Competitive Information for Vaporeon [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Vaporeon? 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.
Vaporeon is a phenomenal Water-typed Pokemon. Vaporeon are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Vaporeon's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.
Item: Mystic Water
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
Special Sweeper Vaporeon (Retro)
Vaporeon is an astounding Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget 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 decent amount of damage.
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Aurora Beam is a special 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Growth is a status move (raises your Vaporeon's special attack by 1 stage).
- Shadow Ball
- Rain Dance
- Sleep Talk
Vaporeon Special Tank (Vapor Hydration)
Vaporeon is an extraordinary Special Tank. It's designed to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Vaporeon last longer regaining it's it's health points every turn.
♦ Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).
♦ Sleep Talk is a status move (Vaporeon must be asleep. uses another known move).
♦ Rest is a status move (Vaporeon sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Wondering what moves can Vaporeon 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 Vaporeon 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 Vaporeon
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Optimize Vaporeon's EVs for Gold/Silver
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