Competitive Information for Goldeen [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Goldeen goldeen
Base Stats for Goldeen

Water


Evolutions / Family:
Goldeen
Seaking

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Goldeen? 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.


Goldeen is a remarkable Water-typed Pokemon. Goldeen 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. Goldeen's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Goldeen
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Horn Attack
- Peck
- Toxic
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Goldeen (Retro)

Goldeen is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. From the original 151, few Pokemon could compare to Goldeen at the start of the Pokemon metagame. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Horn Attack is a physical 65-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Peck is a physical 35-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Substitute is a status move (Goldeen takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Goldeen 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.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
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.
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.
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 Goldeen 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 Goldeen

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