Competitive Information for Cubone [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Cubone cubone
Base Stats for Cubone

Ground


Evolutions / Family:
Cubone
Marowak

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

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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cubone? 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.


Cubone is an awesome Ground-typed Pokemon. Cubone is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Cubone is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Cubone
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Seismic Toss / Counter
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Cubone (Retro)

Cubone is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. The game was competely different back in Generation 1. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a massive amount of damage.
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Cubone's level. can hit ghost types).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Species: Cubone
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Bubble Beam / Water Gun
- Toxic
- Substitute

Special Sweeper Cubone (Retro)

Cubone is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In gen one, Cubone played quite differently. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Blizzard is a special 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 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).
Substitute is a status move (Cubone takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cubone 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.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bone Club
65
85%
20
10% chance to flinch the target.
Bonemerang
50
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
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.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 3-4 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Quarters the user's chance for a critical hit.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
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.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cubone 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 Cubone

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