Competitive Information for Arbok [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Arbok arbok
Base Stats for Arbok

Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Ekans
Arbok

Weakness Chart for Poison-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
  
  
0.5x
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Arbok? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Arbok in Pokemon Red/Blue:

ChanseyDragoniteMoltresCloysterGengarTentacruelElectabuzz


Arbok is an outstanding Poison-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Arbok when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Arbok is weak to Bug, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Arbok
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Acid

Physical Sweeper Arbok (Retro)

Arbok is a notable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. The original Red/Blue Pokemon had alot to deal with on the battle field. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a notable amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Acid is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Poison-type move (33% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Arbok 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Acid
40
100%
30
33% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
20% chance to poison the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wrap
15
85%
20
Prevents the target from moving for 2-5 turns.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Glare
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Arbok can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Arbok

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