Competitive Information for Tyrogue [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Tyrogue tyrogue
Base Stats for Tyrogue

Fighting

Abilities:
GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tyrogue? 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.


Tyrogue is an astounding Fighting-typed Pokemon. Tyrogue is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Tyrogue's only type-related weaknesses are Flying and Psychic.


Species: Tyrogue
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- High Jump Kick / Brick Break
- Earthquake
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Tyrogue (Guts)

Tyrogue is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Tyrogue at the end of the turn which will activate Tyrogue's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Tyrogue is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Tyrogue a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Tyrogue is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Fighting-type move (if miss, Tyrogue takes 1/2 damage it would've dealt).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).




Species: Tyrogue
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thief
- Protect
- Toxic
- Bulk Up

Special Sweeper Tyrogue

Tyrogue is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tyrogue's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Guts, if Tyrogue is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.

Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Tyrogue has no item, it steals the target's).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Tyrogue's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Tyrogue? 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: Tyrogue
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Facade
- Rock Slide
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Tyrogue (Guts)

Tyrogue is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed 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. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Tyrogue at the end of the turn which will activate Tyrogue's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Tyrogue is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Tyrogue a sweet boost.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Tyrogue is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).




Species: Tyrogue
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thief
- Protect
- Toxic
- Bulk Up

Doubles Special Sweeper Tyrogue

Tyrogue is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Tyrogue from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tyrogue's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Guts, if Tyrogue is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.

Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Tyrogue has no item, it steals the target's).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tyrogue this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Tyrogue's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Tyrogue 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
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
High Jump Kick
85
90%
20
If miss, user takes 1/2 damage it would've dealt.
Mach Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
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)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
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.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and 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.
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.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and 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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tyrogue 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 Tyrogue

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