Competitive Information for Meowth [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Meowth? 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.
Meowth is a remarkable Normal-typed Pokemon. Meowth is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Meowth's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Defense Curl
Physical Sweeper Meowth (Retro)
Meowth is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Meowth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Meowth's defense by 1 stage).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Bubble Beam
- Icy Wind
Special Sweeper Meowth (Retro)
Meowth is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Meowth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Meowth 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 Meowth 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 Meowth
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Meowth 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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