Best Defensive Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 Aggron Aggron

Aggro is the wall defender on my team. In real life he would be even STRONGER in Double, Triple battles. Protect ally from hit. Ally defeated opponents Pokemon. Me and my Pokemon wins. The end

Aggron is my teams tank it has a great move pool and it can take a hit and deal one out with great power in attack and defense it's my go to, I named it accurately named it, Dooms-Day.

Aggron is amazing it can even learn protect and every pokemon should learn protect only 20 moves can go through it, it can also learn iron defense

I think it is best Pokemon in defense because it is steel type

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2 Shuckle Shuckle

Though you won't see many on competitive teams, shuckle practically absorbs both special and physical attacks, with a 230 base defense and a 230 based special defense. If it had more than a base 20 HP, shuckle would be a necessity for every team.

Shuckle is the ultimate defensive wall, with power swap it can become a destructive force. If you want a stall Pokemon, Shuckle can do great with sticky web access and contrary shell smash.

Yup best defensive pokemon, it will make the opponent cry if you use power split and keep using rest

Shuckle is #1

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3 Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp, known in Japan as Koiking is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It resembles an orange fish with whiskers. It was created by Ken Sugimori, Magikarp first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. It is a water type that evolves more.

Incredibly well balanced, this Pokemon serves as both a team fortress and destroyer. When leveled up to 100 this Pokemon becomes the pride of the trainer and the symbol of greatness. Absolutely a majestic sight to behold.

Having one of the most useful moves, Magikarp destroys anything that stands in his way even before evolving into mighty Gyarados and can also play a defensive role pretty well. It also has good speed so nothing can escape its wrath.

No Pokemon can stand up to the great Magikarp. With its incomparable stats, not to mention Magikarp's great move pool including one of the best competitive moves ever, splash, this Pokemon can take down any other Pokemon.

I used this pokemon against a Mega Rayquaza with +6 in each stat once and he completely obliterated it with only one splash. I think that competitive battlers should realize Magikarp's greatness and place it in AG tier where it rightfully belongs.

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4 Deoxys Deoxys Deoxys is a fictional species of Pokémon from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Deoxys has four forms, Speed form, Defence form, Attack form, and finally Normal form. Deoxys normally have fights with Rayquaza since they both live in space right outside Earth.

180 defense AND special defense? DEFENSE form ATTACK form and SPEED form! Dude! This pokemon is everything in one! How could you not love it!

Defense means deoxys not other dumbs

Snap dis awesome

Dude This thing Has Speed,Attack,Defense all in one! how could you not love it!

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5 Steelix Steelix

Very powerful in defense, it's a shame that his other stats aren't up to standard with his devastatingly strong defense. If you want a Defensive Pokemon in your team this is the guy.

A major Power house. If a human punched the bleed.

Stops physical attacks with ease and is a great pokemon to have in your party

I think Steelix is the best in defense!

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6 Onix Onix

Very high defense, and in my opinion rock is better then steel

Not as good as steelix

It is the best defensive pkmn

With 160 base Defense, and eviolite, this is probs for the best physical tank ever

7 Cloyster Cloyster

One of the most defensive non Ubers in the game, Skill Link gives multi-strike moves always hitting quintuple. Its only problem however is its Special Defense which is really low. But throw something Special Defensive on the team, such as Probopass or Umbreon and that problem is sorted.

Got great defenses and skill link with icicle spear and rock blast with shell smash and item focus sash makes it almost unstoppable

8 Registeel Registeel

I use registeel in a lot of battles, it's a really good defensive and special defensive Pokemon in battle with friends or wifi

I took a long time to catch this thing. timer ball is a necessity. very defensive, and awesome robotic-looking Pokemon.

9 Regirock Regirock

In my emerald my regirock has 431 base defense.

OK Reggie rock by stat wise has that tied 200 definitely with other Pokemon but he also has good attack and before fairy type came out it was only this guy to take down dragon types of the elite four

10 Bastiodon Bastiodon

I think bastiodon because it's pretty cool and it's defense and special defense are both good

He would be by far my favorite Pokemon, don't care what other people say, I THINK HE IS A LEGEND!

