Competitive Information for Piloswine [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Piloswine piloswine
Base Stats for Piloswine

Ice / Ground


Evolutions / Family:
Swinub
Piloswine

Weakness Chart for Ice/Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
2x
2x
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Piloswine? 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.


Common team mates for Piloswine in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

ZapdosSnorlaxDragoniteTyranitarForretressPersianPrimeapeMagmarElectabuzzWeezing


Piloswine is a decent Ice and Ground-typed Pokemon. Piloswine is a pretty standard Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Piloswine is weak to Fighting, Fire, Grass, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Piloswine
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Mud-Slap
- Return / Body Slam
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Rock Smash

Physical Sweeper Piloswine (Retro)

Piloswine is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Piloswine from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
Mud-Slap is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Piloswine 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Power doubles on Dig.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Mist
--
--
30
While active, user is protected from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Piloswine 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 Piloswine

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