Competitive Information for Kingdra [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Kingdra kingdra
Base Stats for Kingdra

Water / Dragon


Evolutions / Family:
Horsea
Seadra
Kingdra

Weakness Chart for Water/Dragon-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
  
  
0.25x
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.25x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kingdra? 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.


Kingdra is a remarkable Water and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's pretty standard to see Kingdra show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Kingdra's only type-related weakness is Dragon.


Species: Kingdra
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Protect
- Toxic
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Kingdra (Retro)

Kingdra is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Kingdra this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Substitute is a status move (Kingdra takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).




Species: Kingdra
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Dragon Breath / Twister
- Protect

Special Sweeper Kingdra (Retro)

Kingdra is a notable 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.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Dragon Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Twister is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Kingdra this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kingdra 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
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble
20
100%
30
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Octazooka
65
85%
10
50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 1-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
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 Kingdra 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 Kingdra

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