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This Pokémon has a base stat total of 780, which is tied for the highest. Along with this, it’s the only mega Pokémon that can hold an item, giving it additional power. Its ability Delta Stream removes effects of the weather, while also lessening its weakness to Ice, and removing its weakness to Rock. It is also now resistant to Electric. Its 180 base attacking stats also make it the best competitive Pokémon. It’s so broken, a whole tier (Anything Goes) was created to ban it from Ubers. - ducksfan24
When it mega evolves, it gets the amazing ability Shadow Tag. Combine this with Hypnosis, the opponent is asleep and cannot escape, allowing you to set up or knock out the Pokemon with Hex, which now has a base power of 130, since the opponent is asleep. Having an amazing 170 base Special Attack and 130 speed also helps. - ducksfan24
Zygarde is definitely the best physical wall in the game. Having a monstrous base 216 HP and 121 Defense (after it has 50% HP remaining), this Pokemon can wall any physical attack. Its 100 base Attack also lets it dish out attacks, with Thousand Arrows, a ground type move that hits Flying types. This Pokemon has many sets, with a Rest/Talk set, with Coil and Glare also as viable options. - ducksfan24
This Pokemon’s primal form gives it a base stat total of 770. This is tied for the 3rd highest in the game. Combine that with 180 base attack, this monster can crush anything. What really makes this Pokemon powerful is its unpredictability. 160 base defense allows it to set up, and with its Desolate Land ability, water type attacks do nothing. It can also sweep, with Rock Polish to boost its speed. It’s an amazing Pokemon. - ducksfan24
You start it off with its Dusk Mane form. What happens from there? Your opponent has no clue. Will it use a Rock Polish and Swords Dance to sweep with 157 base attack? Will it Ultra Burst into Ultra Necrozma, a beast with a base stat total of 754, attacking stats of 167, a Speed stat of 129, with moves like Photon Geyser, Dragon Pulse, and Heat Wave, to demolish your team? It even changes types through this. What type attack should I use? A fire type? He starts steel, which is super effective, but if he changes into a dragon upon Ultra Bursting, he resists it. It’s unpredictable. - ducksfan24
Ah, Arceus, the God of Pokemon. Its ability to have any different type makes it unbelieveable. You don’t even have to switch its type. As a normal type, you can set up a Swords Dance then Extreme Speed everything. It helps that its stats are all 120, for a total of 720. You could have it be a fairy type, and set up. Or you could use its dark type Calm Mind set. Its water type is a good defensive Pokemon. It’s very versatile and can be used in any role. It has a great move in Judgement, which changes types based on the type of Arceus you use. It also gets a boost from the plate it uses, which boosts moves of its type by 20%. It truly is the God of Pokemon. - ducksfan24
Ho-Oh can be used as a wall or an attacker, both are very effective. If you use it to wall, its 154 base Special Defense will definitely help. It also has a decent 90 Defense. Pair this with the ability Regenerator and Roost or Recover, this thing is hard to take out. It also is a great attacker, with Sacred Fire, having 100 base power and a 50% burn rate. Brave Bird is also great, and with its recovery moves, it can sweep. - ducksfan24
Ghost and Fighting. These types paired together, no Pokemon resists it. It also has 125 base Attack and Speed, so it will almost always get a big hit off. Give it a Sash, it always gets 2 hits off, which almost always KOs its opponents. If a Pokemon outspeeds, there’s always Shadow Sneak. Want to set up? Too bad. With Spectral Thief, this Pokemon steals your stat boosts. And after recieving those boosts, it attacks, with 90 base power. Its Sash makes sure it always steals that boost. Once it gets the boosts, the game is pretty much over. - ducksfan24
Three words. Geomancy Power Herb. Why does this matter? Geomancy doubles your Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed, but it takes 2 turns. Power Herb? It makes it one turn. And once that’s set up, Moonblast, Psychic/Psyshock, Focus Blast. It’s nearly unstoppable with 131 base Special Attack. - ducksfan24
This thing does huge damage while healing. How? Oblivion Wing. This heals half of the damage it does. Pair it with Dark Pulse, its ability Dark Aura, and moves like Psychic, Focus Blast, Shadow Ball, and give it Choice Specs, this thing is hard to stop. If you want, make it defensive. Give it Taunt. You can stops setups like Xerneas which would normally crush you. Its dark type lets it come in on Necrozma and force a switch. - ducksfan24
Ferrothorn is one of the best defensive Pokemon in the game. With its Steel/Grass typing, it’s immune to Toxic, Leech Seed, and the spore moves. It has 131 base Defense and 116 base Sp. Defense, with 74 base HP. With 9 resistances and an immunity, along with only 2 weaknesses, this Pokemon is hard to defeat. Give it a Rocky Helmet with its ability Iron Barbs and every move that makes contact returns huge damage. Leech Seed and Protect will work on it, and giving it Gyro Ball with its base speed of 20 can do massive damage. It’s also a very reliable setup Pokemon.
