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Strike (Physical) Tier 5
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

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

Pokemon Description

It wanders through the mountains seeking opponents to fight. If it finds an opponent that’s not worthy, Tyranitar ignores it and wanders on.

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Stats

HP 67
ATK 11
DEF 6
Sp. ATK 10
Sp. DEF 4
Speed 7
HP 419
ATK 207
DEF 143
Sp. ATK 101
Sp. DEF 66
Speed 111
Bulk 361

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

     Tyranitar stands out as the only AoE Physical Striker at the time of writing, but is still outclassed by Special AoE users like Houndoom and Alolan Raichu, as well as by powerful single target Physical Strikers like Pinsir and Lycanroc-Midnight in terms of both damage per move and DPS. This is a result of the combination of his below-average stats and the slowness of the “Rock-Solid Finisher!” into Rock Slide combo, which is its main selling point over other Strikers.

     An overall mediocre pair, its well-defined niche allows it to still see use on teams that need a Physical Striker and already have large amounts of single target damage from another source. 

Strengths

Great Movepool

     Rock Tomb allows Tyranitar to deal consistent single target damage and support its team by lowering the opposing team’s Speed while X Atk is a great boosting move for any physically offensive pokemon. Past those, the real strength of Tyranitar’s movepool is its access to a Sure Crit AoE move with high power and chance to flinch through the combination of “Rock-Solid Finisher!” and Rock Slide. While it’s slow and uses up a lot of gauge, the sheer power of that combo can end games on its own.

Weaknesses

Abysmal Speed

     While Tyranitar’s stats are relatively low in every category, its Speed stat in particular is one of the worst in the game and makes it very difficult for it to fulfill its role as a striker, especially since it doesn’t have a strong one bar move to make up for it. 

Physical Attacker 

     Tyranitar is severely hurt by the lack of powerful supports with the ability to raise their teammate’s Physical Attack. While Special attackers have the incredible Serperior/Nosepass to rely on for buffs, Tyranitar and other Physical attackers are limited to the lackluster Meditite or the HP reliant Oshawott/Dusclops for offensive support. 

Team Synergy

      Tyranitar is somewhat limited in terms of team composition due to its Physical designation and low Speed, but it greatly appreciates support from teammates who can raise its Attack and help it take advantage of its powerful AoE damage, and supports who can replenish the Move Gauge and allow Tyranitar to use Rock Slide more often. Dusclops and Oshawott are strong candidates for the former buffing role, whereas Serperior and Salamence are great options for filling the move gauge.

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Moves

Type Rock
Category
Power
39 / 46
Accuracy 95
Target An opponent
Cost
Lowers the target’s Speed.
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
105 / 126
Accuracy 90
Target All opponents
Cost
Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Raises the user’s Defense. Makes the user’s next attack a sure hit and a critical hit.

Sync Move

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

No additional effect.

Passive Skills