Competitive Information for Meganium [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Meganium? 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.
Meganium is an extraordinary Grass-typed Pokemon. Meganium is a pretty standard Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Meganium is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Return / Body Slam
- Earthquake / Mud-Slap
- Ancient Power
- Rock Smash / Counter
Physical Sweeper Meganium (Retro)
Meganium is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ 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).
♦ Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Item: Miracle Seed
- Petal Dance / Solar Beam
Special Sweeper Meganium (Retro)
Meganium is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Synthesis is a status move (heals your Meganium by a weather-dependent amount).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Meganium this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Meganium 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 Meganium 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 Meganium
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Safeguard + Petal dance
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Meganium's EVs for Gold/Silver
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