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If you have a good competitive moveset for Pidgeot, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Mega Pidgeot (M) @ Pidgeotite
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Uproar
- Air Slash
- Roost
- Hidden Power [Ground]

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Uproar is kinda like Outrage, it locks you into it. So an opponent is likely gonna switch into a Ghost-type.
What about Hurricane? Thanks to No Guard, Mega Pidgeot can simply spam Hurricane without fear of missing.
Yeah you could use Hurricane
This is a bad set mega Padgett has no guard so it does not miss moves so put hurricane on it and heatwave it is not a good option to use uproar it traps you in battle so a pokemon can set up on you and use hidden power fire it covers ice and steel and u-turn can get you out of a bad situation. Good try with the set it is good for in game but not for competative
i would prefer to switch to a rock or steel type then set up instead of switching into ghost type and not causing confusion
i would use
hurricane
heat wave
mirror move (very useful for revenge killing)
swagger/steel wing/roost steel wing for finishing attack and chance to defense boost and swagger for confusing and pure sp atkers and roost for heals
cant be bothered making post lol
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BIRDY! Who didn't name their Pidgey birdy? Everyone names their Pidgey birdy!
Well... that's a bit off... But it's still a cheesy yet completely needed name!



Pidgeot @ Sharp Beak
Ability: Tangled Feet / Big Pecks
Adamant Nature
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Substitute - Hide behind your sub.. you know you want to..

Brave Bird - Insanely hard hitting STAB! He's in a lower tier than Staraptor, so he's actually good at the suicide gimmick.

Return - STAB. That's... it. Great use for when you know Brave Bird will take you down.

U-Turn - Coverage and scouting.

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I named my Pidgey Raven...
I named my Pidgey "A Birdy" so it could say before a Battle "What will A Birdy do"?
I called mine Burb
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Pidgeot @ Life Orb / Leftovers
Ability - Big Pecks
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 Atk / 4 HP

Pidgeot is not the best option for a Flying member on a team, but it can work out in certain situations. I'd go with a Life Orb as Pidgeot can do some damage due to its average Attack, good Speed and then regain some HP with Roost. Although, Leftovers can help it last longer, if it gets a status problem, then is pretty much a death bird.

Return / Quick Attack - STAB moves, Return has good power, is reliable and has no recoil damage, Quick Attack is weaker, but priority moves are really useful in competitive battles..
Brave Bird / Fly - STAB moves, both have good power, can hit any foe in Triple Battles, good accuracy, Brave Bird is stronger, but has recoil damage, good option to use when HP is low.
Steel Wing - Coverage against Ice and Rock weaknesses, decent power and accuracy, there´s a chance to boost the bird´s defense which can´t be lowered due to its ability.
Roost - Since Pidgeot is kind of bulky, it can restore good HP and take more hits, recover HP from Brave Bird's recoil and Life Orb´s recoil.

I hope it works.

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It shouldn't have the expert belt if it has a move like return with no supereffective damage as it's most powerful stab.
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Pidgeot @ Muscle Band / Choice Band
Ability: Tangled Feet
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd/ 4 HP
- Brave Bird - Highest powered Flying move he can learn plus STAB
- Return - Highest powered Normal move he can learn plus STAB
- Steel Wing - Coverage for Ice and Rock types
- Roost / U-turn - Roost if you use Muscle Band and it heals recoil from Brave Bird and removes the Flying type for that turn. U-turn if you use Choice Band and is used for scouting.

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Mega Pidgeot

Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Keen Eye --> No Guard
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 Def or 4 SpD
- Hurricane
- Heat Wave
- U-turn / Hidden Power [Grass] / Hidden Power [Ground]
- Roost

Hurricane is a powerful STAB move that has really good neutral coverage and won't miss due to No Guard. Hurts Grass, Bugs and Fighting types.
Heat Wave is used to hurt Steel types (not including Heatran) that can take Hurricane with ease. Also hurts Ice types.
U-turn can be used to switch out of a counter and keep momentum. Hidden Power Grass or Ground are the other option, with HP Grass hurting Rock, Ground and Water types, while HP Ground hurts Fire, Steel, Electric, Rock and Poison types.
Roost is so you can recover any lost health, especially if Stealth Rock is up.

Hyper Beam is an option to go out with a big bang once Mega Pidgeot is no longer needed.

