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What would be a good replacement to Steelix?

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I have been looking for a good physical tank,I used Steelix but he didn't do the job,although he has high Defence,he lacks in HP,so I need a replacement for him,the replacement has to have high attack,defence and HP.And a good amount of resistances. I was thinking of:Durant,Hippowdan,Cobalion.
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asked Mar 12, 2011 by Shxatoap
edited Mar 13, 2011 by trachy

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Best answer

Hippowdon is a good choice. You can also use Metagross though, as it is more offensively based in terms of moves, just like Steelix. Hippowdon has some nice defensive moves though. Depends on what the main point of your tank is going to be. If you want a more offensive tank, Metagross. If you want a more defensive tank, Hippowdon. Or maybe Evolution Stone Metapod! :P

answered Mar 13, 2011 by trachy
Yeah I agree, but I suggest Metagross.
It doesnt have that much HP, but has awesome Attack and Defense.
I'm going with Hippowdan,but that Eviolite Metapod sounds interesting.
–2 votes

I say Snorlax lots of HP High Attack and Defense.
Moveset: Body Slam, Giga Impact, Rest, don't know 4th mave you should teach him.

answered Mar 12, 2011 by Pok'e Freak 45
–2 votes

Tyranitar is a good defensive pokemon

answered Mar 13, 2011 by DuranFam6
Not with those weaknesses it ain't.
–3 votes

Metagross is an amazing tank.

answered Apr 14, 2011 by sassmangg5