Competitive Information for Delcatty [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Delcatty delcatty
Base Stats for Delcatty

Normal

Abilities:
Cute CharmCute Charm: 1/3 chance of infatuating Pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.


Evolutions / Family:
Skitty
Delcatty

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Delcatty? 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.


Delcatty is popular Normal-typed Pokemon. Delcatty is a pretty regular Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Delcatty's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Delcatty
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Dig
- Rollout

Physical Sweeper Delcatty

Delcatty is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It was designed 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. Focus Sash helps protect Delcatty from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cute Charm, 1/3 chance of infatuating pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).




Species: Delcatty
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Solar Beam
- Water Pulse

Special Sweeper Delcatty

Delcatty is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Delcatty from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cute Charm, 1/3 chance of infatuating pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Delcatty? 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: Delcatty
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Dig
- Rollout

Doubles Physical Sweeper Delcatty

Delcatty is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It is designed 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. Focus Sash helps protect Delcatty from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cute Charm, 1/3 chance of infatuating pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).




Species: Delcatty
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Solar Beam
- Water Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Delcatty

Delcatty is popular Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Delcatty from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Cute Charm, 1/3 chance of infatuating pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.

Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Delcatty 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
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Slap
15
85%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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)
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-5 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Assist
--
--
20
Uses a random move known by a team member.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
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.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
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.
Sweet Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max HP.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Delcatty 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 Delcatty

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