Competitive Information for Onix [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Onix? 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.
Onix is a fabulous Rock and Ground-typed Pokemon. Onix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Onix is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Soft Sand
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Rock Throw
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Onix (Retro)
Onix is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ 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).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Rock Throw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Item: Gold Berry
Special Sweeper Onix (Retro)
Onix is a fabulous Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
♦ Roar is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
♦ Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Onix this turn).
Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!
Wondering what moves can Onix 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 Onix 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 Onix
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Onix's EVs for Gold/Silver
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