Yay go pikachu.
4 of my team is on this list Pikachu, Marshadow, Ho-oh, And Tapu koko - -Pikachu-
This Pokémon is the counterpart to Groudon, so it also has a huge base stat total of 770. Primordial Sea, its ability, makes Thunder never miss, and it can take out Groudon’s Desolate Land, allowing it to demolish Groudon with a 4x effective 180 base Special Attack water move, like Origin Pulse or Water Spout. - ducksfan24
This Pokémon is mostly used as a Leech Seeder, and it does that extremely well. It has monstrous defenses and access to moves like Flamethrower to take out Grass threats and Heavy Slam to speed up the opponent’s slow death. This mon is also immune to Toxic. - ducksfan24
Who would have guessed that Gothitelle nearly was banned to Anything Goes with Rayquaza? Well, this thing can completely demolish the other team, by PP stalling, a slow yet effective way to win. Shadow Tag is what makes this possible. With Shadow Tag, the opponent can’t switch out, which allows this Pokémon to freely Confide and Charm the opponent, both of which have high PP to effectively stall. Taunt assures that it won’t be Whirlwinded and Rest rids Toxic and stops Gothitelle from wasting more PP. Once the opponent starts to struggle, you can switch out to a boosting Pokémon and have a free turn to setup and sweep. - ducksfan24
With only one weakness to Fairy and 2 immunities, Magic Bounce which prevents moves like Toxic or Taunt, and huge defenses, this Pokémon is a very annoying wall to face. Once it gets up a few Calm Minds, it’s too hard to take it down with the one weakness to Fairy and it can also now demolish you. A very threatening Pokémon. - ducksfan24
This Pokémon’s huge Defense stat and access to moves like Spikes makes it a great setup Pokémon. It can also run moves like Brave Bird and Roost and can be offensive as well. It’s an all around Pokémon with great types in Steel and Flying and can be very threatening. - ducksfan24
While it has horrible stats, access to any move can really make up for it. Just give it a Sash and the move Spore and it’s free to set up moves like Minimize and Baton Pass to make other threatening mons even more scary. - ducksfan24
Yes, it has an evolved form. No, this doesn’t make it worse than its evolved form.
With unbelievable 250 base HP, this thing is very tanky. Give it an Eviolite to help its huge 105 base Sp. Defense. You can not and will not take it down with a special attack. If you even got close, it will just Soft-Boiled right back up to full HP. It also has Toxic and Seismic Toss to slowly destroy other Pokémon. Some sets even run Minimize. How annoying would that be? - ducksfan24
Deoxys has different forms- Speed, with the highest speed in the game, Attack, with two 180 attacking stats and great 150 speed, Defense, with 160 Defenses, and its normal form.
Speed is a great setup mon. With access to rocks, huge speed, and solid defensive stats, it’s nearly guarunteed to get off rocks.
