Competitive Information for Cyndaquil [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Cyndaquil cyndaquil
Base Stats for Cyndaquil

Fire

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


Evolutions / Family:
Cyndaquil
Quilava
Typhlosion

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cyndaquil? 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.


Cyndaquil is an interesting Fire-typed Pokemon. Cyndaquil is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Cyndaquil is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Cyndaquil
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rollout
- Reversal

Physical Sweeper Cyndaquil (Blaze)

Cyndaquil is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Cyndaquil from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cyndaquil's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Cyndaquil's fire-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).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Cyndaquil has left).




Species: Cyndaquil
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Defense Curl
- Toxic
- Protect

Special Sweeper Cyndaquil (Blaze)

Cyndaquil is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Cyndaquil from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cyndaquil's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Cyndaquil's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Cyndaquil's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Cyndaquil's defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cyndaquil this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cyndaquil? 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: Cyndaquil
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rollout
- Reversal

Doubles Physical Sweeper Cyndaquil (Blaze)

Cyndaquil is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Cyndaquil from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cyndaquil's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Cyndaquil's fire-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).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Cyndaquil has left).




Species: Cyndaquil
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Defense Curl
- Toxic
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Cyndaquil (Blaze)

Cyndaquil is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is 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. Focus Sash helps protect Cyndaquil from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cyndaquil's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Cyndaquil's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Cyndaquil's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Cyndaquil's defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cyndaquil this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cyndaquil 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
Blast Burn
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Covet
40
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cyndaquil 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 Cyndaquil

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