Competitive Information for Koffing [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Koffing koffing
Base Stats for Koffing

Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Koffing
Weezing

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


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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 spectacular 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.


Species: Koffing
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge
- Return / Snore
- Rollout
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Koffing (Retro)

Koffing is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's 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. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Koffing from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
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).




Species: Koffing
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt
- Psybeam
- Thief

Special Sweeper Koffing (Retro)

Koffing is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts 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. Koffing is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Koffing from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
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).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psywave
--
80%
15
Random damage from 1 to (user's level*1.5 - 1).
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Explosion
250
100%
5
The user faints.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
The user faints.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Smog
20
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
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.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Poison Gas
--
55%
40
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
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 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

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