Competitive Information for Pineco [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Pineco? 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.
Pineco is a stupendous Bug-typed Pokemon. Pineco is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Pineco is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Smash
- Defense Curl
Physical Sweeper Pineco (Retro)
Pineco is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed 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.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Pineco's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Pineco 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 Pineco 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 Pineco
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Pineco 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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Optimize Pineco's EVs for Gold/Silver