Competitive Information for Entei [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Entei entei
Base Stats for Entei

Fire

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a move, that move loses one additional PP.


Evolutions / Family:
Entei

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Entei? 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.


Common team mates for Entei in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SkarmorySalamenceZapdosStarmieSwampertDusclopsBlastoiseVaporeon


Entei is an interesting Fire-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Entei when battling in the 3rd generation meta. Entei is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Entei
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 132 Hp / 228 SpA / 148 Spe
Moveset:
- Flamethrower
- Calm Mind
- Substitute
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Entei (Popular/Trending)

Entei is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is meant 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. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Entei last longer regaining it's health points every turn. With Pressure, if Entei is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Entei's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Entei takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Species: Entei
Item: Silk Scarf
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 12 SpD / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rock Smash
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Entei (Pressure)

Entei is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Pressure, if Entei is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum 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).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Entei this turn).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Entei? 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.


Common team mates for Entei in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SkarmorySalamenceZapdosStarmieSwampertDusclopsBlastoiseVaporeon


Species: Entei
Item: Silk Scarf
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 12 SpD / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rock Smash
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Entei (Pressure)

Entei is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Pressure, if Entei is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum 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).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Entei this turn).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Entei 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
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
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.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
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.
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.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Entei 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 Entei

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