Competitive Information for Pidgey [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Pidgey? 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.
Pidgey is a fabulous Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Pidgey is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Pidgey is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Attack / Wing Attack
- Steel Wing
Physical Sweeper Pidgey (Retro)
Pidgey is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It was designed 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. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgey 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).
♦ Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
♦ Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidgey's 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).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Pursuit / Thief
Special Sweeper Pidgey (Retro)
Pidgey is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgey from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Pidgey has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Pidgey this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
♦ Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, your Pidgey's party has doubled def).
Wondering what moves can Pidgey 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 Pidgey 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 Pidgey
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Pidgey 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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