NO, IT'S NOT THE TANK FAULT IT'S THE HEALER!!!!
While Chikorita is one of the most bulky Grass-types, it suffers from its shallow movepool and low offensive stats. It is outclassed by other Grass-types like Foongus, which has the ability Regenerator and additional an Poison typing that allows it to check Fighting- and Fairy-types. Due to Bulletproof, Chespin is another pure Grass-type option that is often a better choice than Chikorita because it can effectively check Gastly and Foongus, while also being a much less passive Pokemon overall.
move 1: Giga Drain
move 2: Hidden Power Fire
move 3: Synthesis
move 4: Aromatherapy
evs: 156 HP / 156 Def / 48 SpA / 76 SpD
Chikorita aims to heal status off of its teammates, but it struggles to do this effectively because its low Special Attack makes it very passive. Chikorita is outclassed by Spritzee as a cleric due to its more useful defensive typing and better bulk, while Foongus and Chespin simply make much better defensive Grass-types.
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