Mantine

Type Tier
Water / Flying UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
333
Atk
40
178
Def
70
238
SpA
80
258
SpD
140
378
Spe
70
238
  • Overused

Overview

Mantine is a special sponge that got ruined in the HP department. It can't sponge too well, and its movepool doesn't help it much either. Its Flying typing is totally unnecessary and only hurts it. Strictly a UU Pokémon.

Name Item

Support

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Hydro Pump
~ Confuse Ray
~ Toxic
~ Haze

Mantine stinks, plain and simple. Use Hydro Pump because Mantine needs the power, and Confuse Ray and Toxic because it won't do enough with just Hydro Pump and that terrible 258 Special Attack, STAB-boosted or not. Haze is there because it can't do much else.

Other Options

Not much here. Ice Beam can be used because most Water-types learn it, and it lets you hit Venusaur. You can use Attract for an annoyer set, though it isn't recommended. Mantine sucks enough as it is. A RestTalk set is always viable in UU, though.

Checks and Counters

Pokémon with Thunder, Snorlax, RestTalk users, Water- and Grass-types, Blissey or any other Pokémon with high Special Defense or that resists Water attacks and can hit hard.