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This is a strategy guide for using Chansey in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Chansey, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Chansey

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Normal Type
Abilities
Natural Cure All status problem heal when the Pokemon switches out.
Serene Grace Boosts the likelihood of added effects appearing.
Healer (Hidden) May heal an ally's status conditions.

Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image
Takes 0.5x damage
-
Takes 1/4x damage
-
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Ghost Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
250 5 5 35 105 50

Best Nature for Chansey

Best Natures
Bold
(+Def, - Atk)
Calm
(+Sp.Def, - Atk)
Relaxed
(+Def, - Spd)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Chansey

Eviolite Moveset & Best Build

Nature Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 252 / Sp. Def 4
Final Stat Values HP 357 / Def 62 / Sp. Atk 55 / Sp. Def 126 / Spd 70
Ability Natural Cure
Held Item Eviolite
Moveset Seismic Toss
Stealth Rock
Thunder Wave
Soft-Boiled

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

This build is an extremely tanky one, especially with the Eviolite in tow. And while Chansey has a low base Defense stat, you can make up for it with 252 EVs in Defense and the Eviolite.

Advantages of Each EV Spread

EV Spread Advantage
HP, Def Can withstand a Max Geyser from Life Orb Gyarados even after 1 boost from Moxie
Def, SpDef Can withstand Max Darkness from Hydreigon 3 times and stall out its Dynamax

Placing EVs in its low Defense is a given, and for the remainder, you'll need to choose whether to focus on HP to handle more Physical opponents, or Special Defense to handle more Special opponents. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of your team to decide which is best.

Alternate Move Choices

Counter A viable physical move. Be careful not to use it with Minimize.
Defense Curl A status move that can buff up Chansey's low defense by one stage.
Minimize A status move that increases evasion by two stages. Be careful not to use it with Counter.

How to Use Chansey Effectively

Stop Dynamaxed Pokemon with Chansey

With the help of its bulkiness, Chansey can be used to waste your opponent's Dynamax turns. Use Counter when you predict an incoming physical move and tank any special moves.

Completely Immune Against Ghost-Type Moves

While Chansey is immune to Ghost-type moves, it won't be able to attack back, so disable the Ghost-type with Thunder Wave, use Stealth Rock, then switch out.

Counters for Chansey

Target Chansey's Low Defense

While Chansey can boost its defense with Eviolite, it's still its weakest stat, so focus fire with physical moves.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Lucario ImageLucario Ranking: ★★★★★
・Take adavantage of Lucario's high base attack stat and use super-effective moves.
・Can safely use Swords Dance
Moveset and Best Build for Lucario
Conkeldurr ImageConkeldurr Ranking: ★★★★★
・Take adavantage of Conkeldurr's high base attack stat and use super-effective moves.
・If used well, you don't have to worry about Thunder Wave.
Moveset and Best Build for Conkeldurr

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