Competitive Information for Kabuto [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Kabuto kabuto
Base Stats for Kabuto

Rock / Water


Evolutions / Family:
Kabuto
Kabutops

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Kabuto? 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.


Kabuto is a marvelous Rock and Water-typed Pokemon. Kabuto 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. Kabuto is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Kabuto
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Harden
- Toxic
- Reflect

Physical Sweeper Kabuto (Retro)

Kabuto is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. In the dark days prior to 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).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Kabuto's defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Kabuto's defense is doubled).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kabuto 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
Absorb
20
100%
20
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense 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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kabuto 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 Kabuto

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