Competitive Information for Skarmory [Gold/Silver]
Steel / Flying
Evolutions / Family:
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.
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.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Drill Peck / Sky Attack
- Return / Cut
- Steel Wing
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.
♦ 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).
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.
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
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
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