silver
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