Competitive Information for Pupitar [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Pupitar? 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.
Pupitar is a remarkable Rock and Ground-typed Pokemon. Pupitar is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Pupitar is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Soft Sand
- Earthquake / Dig
- Return / Headbutt
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
Physical Sweeper Pupitar (Retro)
Pupitar is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Ancient Power is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Pupitar this turn).
Wondering what moves can Pupitar 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 Pupitar 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 Pupitar
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Pupitar's EVs for Gold/Silver
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