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11 Powerful Sinnoh Pokémon For Your Team (Part 1)

Introduction

Since the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Sinnoh region is on-trend these days. So, here is a guide for the players to help them on their Pokémon journey through the amazing and nostalgic storyline of the Sinnoh region.

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From wandering over wondrous Eterna forest to dashing through the celestial path of Mt. Coronet and glorious lakes Sinnoh has a lot of things to do. Sinnoh is also from the regions which have a long list of strong Pokémon.

So, without wasting any more time here is the list of the strongest Pokémon in the Sinnoh region.

11. Toxicroak

Toxicroak is also known as the ‘Toxic Mouth Pokémon’. It was introduced in the 4th generation.

TypePOISONFIGHTING

Type Effectiveness

Types that are Not Very Effective against Toxicroak:

GRASS, FIGHTING, POISON, BUG, ROCK, DARK.


Types that are Effective against Toxicroak:

NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, ELECTRIC, ICE, GHOST, DRAGON, STEEL, FAIRY.


Types that are Super Effective against Toxicroak:

GROUND, FLYING, PSYCHIC.


Advantages:

  • It can poison the opposing Pokémon during the battle if it uses a physical attack and makes contact.
  • It heals ¼ of its maximum HP when hit by a water-type attack and recovers 1/8 of its maximum HP each turn while raining.
  • Its Attack is very high.

Disadvantages:

  • When hit by a Fire-type attack, it takes extra damage by 25% and loses 1/8 of its maximum HP each turn during bright sunshine.
  • Despite being a fighting-type Pokémon, it only learns one fighting-type move “revenge” on leveling up.

Best Moveset

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Sucker Punch

DARK

70

100

Brick Break

FIGHTING

60

100

Poison Jab

POISON

80

100

Rock Slide

ROCK

75

90

10. Houndoom

Houndoom is also known as the ‘Dark Pokémon’. It was introduced in the 2nd generation.

TypeDARKFIRE

Type Effectiveness

Types that are Not Very Effective against Houndoom:

FIRE, GRASS, ICE, GHOST, DARK, STEEL.


Types that are Effective against Houndoom:

NORMAL, ELECTRIC, POISON, FLYING, BUG, DRAGON, FAIRY.


Types that are Super Effective against Houndoom:

WATER, FIGHTING, GROUND, ROCK.



Advantages:

  • Wakes up immediately if hit by any move which makes it fall asleep during battle.
  • Raise the power of fire type moves by 50% if got hit by a fire type move.
  • Its hidden ability allows it to make the opposing Pokémon nervous and sometimes unable them to eat berries.
  • It Sp. Atk is very high.

Disadvantage:

  • Its Defense is pretty low.
  • It learns Flamethrower at level 50, which is very high.

Best Moveset

MovesTypePowerAccuracy

Flamethrower

FIRE

90

100

Foul Play

DARK

95

100

Thunder fang

ELECTRIC

65

95

Solar Beam

GRASS

120

100

9. Staraptor

Staraptor is also known as the 'Predator Pokémon'. It was introduced in the 4th generation.

TypeNORMALFLYING

Type Effectiveness

Types that have No Effect against Staraptor:

GROUND, ROCK.


Types that are Not Very Effective against Staraptor:

GRASS, BUG.


Types that are Effective against Staraptor:

NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, FIGHTING, POISON, FLYING, PSYCHIC, DRAGON, DARK, STEEL, FAIRY.


Types that are Super Effective on Staraptor:

ELECTRIC, ICE, ROCK.


Advantages:

  • It intimidates and lowers the attack of all opponents by one stage.
  • It has the ability Reckless, which increases the power of recoil moves by 20%.
  • It has a very high Attack.

Disadvantage:

  • Its Sp. Atk is unbelievably low to 50.


Best Moveset

MovesTypePowerAccuracy

Close Combat

Fighting

120

100

Brave Bird

Flying

120

100

Giga Impact

NORMAL

150

90

Roost

Flying

-

-

8. Honchkrow

Honchkrow is also known as the 'Big Boss Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation,

TypeDARKFLYING

Type Effectiveness

Types that has No Effect on Hounchkrow:

GROUND, PSYCHIC.


Types that are Not Very Effective against Hounchkrow:

GRASS, GHOST, DARK.


Types that are Effective against Hounchkrow:

NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, FIGHTING, POISON, FLYING, BUG, DRAGON, STEEL.


