Competitive Information for Articuno [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Articuno articuno
Base Stats for Articuno

Ice / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Articuno

Weakness Chart for Ice/Flying-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
2x
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
0x
  
  
  
  
4x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Articuno? 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 Articuno in Pokemon Red/Blue:

ChanseySnorlaxAlakazamJynxGolemJolteonHypnoDugtrioNinetales


Articuno is an astounding Ice and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's a not-uncommon sight to see Articuno out in the 1st generation battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Articuno is weak to Electric, Fire, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Articuno
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Bubble Beam / Water Gun
- Toxic
- Reflect

Special Sweeper Articuno (Retro)

Articuno is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. First generation Pokemon had alot of struggles to deal with. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Water Gun is a special 40-base power Water-type move that deals damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Articuno's defense is doubled).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Articuno 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
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Razor Wind
80
75%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Mist
--
--
30
While active, user is protected from stat drops.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
85%
20
No competitive use.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Articuno 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 Articuno

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