Competitive Information for Xatu [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Xatu? 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.
Xatu is a sensational Psychic and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Xatu when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Xatu is weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Psychic / Future Sight
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
Special Sweeper Xatu (Retro)
Xatu is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Xatu from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Future Sight is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).
♦ Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Xatu recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Xatu has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Xatu this turn).
Wondering what moves can Xatu 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 Xatu 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 Xatu
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Psych Up + Haze
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Xatu 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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