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Tech Tier 3
Analysis by mysegp

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Fighting
Weak Vs Flying
Role Tech
Base Potential
Gender Male

Pokemon Description

It practices its slaps by repeatedly slapping tree trunks. It has been known to slap an Exeggutor and get flung away.

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Stats

HP 120
ATK 13
DEF 11
Sp. ATK 5
Sp. DEF 11
Speed 11
HP 705
ATK 192
DEF 83
Sp. ATK 62
Sp. DEF 98
Speed 175
Bulk 437

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Brawly & Makuhita are an awesome Fighting Type Sync Pair. They can lower the Enemies’ Defenses while Attacking, which leads to increased Damage over time. However, they just aren’t on par with Machamp or Lucario. They are deeply focused on Offense, but they need a better Move set.

Strengths

Bringing Them Down to His Level

Makuhita supports its teammates’ damage output by dealing defensive debuffs to the foe. While the damage benefits may not immediately be as obvious as an X Attack All, the defensive debuffs are not negated by the opponent’s Sync Move, meaning that in stages where the targets are not protected from Defense debuffs, Rock Smash is a really handy tool to quickly weaken the foe.

Brawly’s unique attack, Brick Break, makes him a very useful option for players struggling against stages that employ damage reduction field effects.

Potion

Brawly is one of the few Sync Pairs to carry a Potion on them, meaning that it is quite useful to help restore damage in long drawn out battles. Teammates like Hilda, which suffers heavily from recoil, appreciates Brawly helping to heal her Pokemon and allow her to keep up the offensive pressure.

Weaknesses

Generally Weak

Beyond Health, all of Makuhita’s stats are quite weak, which doesn’t help the Power of his Moves, which are also on the weak side for their cost. 

Situational

Makuhita's Brick Break, while being useful as a field effect nullifier, is not a field effect itself, meaning that players will have to use it again to remove the unwanted damage reduction filter. This is unlike Marley’s Status Protection field effect, which allows players to set it up, then switch into a Strike Sync Pair that can deal more damage. This need to switch Brawly in can be cumbersome in making sure a set up works smoothly.

Team Synergy

Physical Strike Team

He’s definitely not the first pick among Fighting Types, but Makuhita can assist his Team through Heals and helping to reduce Enemy Defense with Rock Smash. Since his Defense stats and Speed are so low, it’s good to have a Defense and Sp. DEF Buffing Support on the Team too.

Makuhita’s low Bulk may prevent him from being targeted for most of the Battle, but that won’t protect him from AoE or Sync Move splash Damage.

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Moves

Type Fighting
Category
Power
46 / 55
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a good chance of lowering the target’s Defense.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target An ally
Effect Tag Heals
Uses 2
Restores a bit of an ally’s HP.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Fighting
Category
Power
35 / 42
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Removes physical and special damage-reducing effects from the opponents’ field of play.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Attack. Raises the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.

Sync Move

Type Fighting
Category
Power
200 / 240
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.