What makes a Pokemon OP?
Want to know how to make best, strongest and powerful Pokemon?
Then you've come to the right place!
Many people have been asking, whether their Pokemon is OP.
So I decided to make this awesome guide! Because, why not?
One cannot have too many guides right?
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For an OP Pokemon, you'll need the correct nature, ability, IVs and egg moves.
Sounds like there's quite many things. So let's go through each one!
#1 Know your Pokemon's Strength and Weakness
Health Points - HP
Attack - ATK
Defense - DEF
Speed - SPE
Special Attack - SPA
Special Defense - SPD
Increases one stat by 10% and decreases another stat by 10%.
Click Here for full list of natures!
Most Pokemon are only good at dealing one kind of attack. Either Physical or Special Attack.
(Of course, there are some exceptions to this.)
Hence, natures are used to boost the good stat and decrease the other 'bad' or 'useless' stat.
Adamant +ATK -SPA
Jolly +SPE -SPA
Modest +SPA -ATK
Timid +SPE -ATK
Bold +DEF -ATK
Careful +SPDEF -SPA
Jolly or Adamant?
It really depends on what you want and also depends your tournament strategy.
Let's take Mega Aerodactyl as an example. It has the fastest speed possible, tied with Mega Alakazam. (Tho Ninjask has even higher speed, it is unlikely someone is going to bring it into Tournaments). Mega Aerodactyl is likely to outspeed every Pokemon without any additional boost in speed, so choosing Adamant will be a wise choice. However, if you truly truly want to outspeed EVERYTHING, then choose Jolly for your nature. And you would also go for 31 IV in speed. This also applies for 'Timid or Modest' too!
A good rule of thumb is, if it has low speed go for Adamant, which boosts your ATK.
If it has high speed and a chance of outspeeding opponent then go for Jolly, which boosts your SPE.
#2 Right ability
A good ability is often part of your winning strategy.
An ability is an "additional effect" that works in battle. (Sometimes outside)
A Pokemon can have 1-3 different abilities, but it can only have 1 of those abilities.
Just choose an ability which helps in battle!
#3 High IVs
As a general guideline, OP is 28+ IVs for the stats they are good in.
24+ IVs for the rest of the stats.
This definition may differ from person to person, it might be perfect 31 IVs and 25+ for the rest. And that's certainly needed for Pokemon like Jolly Aerodactyl to outspeed everything under the sky. Also for tanks, people often have lower IV requirements.
For example, this Ursaring's IVs:
The stats I will prioritize for Ursaring would be ATK and HP.
(Since Ursaring is slow, I will not invest on speed, but it is good to have high speed ivs )
ATK & HP = 31,
REST = 27+
Except SPATK. But it's ok since Ursaring only uses physical moves.
Yep! This is an OP one.
#4 Egg Moves
Egg moves are moves obtainable via breeding.
However, only some Pokemon require egg move(s) to be OP!
For these Pokemon, egg moves are important to their battles.
(e.g. A defensive Pokemon like Sableye that can recover HP, an offensive Pokemon like Breloom with priority move)
Rock Blast, Screech and Barrier
I hope you know now, how to tell whether it's an OP Pokemon!
Or at least a better idea of it
Best of luck, in your tournaments and breeding!
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A huge thank you to Chileno for translating this guide to Spanish!
P.S Sorry about the edits.