Competitive Information for Voltorb [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Voltorb voltorb
Base Stats for Voltorb

Electric


Evolutions / Family:
Voltorb
Electrode

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Voltorb? 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.


Voltorb is a phenomenal Electric-typed Pokemon. Voltorb 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. Voltorb's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Voltorb
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt
- Thunder Wave
- Light Screen
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Voltorb (Retro)

Voltorb is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Light Screen is a status move (while active, Voltorb's special is 2x when damaged).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Voltorb 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
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Explosion
170
100%
5
The user faints.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Self-Destruct
130
100%
5
The user faints.
Sonic Boom
--
90%
20
Always does 20 HP of damage.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
While active, user's Special is 2x when damaged.
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.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Voltorb 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 Voltorb

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