Competitive Information for Magby [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Magby? 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.
Magby is a phenomenal Fire-typed Pokemon. Magby is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Magby is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Return / Dizzy Punch
- Karate Chop
Physical Sweeper Magby (Retro)
Magby is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Magby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Dizzy Punch is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Karate Chop is a physical 50-base power Fighting-type move (high critical hit ratio).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Barrier is a status move (raises your Magby's defense by 2 stages).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Flamethrower / Fire Punch
- Thunder Punch
Special Sweeper Magby (Retro)
Magby is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Magby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Fire Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Magby has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Magby 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 Magby 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 Magby
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Magby 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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