Competitive Information for Yanma [Gold/Silver]
Bug / Flying
Evolutions / Family:
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Yanma? 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.
Yanma is a pretty decent Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's a almost common sight to see Yanma out in the 2nd generation battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Yanma is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Return / Headbutt
- Wing Attack
- Steel Wing
- Leech Life
Physical Sweeper Yanma (Retro)
Yanma is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Yanma from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Yanma's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Bug-type move (Yanma recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
Special Sweeper Yanma (Retro)
Yanma is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Yanma from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Yanma recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Yanma has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Yanma this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Yanma 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 Yanma 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 Yanma
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
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