Competitive Information for Forretress [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
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 a sensational Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. Forretress are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Forretress's only type-related weakness is Fire.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Smash
- Defense Curl
Physical Sweeper Forretress (Retro)
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.
♦ 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).
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.
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 with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Forretress's EVs for Gold/Silver
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