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Good Stall/Tanks/Defensive Pokemon?

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I know this is a bit of an opinion question but what are some really good stally,tanky, and defensive Pokemon and the moves, abilitys, items, and EVs on them?

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Shuckle is the most defensive Pokemon you will get. With 230 base stat in both physical and special defense, its only problem as a tank is its health.
Shuckle
Shuckle @leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Def, 128 Sp def
>Stealth rock
Toxic
Encore/Shell smash
Rest

You can also give 252 EVs in Def or Sp def instead of dividing them, depending on your team.

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why Shell Smash, it only lowers defense and boosts his stats he doesn't need. HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A CONTACT MOVE!!! Have Contrary instead of Sturdy if you want Shell Smash.
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Well UU being my forte I will give you the best sets I know for that tier.

These are my personal favorite sets:

Mew @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SDef/ 4 Def
- Substitute
- Roost
- Night Shade
- Will-O-Wisp
With its massive 404 HP stat it makes 101 HP Substitutes which with its Special bulk are hard to tear down. burning anything but Guts Heracross pretty much makes this set unstoppable.

Umbreon @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SDef/ 4 Def
- Heal Bell
- Foul Play
- Wish
- Protect/Yawn
Cleric /Special wall. Pretty standard Umbreon set.

Miltank @ Leftovers
Trait: Thick Fat
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 Def/ 236 HP/ 16 Spe
- Stealth Rock
- Seismic Toss
- Milk Drink
- Heal Bell
Another Cleric with some utility, and can set Rocks. Bold nature and no Atk investment stops Foul okay from beating it up.

Weezing @ Black Sludge
Trait: Levitate
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SDef
- Pain Split
- Will-O-Wisp
- Substitute
- Clear Smog
This set focuses on crippling and stalling while clear smog stops it from being set up on by CM Suicune and the like.

I have found the Mew/Miktank core to be effective as Normal and Psychic cover each other well. Also Weezing/Umbreon are a pretty sweet matchup as well.

Hope this helps :)

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Ferrothorn is the best. With fantastic defenses, decent attack, an awesome support movepool, and good defensive typing you will see him on literally almost every OU team. I'll put a standard set I like to use.

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers/Rock Helmet
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD
Impish Nature

  • Power Whip
  • Leech Seed
  • Stealth Rock/Spikes
  • Thunder Wave/Protect

Power Whip is STAB an can deal heavy damage to Gastrodon, Jellicent and Rotom-W, but watch out for the Will-O-Wisp they might carry. Leech Seed is simply for draining the foes HP slowly while healing yours. Stealth Rock or Spikes, your choice for a hazard. Thunder Wave is to cripple sweepers support your team, while Protect provides a free turn of healing with Leech Seed and possibly Leftovers.

Hope I helped! :)

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Nice! I like it.
I prefer Gyro Ball, and giving it a negative speed nature. In Doubles OU It works well gaining HP back and just supporting the other mon, and the Gyro Ball gives it coverage against Ice/Rock/Fairy types, making Charizard X a good partner. It also checks really good mons like Weavile.
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Shuckle is defensive, but not very effective. Below are some (mainly) non-legendary and easily usable defensive Pokemon. For move sets, check out smogon's strategy dex.

Special tanks:
Tyrannitar
Blissey
Chansey
Amoongus
Jellicent

Physical tanks:
Hippowdon
Landorus-T
Skaromy
Ferrothron

Mixed Tanks:
Heatran
Bronzong

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Although it can be used as a defenive pivot, Lando-T isn't really a tank, and most of the time it's running a Choice Scarf or something.
Lando-T isn't a dedicated tank, but it has immense physical bulk.  The only physical move able to score a guaranteed OHKO on full health Landorus-T is Choice Band Weaville's Ice Punch.  Only Cloyster, Azumarill, Sceptile and Crawduant even have a chance to OHKO, and the last three are very rare in OU.
'Skaromy'
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My personal favorite is Ferrothorn. It has high defense and special defense. And the ability.Iron barbs doesn't hurt as well, especially if you give it a rocky helmet it would cause.additional damage it has a low speed but that can be used to.your advantage as well if it knows Gyro.ball its power depends on how much slower your Pokemon is than the target. Gyro ball alongside the move curse which lowers.your speed and raises the attack and also counting in the Iron barbs and the rocky helmet when they attack you, Ferrothorn can hold its own.
Hope this helped.

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Well when it comes to special walls, Blissey stands unopposed, her only competition being her pre-evo chansey:

Blissey
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Ability: natural cure
Nature: calm
EVS: 4 hp 252 def 252 sp def
-Stealth Rock
-Softboiled
-Seismic Toss
-Toxic

You can also do a wish support set:
Blissey
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Ability: natural cure
Nature: calm
EVS: 4 hp 252 def 252 sp def
-Wish
-Protect
-Seismic Toss
-Toxic

And here's the competition. Chansey, thanks to Eviolite, can be a great mixed wall and has greater overall bulk, but lacks leftovers recovery and faces an even greater threat from trick and knock off than her evolution:

Chansey
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Ability: natural cure
Nature: bold
Evs: 252 hp 252 def 4 sp def
-Wish
-Protect
-Seismic Toss
-Toxic

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lapras is an exelent rain tank, having Hydration, curing ALL status in the rain, making it a rest abuser.

[email protected]/Damp Rock
EVs:252 HP, 128 Def, 128 Sp.D
Ability: Hydration
Nature: +Sp.D/Def -Atk
-Rest
-Rain Dance
-Blizzard
-Surf

this set is also viable for doubles, having duel target, STAB moves.

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One of the best tanks to me is Aegislash. Now he may be Uber but in an anything goes match he is an epic tank. Here is one of the setups I use for mine.
Aegislash @ leftovers
Ability: Change stance
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Def, 252 SpeD, 4 HP
Moves:
King's Shield
Spite
Substitute
Double Team

Now I choose this set because kings shield acts as protect just does not protect against status ailments. Then Spite lets you decrease their pp and eventually they will run out which will provide an entrance for another one of your Pokemon. Substitute may provide a turn for leftovers and Double Team. Double team obviously to raise evasiveness which may turn out key in many battles.

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I just found out about this one, but it is very effective.

Dedenne
Cheek Pouch
Sitrus Berry
Parabolic Charge
Charge Beam
Recycle
Thunderbolt

It gets 58.33% health back with cheek pouch Sitrus berry, plus parabolic charge for extra health and recycle to keep it going.

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