Competitive Information for Swinub [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Swinub? 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.
Swinub is a remarkable Ice and Ground-typed Pokemon. Swinub is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Swinub is weak to Fighting, Fire, Grass, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Earthquake / Mud-Slap
- Return / Body Slam
- Rock Slide / Ancient Power
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Swinub (Retro)
Swinub is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Swinub from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Swinub 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 Swinub 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 Swinub
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
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Have an idea in mind for Swinub that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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