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How many walls/tanks are there in smogon OU?

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i dont know much bout walls or tank or wat they are for but i wanna learn how to use them

asked Apr 7, 2012 by A Very Nice Guy
edited Apr 7, 2012 by Pokemaster

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According to Smogon, the definition of a wall id

A pokemon intended to take either physical or special attacks extremely effectively and efficiently over the course of battle.

Also according to Smogon, a tank is

A pokemon intended to take either physical or special attacks and hit back, but does not have to do so consistently over the course of battle.

In simpler terms, a wall or tank is a pokemon who is gifted in The areas of defense, whether it be in physical or special stats, and hits back.
Tanks and walls may also be thought of as counters to sweepers through typing and stats.

Notable sweepers can include:
•Ferrothorn
•Bronzong
•Aggron
•Blissey
The four listed above are prime examples of tanks/walls. Brongzong has well-rounded defenses, and high special attack to follow. Ferrothorn is also well-rounded defensively, and can pack a punch with strong physical attacks. Aggron is excellent in physical defenses and attacks, while Blissey is opposite: It is superior in terms of special defense and attack.
So yeah, walls/tanks are defensive pokemon who can retaliate.

I personally use them as damage sponges, especially annoying sweepers.

answered Apr 7, 2012 by Enoch
Correct me if I'm wrong.