Competitive Information for Female Nidoran [Gold/Silver]
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Nidoran-f? 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.
Nidoran is an extraordinary Poison-typed Pokemon. Nidoran is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Nidoran's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Double Kick / Counter
- Poison Sting
Physical Sweeper Nidoran-F (Retro)
Nidoran is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Double Kick is a physical 30-base power Fighting-type move (hits 2 times in one turn).
♦ Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
♦ Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
- Bite / Thief
- Defense Curl
Special Sweeper Nidoran-F (Retro)
Nidoran is popular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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 Nidoran has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Moonlight is a status move (heals your Nidoran by a weather-dependent amount).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Nidoran's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Nidoran-f 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 Nidoran-f 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 Nidoran-f
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Nidoran-f's EVs for Gold/Silver
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