Competitive Information for Kabutops [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Kabutops? 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.
Kabutops is a spectacular Rock and Water-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Kabutops when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Kabutops is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Ancient Power / Rock Throw
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Kabutops (Retro)
Kabutops is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days 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).
♦ Ancient Power is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Rock Throw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Kabutops's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Wondering what moves can Kabutops 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 Kabutops 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 Kabutops
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Kabutops that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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