Stantler

Type Tier
Normal UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
73
349
Atk
95
288
Def
62
222
SpA
85
268
SpD
65
228
Spe
85
268
  • Overused

Overview

I've always liked Stantler. He's a very overlooked UU Pokémon, and while he isn't going to sweep any UU teams, he's got support moves that can help your team out. It's a shame that such a good Special Attack stat is completely ruined since he only learns one decent special attack, Psychic (which isn't a great one anyway). Again, a good concept completely wasted by movepool.

Name Item

Screen Support

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Confuse Ray
~ Return
~ Reflect / Light Screen
~ Earthquake

Use Confuse Ray on whatever switches in, set up Reflect or Light Screen appropriately, and then attack.

Other Options

Curse could patch Stantler's bad Defense and boost his Attack up. Putting enemies to sleep with Hypnosis is an option since most people don't know what moves Stantler learns anyway. Psychic, though not boosted by STAB, runs off of a nice Special Attack stat for a Normal-type, and it'll hit opposing Fighting-types hard. You can pair Reflect, Light Screen, or Curse with Roar to phaze anything that might be a pest.

Checks and Counters

Stantler is a typical Normal-type with mediocre stats all-around, so strong attacks will always make him fall. Additionally, defensive Pokémon that aren't weak to Earthquake, such as Meganium and Skarmory, work well.