Blissey

Blissey, The Happiness Pokémon. Even the most ferocious Pokémon become calm when they eat Blissey’s egg, which is said to be filled with happiness. Its fluffy fur coat acts as a sensor, enabling it to read the feelings of people and Pokémon. Their eggs are such a delicacy that some say eating one will bring you happiness. These eggs fetch the highest prices on the market. This Pokémon is overflowing with love. Only Chansey that share a strong bond with their Trainer can evolve, so people say.

Overview

She's big, she's fat and she's back to terrorize your special attackers. Blissey returns to the fray taking advantage of her infamously massive HP and Special Defense stats making her one of the best defensive walls in the whole game. While she has been outclassed by Chansey due to her increased defenses thanks to Eviolite, Blissey still has the advantage of using items like Leftovers and Shed Shell. Her massive HP and Special Defense stat allows her to tank hits from powerful special attackers like Latios, Tapu Koko and Magearna while recovering health and supporting her team, making her a staple on defensive teams who rely on strong type synergy. Also, unlike her pre-evolution, Blissey has a usable Special Attack that allows her to run offensive moves like Ice Beam and Flamethrower. While Blissey can take most special attackers on her own though, there's a limit to what she can do. Blissey gets absolutely destroyed by wallbreakers such as Manaphy and Hoopa-U, while her pitiful Defense stat makes her prey to strong physical attackers such as Hawlucha, Mega Lopunny, and Bisharp.
Positives
· A gargantuan base 255 HP makes Blissey the Pokemon with the highest base HP stat in the whole game which grants her an incredible bulk from the Special side combined with her 135 base SpD stat.
· While it is nothing to be proud of, Blissey actually has a usable base 75 Special Attack stat that she can use to run moves like Flamethrower or Ice Beam effectively to threaten Pokemon like Landorus-T, Ferrothorn, Zygarde, Aegislash and Scizor on the switch.
· Excellent support and recovery options in Wish, Softboiled, Toxic, Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave and Heal Bell grants Blissey an incredible utility for her teammates.
· Natural Care is a great ability that removes status conditions on the switch, making Blissey a much more durable Pokemon throughout the match.
· Unlike Chansey, Blissey can opt to run items like Leftovers for extra recovery or Shed Shell to escape Mega Gengar, a Pokemon that can easily remove Chansey because of Shadow Tag and its access to Perish Song.

Negatives
· While her Defense stat is somewhat cushioned by her 255 base HP, a pathetic base 10 Def means that Blissey will get overwhelmed by strong physical attackers.
· Due to her defensive nature, Blissey can get shut down by Taunt users and it is heavily threatened by Pursuit users like Weavile and Tyranitar.
· A low base 55 Speed makes Blissey very slow, even with her opponents being paralyzed.
· Due to this generation's power creep, some special attackers like Naganadel and Hoopa-Unbound can take down Blissey with boosted Z-moves. As an example, a +2 Hoopa-Unbound's Z-Focus Blast will easily OHKO Blissey after Stealth Rock damage!
· Normal is a very average defensive typing for a wall: It only grants her an immunity to Ghost, with no resistances and a weakness to Fighting which is easily exploited by Pokemon like Keldeo, Mega Lopunny and Lucario.

Abilities

Natural Cure: The Pokémon’s status (BURN, PARALYZE, SLEEP, POISON, FREEZE) is healed when withdrawn from battle. - Removing status moves is always useful, especially on a Support Pokémon akin to Chansey
Serene Grace: The chances of a move having a secondary effect is doubled. - On any other Pokémon, this would be the ability of choice, but if you're using Blissey you're not attacking so Natural Cure is better
Healer: At the end of the turn, there is a 30% chance of either Ally being healed from a status condition - Random chance to heal special effects is nice but too uncertain to be viable

Movesets

Eggs for Breakfast

- Soft-Boiled
- Toxic / Thunder Wave
- Seismic Toss
- Flamethrower / Ice Beam
Item Attached: Shed Shell / Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Bold / Calm Nature

Blissey is an alternative to Chansey that, while less bulky, can use Shed Shell to escape from Mega Gengar. Soft-Boiled gives Blissey a reliable recovery move allowing her to take hits while keeping herself healthy. Toxic spreads poison which allows Blissey to heavily cripple the Pokemon that can usually outlast Seismic Toss or take her coverage move. In combination with Soft-Boiled, Blissey can poison-stall any Pokemon that can't get through her defenses. On the other hand, if you want to focus on support for more offensive partners, Thunder Wave is an excellent option to spread paralysis and slow down the opponent's Pokemon. Seismic Toss is Blissey's most consistent way to deal damage, effectively chipping away 100 HP. Finally, a reason why you could justify to use Blissey over Chansey: Flamethrower allows Blissey to good deal damage to Ferrothorn, Mega Metagross and Scizor. On the other hand, Ice Beam allows her to hit Landorus-T, Zygarde, Garchomp and Dragonite hard.

