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How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

202.00 kg Weight
2.01 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3834
ATK 251
DEF 207
STA 225

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

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PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

Tyranitar gets demolished by fighting types.  He can usually hold his own against other common attackers so his defensive moves are specifically targeted towards making him output the most damage in his worst match-ups.

  • Although Bite benefits from STAB, Iron Tail still outputs more damage.
  • Crunch is a 3-bar move that allows you to get in at least one charge move before dying in the Machamp and Heracross match-up. 
  • Fire Blast is usually sub-optimal as it does poorly in the Vaporeon, Heracross, and Dragonite match-up compared to his other charge moves.  It’s also the easiest to dodge.
  • Stone Edge is the hardest to dodge and does ok in most match-ups, but usually performs sub-optimally compared to Crunch.

PVE Overview

Tyranitar has a formidable base stat total and pervasive STAB coverage, making it one of the top attackers to have. It excels at chomping through targets weak to Dark and Rock-type moves and is a great Pokemon to compliment any relevant team.

As a raid attacker, Tyranitar has become something of a "middle of the road" Pokemon. It excels as both a Rock-Type and a Dark-Type attacker, though it now has competition that outclasses it on both fronts. That said, it's still a bulky option that can help seal up a team and add some longevity while keeping DPS well within an acceptable level. Just watch out for Fighting Type coverage!

On defense, Iron Tail and Smack Down can put serious dents in attackers, but Tyranitar falls like a house of cards to Fighting-types. Its motivation drops quickly, begging for it to be knocked out in just a few hours.

Despite being a bit less of a star than it once was, Tyranitar still has a trick left in its future. When/if we end up getting Mega Evolution, Tyranitar is capable of taking advantage of this system to become even stronger than it is now.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Tyranitar’s heavily attack-weighted stat distribution does it no favors down in Great League. A double weakness to Medicham, an inability to beat Azumarill outside of the most niche cases, and frustratingly even (if overall positive) matchups against Altaria render this PvE beast less than ideal.

Ultra League: 2 / 5

The higher CP cap in Ultra allows Tyranitar to perform better, though not necessarily well. His Rock/Dark typing gives him a solid matchup against both Giratina forms,  but make him much weaker against Lucario, Venusaur, Blastoise, and Meganium.

Master League: 5 / 5

With the limiter removed, Tyranitar is suddenly the top tier threat it deserves to be. A fantastic attack stat, great bulk, and hard-hitting attacks allow it to perform well against some of the top Pokémon in the format, such as Lugia, Giratina, Dragonite, and Metagross. Watch out for Machamp and Lucario, though!

PvP Rating Explanation

Smack Down* + Stone Edge and Crunch

The legacy Smack Down (4 DPT/2.66 EPT) tends to be a stronger option than Bite (4 DPT/2 EPT). This is in part because Crunch (70 damage/45 energy) and Stone Edge (100 damage/55 energy) are fairly expensive, and the extra energy gain does end up being meaningful. If you don’t have Smack Down available, however, don’t necessarily shy away from using Tyranitar. Even with Bite, Tyranitar can deal great damage to Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon. Avoid using Iron Tail or Fire Blast, as neither move is particularly useful in any context.

Fast Moves

6
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
15
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
6.36
13.64
17.05

Charge Moves

140
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.20
0.80
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
70
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.70
0.00
2.12
21.88
27.34
46.40
100
More Info

Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48

Legacy Fast Moves

16
More Info

Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.30
6.67
13.33
16.67

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 4.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
256% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Dark Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Rock Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014754
2001.598112
2002149170
2002.5201227
4003252285
4003.5303343
4004354401
4004.5405459
6005456517
6005.5507575
6006558633
6006.5609690
8007660748
8007.5711806
8008762864
8008.5813922
10009864980
10009.59151038
1000109661096
100010.510151150
13001110631205
130011.511111260
13001211601315
130012.512081369
16001312561424
160013.513051479
16001413531534
160014.514011588
19001514501643
190015.514981698
19001615461753
190016.515951807
22001716431862
220017.516911917
22001817391972
220018.517882026
25001918362081
250019.518842136
25002019332191
250020.519812246
30002120292300
300021.520782355
30002221262410
300022.521742465
35002322232520
350023.522712574
35002423192629
350024.523682684
40002524162739
400025.524642794
40002625132848
400026.525612903
45002726102958
450027.526583013
45002827063068
450028.527553122
50002928033177
500029.528513232
50003029003287
500030.529243314
60003129483341
600031.529723369
60003229963396
600032.530203424
70003330453451
700033.530693478
70003430933506
700034.531173533
80003531413561
800035.531653588
80003631903615
800036.532143643
90003732383670
900037.532623697
90003832863725
900038.533103752
100003933343780
1000039.533593807
100004033833834
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