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Scout and Tailwind/Defog Support

Mega Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Keen Eye --> No Guard
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
- U-Turn
- Hurricane
- Defog / Tailwind
- Hidden Power [Ground ]/ Heat Wave

Mega Pidgeot's great speed can offer Tailwind/Defog support and great scouting. With No Guard and the Special Attack boost after Mega Evo, Hurricane can hit hard and accurately. Magnezone/Heatran and Skarmony can wall Pidgeot, and Hidden Power Ground and Heat Wave can deal with them respectively.

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Gen V

Pidgeot (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Tangled Feet
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spd
- Brave Bird
- Tailwind
- U-turn
- Quick Attack

Okay, mainly team support/scouting. Brave Bird is just there because you don't really have anything else in terms of support, so it's just there in case you need to attack. U-Turn allows you to scout out the situation. Quick Attack allows for revenge killing. All these moves use Life Orb to actually do something. Tailwind gives the rest of your team some Speed to use, which can be pretty helpful. Tangled Feet isn't really useful, but it is better than the other abilities it gets.

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Role: Rain Sweeper

Pidgeot (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Keen Eye
Mild Nature
EVs: 100 Atk / 156 SpA / 252 Spd
- Hurricane
- Work Up
- Hidden Power [Water]
- Double-Edge


Hurricane gives you beastly STAB, and a good confusion chance. Work Up increases Attack and Special Attack, which works. Hidden Power [Water] gets a power boost in the rain, and Double Edge hits for hard STAB, making him suicide with Life Orb.

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Hidden power is not the same for two Podgeot's, as the type of the move is base on ev's and iv's. I would know because I have two pidgeots, both with hidden power. One is water and the other is grass. You might need to change this
Yes, that's correct, except Hidden Power types are determined 100% by IVs, EVs and base stats have absolutely nothing to do with it. However, this moveset simply recommends that you use a Pidgeot with Hidden Power Water over anything else. It says nowhere that all Pidgeot get Hidden Power Water.
Since most of these movesets were designed for use on Pokemon Showdown, it barely matters anyway since you can just enter the correct IV values. http://www.pokemonshowdown.com
Question. I was thinking about using this set for my Pidgeot in Kalos but it can't learn Work Up in this Gen. Is there a move that I can replace it with the set still working?
Mega Pidgeot has no guard ability.. so it doesn't really work as a rain sweeper?..
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Gen III

Pidgeot (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Keen Eye
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Naive (+Spe, -SpD)
- Mud-Slap
- Aerial Ace / Wing Attack
- Frustration / Return
- Faint Attack


Choice Band! The only Gen III Choice Item!

Mud Slap being Physical in Gen III can be annoying with a bander, because you'll actually do damage to your opponent, and be lowering their Accuracy!
Aerial Ace can be replaced with Wing Attack due to Pidgeot having Keen Eye, so yeah.
Frustration is super powered, a great sub is Return if this isn't PO.
Faint Attack will take out the powerhouses Alakazam and Gengar (Ugh...) Which are both total monsters in the Gen III metagame.

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Double/Triple Battle

Pidgeot (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Tangled Feet
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spd
Modest Nature
- Tailwind
- Heat Wave
- Air Slash
- Round

Pidgeot sucks. Yeah, it's just awful.
Tailwind provides you with team support. That way Pidgeot can die knowing it helped better Pokemon do something. Heat Wave is a great move in multi-battles, hitting multiple Pokemon. However, having only 262 Special Attack puts a damper on that, but hey, Life Orb helps out there. Air Slash is STAB and in Triple Battles can hit any foe. Round is just a multi-battle move. If you team Pidgeot up with other Round users, you can do some damage.

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Doubles / Triples

Pidgeot (M) @ Heat Rock
Ability: Tangled Feet
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 38 SpA / 92 SpD
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Heat Wave
- Sunny Day
- Roost
- Tailwind

Heat Wave hits two spaces and might actually do something after he....
Sets up sun! 8 turn sun is nice is doubles.
Roost recovers, Tailwind supports.

