0288 Vigoroth



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  • Main moves:
    Counter, Body Slam, Rock Slide
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  • Rank:
    Lvl 29 1/15/15CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
2FastScratch24.81Heavy Damage
3ChargedBody Slam35722.065 - 5 - 5 - 5Spam/Bait
4ChargedRock Slide45751.677 - 6 - 7 - 6Coverage
5ChargedBrick Break35401.145 - 5 - 5 - 5Coverage Spam/Bait
6ChargedBulldoze60801.339 - 9 - 8 - 9High Energy Coverage

Character Introduction


Vigoroth is a Normal Pokémon which evolves from Slakoth. It is vulnerable to Fighting moves. Vigoroth's strongest moveset is Scratch & Body Slam and it has a Max CP of 1,968. Vigoroth evolves into Slaking.


Unable to remain idle, Vigoroth's restlessness escalates into wild rampages, reflecting its intolerance for inactivity and constant need for movement.

Suggested Teammates
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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Counter + Body Slam and Rock Slide

Counter is an awesome move for PvP, and even without STAB performs significantly better than Scratch

Body Slam is the main charge move for Vigoroth, benefiting from STAB and enabling heavy shield pressure thanks to its low energy cost and good DPE. Rock Slide is a good move and provides further coverage against Flying- and Ghost-type Pokemon and is Vigoroth's preferred second Charged Attack. Bulldoze is a poor move, though it has utility in dealing additional damage to Steel-type Pokemon.. Brick Break is pretty bad since it has a pathetic 1.14 DPE rating, lacks STAB, is somewhat redundant as Counter already deals good Fighting-type damage, and Body Slam can be used to bait shields. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 4 / 5

The Silph Arena's Nightmare Cup highlighted Toxicroak as a Fighting-type Pokemon that resists Fighting-type damage, but Vigoroth is the exact opposite since it takes advantage of Counter but is also weak to it. Vigoroth's style is a bit different, as its typing allows it to take mostly neutral damage from a majority of its foes, while retaliating back with neutral Body Spam. Abusing the perks of Counter gives Vigoroth a lot of wins in Great League against popular picks like Probopass, Bastiodon, and Umbreon, though this isn't enough to handle opponents with more powerful Community Day moves such as Meganium and Blastoise. Overall a good pick for Great League that you should definitely consider, but its rating would be higher if you disregard other Counter users like Medicham. 

The December 2023 update gave Vigoroth Rock Slide, strengthening its matchup against Ghost- and Flying-type Pokemon that previously gave it some issues. As a result, Vigoroth is now a safer choice as a generalist. It must still be wary of Medicham and Deoxys Defense, but it can go toe to toe against just about any other Pokemon.

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Access to Counter still gives Vigoroth wins against most popular Steel-type opponents, but Vigoroth loses to most of the remaining meta candidates. Oh yeah, Snorlax also doesn't like Counter. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Vigoroth isn't meant for the Master League. 

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