Competitive Information for Psyduck [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Psyduck? 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.
Psyduck is an awesome Water-typed Pokemon. Psyduck is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Psyduck's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
- Dig / Mud-Slap
Physical Sweeper Psyduck (Retro)
Psyduck is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days 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).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Psyduck's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Psyduck this turn).
Item: Mystic Water
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Ice Punch
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Petal Dance
Special Sweeper Psyduck (Retro)
Psyduck is an outstanding Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Petal Dance is a special 70-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Psyduck afterwards).
Wondering what moves can Psyduck 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 Psyduck 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 Psyduck
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Psyduck's EVs for Gold/Silver
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