Chimecho

Levitate
This Pokémon is immune to Ground-type moves.
Type Tier
Psychic NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
- 140 172 -
Atk
50
63 70 102 112
Def
70
81 90 122 134
SpA
95
103 115 147 161
SpD
80
90 100 132 145
Spe
65
76 85 117 128
  • Underused

Overview

Chimecho has never been the best choice when it comes to choosing a Psychic-type for a team. It is an average Pokemon with average stats and a terrible defensive typing for a Pokemon that was designed to support its fellow fighters. What it does have, however, is a great support movepool, distinguishing it from its fellow Psychic-types; most notably, access to Wish and Heal Bell allow it to pass on health boosts and clear status with relative ease. It may not be the best choice for your team, but when played right, Chimecho can still make a splash in the lower tiers.

Name Item Nature

Support

Leftovers Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Psychic
~ Heal Bell
~ Wish / Recover
~ Protect / Thunder Wave / Yawn
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

This set is Chimecho's best attempt at supporting its team, and it doesn't do a bad job at it either. Psychic is there as your main STAB move, and stops Taunt from completely ruining your chances at accomplishing anything. Heal Bell is standard on many support Pokemon, and Chimecho is no exception; it allows the wind chime to rid itself and its party of status. Wish is another great move on Chimecho, and allows it to heal its teammates and itself when required, though Recover can be used as a more instantaneous form of healing. The last move slot depends on which form of healing is being used. Wish should be used with Protect as it allows Chimecho to heal itself more reliably, but can also be used to scout the opponents team. If Recover has been chosen, then a suitable status move should be used instead.

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Name Item Nature

Calm Mind

Leftovers Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Calm Mind
~ Psychic
~ Hidden Power Ground / Shadow Ball
~ Recover
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

This set takes advantage of Chimcho's more offensive capabilities, and is the only offensive set that is not completely outclassed by Uxie. The aim of this set is to switch in on a resisted move, or a Pokemon that can do nothing to Chimecho, and set up a Calm Mind on the switch. Chimecho can then proceed to attack using one of its coverage moves. Chimecho's main attack is its STAB Psychic, which will deal great damage to anything that doesn't resist it. As for its coverage move, Hidden Power Ground is the primary option and allows the wind chime to hit Registeel and Dark-type Pokemon, such as Drapion, Skuntank, and Spritomb harder, though Shadow Ball is slashed as it allows Chimecho to hit a wider range of Pokemon. Recover is used in the last slot so that Chimecho is able to stick around longer, and hopefully gain more Calm Mind boosts.

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Other Options

Trick can be used in conjunction with Choice Specs to cripple physical sweepers, although there is usually a better Pokemon for the job. Reflect and Light Screen can be used with Light Clay, but again, there are better Pokemon for the job, most notably Uxie. Chimecho is one of the few Pokemon that can use Trick Room, and a set with a Speed lowering nature and a 0 Speed IV can be used to surprise foes. Energy Ball and Grass Knot are both options on either set and can be used to hit bulky Water-type Pokemon that usually wall Chimecho. Signal Beam can also be utilised to hit the Dark-types that Shadow Ball does not.

Checks and Counters

Insomnia Bannette can destroy Chimecho with Shadow Ball, as it is immune to both Yawn and Hypnosis. Hypno can also Shadow Ball it to death, but be should be cautious of starting a stall war. Spiritomb resists all of Chimecho's attacks and can set up on it easily, though it should be careful of either status move on the support set. Mismagius can set up Nasty Plot with great ease and tear Chimecho apart with Shadow Ball. Houndoom outspeeds and KOes Chimecho with Dark Pulse, but should be wary of paralysis on the support set. Chansey walls any move that Chimecho throws at it, but should be wary of any boosted move on the Calm Mind set (though it will take until +6 for Chimecho to deal any real damage). In a similar vein, Registeel walls the Calm Mind set but should be wary of a boosted Hidden Power Ground, although it can usually stall Chimecho out.