Chansey [Overview] With Evolution Stone, Chansey is now quite bulky physically, and extremely bulky specially, making her a viable mixed wall. Despite losing Leftovers recovery, as long as she has efficient EVs, she will always be able to hits better than Blissey on both sides. With Wish now healing teammates with 50% of the user's max HP, Chansey can pass massive 352 HP Wishes several times during the match, often times fully healing the teammate. With all of her upsides, she is still hindered by her base 35 SpA, forcing her to rely on Seismic Toss and Toxic for offense, meaning that she is helpless against Subbing Ghosts. Just as a note, it is very difficult for WiFi players to obtain Wish legally due to it being an event move. [SET] name: Wisher move 1: Wish move 2: Protect / Softboiled move 3: Seismic Toss move 4: Toxic item: Evolution Stone ability: Natural Cure nature: Bold evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe Set Comments Chansey is by far the Sturdiest Wisher in the game. She passes 352 HP Wishes to her teammates, which for 0 HP EVs heals base 105s and under fully, and for 252 HP EVs, heals base 74s fully, just missing base 75s by 2 HP. Seismic Toss and Toxic are there so she can do some damage against both offensive and defensive Pokemon, as her 35 base SpA isn't good enough to use her wide special attacking movepool. Protect is for extra stalling power with Toxic and to give herself a guaranteed heal with Wish if she needs it. Additional Comments This EV spread gives her better overall physical Defense than 252 HP/252 Def Relaxed Swampert. Also, it gives her better overall Special Defense than 252 HP/252 Def Bold Blissey, and is nearly identical to 252 Def/252 SpD Calm Blissey in Special Defensive capabilities, while taking physical hits much, much better than Blissey. Teammates & Counters Teammates that can take advantage of her Wishes are easily the best ones, because Chansey's Wish is like a pseudo-Healing Wish, but without the fainting. Pokemon like Scizor can easily take advantage of Wish, as he's switching in several times during the match to fire off U-turns. Additionally, he can get rid of many Ghosts that Chansey hates with Pursuit. Ghosts, especially ones with Taunt and Substitute can generally screw with Chansey because she can't touch them, and Taunt makes it so she can't pass Wish. [SET] name: Counter move 1: Counter move 2: Softboiled / Wish move 3: Seismic Toss move 4: Toxic item: Evolution Stone ability: Natural Cure nature: Bold evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe Set Comments This set makes perfect use of her stat distribution, as little physical dents in Chansey will be bounced back, creating gigantic dents in the opponent. Softboiled is the preferred recovery here because of how limited Chansey's moveslots are in this set. Wish can be useful if you use it before the opponent attacks you, or if they can't 2HKO you, because you can then get 50% of your health back while bouncing back their hit at the same time. Seismic Toss and Toxic are really just there so that Chansey can have something to do against special attacking pokemon, both offensive and defensive. Additional Comments While this spread may not look ideal for a Pokemon with Counter, Chansey needs all the Defense she can get, as this set relies on taking repeated physical hits. This Chansey can even bounce back a lot of strong Fighting attacks, as even a STAB Close Combat requires a massive 447 Attack, or 344 with a Life Orb to guarantee a OHKO on Chansey. Teammates & Counters This Chansey actually prefers Stealth Rock support, because that can make the amount of damage it has to sustain for a KO a bit smaller. Once again, this requires something that can get rid of Ghosts, or else people are just going to bring out the Ghosts and there's nothing that this Chansey can really do to ones that carry Substitute or Taunt. [Team Options] Chansey fits pretty well on Stall teams, seeing as she is a staller by nature To use Chansey to her full potential, she really needs a teammate that can get rid of Ghost-types, because Ghosts are some of her hardest counters Pokemon that can benefit from Wish are good teammates, because as previously mentioned, Chansey's Wishes are absolutely massive, often fully healing her teammates A Ghost-typed teammate is always good for taking Fighting attacks, since Chansey doesn't particularly enjoy taking them [Optional Changes] Thunder Wave is an option over Toxic for paralysis, but just beware that Chansey will lose her main weapon against walls, especially defensive Ghosts. Stealth Rock is an option over Toxic or Protect if you lack Stealth Rock on your team. Heal Bell is a possibility if you want Chansey to be a Cleric for your team, and it packs good synergy with Wish, since the recipient will now have their status gone and HP back to a high level. An alternate EV spread is 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD Calm, giving Chansey 642 HP/163 Def/508 SpD. This makes her 49% more Specially bulky than 252 HP/252 Def Bold Blissey, while still being about 13% more physically bulky. Compared to 252 Def/252 SpD Calm Blissey, Chansey can take physical hits 35% better, and special hits 23% better. This is a better spread for teams who need a pokemon that can take absurdly powerful hits such as Specs Palkia's Hydro Pump in the Rain, which can't 2HKO Chansey, even with Modest, but is an easy 2HKO on Blissey with the same EV spread. Trying to 2HKO this spread with even boosted Special Attacks is incredibly difficult. [Counters] Ghosts carrying Substitute and the ability to outspeed Chansey are hard counters to her, because she literally cannot do anything back since her Special Attack is too low to actually break any of their Subsitutes in one hit. Taunt really screws up the Wisher, but the Counter set can somewhat deal with it, unless of course, the Taunter is a Ghost. Gengar is particularly worrisome, because he's not only immune to Toxic and Seismic Toss, but he also has Taunt, and often carries Substitute. While Chansey can take physical attacks better than Swampert, she still doesn't like STAB Fighting attacks very much, though they still need to be coming off an extremely high Attack stat to guarantee a OHKO. Wobbuffet can completely ruin Chansey by using Encore, because that gives a free turn of automatic setup to at least one Pokemon on your team. [Dream World] Chansey's Dream World ability - Healing Heart, is completely useless in Single Battles, and in Multi-battles, Chansey isn't the most useful pokemon due to how much more fast-paced the battles are. Also, all of Chansey's Gen 3/4 exclusive moves are incompatible with Healing Heart, and seeing as Chansey depends on these moves so much, Healing Heart is useless compared to her other abilities.