Competitive Information for Pichu [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Pichu? 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.
Pichu is a sensational Electric-typed Pokemon. Pichu is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Pichu's only type-related weakness is Ground.
Item: Gold Berry
- Return / Dizzy Punch
Physical Sweeper Pichu (Retro)
Pichu is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Dizzy Punch is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Pichu has left).
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Shock
- Petal Dance
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave
Special Sweeper Pichu (Retro)
Pichu is an awesome Special Sweeper. It is designed 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.
♦ Thunder Shock is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Petal Dance is a special 70-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Pichu afterwards).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Pichu's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Wondering what moves can Pichu 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 Pichu 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 Pichu
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Pichu's EVs for Gold/Silver
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