Competitive Information for Girafarig [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Girafarig girafarig
Base Stats for Girafarig

Normal / Psychic


Evolutions / Family:
Girafarig

Weakness Chart for Normal/Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
2x
  
  
  
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Girafarig? 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.


Girafarig is a sensational Normal and Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's super common to see Girafarig show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Girafarig's only type-related weaknesses are Bug and Dark.


Species: Girafarig
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Return / Strength
- Earthquake
- Shadow Ball
- Rock Smash

Physical Sweeper Girafarig (Retro)

Girafarig is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Girafarig from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Girafarig
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Thunderbolt
- Crunch / Thief
- Protect

Special Sweeper Girafarig (Retro)

Girafarig is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Girafarig from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psybeam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Girafarig has no item, it steals the target's).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Girafarig this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Girafarig 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Beat Up
10
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Power doubles on Dig.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Girafarig 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 Girafarig

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