Competitive Information for Skarmory [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Skarmory skarmory
Base Stats for Skarmory

Steel / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Skarmory

Weakness Chart for Steel/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.25x
0.5x
0.5x
2x
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
  
0.5x
0x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Skarmory? 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 Skarmory in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

RaikouStarmieMiltankForretressMarowakNidokingUmbreonMisdreavusJolteonSuicuneTentacruelBlissey


Skarmory is an outstanding Steel and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Skarmory when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Skarmory's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Fire.


Species: Skarmory
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Drill Peck / Sky Attack
- Return / Cut
- Steel Wing
- Mud-Slap

Physical Sweeper Skarmory (Retro)

Skarmory is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Skarmory from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Cut is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Steel Wing is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Skarmory's defense by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Skarmory 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
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the foe is switching out.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed 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.
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.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
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 Skarmory 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 Skarmory

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