What is a good competitive moveset for Mankey? 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.
Mankey is an interesting Fighting-typed Pokemon. Mankey is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Mankey can be quite a contender in the LC tier (Little Cup). There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Mankey's only type-related weaknesses are Flying and Psychic.
Mankey is a sensational Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before 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). ♦ Karate Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Fighting-type move (high critical hit ratio). ♦ Low Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Fighting-type move (30% chance to flinch the target). ♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target). ♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2). ♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
No additional EV spread were found for this set at this time.Array
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Wondering what moves can Mankey 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.
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Note: The damage listed here under Versus is not actually calculated using the in-game damage formula. It is simply calculated using typing weaknesses and resistances from the selected type-matchup modifier along with STAB (if applied) to help sort through and give a general idea as to how powerful certain moves might be towards that selected typing after modifiers are applied. Several moves listed here may have additional effects that might alter actual damage output which are not factored on this specific list. Use damage calculators to find actual damage amounts.
These are a list of several common move combinations Mankey 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 Mankey
Moves: Swagger + Psych up
Moves: Swagger + Screech
Moves: Endure + Reversal
Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
Moves: Rest + Snore
Moves: Substitute + Reversal
Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Mankey's stats
Most notable and possible best moves for Mankey
Common Effort Values for Mankey in Gold and Silver
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