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Strike (Special) Tier 2
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Steel
Weak Vs Ground
Role Strike (Physical)
Base Potential
Gender Genderless

Pokemon Description

Sometimes the result of its opening an Ultra Wormhole is that energy and life-forms from other worlds are called here to this world.

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Stats

5★
HP 84
ATK 25
DEF 10
Sp. ATK 14
Sp. DEF 9
Speed 12
HP 529
ATK 369
DEF 156
Sp. ATK 315
Sp. DEF 150
Speed 259
Bulk 498

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Solgaleo is a Striker with very clearly-defined and hugely impactful strengths and weaknesses. These make it an excellent choice on some Teams and sub-optimal at best on others. For example, its glacial speed in Co-op and complete lack of Critical Hit Rate Buffs can make it appear mediocre in comparison to pairs like Mewtwo and Golisopod. However, if these weaknesses can be compensated for through proper Support, the sheer power of Solgaleo’s Moves gives it some of the highest damage potential in the game.

Strengths

Incredible Moveset

Solgaleo’s biggest strengths are its two incredible attacking moves, Focus Blast and Sunsteel Strike. Focus Blast’s 142 base power from a three bar move was unheard of until Solgaleo came along, especially with “Bright as the Sun!” completely compensating for its poor Accuracy. On top of that, Sunsteel Strike is one of the very few moves that completely ignores all Passive Skills and can’t be Endured.  This means that against certain bosses, Solgaleo is nearly always the optimal Striker choice because it is one of the few who can score Critical Hits against bosses who are immune to them. 

Weaknesses

Clunky Setup 

For all of Solgaleo’s raw power, quick and efficient Self-Buffing is just not something that it does. For it to max out its own Sp. Atk, it needs to spend six whole bars of Move Gauge to use “Bright as the Sun!” twice, and it requires outside Support to be able to increase its Critical Hit Chance at all. This means that in Co-Op, to reach the bare minimum Setup to do any significant damage at all (one “Bright as the Sun!”), Solgaleo needs to spend three bars of Gauge. This wouldn’t be as big a deal if this maxed Solgaleo’s Sp.Atk and its Speed stat wasn’t so mediocre, but as it is without Support from the other two players it is very difficult for Solgaleo to get into a position to deal serious damage in Co-Op. In Single Player, while not quite as big an issue, it will still force Players to dedicate both of their other Team slots to raising Solgaleo’s stats and restoring the Move Gauge for Solgaleo to reach its full damage potential.

Team Synergy

Supports are incredibly important for Solgaleo to be able to deal the great amount of damage it is capable of. More specifically, any Support that can raise its Critical Hit Rate (like Dusclops or Meganium), regenerate the Move Gauge (like Serperior and Salamence) or increase Sp.Atk (like Rotom and Alakazam) will make an incredible teammate for Solgaleo. 

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Moves

Type Steel
Category
Power
21 / 25
Accuracy 95
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of raising the user’s Attack.
Type Steel
Category
Power
100 / 120
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Ignores passive skills that would reduce the damage of this attack. Ignores passive skills that would protect the target against a critical hit. Opponents cannot endure this attack.
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Cost
Drastically raises the user’s Attack, Sp. Atk, and accuracy.
Type Fighting
Category
Power
142 / 170
Accuracy 70
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.

Sync Move

Type Steel
Category
Power
250 / 300
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.

Passive Skills

Impervious

Stats cannot be lowered.