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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

90.00 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3340
ATK 201
DEF 204
STA 204

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Vine Whip is the best fast move available and takes advantage of STAB. 
  • Low Kick isn't as impressive, but can be used if a Fighting-type attacker is needed. 
  • Smack Down lacks STAB and has no offensive use. 
  • Solar Beam is the best charge move on offense, and helps Chesnaught fulfill a Grass-type role. 
  • Energy Ball is a step down due to its slow speed as a 2-bar move. 
  • Superpower can be paired with Low Kick to fulfill a Fighting-type role. 
  • Gyro Ball has no use. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Smack Down has a considerably higher base power, and also covers against half of Chesnaught's weaknesses. 
  • Vine Whip and Low Kick are inferior on defense, but perform very similarly to each other in this situation.
  • Superpower as a 2-bar move is a bit slow on defense, but at the very least it's better than other options. 
  • Energy Ball and Gyro Ball are easy to dodge; the former gets STAB while the latter hurts Ice and Fairy attackers. 
  • Solar Beam is terrible for defense. 

PVE Overview

Chesnaught is the Kalos Grass-type starter in Gen 6, with an interesting Grass/Fighting typing. While it definitely looks cool and can be nostalgic among players who enjoyed playing Pokemon X and Y, its introduction into Pokemon Go is quite late meta-wise, as at this point of the game numerous Pokemon with superior stats and movesets have already been introduced. That doesn't mean Chesnaught is completely useless, it just won't be the best at what it does. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Vine Whip or Smack Down + Superpower and Energy Ball

Vine Whip is generally recommended for its significantly faster energy generation, as well as benefiting from STAB. Smack Down gives up faster energy gains for strong Rock-type damage, though it doesn't get STAB. Low Kick is a poor move. 

Superpower is a very strong move in PvP, offering very high damage for its low energy cost, but is risky to use with its self-debuff. Energy Ball costs a moderately high amount of energy, but benefits from STAB to offer consistent damage. Gyro Ball requires more energy, lacks STAB, and its coverage isn't as useful. Solar Beam demands the most amount of energy, making it undesirable to use. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3 / 5

Chesnaught brings a new perspective into the Great League meta, with access to both Grass and Fighting-type coverage. While this isn't particularly unique, its moveset synergizes better than that of Gallade and competes with Sirfetch'd quite closely. Unfortunately Chesnaught's moveset is a bit difficult to use, as its cheapest charge move (energy-wise) is Superpower which risks its self-debuff, however using Energy Ball to bait shields is rather slow and inefficient. The likely more appropriate play is to stack 80 energy and throw double Superpower before switching out, but this play might forfeit switch advantage. Chesnaught's bulk is rather average in this league, but with a total of six weaknesses (notably being doubly weak to common Flying-types), Chesnaught might have a hard time standing out among existing popular picks. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Chesnaught's performance in Ultra League is similar to that of Great League. Its difficult and often inefficient moveset tends to hold it back, with various positive matchups flipping to losses if the opponent uses both shields, as Chesnaught will fall behind significantly if it can't KO the opponent after two Superpower debuffs. While the play of stacking two charge moves worth of energy and using them back to back and then switching out isn't uncommon, giving up switch advantage makes it less reliable compared to other options. 

Master League: 2 / 5

Chesnaught would appreciate additional stats for Master League, as it falls behind various legendary and pseudo-legendary Pokemon in this league. Common Dragon-types and Togekiss are major struggles for Chesnaught, while the fight against Gyarados can be quite difficult depending on circumstances of that battle. Unfortunately losses against Dialga and struggles against Shadow Snorlax, despite being a Fighting-type and having appropriate coverage, will cause Chesnaught to fall behind in the ranks. 

Fast Moves

6
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
16
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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
7
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.25
10.00
11.67
14.58

Charge Moves

80
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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 DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
0.50
0.00
1.60
24.24
30.30
38.79
90
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.90
0.80
0.00
1.80
23.08
28.85
41.54
85
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.70
0.00
1.70
28.33
35.42
48.17
180
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.90
2.00
0.00
1.80
36.73
45.92
66.12

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
256% 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

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
20013641
2001.57486
2002113130
2002.5152175
4003190220
4003.5229264
4004268309
4004.5306353
6005345398
6005.5384443
6006422487
6006.5461532
8007500576
8007.5538621
8008577666
8008.5615710
10009654755
10009.5693799
100010731844
100010.5768886
130011805928
130011.5841970
1300128781013
130012.59141055
1600139511097
160013.59871139
16001410241181
160014.510611224
19001510971266
190015.511341308
19001611701350
190016.512071392
22001712431435
220017.512801477
22001813171519
220018.513531561
25001913901603
250019.514261646
25002014631688
250020.514991730
30002115361772
300021.515731814
30002216091857
300022.516461899
35002316821941
350023.517191983
35002417562025
350024.517922068
40002518292110
400025.518652152
40002619022194
400026.519392237
45002719752279
450027.520122321
45002820482363
450028.520852405
50002921222448
500029.521582490
50003021952532
500030.522132553
60003122312574
600031.522502595
60003222682616
600032.522862638
70003323052659
700033.523232680
70003423412701
700034.523592722
80003523782743
800035.523962764
80003624142785
800036.524332806
90003724512827
900037.524692849
90003824872870
900038.525062891
100003925242912
1000039.525422933
100004025612954
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