Competitive Information for Kabutops [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Kabutops kabutops
Base Stats for Kabutops

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 Kabutops? 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 Kabutops in Pokemon Red/Blue:

ChanseySnorlaxExeggutorJolteonGengarGolem


Kabutops is pretty popular Rock and Water-typed Pokemon. Kabutops are common Pokemon to see in the RB metagame. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Kabutops is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Kabutops
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Seismic Toss
- Swords Dance
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Kabutops (Retro)

Kabutops is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. The original meta-game back in the RBY days was ridiculous. In the old days 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).
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Kabutops's level. can hit ghost types).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Kabutops's attack by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Kabutops 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.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
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.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Razor Wind
80
75%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Kabutops 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 Kabutops

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