Pidgey

Keen Eye
The wielder's accuracy cannot be lowered.
Tangled Feet
Evasion increases when confused.
Big Pecks
The wielder's Defense cannot be lowered.
Type Tier
Normal / Flying LC
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
- 115 147 -
Atk
45
58 65 97 106
Def
40
54 60 92 101
SpA
35
49 55 87 95
SpD
35
49 55 87 95
Spe
56
68 76 108 118
  • Little Cup

Overview

Pidgey is the beloved Normal / Flying Pokemon introduced in RBY. Since then, lots of competition has been introduced, but our little bird friend still packs quite a punch, allowing it to fill a solid niche on almost any team. While Doduo, Starly, and Taillow are all superior to Pidgey, Pidgey can still be an effective Choice user. Pidgey reaches a Speed stat of 16 in Little Cup, which allows it to outspeed most of the Little Cup metagame. With a great STAB move in the form of Brave Bird, and a decent Attack stat of 14, Pidgey has enough speed and power to be a respectable member of any team.

Name Item Ability Nature

Choice

Choice Scarf / Choice Band Keen Eye Jolly / Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Brave Bird
~ U-turn
~ Faint Attack / Pursuit
~ Return / Steel Wing
36 HP / 236 Atk / 228 Spe

It's no secret that Pidgey doesn't have much at it's disposal, but it can manage to pull off an acceptable attacker set. Choice Scarf is the preferred option here, as it allows Pidgey to act as your team's revenge killer. After the boost, Pidgey hits a Speed stat of 24, meaning that it outruns every non-boosted Pokemon in Little Cup, as well as a number that are boosted. Brave Bird allows Pidgey to hit pretty hard, even with no Attack boost; this means that Pidgey is a fantastic check to Scraggy, as well as other Fighting-types. U-turn is on the set as it helps to keep up the offensive momentum during the battle. Faint Attack is used to hit Ghost-type Pokemon hard without suffering recoil damage, although Brave Bird will still deal more damage to every Ghost-type in the tier. Return gives good neutral coverage while being a strong move without recoil.

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Other Options

Other Options? Pidgey doesn't really have many. It does have a few interesting special attacks, but its abysmal Special Attack stat means it can't make much use of them. Pidgey also gets FeatherDance and Roost, but Pidgey's terrible defenses make it difficult to use these moves effectively as well.

Checks and Counters

Basically any Steel-type Pokemon walls Pidgey, such as Bronzor or Magnemite. Most Rock-type Pokemon, such as Onix or Geodude, can handle Pidgey, although they must beware of taking repeated Steel Wings, as this will wear them down. Physical walls such as Slowpoke are able to take almost any hit and recover away the damage with Slack Off.