Originally Posted by Fat evillocke
I would like to nominate staryu for high tier.
Stats: Great (As a starmie)
Typing: Pure water and then water/psychic is great typing, has lots of resistances.
Movepool: Rocks ass. You get surf, boltbeam, psychic, energy ball, lots of stuff for starmie to abuse! Doesn't get Energy Ball, T-Bolt is found right at the end of Victory Road, so it doesn't get T-Bolt for most of the game
Major fights: The E4 will bow at your knees at the might of starmie. Iris? Ice beam+Surf takes out 5 of her team alone. 2 of the 4 E4 Members have Super Effective Attacks against Starmie, and Marshal has two Sturdy Pokemon with Payback. (Sawk and Throh).
Comments: Starmie is really a great pokemon to use. It will not disappoint. If only it arrived sooner. You'll probably won't need it.
Weellll...Starmie would be able to take out Iris if it didn't die so often. I honestly didn't need a Water type at all. I won't deny that it's movepool is awesome, but... 65/85/85 defenses are only passable. What can Starmie do that you can't already handle already? I'd say Mid at best.