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Strike (Physical) Tier 3
Analysis by Cherrymentat

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Rock
Weak Vs Water
Role Strike (Physical)
Base Potential
Gender Male

Pokemon Description

A primeval Pokémon, it possesses a hard and sturdy skull, lacking any intelligence within.

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Stats

HP 75
ATK 21
DEF 9
Sp. ATK 4
Sp. DEF 8
Speed 11
HP 655
ATK 257
DEF 80
Sp. ATK 80
Sp. DEF 79
Speed 157
Bulk 397

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

High risk high reward is the name of the game when Cranidos is on the Team, and that’s no exaggeration. Head Smash is powerful enough for Cranidos to be the sole Offensive Pokemon on the Team, but that requires heavy Support with plenty of Healing.

Strengths

High Risk, High Reward

Headstrong, X Attack, and “You’re Gonna Need a Helmet!” all combine into the ultimate Head Smash Attack that can deal devastating amounts of Damage.

Now this Attack can only be used once or twice without a Healing Support, but it’s well worth the price when Cranidos can afford to pay it.

Weaknesses

Poor Bulk

Despite having exceptionally high Health, Cranidos’ overall Bulk is quite low, making him even more of a glass cannon when factoring in Head Smash’s Recoil.

Team Synergy

Support Heavy Team

Cranidos is the type who can deal so much Damage at such a high cost, that it’s best to pair him with two Healing Supports. Wouldn’t hurt if one of them had Move Guage Recovery, either. 

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Moves

Type Rock
Category
Power
20 / 24
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
No additional effect.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Attack.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Rock
Category
Power
188 / 225
Accuracy 80
Target An opponent
Effect Tag Recoil
Cost
The user also takes 33% of the damage it dealt to the target.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Increases the user’s move gauge by three. Makes the user’s next attack a sure hit.

Sync Move

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

No additional effect.