Competitive Information for Houndour [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Houndour? 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.
Houndour is a fabulous Dark and Fire-typed Pokemon. Houndour is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Houndour is weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
- Flamethrower / Ember
- Crunch / Bite
- Solar Beam
Special Sweeper Houndour (Retro)
Houndour is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Ember is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Crunch is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Bite is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Houndour this turn).
Wondering what moves can Houndour 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 Houndour 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 Houndour
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Houndour's EVs for Gold/Silver
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