Types that are Super Effective against Hounchkrow:

ELECTRIC, ICE, ROCK, FAIRY.


Advantages:

  • It has the ability 'Insomnia' which avert it from falling asleep.
  • The ability 'Super Luck' increases the chances of the critical-hit ratio by one stage.
  • Its Attack increases one stage on defeating a foe.
  • its Attack is very high to 125.

Disadvantage:

  • It's Defense and Sp. Def is extremely low.



Best Moveset

MovesTypePowerAccuracy

Air Cutter

FLYING

60

95

Foul Play

DARK

95

100

Steel Wing

STEEL

70

90

Roost

FLYING

-

-

7. Roserade

Roserade is also known as the 'Bouquet Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypeGRASSPOISON

Type Effectiveness

Types that are Not Very Effective against Roserade:

WATER, ELECTRIC, GRASS, FIGHTING, FAIRY.


Types that are Effective against Roserade:

NORMAL, POISON, GROUND, BUG, ROCK, GHOST, DRAGON, DARK, STEEL.


Types that are Super Effective against Roserade:

FIRE, ICE, FLY, PSYCHIC.


Advantages:

  • When it switches out, all the status problem gets healed.
  • It can poison its foe if contacts.
  • It has a very high Sp. Atk and Sp. Def.

Disadvantages:

  • It HP and Defense are not that good.
  • It does not learn Super Effective Moves against three of its biggest weakness (FIRE, ICE, FLYING).


Best Moveset:

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Petal Dance

GRASS

120

100

Synthesis

GRASS

-

-

Sludge Bomb

POISON

90

100

Dazzling Gleam

FAIRY

80

100

6. Gallade

Gallade is also known as the 'Blade Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypePsychicFighting

Type Effectiveness

Types that are Not Very Effective against Gallade:

FIGHTING, ROCK.


Types that are Effective against Gallade:

NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, ELECTRIC, GRASS, ICE, POISON, GROUND, PSYCHIC, BUG, DRAGON, DARK, STEEL.


Types that are Super Effective against Gallade:

FLYING, GHOST, FAIRY.


Advantages:

  • Its speed increases every time it flinches.
  • Its Attack increases when hit by a damaging Dark-type move.
  • Its Attack and Sp. Def is unbelievably high.

Disadvantages:

  • It has a pretty low Defense and Sp. Atk that is 65.

Best Moveset

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Psycho Cut

PSYCHIC

70

100

Brick Break

FIGHTING

75

100

Night Slash

DARK

70

100

Poison Jab

POISON

80

100

5. Drapion

Drapion is also known as the 'Ogre Scorp Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypePOISONDARK

Type Effectiveness

Type that has No Effect on Drapion:

PSYCHIC.


Types that are Not Very Effective against Drapion:

GRASS, POISON, GHOST, DARK.


Types that are Effective against Drapion:

NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, ELECTRIC, ICE, FIGHTING, FLYING, BUG, ROCK, DRAGON, STEEL, FAIRY.


Type that is Super Effective against Drapion:

GROUND.


Advantages:

  • It is perfectly balanced, which means that it learns a Super Effective move against all its weakness.
  • It has 'Battle Armour' which averts from receiving a critical hit.
  • The power of critical hits increases by 50% because of his 'Sniper' ability.
  • It cannot lose accuracy as it has keen eyes.
  • Its Defense is very high.

Disadvantage:

  • It has a low Sp. Atk which is 60.



Best Moveset

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Cross Poison

POISON

70

100

Ice Fang

ICE

65

95

Crunch

DARK

80

100

Fire Fang

FIRE

65

95

4. Luxray

Luxray is also known as the 'Gleam Eyes Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypeELECTRIC

Type Effectiveness

Types that are Not Very Effective against Luxray:

ELECTRIC, FLYING, STEEL.


Types that are Effective against Luxray:

NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, GRASS, ICE, FIGHTING, POISON, PSYCHIC, BUG, ROCK, GHOST, DRAGON, DARK, FAIRY.


Type that is Super Effective against Luxray:

GROUND.


Advantages:

  • It is a perfectly balanced Pokémon because it can learn Ice Fang a Super Effective move against its only weakness that is Ground-type.
  • It does more damage to the foe of the same gender.
  • It Intimidates and lowers the Attack of the foe by one stage.
  • Its Attack increases by 50% if inflicted by status condition.
  • Its Attack is incredibly high to 120.

