What is a good competitive moveset for Forretress? 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.
Forretress is an astounding Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Forretress when battling in the 2nd generation meta. Forretress can usually be found in the OU tier (Overused). There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Forretress's only type-related weakness is Fire.
Forretress is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back 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). ♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns). ♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage). ♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Forretress's defense by 1 stage).
No additional EV spread were found for this set at this time.Array
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Wondering what moves can Forretress 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.
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Type-matchup: Sort through and determine which moves would best work versus an opponent of the typing you select.
Note: The damage listed here under Versus is not actually calculated using the in-game damage formula. It is simply calculated using typing weaknesses and resistances from the selected type-matchup modifier along with STAB (if applied) to help sort through and give a general idea as to how powerful certain moves might be towards that selected typing after modifiers are applied. Several moves listed here may have additional effects that might alter actual damage output which are not factored on this specific list. Use damage calculators to find actual damage amounts.
These are a list of several common move combinations Forretress 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 Forretress
Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
Moves: Sunny day + Solar beam
Moves: Endure + Flail
Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
Moves: Rest + Snore
Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Forretress's stats
Most notable and possible best moves for Forretress
Hidden Power Fire
Hidden Power Ghost
Common Effort Values for Forretress in Gold and Silver
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