Top 10 Best Defensive Pokemon

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

Honestly you can't say that shuckle is better - we are talking about defense and they have the same defense. Only Aggron has better HP so it can take physical moves a lot better. Along with that, it has literally 14 times shuckle's attack so it can attack and defend for itself pretty well.

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.

Aagron has a bunch of defense, it is indeed very defensive AND offensive when needed to. I could take down a whole team all by itself... If there's no Pokemon with Surf or Earthquake.

2 Shuckle Shuckle, known in Japan as Tsubotsubo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

No, no, no. Aggron? No. 1? Aggron isn't even in the top 3 in real defense. Shuckle is the Defense master, also it is the Sp. Defense master. It has Sp. defense and defense at 230 each. No. 2 is Steelix with 200 defense. Aggron is no. 4 (tied with Cloyster), with a defense of 180. Shuckle wouldv'e been almost as bad as Sunkern and other pokemon if its defense and sp. defense were as bad as its attack, sp. attack, speed, or hp. The hp doesn't even matter because of it defense. A good moveset would be toxic (poison 'em - bad attack/special attack), sandstorm (use this after toxic - bad attack/sp. attack), rest (get back up at low health), and earthquake (get revenge on steel types for nothing so far working on them, and weakness to them)

Need someway to survive that one incredibly overpowered physical attack? Or maybe you need something to absorb that match-ending Z-Move?
Well, say no more!

This fantastic creature known as a 'Shuckle' can do all of that and more! It can even become a savage tool of mass destruction if you can muster the courage to teach it Power Swap!

I mean it's basically made for defense which is why all it's other stats are so low, I mean come on, and the defense is also good because you can use moves that boosts your attack meanwhile they try get you and you can basically finish them. Also... it's cute while doing it's job right?

Shuckle can make any pokemon look weak if it has a perfect defensive ivs and Contrary which make any stats changes opposite (ex: Leer - lowers the defense stat of the enemy but if Shuckle has contrary it makes his defense stats higher) and if the shuckle uses shell smash and has leftovers. So it's the best defensive pokemojn without a doubt.

3 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.

Defense means deoxys not other dumbs

Hides in space

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

4 Steelix Steelix, known in Japan as Haganeil, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

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

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

I think Steelix is the best in defense!

5 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

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

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

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

Not as good as steelix

It only has base 35 hp calm down everyone.

7 Registeel

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

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

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

Literal steel

8 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

9 Bastiodon

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.

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

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

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

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

I have an Umbreon. I battle with my friends a lot and they always fear her when she comes out. Not only is Umbreon an absolute tank but she can stall the opponent and when they finally get a bit of damage done to her moonlight will save the day. Umbreon is a beast as she is an excellent tank and your opponent will be awing at her adorableness while she takes down their team. I beat my friends Lucario with my adorable little monster and keep in mind Lucario is a sweeper but when my friends lucario used Aura Sphere a super effective move it barely made a scratch. Umbreon is the best Pokemon ever and don't you ever forget it!
~The Weirdo Who Happens To Be Obsessed With Pokemon

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!

I remembering having a battle encounter seeing umbreon for my first but man this Pokemon is like a wall of just pure defense man it alomst took me forever to defeat that Pokemon!

The Contenders
11 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!

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

Definitely number one

He should be number one.

12 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 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.

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

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

I like Weedle

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

Tyranitar looks cool. And strong but has low speed. Its awesome looking!
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Tyranitar is the best tanker

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

15 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.

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

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

16 Blissey Blissey, known in Japan as Happinas, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Blissey has one of the highest hp in the game. Also the combination of sing and it learning the move dream eater makes it a great offensive Pokemon

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

When I caught her, I named her wall

17 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.

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

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

Get ferroseed, then give it macho brace, then keep gryo ball and curse. it is a pain to train but its results are worth the effort. here is mine : level 46 : attack 115; defense 138; sp atk 68; sp definitely 121; speed 35.
You do not need to worry about his speed because if your opponent uses phyical moves they will lose 1/8 of his health do to iron barbs.

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

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

How could you not love that moustache.

It is strong.

20 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

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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

21 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

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

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

Goodra is an awesome Pokémon in Pokémon XYZ series or XY series.

22 Snorlax Snorlax, known in Japan as Kabigon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

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.

23 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

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

It's a pseudo with 9 resistances!

24 Mega Aggron

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

25 Wobbuffet

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


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