Competitive Information for Raikou [Gold/Silver]
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Raikou? 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.
Raikou is pretty popular Electric-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Raikou show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Raikou's only type-related weakness is Ground.
- Thunderbolt / Spark
- Crunch / Bite
Special Sweeper Raikou (Retro)
Raikou is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Spark is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Crunch is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Raikou this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Raikou 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 Raikou 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 Raikou
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Raikou's EVs for Gold/Silver
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