Ok, I'm really confused with "roles" (I think they're called roles) for Pokemon. I only recently got strategic with Pokemon and I don't just grab any Pokemon, I look at the best natures and check their IVs. I know what a pyhsical Pokemon is, a Pokemon that has pyhsical moves and high attack.... I think? And I don't really know what a wall and pyhsical sweeper and special attacker and stuff. And what Pokemon would be a special sweeper and what Pokemon would be a wall. I know, call me all you want, I know nothing but please don't say I'm a noob, I have been playing Pokemon for 7 years. Anyway, I'm droning on a bit now! Please answer!
Well, there are many Pokemon roles, but I will give you the complete list of those that you most certainly need to know:
These are the main and probably the most common and only Pokemon roles you will ever hear about in competitive play and that I have learnt about during my course of competitive battling, with the help of this community and smogon.
You will often see the names of these roles combined with other Pokemon terms, such as "Para-shuffler" or "Mixed Wallbreaker".
Special Attacker: A Pokemon with good Special Attack.
Special Sweeper: A Pokemon with good Special Attack and Speed that can kill other Pokemon in one or two hits.
Physical Sweeper: A Pokemon with good Attack and Speed that can kill other Pokemon in one or two hits.
Mixed Attacker: A Pokemon with both good Attack and good Special Attack.
Physical Wall: A Pokemon with good Defense.
Special Wall: A Pokemon with good Special Defense.