Togetic

Hustle
Physical moves do 50% more damage at the cost of 20% accuracy. Increases wild encounter rate with higher level Pokemon.
Serene Grace
This Pokemon's secondary effect chances are doubled.
Super Luck
Critical hit rate is boosted by one stage.
Type Tier
Normal / Flying NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
- 130 162 -
Atk
40
54 60 92 101
Def
85
94 105 137 150
SpA
80
90 100 132 145
SpD
105
112 125 157 172
Spe
40
54 60 92 101

Overview

Togetic has been hard-pressed to find a good niche for itself outside of Baton Pass since its addition to the game in GSC. Sure, it had an above-average Defense stat and a great Special Defense stat, but its 55 base HP made it inferior to most special walls, so it was mainly used as a Baton Pass user. Now, with the introduction of Eviolite, Togetic has a reason to be used as a wall and can pass boosts more reliably than ever. Togetic's ability, Serene Grace, is another great weapon the egg bird has in its arsenal, although it does not have many moves that appreciate the Serene Grace boost. Unfortunately, Togetic's very low Speed, low offensive presence, and oddly shallow movepool hold it down.

Name Item Ability Nature

Special Wall

Eviolite Serene Grace Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Roost
~ Heal Bell
~ Toxic / Thunder Wave
~ Tri Attack / Encore
248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

Probably Togetic's best and most effective set, Togetic's high Special Defense, heightened by Eviolite, allows it to take a wide range of special attacks with ease and fight back. The ever-reliable Roost is Togetic's main way of staying alive, as it misses out on Leftovers recovery. Another great support move that Togetic has is Heal Bell, making it essentially immune to Toxic; Heal Bell also lets Togetic cure the rest of the team from status, possibly giving an offensive threat another chance to sweep. The choice of status-inducing move is essentially personal preference. Toxic cripples everything that lacks Heal Bell and is not named Swellow or Roselia, whereas Thunder Wave can instantly shut down a sweeper such as Sawk. Tri Attack allows Togetic to actually deal damage and keeps Togetic from becoming Taunt bait. It is worth noting that Tri Attack has a 40% chance of burning, paralyzing, or freezing the opponent thanks to Serene Grace. You can, however, opt out of Tri Attack and use Encore to stop Pokemon that attempt to set up on Togetic, but you must be vary wary of Taunt. If you decide to use Encore instead of Tri Attack, it should be noted that Toxic should always be used over Thunder Wave so Togetic can at least deal some passive damage.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Baton Pass

Eviolite Serene Grace Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Baton Pass
~ Nasty Plot
~ Roost
~ Hyper Voice / Thunder Wave
252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

Just like in DPP, Togetic is a usable Baton Pass user. As the only Pokemon in NU that can pass Nasty Plot boosts, Togetic has a notable niche in easily being able to quickly make special sweepers, such as Charizard, many times more frightening than they would be otherwise. With Togetic's bulk, Roost allows Togetic to gain another turn to set up a Nasty Plot. Hyper Voice is Togetic's strongest STAB move and deals a nice amount of damage after a Nasty Plot. Thunder Wave may leave you vulnerable to Taunt, but it still prevents other Pokemon from setting up against Togetic and gives it the small chance of a free Baton Pass to your recipient of choice.

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Other Options

Unlike the majority Normal-types, it doesn't have many other moves to abuse. Togetic has access to both Light Screen and Reflect, but would have to hold Light Clay instead of Eviolite to make full use of a dual screens set. Togetic has access to both Extrasensory and Headbutt to abuse Serene Grace with, but the former does not get a STAB boost, and the latter comes off of a pitiful Attack stat. Running two attacks would mean that Togetic loses a crucial moveslot that could be used for better and more useful support moves. Togetic also has the ability to run a set with a more bulky offensive approach, with Nasty Plot, Roost, and two attacks, but the sets listed above are usually much better ways to abuse Togetic.

Checks and Counters

The biggest threat to Togetic is Taunt, as it forces Togetic to use Tri Attack or Hidden Power Flying for the next few turns. The Baton Pass set is highly susceptible to phazing moves, such as Roar and Whirlwind, but if users of these moves can be taken out or at least weakened before Togetic is forced to Baton Pass, it should not be a problem. Rock-types, such as Regirock and Golem, are able to laugh at anything Togetic can do, bar Toxic, and smash the little bird on its weaker defensive side with their STAB Rock-type moves. Ditto can copy the stat boosts and hit the Baton Pass receiver hard. Pokemon with Haze, such as Weezing and the rare Altaria, can also put a complete stop to the Baton Pass set.