Competitive Information for Koffing [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Koffing? 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.
Koffing is a sensational Poison-typed Pokemon. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Koffing's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.
Item: Poison Barb
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge
- Return / Snore
Physical Sweeper Koffing (Retro)
Koffing is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Sludge is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Snore is a physical 40-base power Normal-type move (Koffing must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
♦ Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Koffing this turn).
Special Sweeper Koffing (Retro)
Koffing is a decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Koffing has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Koffing 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 Koffing 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 Koffing
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Pain Split + Toxic
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Optimize Koffing's EVs for Gold/Silver
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