Attack has huge offensive stats and speed but abysmal defenses. It nearly always gets at least one huge hit off, and give it a sash, it should take out any Pokémon 1 on 1, unless it has priority. Even then, Doexys gets Extreme Speed.
Defense is a very bulky Pokémon that can set up or act as a wall. Both are somewhat outclassed but still effective. - ducksfan24
It has 2 forms- Origin, the attacker, and Altered, the bulky mon. Both are good.
Both have 150 base HP which is great. They have 120s in their better stats (ATK/SPA or DEF/SPD) and 100 in the other. Ghost/Dragon type is also amazing. Its Altered form is very bulky and its Origin form is a great attacker yet still bulky. Both are great in competitive. - ducksfan24
Lugia is undoubtedly the best all-around wall in the game thanks to the ability Multiscale. This halves any damage taken while Lugia is at full health. It already had great defensive stats, with a 154 base Sp. Defense and 130 Defense with 106 base HP. Roost lets it stay at full HP. This thing is near impossible to take in 1 hit. It also has Toxic to whittle down the opponent’s HP, Ice Beam to help, and Whirlwind to get rid of boosting Pokémon. It’s very annoying to face. - ducksfan24
This Pokémon has a similar ability to Multiscale, which is Shadow Shield, which has the same effect. Couple this with only 2 weaknesses, this Pokémon can be bulky. But that’s not what it’s for. It’s an attacker. This Pokémon can do huge damage while still being tough to take down, making it very potent. - ducksfan24
Steel/Fairy is arguably the best type in the game. It also has the ability Soul-Heart, which is a special counterpart to Moxie. Fleur Cannon also is a great move. This Pokémon also has moves that can stop boosting Pokémon by stealing those boosts, allowing it to stop a sweep and then make one of its own. - ducksfan24
Sand Stream lets it be a very formidable Pursuit Trapper, by forcing out a mon that isn’t immune to sandstorm, and Pursuiting it for free damage. It has huge stats to help it do this. Sandstorms also boost its Sp. Defense, to allow it to be very bulky. - ducksfan24
It’s the same as Chansey but now it can hold leftovers, but its stats are slightly lower. - ducksfan24
It has two megas. Its X mega has the highest attack and its Y mega has the highest Special attack. Both have amazing speed and they can sweep. Pair it with Bulk Up or Calm Mind, it will destroy the other team. - ducksfan24
A very fast Pokémon which can be a very goot setup mon, yet an underrated one. Not too many people realize how good it can be to set up and even take out a few Pokémon. - ducksfan24
This Pokémon has the highest defenses in the game at base 230, unfortunately its HP didn’t get the same love. It’s a very simple setup Pokémon that almost always gets up rocks or Sticky Web. - ducksfan24
The ability Compound Eyes makes Sleep Powder have 98.5% accuracy, allowing it to freely set up Quiver Dance. Once it’s boosted, Hurricane now has 91% accuracy, which can be devastating to other teams. - ducksfan24
This Pokémon has 2 great abilities, Magic Guard and Unaware, both of which make it a huge threat. My favorite set to run is Cosmic Power, Softboiled, Cosmic Power, and Heal Bell, with either ability, usually Unaware. Cosmic Power raises both Defense and Special Defense. If anything threatens it offensively, Softboiled. If it’s maxed out its stats with Cosmic Power, Stored Power has a base power of 180, for massive damage. - ducksfan24
Steel and Dragon are both great types. Couple it with 150 base Sp. Attack, this thing is amazing. Its typing also helps it play a great defensive role. Both are great on it. - ducksfan24
Its hidden ability Imposter makes it so Ditto doesn’t waste a turn transforming. Give it a Choice Scarf, and it will make opponents suffer. It outspeeds its opponents, so hyper-offense teams fall to Ditto. It’s a hard counter to Deoxys attack. - ducksfan24
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