Competitive Information for Squirtle [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Squirtle? 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.
Squirtle is a fabulous Water-typed Pokemon. Squirtle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Squirtle can be quite a contender in the LC tier (Little Cup). There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Squirtle's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
- Dig / Mud-Slap
Physical Sweeper Squirtle (Retro)
Squirtle is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back 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 Squirtle'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).
♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
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Item: Mystic Water
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Ice Punch
- Confusion / Mirror Coat
Special Sweeper Squirtle (Retro)
Squirtle is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years 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 nice 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).
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Confusion is a special 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
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Wondering what moves can Squirtle 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 Squirtle 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 Squirtle
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Rest + Snore
- Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
- Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Squirtle's stats
- Defense Curl
- Rapid Spin
- Skull Bash
Most notable and possible best moves for Squirtle
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Rapid Spin
Common Effort Values for Squirtle in Gold and Silver
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