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Why is my Chansey's defense so low?

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My Chansey has a bold nature and a good endurance personality, plus I'm EV training against geodude, but she keeps only gaining one defence stat when she levels up.Does Chansey have a naturally low defence or something?How do I get it to gain more defence?

asked Sep 1, 2011 by Fire Trainer
edited Sep 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

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There's pretty much no way around Chansey having low defense. This is because it has 5 base defense, so even if you were to have a defense nature, good IVS, and plenty of EVs in defense, it would still suck. (A measly 119 max) Since you can't really do much about it, you're better off putting EVs in special defense or HP since you won't be able to make it good in physical defense. You could also give it the evolite to boost up its defenses, but even that won't make it's physical defense amazing. They do this to keep it somewhat fair. Do you want to battle a pokemon with sky high defenses, tons of HP, plenty of recovering and disrupting moves, and only one weakness?

Evs are made to complement a pokemon's stats. Putting them in a severely lacking stat won't help them overcome that weakness in most cases. Infernape has low defenses, so low that There's no point in wasting time in putting EVs in his defenses. You might as well go all out offensively.

answered Sep 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Chansey has always depended on its high HP for physicial survial and you should evolve it to Blissey cause its got higher special attack which means you can go kind of offensive in a way.