Chansey

Natural Cure
Cures status on switching out.
Serene Grace
This Pokemon's secondary effect chances are doubled.
Healer
30% chance to heal an adjacent teammate of a status condition every turn.
Type Tier
Normal BL
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
250
- 641 704 -
Atk
5
41 46 109 119
Def
5
41 46 109 119
SpA
35
95 106 169 185
SpD
105
221 246 309 339
Spe
50
122 136 199 218

Overview

While Chansey was once completely outclassed by her older sister Blissey, Eviolite has transformed her into one of the most bulky Pokemon in the entire game. Eviolite boosts both of Chansey's defensive stats by 50%, making her a fantastic mixed wall. The only downside to holding Eviolite is that it forces Chansey to lose out on precious Leftovers recovery; however, this is essentially a non-issue, as with an efficient EV spread, Chansey is still able to take hits better than Blissey ever could. As if all this weren't enough, Chansey is able to act as an amazing team supporter thanks to Wish's new mechanic, which heals teammates with 50% of the user's max HP. Since Chansey's HP stat is tremendous, she can pass massive 352 HP Wishes to any Pokemon on her team, keeping them completely healthy throughout the duration of the match.

However, it isn't all good news for the Egg Pokemon. Chansey is still severely hindered by her downright-terrible base 35 Special Attack stat, forcing her to rely upon Seismic Toss and Toxic to deal damage to opposing Pokemon. This means that Ghost-types with Substitute, especially the ever-dangerous Gengar, will be a tremendous problem for her to take on (and to a lesser extent, Pokemon who can utilize 101 HP Substitutes). Additionally, while Chansey is ridiculously bulky, physical STAB Fighting-type attacks, such as Terrakion's Close Combat, will still take her down in a flash. Overall, Chansey is an amazingly bulky wall who can take almost any attack thrown at her with aplomb, so you should utilize her as such.

Name Item Ability Nature

Support

Eviolite Natural Cure Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Softboiled / Wish
~ Aromatherapy / Protect
~ Toxic
~ Seismic Toss
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Counter is a pretty cool option, as thanks to Chansey's incredible HP stat and low Defense stat, Counter will often net a KO on physical attackers. Light Screen is an okay option, as it allows other teammates to easily tank special attacks, but this role is often better filled by Cresselia and Bronzong. Skill Swap can be used to stop Reuniclus from destroying your team. Psych Up has some value in that it can go through Substitutes and thus steals defensive boosts such as a Quiver Dance or a Calm Mind boost from a Jirachi, Reuniclus, or Celebi, but it has little use outside of that. Chansey has some gimmicky options in Sing and Charm, but she has better things to do.

Checks and Counters

The large list of Fighting-types in OU are the best way to keep Chansey in check; Terrakion, Breloom, Keldeo, Infernape, Conkeldurr, and Lucario are all Pokemon that can switch in pretty easily and force Chansey out. However, some of these must be wary of Thunder Wave on the switch. Conkeldurr is probably the most consistent Fighting-type switch-in, as it doesn't care about Toxic or Thunder Wave. Any strong physical attacker with high-powered STAB attacks or Fighting-type coverage can usually muscle past Chansey. Strong Ground- and Dragon-types such as Garchomp, Choice Band Dragonite, and Double Dance Landorus-T can easily get past Chansey or force it out.

Calm Mind Reuniclus gives Chansey hell thanks to Magic Guard and Recover, and can easily get past Chansey with Psyshock. Stallbreakers such as Gliscor, Reuniclus, and Gengar easily force Chansey to switch. Gliscor is immune to status thanks to Poison Heal and can Taunt Chansey due to its higher base Speed. Reuniclus has Magic Guard and can use Chansey as setup bait. Gengar is immune to Toxic and Seismic Toss and can use Chansey's own health to its advantage via Pain Split and can also carry Taunt. Gothitelle is scary for Chansey to face, as it can easily Trick a Choice item onto Chansey, as Shadow Tag prevents switching. Once locked into a move, it can be KOed or used as setup bait the following turn. Magic Bounce users such as Xatu and Espeon can easily bounce back status inducing moves and Stealth Rock. Finally, Trick users such as Latios and Rotom-W cripple Chansey by replacing her beloved Eviolite with a handicap.