Competitive Information for Pidgeotto [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Pidgeotto pidgeotto
Base Stats for Pidgeotto

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
Keen EyeKeen Eye: This Pokemon's accuracy can't be lowered by others; ignores their evasiveness stat.
,
Tangled FeetTangled Feet: This Pokemon's evasiveness is doubled as long as it is confused.
,
Big PecksBig Pecks: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's Defense stat stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Pidgey
Pidgeotto
Pidgeot

Weakness Chart for Normal/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
  
  
0x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
0x
2x
  
  
  
2x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Pidgeotto? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Pidgeotto is an astounding Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Pidgeotto is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Pidgeotto is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Pidgeotto
Item: Normalium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Physical Sweeper Pidgeotto (Big Pecks)

Pidgeotto is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgeotto from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgeotto's defense stat stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Pidgeotto switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidgeotto's defense by 1 stage).



Species: Pidgeotto
Item: Flyinium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Slash / Air Cutter
- Round / Snore
- Heat Wave
- Ominous Wind

Special Sweeper Pidgeotto (Big Pecks)

Pidgeotto is a decent Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgeotto from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgeotto's defense stat stage.

Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Normal-type move (Pidgeotto must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Ominous Wind is a special 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Pidgeotto? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Pidgeotto
Item: Normalium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brave Bird / Sky Attack
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Pidgeotto (Big Pecks)

Pidgeotto is popular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgeotto from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgeotto's defense stat stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Pidgeotto switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Pidgeotto's defense by 1 stage).



Species: Pidgeotto
Item: Firium Z / Focus Sash
Ability: Big Pecks
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave
- Air Cutter / Air Slash
- Razor Wind / Round
- Twister

Doubles Special Sweeper Pidgeotto (Big Pecks)

Pidgeotto is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Pidgeotto from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Big Pecks, prevents other pokemon from lowering Pidgeotto's defense stat stage.

Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Razor Wind is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (charges, then hits foes turn 2. high crit ratio).
Round is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Pidgeotto 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
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Pidgeotto can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Pidgeotto

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