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

Chansey, the famous pink blob's little cousin, possesses amazing bulk which allows her to be a very effective support Pokemon in Ubers. When equipped with an Eviolite, she achieves incredible bulk with 642 HP, 163 Defense, and 508 Special Defense, assuming a Calm nature. Greater defenses allow Chansey to avoid being 2HKOed by a number of attacks that Blissey would succumb to, including Choice Specs Kyogre's Water Spout, Dialga and Palkia's Outrage, and Latios's Psyshock. However, holding Eviolite comes at the expense of no Leftovers recovery, so keep that in mind when choosing between Chansey and Blissey. Chansey does share Blissey's fantastic support movepool though, including Wish, which allows her to replenish a massive 321 HP for a teammate.

Name Item Ability Nature

Support

Eviolite Natural Cure Calm / Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Wish / Heal Bell
~ Softboiled
~ Toxic
~ Seismic Toss / Heal Bell / Snatch
4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD

Chansey's superb defenses thanks to Eviolite allow her to be an excellent wall, and a key player on any stall-inclined team. With her vast support movepool, she can pass enormous Wishes, cripple opponents, stall with Toxic, and remove status afflictions from the team with Heal Bell. Chansey can also remove any status dealt to herself by simply switching due to Natural Cure. This gives her incredible staying power and the ability to outstall opposing walls. Against such walls, she may then proceed to Toxic as the opponent is forced to switch, lest they face the slow spiral to death while beating futilely against Chansey's awesome bulk supported by Softboiled. Note that even with Toxic Spikes support, Toxic is still a great move to deal with Flying-types and Levitate users such as Lugia and Giratina-O.

The choice between Wish, Seismic Toss, and Heal Bell is dependent on how well Chansey's teammates can recover health and absorb status. Teams that are vulnerable to crippling statuses such as poison, paralysis, and burn appreciate Heal Bell, while teams that lack recovery moves benefit greatly from Wish. Snatch may also be used on Chansey as it allows her to take down mono-attacking Arceus (most notably Dark Arceus) by stealing Refreshes and Recovers; if the Arceus is poisoned, Chansey can repeatedly abuse Snatch to prevent Arceus from removing its status or recovering its HP. This also allows her to steal Calm Mind boosts to further increase Chansey's Special Defense. Should a team be comfortable forgoing Wish's recovery or Heal Bell's status removing support, Seismic Toss should be used for its value in breaking down poisoned enemies that abuse recovery moves, most notably Lugia.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

If your team lacks a Pokemon with Stealth Rock, Chansey may use it over Seismic Toss in order to support the team even further. Protect is still usable over Softboiled to secure Wish activation for Chansey herself. It can also be useful for scouting opponent's attacks, but its effectiveness is greatly hindered by the absence of Leftovers. Thunder Wave is an option for offensive teams to paralyze opposing Pokemon in preparation for a slower teammate to sweep. An EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD may be used if one wishes to pass more HP to teammates with Wish, or take physical hits better at the cost of less special bulk. Counter is another interesting option for Chansey; due to her higher physical bulk relative to Blissey, she can survive a number of physical hits from certain Pokemon and KO them with Counter. Using Counter requires a great deal of prediction, but makes it even more difficult for the opponent to take down Chansey. Light Screen is a useful move to support the team and ensures that pretty much no special attack will KO Chansey. Charm can be used in order weaken the opponent's physical attacks and allow Chansey to more effectively wall physical attacking Pokemon. Keep in mind that attack drops are removed by switching out so it is mainly effective only for phazing.

Checks and Counters

Many physical sweepers such as Zekrom, Terrakion, Ho-Oh, physical variants of Arceus, and Rayquaza can counter Chansey reasonably well due to her lower Defense; however, even they have to fear being poisoned by Toxic and stalled out. Pokemon that can safely ignore poison and use stat boosting moves such as Swords Dance, Bulk Up, Calm Mind, and Nasty Plot can give Chansey a lot of problems. This includes Steel, Flying, and Poison types of Arceus, Kyogre, and Dialga. Ghost-types and Pokemon with 404 HP or more can use Substitute to set up fearlessly against Chansey, as they are not bothered by Seismic Toss or Toxic. Extreme Killer Arceus can simply set up on Chansey with Swords Dance, taking only relatively minor damage from Seismic Toss or Toxic. Mewtwo can easily 2HKO Chansey with Psystrike, a task accomplished with much ease when backed by Calm Mind boosts. Pokemon with Refresh, Aromatherapy, or Heal Bell and a Recovery move can also set up on Chansey at will. Refresh Arceus and Latias are notable examples.