Best Defensive Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 Aggron Aggron Aggron, known in Japan as Bossgodora, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Cheers usually rhyme... Plus I'm not sure Aggron actually MAKES nests. - ZombieRush

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

I created A cheer for him: Go Aggron you're the best you can destroy Anyone. Go Aggron yo can, head west while defending your nest! Go Aggron! Go Aggron! Go Aggron!

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.

2 Shuckle Shuckle

Literally nothing beats a Shuckle's defense.

Shuckle is a wall

Highest defense in game

Best defense ever!
Should bed at 1st place.

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.

Magikarp easily wins top 1 position in any category

What? Magikarp sucks!

I don't know if this guy can be in this list. It's probably the most powerful pokemon ever having the biggest defenses, attacks, speed and HP in the game.

EXACTLY! - ZombieRush

4 Deoxys Deoxys Deoxys, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

In the movie destiny Deoxys, Deoxys almost defeated Rayqauza By him self and Rayquaza's attacks did nothing to Deoxys when they fought. Also, Deoxys can regenerate, so in my opinion, Deoxys should be the best.

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

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5 Steelix Steelix

I think Steelix is the best in defense!

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

6 Onix Onix Onix, known in Japan as Iwark, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It only has base 35 hp calm down everyone. - PirahnaPlant

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

Not as good as steelix

It is the best defensive pkmn

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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

Registeel too fat for the competition, can take physical and special moves, unlike aggron

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

Curse,Rest,Drain Punch, and another attacking move with a lum berry I believe, or whateve berry wakes you up makes this thing a defensive beast with a powerful punch. Only weakness is sp attackers

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

Bastiodon's a living SHIELD! Shields are used for defense, so why isn''t it tops? It has amazing defense! - ZombieRush

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.


The Contenders

11 Umbreon Umbreon Umbreon, known in Japan as Blacky, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Umbreon should be number 1#. His defense is 130 and his special defense is 95.

Guys umbreon is the best sp def pokemon in game it should be #1

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!

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

Best pokemon ever and it's so ruthless... my favorite

Definitely number one

He should be number one. - SapphireDragon95

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!

14 Weedle Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

15 Tyranitar Tyranitar Tyranitar, known in Japan as Bangiras, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

The ideal wall, having great speed, godlike bulk, and offenses to back it up. Need I say more? Also he has a great movepool. - PirahnaPlant

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

Best Stamina, A tank

She looks like my dick when I'm hard

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

18 Torterra Torterra Torterra, known in Japan as Dodaitose, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

Ferrothorn sangat berbagoosey goosey

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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 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.

Amazing typing with2 immunities and great defense and special defense in shield form even has kings shield and that is better than normal protect aegislash is the best

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

22 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

23 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.

This pokemon is the best pokemon

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

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24 Mega Aggron

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

He's so tanky

25 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.

26 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.

27 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet

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


28 Skarmory Skarmory Skarmory, known in Japan as Airmd, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Base defense 140... enough said

29 Chesnaught Chesnaught Chesnaught, known in Japan as Brigarron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Chesnaught in my opinion is very slow but it has very high defense and attack

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?

30 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.

31 Cresselia Cresselia Cresselia, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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...

32 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

HE the king

Magicarp has 900l sp def and def as well as 360420 hp

33 Feebas Feebas

The myth, the legend, the god, the champ, and the GOAT

34 Celebi Celebi Celebi, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It can Survive Xerneas' Moonblast after going through Geomancy

35 Empoleon Empoleon Empoleon, known in Japan as Emperte, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

A ton of coverage and ELEVEN RESISTANCE and an Immunity! Can’t get better than that?

My favorite pokemon of all time. It has cool design and typing! Water/Steel is the best! Resistance can be your best defense, it will make your move -50% less damage. What can you ask for?

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

Piplup and his evovel for are my favorite pokemon of all time

36 Shieldon

Are you Mental everyone who didn't for for him

37 Eevee Eevee Eevee, known in Japan as Eievui, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
38 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

39 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.

He has a Great defense,pretty decent hp,and an actually impressive sp def because of sandstorm raising ir by 50%

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

40 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus

It is probably the best ghost type ever. It can wreck even Haxorus using will o wisp and shadow ball. Despite its low hp, it can survive a night slash from a weavile after crippling its high attack with will o wisp. Its special attack is great too.

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

41 Mega Gyarado


42 Articuno Articuno Articuno, known in Japan as Freezer, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
43 Leavanny Leavanny

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

44 Mamoswine Mamoswine

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

45 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.

46 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.

Pikachu has got high speed (but in pokemon world you could find pokemons with better speed. Ampharos is better electric type defensive pokemon. It's Cotton Guard boost its defense by 3 stages.


It is so goood111111

47 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

48 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.

49 Mandibuzz
50 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.

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