Disadvantage:

  • Ice Fang, a Super Effective move against its weakness is only learned by Breeding.

Best Moveset

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Wild Charge / Thunder Fang / Spark

ELECTRIC

90 / 75 / 65

100 / 95 / 100

Ice Fang

ICE

65

95

Crunch

DARK

80

100

Iron Tail

STEEL

100

75

3. Weavile

Weavile is also known as the 'Sharp Claw Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypeDARKICE

Type Effectiveness

Types that are Not Very Effective against Weavile:

ICE, DARK, GHOST.


Types that are Effective against Weavile:

NORMAL, WATER, GRASS, ELECTRIC, POISON, GROUND, FLYING, DRAGON.


Types that are Super Effective against Weavile:

FIRE, FIGHTING, BUG, ROCK, STEEL, FAIRY.


Advantages:

  • The best thing is that despite having 6 weaknesses it learns Super Effective moves against 5 of them leaving only Fairy-type.
  • It increases the foe's PP usage, as it has the ability 'Pressure'.
  • It steals an item when hit by the enemy.
  • It has unbelievably high Speed (i.e. 125) and Attack (i.e. 120).

Disadvantage:

  • It's Sp. Atk is extremely low to 45.
  • It learns a needed dark type move, Night Slash, at a very high level.

Best Moveset

It is preferable to learn physical attacks to special attacks since it's Sp. Atk is extremely low to 45 and on the other hand, its Attack is incredibly high to 120.

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Night Slash

DARK

70

100

Avalanche / Ice Punch

ICE

60 / 75

100 / 95

Dig

GROUND

80

100

Aerial Ace

FLYING

60

2. Lucario

Lucario is also known as the 'Aura Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypeFIGHTINGSTEEL

Type Effectiveness

Type that has No Effective on Lucario:

POISON.


Types that are Not Very Effective against Lucario:

NORMAL, GRASS, ICE, BUG, ROCK, DRAGON, DARK, STEEL.


Types that are Effective against Lucario:

WATER, ELECTRIC, FLYING, PSYCHIC, GHOST, FAIRY.


Types that are Super Effective against Lucario:

FIRE, FIGHTING, GROUND.


Advantages:

  • Its speed increases every time its foe flinches.
  • It does not flinch because of 'Inner focus'.
  • Its Attack increases when hit by a damaging Dark-type move.
  • Its Attack (i.e. 110) and Sp. Atk (i.e. 115) are impressible.

Disadvantages:

  • For beginners, It is not very easy to evolve.

Best Moveset

Water Pulse can be used because it is Super Effective against its weakness GROUND-type or Psychic can be used, after all, it is Super Effective against its weakness FIGHTING- type.

Bone Rush is also Super Effective against one of its weaknesses FIR

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Aura Sphere

FIGHTING

80

Meteor Mash

STEEL

90

90

Bone Rush

GROUND

25

90

Water Pulse / Psychic

WATER / PSYCHIC

60 / 90

100

Here: 11 Powerful Sinnoh Pokémon For Your Team (Part 2)

1. Garchomp

Garchomp is also known as the 'Mach Pokémon'. It is introduced in the 4th generation.

TypeDRAGONGROUND

Type Effectiveness

Type that has No Effective on Garchomp:

ELECTRIC.


Types that are Not Very Effective against Garchomp:

FIRE, POISON, ROCK.


Types that are Effective against Garchomp:

NORMAL, WATER, GRASS, FIGHTING, GROUND, FLYING, PSYCHIC, BUG, GHOST, DARK, STEEL.


Types that are Super Effective against Garchomp:

ICE, DRAGON, FAIRY.


Advantages:

  • It is a perfectly balanced Pokémon because it learns Super Effective moves against all its weakness.
  • Its evasion increases by 20% in a sandstorm.
  • It is resistant to a sandstorm.
  • Due to its ability 'Rough Skin', it inflicts damage if the foe hits and makes a contact.
  • It has a immensely high HP (i.e. 108) Attack (i.e. 130), Speed (i.e. 120) and convincing Defense (i.e. 95).

Disadvantage:

  • Dragon Rush, an important move, is learned at a very high level that is 82.

Best Moveset

MoveTypePowerAccuracy

Dragon Rush

DRAGON

100

75

Dig

GROUND

80

100

Crunch

DARK

80

100

Iron Tail

STEEL

100

75

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