Well Bastiodon is great in Defense and Special Defense 168 Defense and 138 Special Defense. How is that not good, Bastiodon can learn Stealth Rock too. So that makes it able to deal with focus sashes too. that's why I have it on my team.

It has an amazing base defense, and yet its base sp.def is still higher than other tanks, like ferrothorn and many others

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The Contenders

11 Umbreon Umbreon

Dude, Umbreon has awesome Base Defense, Sp. Defense and Health! She can take a Focus Blast or Punch and still survive. She can learn crippling moves like Toxic and if someone tries to bring down Umbreon, Heal Bell and Moonlight are the way to go!

Lovely mixed bulk. The way to go if you love stall. An excellent cleric, with access to both heal bell and wish, you can help your other Pokemon survive longer too!

My Umbreon didn't even faint from a fire blast or focus blast. I was surprised it had such awesome defense. Go Umbreon!


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12 Heatran Heatran

With 190 base defense and 170 special defense, heatran has absurd stats. Alongside the insane defences, 110 base attack and special attack is retardedly broken when paired with its BASE 180 SPEED! THIS POKEMON IS AN ABSOLUTE DEVESTATION.

13 Toxapex Toxapex

Toxapex is simple too tanky to ignore. Movesets such as Stockpile, Recover, Toxic, Infestation/Liquidation are a pain to deal with. Liquidation will make use of the Merciless ability while infestation forces the opponent to stay in battle while toxic and infestation chip away at their health. When you eventually do get to low health just use Recover and make all of those little kids throw their 3DS out of the nearest window!

Baneful bunker is OP.

You forgot its special move that acts like protect and will poison the enemy on contact. plus the fact that it's water/poison.

Toxapex is a tank. With maxed IV training, this Pokémon is impossible to stop. Pair it with toxic, venoshock, and withbthe merciless ability this Pokémon cannot be stopped. Weaknesses? It doesn't matter because this Pokémon will live through any hit.

14 Weedle Weedle Weedle is a worm-like Pokémon in the Pokémon series. It evolves to Kakuna, which evolves to Beedrill. Its name may come from "worm" and "needle", or "weed" and "needle", referencing that it chews weeds, helping gardeners.

With never-before-seen typing and outstanding movepool, this savage pokemon will stop at nothing to tear away its enemy. Its magnificent special defense is only outstripped by its own defense, which makes it extremely durable and able to take hits exceptionally well. - Rayquasar

Weedle is a necessity to any team his base stats are amazing and strong shot is best move 2k16

It is a worm A WORM it will tear through a mega rayquaza with ease a few poison stings and tackle is all it takes now repeat after me "all hail the mighty weedle" or he will kill all of your pokemon in the PC

A favorite of champions, Weedle is the best pokemon to use. Its signature move poison sting OHKOs even the bulkiest pokemon!

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15 Tyranitar Tyranitar

Tyranitar is the best tanker

Tyranitar looks cool. And strong but has low speed. Its awesome looking!
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Titled as the ARMOUR POKÉMON shouldn’t this Pokémon be #1 it is like a tank that can move automatically you could call it a war machine or muscle man but whatever you call it you can’t take away how strong it is it is #1 for strongest Pokémon GO TEAM TYRANITAR

16 Lugia Lugia

Lugia has highest speed n defense n hp

Lugia has a high special defense along with great attacks, this Pokemon is hearted to be in a favourites team

Lugia is strong and has high defense with high hp. Of course the attack is suck. But speed is super

17 Blissey Blissey

Blissey is a tank literally a wall nothing can actually take her down

Funny thing is... it has one of the lowest defenses in the game - Rayquasar

When I caught her, I named her wall

She looks like my dick when I'm hard

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18 Torterra Torterra

Super strong and has such a cute evolution line, plus his defense is outstanding. He has a tree growing out of his back for crying out loud!

It's the continent pokemon, it can survive forest fires

With earthquake & higher defenses he can beat even fire types;perhaps grass-ground combo is great.

