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 an astounding 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: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Defense Curl
Physical Sweeper Meowth (Retro)
Meowth is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before 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).
♦ 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).
- Bubble Beam / Water Gun
- Bite / Thief
- Icy Wind
Special Sweeper Meowth (Retro)
Meowth is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days prior to 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).
♦ Water Gun is a special 40-base power Water-type move that deals damage.
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Meowth has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ 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
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Meowth's EVs for Gold/Silver
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