205 Forretress

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    84.2
  • Main moves:
    Bug Bite, Earthquake, Mirror Shot
  • Type
    BUG
    STEEL
  • Level:
    23-27
  • Rank:
    Lvl 25.5 0/9/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    110.2
  • Defense:
    141.6
  • Stamina:
    130
  • Overall:
    2029

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Key Losses

Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Agile
    Uses short animations, can react quickly and reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
  • - Chaotic
    Uses move effects that can drastically alter the game but depend on random chance.
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 Bug Bite 3 3.6 1 General
2 Fast Struggle Bug 2.67 3.6 3 Low Quality
3 Charged Mirror Shot 30% chance -1 Atk opponent 35 42 1.2 12 - 12 - 11 Debuff Spam/Bait
4 Charged Heavy Slam 50 84 1.68 17 - 17 - 16 General
5 Charged Earthquake 65 120 1.85 22 - 22 - 21 Coverage Nuke
6 Charged Rock Tomb 100% chance -1 Atk opponent 60 70 1.17 20 - 20 - 20 High Energy Debuff
7 Charged Return† 70 130 1.86 24 - 23 - 23 Neutral Nuke
8 Charged Sand Tomb 100% chance -1 Def opponent 40 25 0.63 14 - 13 - 13 Debuff Spam/Bait
Weaknesses
fire
x2.56
Resistances
poison
x0.39
grass
x0.39
steel
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Forretress is a Bug & Steel Pokémon which evolves from Pineco. It is vulnerable to Fire moves. Forretress's strongest moveset is Bug Bite & Heavy Slam and it has a Max CP of 2,282.

About

"Forretress conceals itself inside its hardened steel shell. The shell is opened when the Pokémon is catching prey, but it does so at such a quick pace that the shell's inside cannot be seen."

Suggested Teammates
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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Bug Bite + Earthquake and Mirror Shot or Sand Tomb or Heavy Slam

Bug Bite is the superior fast move, with the average 3.0 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3.0 EPT (Energy Per Turn). Struggle Bug falls behind in energy generation. 

Earthquake (1.85 DPE) is a slow but powerful move that gives Forretress the much needed power and coverage against its only weakness: Fire-type Pokemon. Rock Tomb (1.17 DPE) doesn't provide a lot of value for its high 60 energy cost and is one of the worst charge moves for PvP. Heavy Slam (1.4 DPE) isn't a spectacular move, but its STAB damage and moderate 50 energy cost lets it be more accessible against specific targets. The recently added Mirror Shot and Sand Tomb moves aren't particularly strong and are mostly used for baiting shields. The former requires less energy (35) with a 30% chance to debuff the opponent, while the latter costs a bit more energy (40) but guarantees a debuff. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2.5 / 5

Forretress is more of a fortress in PvP, featuring good bulk and only one vulnerability. A relatively cumbersome moveset is disappointing, and leaves Forretress with few options to apply shield pressure. Forretress mainly takes pretty comfortable wins against Psychic-types, Dark-types and every popular Grass candidate in this league, which lets it pair well with Pokemon that can cover its weakness like Quagsire, Whiscash, or Azumarill. Just keep the bug tank away from Fire-type pokemon. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5 

Forretress still does the same job in as it did in Great League, which is bullying wins out of Psychic-types and walling Grass and Fairy; unfortunately, most of those aren't as relevant here, and Forretress is more often left praying that the Earthquake lands to do any sort of damage to the more popular Dragons and Steels. Its weaknesses to Fire-types and losses against Counter users prevent it from ranking any higher.

Master League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 2282 Forretress isn't gonna bug most competitors in Master League.

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