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Pokemon of the Week RS: Pidgeot

by Eraleas

Pidgeot artwork

General info

Keen Eye (Accuracy cannot be lowered by an opponent’s move effect)
Base Stats
  • HP: 83
  • Attack: 80
  • Defense: 75
  • Special Attack: 70
  • Special Defense: 70
  • Speed: 91

Pidgeot is the 2nd stage of Pidgey, a very common Pokémon. However, his stats are not too unbalanced! Its Attacks are not extremely high and his Defenses are not too low either. His movepool permits to create a build that supports his well-around structure.

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Role #1: Physical Sweeper

Item Held
Choice Band (Increases move’s power but only the selected move can be used until switched)
Jolly (+Speed –Special Attack)/Adamant (+Attack –Special Attack)
Effort Points
252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP
  • Quick Attack
  • Aerial Ace
  • Steel Wing/ Hidden Power Ground
  • Return/Filler

The strategy is quite simple: Choice Band is there to greatly boost the selected move’s power. Quick Attack along with Aerial Ace also get STAB and that translates to huge damage. Steel Wing or Hidden Power Ground is there to cover some of your weaknesses such as Rock types. If you wish to stop Pidgeot’s stampede, simply switch to a Tank or an Annoyer before using another Sweeper.

Role #2: Toxishuffler (suggested by HUAHUAHUA)

Item Held
Salac Berry (raises Speed when HP are low)/Ganlon Berry (raises Defense when HP are low)
Jolly (+Speed –Special Attack)/Impish (+Defense –Special Attack)
Effort Points
252 Defense, 252 Speed, 6 HP
  • Toxic
  • Whirlwind
  • Aerial Ace/ Hidden Power Ground
  • Quick Attack

Simple and clear! Use Toxic followed by a Whirlwind attack in order to intoxicate all of your opponent’s team! Aerial Ace and Quick Attack are there to receive STAB and cause major damage. Use the later to finish off Pokémon that have been weakened by Toxic’s effects. Hidden Power Ground neutralizes Pidgeot’s weakness to Rock and Electric.

Egg Moves

These are the moves Pidgey can learn through breeding with Pokémon of the Flying Egg Group, and the Pokémon it can get them from.

Spearow/Fearow, Doduo/Dodrio, Murkrow or Wingull/Pelipper
Faint Attack



Zubat/Golbat/Crobat or Skarmory

Training Grounds

This section is to advise you on the areas in which you can train for the acquisition of the Effort Points presented above. It is recommended you use 10 vitamins on the stat you desire to raise. Do not use vitamins on stats that require less than 100 Effort Points. Equip the Macho Brace on your Pokémon to speed up the process even more.

Rusturf Tunner [Wishmur +1]
Fish with Super Rod on Route 118 [Carvanha +1]
Any Diving Route [Clamperl +1]
Granite Cave [Aron +1]
Victory Road 1F, B1F, B2F [Lairon +2]
Mt. Pyre [Duskull +1] (Ruby mainly)
Route 118 [Elektrike +1] [Manectric +2] [Zigzagoon +1] [Linoone +2] [Wingull +1]
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Viridian Forest [Caterpie +1]
Routes 16, 18 [Doduo +1] [Dodrio +2]
Viridian Forest [Metapod +2] [Kakuna +2]
Routes 13 to 15 [Pidgey +1] [Pidgeotto +2]
Diglett’s Cave [Diglett +1] [Dugtrio +2]


Item Held
Red Scarf
Contest Moveset
Agility [Cool]/ Quick Attack [Cool]
Aerial Ace [Cool]
Wing Attack [Cool]
Hyper Beam [Cool]

This moveset is suited for Cool Contests. You should use Agility followed by Aerial Ace. The other two moves are simply fillers. Simply follow this strategy and you will prevail in the Contest, provided that you take full advantage of the items and the Pokéblocks. Your best deal is to appeal first.

More precisely

  • If you appeal 1st:
    • Round 1: Aerial Ace
    • Round 2: Agility/Quick Attack
    • Round 3: Aerial Ace
    • Round 4: Agility/Quick Attack
    • Round 5: Aerial Ace
  • If you appeal 2nd, 3rd or 4th:
    • Round 1: Agility/Quick Attack
    • Round 2: Aerial Ace
    • Round 3: Agility/Quick Attack
    • Round 4: Aerial Ace
    • Round 5: Hyper Beam

Useful Links: If you are not familiar with game language used above, read through the
Stats & Training Guide, the Team Building Guide and the Egg Group Guide. More guides shall be added soon to help you out. If you have suggestions on additional movesets for either Battles or Contests, please post them in the Comments section. I will then evaluate them and probably add some of them, giving you credit.