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I was rebuilding my team and I thought about this

I have heard about walls , tanks, etc I know their meanings also but can anyone give me examples of strongest Pokemon of all types (if there are) for all the categories (wall,tank,physical sweeper,special sweeper etc.)

BTW, there is no "best" Pokemon for a role.

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To begin with: There is no very best Pokemon in any of these categories, but I will mention a few. Also note that one Pokémon can be good in two or more roles. This list includes, but isn’t limited to:

Wall: Togekiss, Porygon-Z, Snorlax
Physical Tank: Chansey
Special Tank: Snorlax, Blissey, Chansey
Physical sweeper: Meloetta
Special sweeper: Meloetta

Wall: Heatran
Physical Tank:
Special Tank: Heatran, Ninetales
Physical sweeper: Vicitini, Arcenine, Infernape
Special sweeper: Vicitini, Volcarona, Infernape

Wall: Suicune
Physical Tank: Swampert
Special Tank: Milotic, Politoad
Physical sweeper: Gyarados
Special sweeper: Starmie

Wall: Magnezone
Physical Tank: Rotom(All)
Special Tank: Rotom(All)
Physical sweeper: No really good
Special sweeper: Raikou, Thundurus

Wall: Celebi
Physical Tank: Breloom, Tangrowth
Special Tank: Virizion
Physical sweeper: Breloom
Special sweeper: Venasaur

Wall: Wallrein
Physical Tank: Mamoswine
Special Tank: Regice
Physical sweeper: Cloyster
Special sweeper: Glaceon

Wall: They aren't the most defensive fellas here :/
Physical Tank: Machamp, Conkeldurr
Special Tank: Gallede
Physical sweeper: Terrakion, Blaziken
Special sweeper: Lucario, Keldeo

Wall: Weezing
Physical Tank: Muk, Drapion
Special Tank: Tentacruel
Physical sweeper: Crobat, Nidoqueen
Special sweeper: Roserade, Nidoking

Wall: Gliscor
Physical Tank: Landorus, Hippowdon, Donphan
Special Tank: Landorus, Gastrodon
Physical sweeper: Excadrill, Garchomp
Special sweeper: No really good here

Wall: Lugia
Physical Tank: Dragonite
Special Tank: Dragonite, Togekiss
Physical sweeper: Salamance
Special sweeper: Tornadus

Wall: Cresselia, Mew
Physical Tank: Metagross
Special Tank: Latias
Physical sweeper: Gallede
Special sweeper: Alakazam, Espeon, Latios

Wall: Shuckle
Physical Tank: Heracross, Scizor
Special Tank: Volcarona
Physical sweeper: Scolipede, Ninjask
Special sweeper: Volcarona, Yanmega

Wall: Probopass, Bastiodon
Physical Tank: Tyranitar, Rhyperior
Special Tank: Cradily
Physical sweeper: Aerodactyl
Special sweeper: Archeops

Wall: Dusclops, Conrigus
Physical Tank: Jellicent
Special Tank: Chandelure, Mismagius
Physical sweeper: No good here
Special sweeper: Gengar

Wall: Giratina
Physical Tank: Dragonite
Special Tank: Hydreigon
Physical sweeper: Haxorus
Special sweeper: Latios

Wall: Umbreon
Physical Tank: Tyranitar
Special Tank: Mandibuzz
Physical sweeper: Honchkrow
Special sweeper: Zoroark

Wall: Ferrothorn, Forretress
Physical Tank: Jirachi, Metagross
Special Tank: Bronzong
Physical sweeper: Lucario, Excadrill
Special sweeper: Lucario

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Dude you totally forgot megazard X for fire or dragon physical.
I think this was before mega evolution was introduced so it didnt exist yet.
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  • Tanks
    Tanks are Pokemon that can hit hard and still take a hit. A good example would be Snorlax. It has high base Attack and Defense.

  • Walls
    Walls are Pokemon that take hits for the team. Deoxys-Defense is a good example. it has very high Defense and Special Defense, and it can use moves like Stealth Rock and Toxic to "set up". It can also support the team by using Light Screen and Reflect. It basically doesn't attack, but you can switch it into an enemy's attack when another Poke'mon's HP is low.

  • Sweepers
    Sweepers are fast Pokemon with high Attack or Special Attack. They tend to have low defenses, but they make up for it by being the team's main attackers. It can be hard to stop a sweeper once it sets up with an Attack and/or Speed raising move. Some examples are Salamence and Zoroark.

  • Hazard Setter
    A hazard setter has one purpose. To set up hazards, such as Stealth Rock, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, etc. Ferrothorn is a good example, and so is Forretress.

  • Spinner
    A spinner uses the move Rapid Spin to clear away hazards that would damage your Pokemon and ruin Focus Sash strategies. Forretress and Starmie are common spinners.

  • Spin Blocker
    A spin blocker is a Ghost Type that prevents a spinner from using Rapid Spin. For example, you send out Forretress, and so does your opponent. You both set up hazards, and then you decide it's time to clear your opponent's hazards away. Your opponent predicts this and sends in Giratina. Since it's a Ghost Type, Rapid Spin has no effect, and the hazards remain.

  • Lead
    A lead Pokemon is the first one you send into battle. It can be a hazard setter, a sweeper, anything. It really depends on your strategy.

If there are any other roles your would like to know about, please ask!

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Not exactly the "strongest" ones, because there are differences in tiers and it also depends on your team, but anyway:

(UU) Cofagrigus @ Leftovers
Ability: Mummy
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Def, 4 Def
Nature: Calm
- Shadow Ball
- Will-O-Wisp
- Haze
- Pain Split

Cofagrigus is also a Hazer

(Ubers) Lugia @ Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Def, 128 Sp. Def
Nature: Calm/ Bold
- Ice Beam
- Roost
- Toxic/ Thunder Wave
- Whirlwind

Lugia is also a Phaser

(UU) Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Analytic/ Trace
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Def
Nature: Modest
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- HP Fire
- Recover

Physical Sweeper
(UU/OU) Mienshao @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Fake Out
- Hi-Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- U-Turn

Special Sweeper

(OU) Keldeo @ Choice Specs
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed
Nature: Timid
- Surf
- Hydro Pump
- Secret Sword
- Hidden Power Electric


(UU) Blastoise @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Bold
- Scald
- Toxic
- Rapid Spin
- Roar/ Haze

Blastoise can also be used as a Hazer

(OU) Gothitelle @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 HP, 4 Def
Nature: Modest
- Calm Mind
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Signal Beam

(RU-Uber) Whimiscott @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Bold
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Encore/ Taunt
- U-Turn

In case there's a term you don't know, click here for a list of Metagame terminology.

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