My torterra is the tank of my team even dusknor couldn't stand a chance

19 Ferrothorn

With a base defense of 131 and base special defense of 116, along with a grass/steel type advantage, this Pokemon can hold off entire teams.

Yes it's the best always pick it. Just always.

Pluse can learn both stealth rocks and spikes, can't be leech seeded, or spored!

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20 Probopass Probopass

How could you not love that moustache.

It can take any hit like its nothing except maybe a Close Combat or Earthquake

It is strong.

21 Skarmory Skarmory

Base defense 140... enough said

22 Snorlax Snorlax

Sleeps too much, but has too much defense for to kill him even though he gives you a head start or an advantage.

Outrage... no effect. random strong move... still no effect.

Snorlax is a giant squidgy ball of healthiness. With 160 base hp and 110 base sp. definitely. Once you get off 2 stockpiles this thing will soak up super effective hits like its nothing. With the ability to recover lost health through rest and sleep talk or even if you lose the sleep talk for curse and bite which further increases its definitely stat. Snorlax is a huge threat. I've swept teams with snorlax,taking a hit to give one back.

23 Metagross Metagross Metagross, known in Japan as Metagross, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Metagross is the best tanker. You need to earthquake to kill best defensive pokemon in my competitive

It's a pseudo with 9 resistances!

Metagross is awesome. It does extreme damage while at the same time taking no damage exept from earthquake.

24 Aegislash Aegislash Aegislash is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a Steel/Ghost Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Doublade, and the final evolve form of Honedge. Classified as the Royal Sword Pokemon, it is said to detect innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, anyone more.

With 9 resistances to some common typing such as flying,rock,bug,steel,grass, fairy,ice and the over-powerful psychic and important dragon resistance, this thing eats up hits. With the added immunity to ground type attacks(one of its few weaknesses) through its levitate ability and its move kings shield that blocks almost any attack. With an added 150 sp. definitely and 150 definitely while in shield form and 150sp. att and 150 att while in sword form it has the ability to strike back hard when it gets bored of tanking.

This thing is a pain to fight. With its dual forms and ability to make you completely ineffective and hit back hard,this for me is an essential addition to any defensive team

25 Mega Aggron

Mega aggron has one of the most high defenses out of any pokemon

He's so tanky

26 Forretress Forretress

Chuggaaconroy made use of its defensive stat real well

My fortress is blissey her name is wall

Cloyster is a great pal with a big total of 180 (like aggron). It hasthe ability to launch all the spike attacks.

27 Cresselia Cresselia

Seriously? 444hp at lv 100, 125 base defense and 135 base sp defense? This thing is a WALL. It can also learn moves like moonlight, toxic, double team and more! Another underrated legendary...

28 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

Mewtwo is with too much sp. def and def, he is teleporting from any kill any pokemon move, can use psychic and evolve into mega x/y form! - mewtwo1

Mewtwo raises defense with the move "geomancy", he can learn this move,
he is too much speedy with speed boost can be speedy from ninjask with no guard and sheer cold like psychic, but ice only... (defense raise is the strongest for a joke)

Mewtwo is better to everyones than mega aggron on def. and spdef. - mewtwo1

Mewtwo is the only god and creator. this is real. becuase, "mewtwo" is genetic pokemon, and "mega mewtwo Y" is creator pokemon.

Looks "The creative one, SSGSS Frieza! ". - mewtwo1

29 Goodra Goodra Goodra is a fictional creature in the Pokemon franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Goodra is a Dragon type Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Sliggoo and the final evolved form of Goomy. Classified as the Dragon Pokemon, Goodra is a very slimy, yet affectionate Pokemon, and likes to hug its trainers, more.

Just give it an assault vest or whatever it is called and you are set to go

150 base special defense is amazing, and 110 special attack makes it better. Really good gen 6 pokemon, and it's a psuedo-legendary.

