Competitive Information for Chikorita [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Chikorita chikorita
Base Stats for Chikorita

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Chikorita
Bayleef
Meganium

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Chikorita? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Chikorita is a sensational Grass-typed Pokemon. Chikorita is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Chikorita is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Chikorita
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Ancient Power
- Mud-Slap
- Counter

Physical Sweeper Chikorita (Overgrow)

Chikorita is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Chikorita is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Chikorita from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chikorita's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).




Species: Chikorita
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Frenzy Plant / Solar Beam
- Synthesis
- Protect
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Chikorita (Overgrow)

Chikorita is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Chikorita is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Chikorita from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chikorita's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Frenzy Plant is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Grass-type move (Chikorita cannot move next turn).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Chikorita by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Chikorita this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Chikorita? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Chikorita
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Ancient Power
- Mud-Slap
- Counter

Doubles Physical Sweeper Chikorita (Overgrow)

Chikorita is popular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Chikorita is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Chikorita from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chikorita's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).




Species: Chikorita
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Frenzy Plant
- Synthesis
- Protect
- Toxic

Doubles Special Sweeper Chikorita (Overgrow)

Chikorita is an astounding Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Chikorita is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Chikorita from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Chikorita's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Razor Leaf is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Frenzy Plant is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Grass-type move (Chikorita cannot move next turn).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Chikorita by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Chikorita this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Chikorita 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
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Frenzy Plant
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Vine Whip
35
100%
10
No additional effect.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Ingrain
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn. Traps user.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack changes based on terrain. (Swift)
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Chikorita can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Chikorita

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