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Top Special Damage Dealers

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Introduction

Max Special Damage Score (MSDS): This is a score that estimates damage dealt per move gauge usage (of the attack that has the highest score). This value is proportional to the actual damage dealt, but not identical. This is calculated via:

Max Special Damage Score = [ (Sp.Atk * Power/100 * Accuracy/100) ] / Move Gauge Cost

Where Power, Accuracy, and Move Gauge Cost are for the move that have give the highest score, and Sp.Atk is the Max Sp.Atk stat for the Sync Pair as seen in the Dex.

Note this does not consider any buffs such as Sp.Atk boosts or passive skills.

Overall Top Special Damage Dealers

  • Treecko, despite being classified as a Physical attacker, is impressive as a Special attacker upon unlocking his third move, Leaf Storm. However, Leaf Storm decreases his Sp. Atk upon use.
  • Mega Houndoom has a Sp. Atk boost that can have a value of up to "+6" ("Maximizes Sp. Atk") at low HP values, so the potential damage for Houndoom is actually much higher than listed in this table!
Rank Sync Pair Role MSDS
1 Brendan & Treecko Physical 150
2 Gardenia & Roserade Special 149
3 Blue & Mega Pidgeot Special 142
4 Agatha & Mega Gengar Tech 133
5 Karen & Mega Houndoom Special 128
6 Clair & Kingdra Special 126
7 Shauntal & Chandelure Special 117
8 Agatha & Gengar Tech 111
9 Flint & Infernape Special 108
10 Hau & Raichu (Alola Form) Special 99
11 Blue & Pidgeot Special 86
12 Barry & Empoleon Special 83
13 Siebold & Clawitzer Special 80
14 Barry & Prinplup Special 80
15 Barry & Piplup Special 74
16 Pryce & Dewgong Special 73
17 Player & Pikachu Special 71
18 Pryce & Seel Special 68
19 Karen & Houndoom Special 67
20 Lorelei & Lapras Tech 66
21 Misty & Starmie Support 64
22 Korrina & Lucario Physical 61
23 Koga & Crobat Tech 59
24 Lyra & Meganium Support 56
25 Winona & Pelipper Tech 55
26 Lyra & Bayleef Support 54
27 Cheryl & Blissey Support 54
28 Drake & Salamence Support 54
29 Lyra & Chikorita Support 53
30 Will & Xatu Tech 52
31 Crasher Wake & Floatzel Tech 51
32 Liza & Lunatone Support 50
33 Erika & Vileplume Tech 46
34 Brycen & Cryogonal Tech 45
35 Lt. Surge & Voltorb Tech 44
36 Skyla & Swanna Support 42
37 Marley & Arcanine Support 39
38 Mina & Granbull Tech 38
39 Rosa & Serperior Support 38
40 Rosa & Servine Support 36
41 Rosa & Snivy Support 35
42 Flannery & Torkoal Tech 35
43 Viola & Masquerain Tech 34
44 Viola & Surskit Tech 33
45 Roxanne & Nosepass Support 28
46 Clay & Palpitoad Tech 28
47 Hapu & Mudsdale Physical 26
48 Blaine & Ponyta Tech 23