The given EV spread maximizes Blissey's defensive capabilities. Because her HP stat is so insanely high, there is no need to add extra investment to it, unless you want to further bolster her physical defense (252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD). Shed Shell is the item of choice as it is the only reason you can really justify using Blissey over Chansey, allowing her to escape from Mega Gengar's Shadow Tag and similar trapping moves like Magma Storm or Whirlpool. If these are not a problem for Blissey's team, you can use Leftovers for the obligatory chip recovery.

A Bold nature allows Blissey to improve her match up against physical attackers, however, Calm is an option to take Special Attacks in a much better fashion.

Other Options

· Blissey can use a Calm Mind set to compete against other Calm Mind users, however, Blissey is heavily outclassed on this role due to her slow Speed, average Special Attack and terrible Defense.
· Confide is an option on Blissey to deal with Xerneas, Kyogre, and Arceus assuming you will use it on formats where legendaries like these are allowed.
· Snatch is an interesting move Blissey can use to steal other Pokemon's status moves and boost attempting to set up on it.

Pre-Evolution Corner

Chansey, The Egg Pokémon. The eggs laid by Chansey are rich in nutrients and a favorite food of many Pokémon.Not only are these Pokémon fast runners, they’re also few in number, so anyone who finds one must be lucky indeed. It seems that other Pokémon’s efforts to take its delicious, nutritious egg away from it caused Chansey to get faster at fleeing. Because the eggs on their bellies have been overharvested by people in the past, the Chansey population remains very small.

Overview

On Chansey's case, the boost granted by Eviolite makes her into a horrendously strong wall that allows her to take almost any Special Attack and to some extent, strong physical attacks. Just like Blissey, her gargantuan HP covers for most of her defenses and has access to excellent support moves like Stealth Rock, Toxic, Thunder Wave and Heal Bell. However, while Chansey has better defenses than Blissey, Chansey is much easier to shut down with Taunt users as Chansey's only way of dealing consistent damage is Seismic Toss. Also, Chansey is more prone to be trapped by Mega Gengar who can easily remove her with Shadow Tag and Perish Song. While Chansey's defenses are significantly higher than Blissey's, STAB Fighting attacks will still bring her down.
Positives
· Chansey possesses the 2nd highest HP stat in the whole game with a 250 base HP (Just 5 points behind Blissey, funnily enough).
· Eviolite is the whole reason why Chansey is more viable than Blissey from a defensive stand-point: Thanks to its x1.5 boost, this makes Chansey and incredibly insane bulky wall that even allows her to take attacks that her evolution Blissey can't take.
· Excellent support and recovery options in Wish, Softboiled, Toxic, Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave and Heal Bell grants Chansey an incredible utility for her teammates.
· Natural Care is a great ability that removes status conditions on the switch, making Chansey much more durable Pokemon throughout the match.

Negatives
· Knock Off and Trick are Chansey's biggest nightmare as without its Eviolite item, Chansey is rendered almost useless for the match.
· Because Chansey's only viable offensive move is Seismic Toss, Chansey is easily walled by Taunt users and trapped by stallbreakers like Heatran, Mega Gengar and Tapu Fini.
· While Eviolite grants her a higher physical defense that Blissey, despite her non-existent 5 Def base stat, Chansey is still vulnerable to STAB physical Fighting moves from the likes of Mega Lopunny, Hawlucha and Mega Lucario.
· Because Chansey lacks any passive recovery since it relies on its Eviolite item to succeed, weather and hazards can somewhat chip her down and help her opponents to break her down.
· As with Blissey, Chansey's Normal typing isn't doing it many favors defensively. While it can take Fighting-type attacks better than Blissey, it's certainly not going to be taking those hits well.
· Chansey has trouble breaking Substitute users who can do 101 HP Substitutes, allowing them to set up on Chansey.

Abilities

Natural Cure: The Pokémon’s status (BURN, PARALYZE, SLEEP, POISON, FREEZE) is healed when withdrawn from battle. - Removing status moves is always useful, especially on a Support Pokémon akin to Chansey
Serene Grace: The chances of a move having a secondary effect is doubled. - On any other Pokémon, this would be the ability of choice, but if you're using Blissey you're not attacking so Natural Cure is better
Healer: At the end of the turn, there is a 30% chance of either Ally being healed from a status condition - Random chance to heal special effects is nice but too uncertain to be viable

Movesets

BIG MOMMA

- Seismic Toss
- Toxic
- Stealth Rock / Heal Bell
- Soft-Boiled
Item Attached: Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Bold / Calm Nature

Chansey's main jobs are tanking hits and spreading status, which is something easily achieved thanks to her boosted defenses courtesy of her Eviolite item. Seismic Toss is Chansey's only way to deal damage and it does a consistent 100 HP points chipping down any Pokemon without recovery. Toxic allows Chansey to cripple an opponent's Pokemon putting it on a timer. Because Chansey walls so many Pokemon, she is easily able to force many switches which makes her a perfect candidate as a Stealth Rock user. However, if you already have a Stealth Rock user on your team, Heal Bell is an option to provide cleric support for your team removing their status problems. Finally, Soft-boiled is Chansey's preferable recovery move and makes her the defensive behemoth she is very well known for.