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Pidgeot @ Leftovers
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Ability: Keen Eye
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Jolly Nature
- Whirlwind
- U-turn
- Brave Bird
- Roost

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Pidgeot (F) @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Big Pecks ---> No Guard
EVs: 6 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Hurricane
- Heat Wave
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Roost / Uproar / Hyper Beam

Hurricane is STAB, Heat Wave hits Steel types, and Hidden Power [Ground] covers your Electric & Rock weaknesses. Last move is tough. Roost could heal off Stealth Rocks damage if you can predict a switch, Uproar is STAB but locks you into it, and Hyper Beam could be used as a powerful last resort if you think you're going to die anyways or are going for the last hit of the match.

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Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Keen Eye ---> No Guard
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SpA / 6 HP
- Hurricane
- Heat Wave
- Roost
- Hidden Power [Ground]

Hurricane is STAB and has a chance of confusion.
Heat Wave is coverage.
Roost for healing.
Hidden Power [Ground] for Electric weakness.

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Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Keen Eye / Tangled Feet
Nature: Timid
EV: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP
- Hurricane (This has to be obvious)
- Hidden Power [Ground] (Covers all 3 weaknesses)
- Heat Wave (Because it's freakin' Heat Wave!)
- Hyper Beam (Just because if you're about to go out then why not blast the hell out of them?)

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Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Big Pecks ---> No Guard
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Heat Wave
- Hurricane
- Round
- Quick Attack / U-Turn

Alright lemme explain. Heat Wave is to cover those Steel-types that wall it such as Scizor. Hurricane has a nice chance to confuse and 100% accuracy with No Guard so it is quite useful unless the opponent switches. Round is because Gengars are fairly common and if you use Uproar, they are likely to switch to Gengar and cream you with Thunderbolt. Quick Attack for UU and below to finish off Pokemon quickly. U-Turn for OU and above to scout and get some damage and switch out if you see a threat.

Hope this set brings victory to many! :D

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since this pokemon came out in oras i can say that its better if u get hyper voice instead of round....
dont really see a time when you will need to use a normal type anyways
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Once there was a noob named Radicool21 on PokemonDB. He generally posted decent movesets. Sometimes he even got upvotes! But one day, he decided to break his mold...
and make one of the stupidest movesets...
of all time.

PHYSICAL MEGA PIDGEOT LETS DO THIS

Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Tangled Feet -> No Guard
Adamant Nature
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
-Brave Bird
-Steel Wing / Double-Edge
-Roost
-U-turn

BRAVE BIRD.
Steel Wing is coverage, and Double-Edge is STAB. Whichever one you prefer.
Roost is obligatory to heal off BB Recoil.
U-turn is to get the heck out when you're against a check/counter/etc.

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Pidgeot was always one of my favorite Pokémon, but it was defenseless and weak. But now, it got a MEGA! :D

Pidgeot

Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: No Guard
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 128 Spe / 64 Def / 64 SpD
- Heat Wave
- Hurricane
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Roost / Tailwind

Pidgeot has a beastly Special Attack, and it's movepool supports it. Heat Wave takes out Steel types who try to wall you, Hurricane is for STAB and confusion, Hidden Power [Ground] is for coverage over Electric, Rock, Fire, and Steel types, Roost is if you want to be annoying, and Tailwind is if you want to be speedy.

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Heyo Poochy :DD
Hi there snivy! :D
You need a high special attack and speed. Never run ev's outside of that on pidgeot
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Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: No Guard
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Hurricane - 165 Base Power with STAB, 30% chance to confuse
Heat Wave - 95 Base Power with 90% Accuracy, hits all but the user on the field, 10% chance to burn, coverage for Grass, Ice, Bug, and Steel types
Ominous Wind - 60 Base Power, but has a 10% chance to raise all the user’s stats at once, coverage for Psychic and Ghost types
Mimic - Allowing you to permanently copy the target’s last move used, however you can only use this once

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ominous wind is laughably weak and mimic isn't a very good gimmik.
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Pidgeot
Pidgeot @ Pidgeotite
Ability: No Guard (After Mega Evolving Pidgeot)
Nature: Modest (+Sp.Atk,-Atk)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
- Hurricane
- Heat Wave
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- U-Turn

Explanation: Start things off by Mega Evolving Pidgeot to get the Special Attack bonus. After that, the fun begins. Hurricane is Pidgeot's STAB move and cannot miss due to No Guard. Heat Wave is to cover up Mega Pidgeot's weakness to Ice types. Again, you do not have to worry about accuracy. Hidden Power [Ground] is to take out Electric and Rock types. U-Turn is to get yourself out of trouble.

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protect over u-turn?