Competitive Information for Lickitung [Gold/Silver]
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Lickitung? 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.
Lickitung is a notable Normal-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Lickitung when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Lickitung's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake / Mud-Slap
- Shadow Ball / Lick
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Lickitung (Retro)
Lickitung is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Lick is a physical 20-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Lickitung's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Item: Mystic Water
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Flamethrower / Fire Punch
- Ice Beam / Ice Punch
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
Special Sweeper Lickitung (Retro)
Lickitung is an astounding 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.
♦ Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Fire Punch is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Wondering what moves can Lickitung 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 Lickitung 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 Lickitung
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Belly drum + Rest
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
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