Competitive Information for Golem [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Golem golem
Base Stats for Golem

Rock / Ground


Evolutions / Family:
Geodude
Graveler
Golem

Weakness Chart for Rock/Ground-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
0x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
4x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
2x
0.5x
0.25x
  
0.5x
4x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


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

ChanseyJynxAlakazamStarmieArticunoCharizardVictreebelParasectTangelaElectrode


Golem is an awesome Rock and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to find yourself dealing with Golem when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Golem is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Golem
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss / Counter

Physical Sweeper Golem (Retro)

Golem is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. 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 colossal amount of damage.
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
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).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Golem's level. can hit ghost types).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Golem 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
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Explosion
170
100%
5
The user faints.
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.
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.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Rock Throw
50
65%
15
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Self-Destruct
130
100%
5
The user faints.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Golem 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 Golem

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