395 Empoleon

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    83.6
  • Main moves:
    Waterfall, Hydro Cannon*, Drill Peck
  • Type
    WATER
    STEEL
  • Level:
    18-20.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 19.5 0/13/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    125.7
  • Defense:
    115.8
  • Stamina:
    122
  • Overall:
    1778

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Waterfall 2.67 4.8 3 Heavy Damage
2 Fast Metal Claw 3 3 2 Low Quality
3 Charged Hydro Cannon* 40 96 2.4 5 - 5 - 5 Spam/Bait
4 Charged Drill Peck 40 65 1.63 5 - 5 - 5 Coverage Spam/Bait
5 Charged Blizzard 75 140 1.87 10 - 9 - 10 Coverage Nuke
6 Charged Flash Cannon 70 132 1.89 9 - 9 - 9 Nuke
7 Charged Hydro Pump 75 156 2.08 10 - 9 - 10 Nuke
Weaknesses
electric
x1.6
fighting
x1.6
ground
x1.6
Resistances
steel
x0.39
poison
x0.39
ice
x0.39
water
x0.625
rock
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
normal
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Empoleon is a Water & Steel Pokémon which evolves from Prinplup. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground and Electric moves. Empoleon's strongest moveset is Metal Claw & Hydro Cannon and it has a Max CP of 2,900.

About

"The three horns that extend from its beak attest to its power. The leader has the biggest horns."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Waterfall + Hydro Cannon* and Drill Peck

Waterfall is preferred for its high damage output, which is further boosted by STAB. 

Hydro Cannon is one of the most powerful charge moves in the game, and is necessary not only for its high DPE value, but also due to its significantly less energy cost. Drill Peck ties for the cheapest charge move energy-wise, which is important given Empoleon's poor energy generation. It also provides useful coverage against its vulnerability to Fighting-type Pokemon. Flash Cannon benefits from STAB and is cheaper than Blizzard, but the latter provides significantly more valuable coverage. Neither of these two moves are recommended due to their expensive energy costs. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Empoleon is a Water/Steel type Pokemon with average bulk, and access to the powerful Hydro Cannon. Water Pokemon are widely used in the meta, and while Empoleon competes with many other Water-types for a roster slot, it stands out with its unique Steel sub-typing which adds a plethora of resistances. Relatively poor energy generation holds it back however, as it limits the frequency of which it can use Hydro Cannon or its coverage options. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Empoleon struggles in Ultra League due to common anti-Steel Pokemon which are utilized in the meta. Water-typing offensively is also not as valuable in this particular meta, which puts Empoleon in a difficult position. It should be noted that Empoleon performs better in specific formats like Premier Cup, where it doesn't have to worry about its loses to certain legendaries like Giratina and Registeel. Access to Drill Peck is useful against Fighting-types and Grass-types, but might not be enough to win under most conditions due to poor energy gains and the lack of STAB. 

Master League: 1 / 5

Empoleon lacks sufficient stats to perform well in Master League. Its relatively cumbersome moveset also sets it back from Water-type powerhouses, which outperform Empoleon through raw stats or faster movesets. 

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