0354 Banette



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball, Thunder
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 24.5 0/14/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


Type Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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Shiny --

More Detail Properties Introduction

Key Wins

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastShadow Claw43.62Multipurpose
2FastHex42.43Fast Charge
3ChargedShadow Ball551202.187 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke
4ChargedThunder601001.678 - 7 - 8 - 7High Energy Coverage
5ChargedReturn†701301.869 - 9 - 9 - 8Neutral Nuke
6ChargedDazzling Gleam701101.579 - 9 - 9 - 8Coverage Nuke

Character Introduction


Banette is a Ghost Pokémon which evolves from Shuppet. It is vulnerable to Ghost and Dark moves. Banette's strongest moveset is Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball and it has a Max CP of 2,298.


"Banette generates energy for laying strong curses by sticking pins into its own body. This Pokémon was originally a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Shadow Claw + Shadow Ball and Thunder

This moveset is relatively straightforward and allows Banette to threaten with a lot of Ghost-type damage with STAB. Shadow Ball is actually the cheapest charge move in terms of energy among Banette's options, and also gets STAB which means it gets used most of the time. Thunder is the second cheapest charge move energy-wise so consider that for some interesting coverage, though it won't be used much. Dazzling Gleam can cover Banette's weakness to Dark-type foes, but a high 70 energy cost leaves it undesirable to use. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Banette is a risky Pokemon for Great League due to its squishyness. A severe lack of bulk causes it to lose many matchups due to simply not being able to finish the opponent fast enough. This becomes more apparent when looking at its moveset. With Shadow Ball as the cheapest charge move in terms of energy, Banette needs 8 Shadow Claws to be able to use a charge move. A lack of a low energy cost charge move prevents Banette from effectively being able to bait shields, which means Banette can't apply enough shield pressure to really threaten its opponents. As long as the opponent uses one shield, Banette needs to use 16 Shadow Claws before being able to hit the opponent for heavy damage, which Banette might not even get to due to low durability. Despite this, Banette still manages to pick up some wins in Great League, though mostly against opponents which rely on charge moves for big damage instead of their fast moves (ex. Forretress, Froslass, Lanturn). Obvious typing advantages also awards wins against Medicham.

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Despite a higher CP cap which benefits Banette's high ATK stat, the same problems in Great League are still present in Ultra League. Narrow wins or ties instead of clean wins are unimpressive against Psychic-type legendaries, which have a typing disadvantage (Psycho Cut Mewtwo loses more notably). Banette is also no match for the king of Ghost-types: Giratina. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Banette loses against just about every meta pick in Master League. Any wins it does get are mostly off-meta candidates, such as Uxie. 

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