Competitive Information for Hoothoot [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Hoothoot? 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.
Hoothoot is popular Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Hoothoot is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Hoothoot is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Return / Snore
- Sky Attack / Wing Attack
- Steel Wing
- Night Shade
Physical Sweeper Hoothoot (Retro)
Hoothoot is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Snore is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Normal-type move (Hoothoot must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
♦ Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
♦ Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Hoothoot's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Night Shade is a physical 0-base power Ghost-type move (does damage equal to your Hoothoot's level).
Item: Gold Berry
Special Sweeper Hoothoot (Retro)
Hoothoot is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Hoothoot has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Hoothoot this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Hoothoot 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 Hoothoot 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 Hoothoot
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Hoothoot's EVs for Gold/Silver
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