The given EV spread perfectly balances Chansey's defenses, as all things should be. However, if you want to favor one of her defense stats more, you can move the other defense's 252 EVs to HP. Eviolite is what makes Chansey the top tier defensive Pokemon she is on the current metagame, as there is no other reason to use a different item (Unless you prefer Blissey).

A Bold nature gives Chansey the best defenses possible to handle mixed attackers like Greninja and Kyurem-B. However, you can opt for a Calm nature if you wish to handle special wallbreakers like Naganadel on a better fashion.

Wish of Bliss

- Wish
- Protect
- Seismic Toss
- Toxic / Thunder Wave
Item Attached: Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold / Calm Nature

Chansey also gains access to Wish (it's worth noticing this is an exclusive Gen 3 event move and debatable with regards to its legality) which allows her to pass colossal HP numbers to her teammates while still retaining a way to recover health. Protect ensures that Chansey gets her Wish granted and regain HP while also scouting for Trick and Z-move users such as Latios, however, keep in mind that Protect is a fairly predictable move on Chansey and it can be taken advantage of by sweepers such as Nasty Plot Hoopa-Unbound. Seismic Toss is Chansey's only way of dealing consistent damage against the oponent's Pokemon. Finally, Toxic and Thunder Wave are options to cripple opposing Pokemon while supporting her team.

Because Chansey is able to pass huge Wish recovery numbers due to her HP stat, maximizing HP is a priority on this set along with physical defense to handle mixed attackers and certain physical attacks. A Bold nature allows Chansey to improve her match up against physical attackers, however, Calm is an option to take Special Attacks in a much better fashion.

Other Options & Partners

· Skill Swap is an option that Chansey can use to escape from Arena Trap and Shadow Tag users like Dugtrio and Mega Gengar. · Minimize is an exemplary move to use on Chansey to raise her evasion and increase her staying ability. Keep in mind that some formats don't allow evasion moves.

VGC & Double Battle Options

Blissey is a very defensive Pokemon with incredibly lopsided bulk and little offensive presence, which is already a death sentence in any Doubles format. A Pokemon reliant on its bulk has a difficult time surviving in a Doubles format due to the fact that it has to rely on its offensive or support options to justify its place on the field, and Blissey is lacking in both of these fields. Status abuse is difficult when Tapu Fini makes status moves tricky to use to begin with, and its weak offenses often make it easy for an opponent to simply ignore it and deal with Blissey's partner. There is, however, one way to make Blissey usable in Doubles. The first step involves not evolving Chansey at all and pairing it with Carbink and Smeargle, then the second step involves accepting that nobody will like you for using it. Ideally the third and final step is realizing you're a terrible person for considering using it, but if you want to have as few friends as possible here you go.

Don't

- Seismic Toss
- Soft-Boiled
- Minimize
- Defense Curl
Item Attached: Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure / Healer
EVs and Nature:
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold / Relaxed Nature

This set doesn't deserve an explanation or even a mention but here it is anyway. Don't use it. Please. It is not worth your time or your VGC opponent's time.


Locations in Games

Red/Blue/Yellow:
Not in game

Gold/Silver/Crystal:
Evolve Chansey

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Trade from FireRed/LeafGreen/XD

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Evolve Chansey

Colosseum/XD:
Evolve Chansey(XD)
Trade from FireRed/LeafGreen (Colosseum)

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Evolve Chansey

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Evolve Chansey

Black/White:
Evolve Chansey (White)
Trade from White/Black 2/White 2 (Black)

Black 2/White 2:
Evolve Chansey

X/Y:
Evolve Chansey

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Evolve Chansey

Sun/Moon:
Evolve Chansey

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Poni Plains

Animé Appearences

Blissey has made multiple appearances in the anime. Most of which it is used by Nurse Joy at Pokémon Centers across Johto, Sinnoh and Alola

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
131 Ignorance is Blissey Blissey The Happy Nurse! Pics
148 Tricks Of The Trade Wobbuffet and the Pokémon Exchange! Pics
173 Power Play Umbreon! Battle In The Moonless Night!  
601 Uncrushing Defeat Uxie's Shadow! Pics
947 First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-style! Enter Rowlet! I Got A Pokémon in Alola!! Pics
948 Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio! Popplio, Do Your Balloonest! Pics
950 That's Why Litten is a Scamp! The Marketplace Wanderer, Litten! Pics
964 One Journey Ends, Another Begins... It is Time for Litten to Set Off!! Pics
974 The Island Whisperer! Enter Olivia! Cry and Laugh, Island Queen!! Pics
977 A Crowning Moment of Truth! A Fire Battle! Marowak Shows Up! Pics
978 Currying Favor and Flavor! A Curry-zy Beautiful Battle! The Dance of Lurantis! Pics
1011 TBC Work Experience! Around the Clock with the Pokémon Center! Pics
1016 TBC Team Rocket, Get a Z-Ring!! Pics
1024 TBC The Young Flame of Alola! The Birth of Royal Ash!! Pics

 
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