Competitive Information for Cloyster [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Cloyster cloyster
Base Stats for Cloyster

Water / Ice


Evolutions / Family:
Shellder
Cloyster

Weakness Chart for Water/Ice-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
2x
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
0.25x
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


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

ChanseyGengarJolteonHypno


Cloyster is a remarkable Water and Ice-typed Pokemon. Cloyster is a pretty regular Pokemon to see in Generation 1. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Cloyster is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Cloyster
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Toxic
- Reflect
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Cloyster (Retro)

Cloyster is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. . 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).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Cloyster's defense is doubled).
Substitute is a status move (Cloyster takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).




Species: Cloyster
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Toxic
- Reflect

Special Sweeper Cloyster (Retro)

Cloyster is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In gen one, Cloyster played quite differently. 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).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Cloyster's defense is doubled).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cloyster 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
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
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.
Clamp
35
75%
10
Prevents the target from moving for 2-5 turns.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
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.
Explosion
170
100%
5
The user faints.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Self-Destruct
130
100%
5
The user faints.
Spike Cannon
20
100%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
No additional effect.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cloyster 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 Cloyster

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