It's a very good spd wall and good in both atk and spa

30 Shieldon

Are you Mental everyone who didn't for for him

31 Graveler Graveler

His defense is amzing! Even though mine is only lv 36 it took out a lv 44 Bastiodon all on its own even though it had a MASSIVE disadvantage I think he should be number 1or if not 5 at least

32 Feebas Feebas
33 Chesnaught Chesnaught

It's my second favorite pokemon it has a good mix of attack and defense

It has 122 defense, why is it so low on the list?

34 Articuno Articuno
35 Leavanny Leavanny

When it's a swadloon it learns protect so its awesome

36 Empoleon Empoleon Empoleon is a large, navy blue, penguin-like Pokémon. It has a wide, yellow beak with three pointed horns that form a trident-shaped crest and small, blue eyes. Large horns are a symbol of leadership and strength for Empoleon. There is a blue marking resembling a crown over its eyes and a white, lacy more.

Not the best defensive stats but only 3 weaknesses to go along with 11 resistances and 1 immunity. Almost impossible to knock out.

37 Sunkern

Sunkern has the best possible defense stat, with a crippling 40 across the board! Your opponents will be brought to destruction when you send out sunkern!

I use Sunkern in all ubers, give it eviolite and it has a impregnable 60 base defense. With 40 hp it's able to take many hits, it has synthesis for reliable recovery and with solar power it can sweep whole teams. It's solar beam will charge in 1 turn and with 40 base in both attacks it will be a great sweeper with it's 40 speed. Use it, you'll win.

38 Arceus Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.

120 is a lot. Only one who beats him is Magikarp with OVER 9000!

Better than magikarp why is magikarp in top 10

39 Mega Gyarado


40 Eevee Eevee Eevee, known in Japan as Eievui, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
41 Amoonguss

Amoonguss has high base defense, if you really want a great Supportive lead Amoonguss is someone you should main.

1: Protect-every poke needs protect
2: Rage Powder-if there are any threats toward your other poke use this move, Rage Powder forces your opponent to attack you during the turn you use it in, it's also probably the most supportive move on Amoonguss (best in doubles)
3: Giga Drain-if damage use to heal
4: Spore-puts the opponents poke to sleep so your other can attack it

Item: Rocky Helmet/Black Sludge

Nature: Bold (+definitely-Atk)
EV Spread: 252 definitely/248 HP/8 SpA

42 Mamoswine Mamoswine

It's the best defensive pokemon on my team along Aggron.

43 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.


It is so goood111111

44 Gigalith Gigalith Gigalith is a rock type Pokémon that was introduced in the games Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. It can have one of three abilities, sand stream, sturdy, or its hidden ability, sand force. If you trade a Boldore, then it will evolve into a Gigalith. Gigalith has a high attack and more.

This thing has amazing defense and can dish out some impressive hits as we'll he is bada**

45 Cofagrigus

Base defense stat is scary high and is a great trick room and willowisper

46 Giratina Giratina Giratina is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Giratina first appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but gained prominence in the sister game, Pokémon Platinum, which it was made the mascot of.

Obviously the most bulky Pokemon.

In Altered Forme, Giratina has 150 HP, 120 definitely and 120 SPDEF. Only thing Bulkier is Groudon (Physically) and Blissey (Specially). Giratina is both!

Girantina is the ultimate Tank.

47 Jellicent

With a high Special defense and passable Defense it is a great mixed tank, it has a sizable HP stat. It's low defense is solved with acid armor, it gains an immunity with water absorb and with cursed body you disable opponents moves that are effective against you, will-o-wisp or toxic for steady damage and shadow ball or hydro pump for a stab attack. It also has easy access to recover for reliable recover. It is my tank of choice.

Spam recover and acid armor. The end. You win. (also will-o-wisp too)

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48 Celebi Celebi

It can Survive Xerneas' Moonblast after going through Geomancy

49 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet

Come on! Wobbuffet do only have defense type moves and it's so low on the list?


50 Alomomola Alomomola

This fish is a complete MONSTER when it comes to competitive play, with defensive stats that really can't be out matched.. I know it's globally hated in the community, but that will never stop me from loving Alomomola

Alomomola is horrible, it only has hp to it's name and Jellicent can be defensive water type any day. Only use this if you want a challenge.

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