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 an outstanding Psychic and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's common 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: Gold Berry
- Psychic / Future Sight
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
Special Sweeper Xatu (Retro)
Xatu is an awesome Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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
Optimize Xatu's EVs for Gold/Silver
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