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Has Chansey surpassed Blissey???

Discussion in 'Older Gens' started by Medicham's Hat, May 8, 2011.

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  1. Medicham's Hat

    Medicham's Hat <-- Jazz Hands

    One upon a time in the 4th gen, Blissey was the main special wall on any team. However, with the turn of the generation, more powerful moves and Polemon were introduced and she has lost some of her former glory. But then, when all hope seemed lost, a new item was also introduced: Eviolite. Now this new toy doesn't affect Blissey directly, but it does give reasons for people to use her involved form, Chansey. Yet some people still cling on to the old fashioned days of watching people pull their hair out as they attempt to get past Blissey, as she can actually do damage outside of seismic toss and can hold an item.

    So begs the question, what do you prefer: Blissey or Eviolite Chansey? Discuss!
     
  2. Blue Harvest

    Blue Harvest Banned

    No, Blissey is still overall better due to Leftovers and the ability to attack besides Seismic Toss. But Chansey has uses too. Its a great counter to mixed dragons.
     
  3. Zachmac

    Zachmac Well-Known Member

    Chancey is great, but blissey works better in weather stall teams(Due to leftovers) and with the calm mind set.
     
  4. Final

    Final I Submit to No One

    Blissey still has advantages over Chansey that can be vital. Leftovers recovery. The ability to use an attack other than Seismic Toss (because base 35 Special Attack isn't hurting anything) so it means she won't be set up on by as much stuff as Chansey would be. Still, Eviolite Chansey is bulkier overall than Blissey is and that helps her take some of the hits Blissey wouldn't be able to take and such a fact should be emphasised when using Chansey over Blissey otherwise, stick to Blissey as the Leftovers recovery will be missed if using Eviolite Chansey.
     
  5. PaluWoj

    PaluWoj Gengar Enthusiast

    Though Chansey has its uses, Blissey is generally better for the aforementioned reasons such a leftovers recovery. Also, if Chansey loses its Evolite due to Knock Off/Trick/Switcheroo, it is severely crippled. I speak from experience, as my Trick Starmie frequently renders Chansey all but useless.
     
  6. Final

    Final I Submit to No One

    That much is true with practically any Defensive Pokemon but losing Eviolite means it loses bulk as opposed to Leftovers recovery that most Defensive Pokemon rely on.
     
  7. Haxorusfan

    Haxorusfan Dragon Trainer

    Blissey is better cause of leftovers, ability, attacks other than sesmic toss. The time that i like chansey is toxic+protect
     
  8. Dattebayo

    Dattebayo Banned

    ^ Hey, I thought you said Chansey was better than Blissey in OU?

    Anyway, Blissey is still the superior choice, which is sad as it means that the Evolite is left to be desired by other NFE Pokemon.
     
  9. Casty

    Casty Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I actually like Chansey a little bit more. I use it in my current Ubers team, and being able to survive 2 consecutive Specs Kyogre Water Spouts is truly amazing :D

    As for OU... I don't know. Contrary to the usage stats I have seen much more Chanseys than Blisseys. However, Bliss still has some advantages over her older sister like being able to use an attacking move other than SToss, or Leftovers recovery. I think it mainly boils down to the players preference, both Pokemon are really good.
     
  10. RifleAvenger

    RifleAvenger See you starside

    A lot of people declared that Chansey would surpass Blissey, this site's PotW even said so, but the actuality is that Blissey remains the more useful of the two in a metagame driven by weather, especially sand. Even out of continual damage, leftovers add up.

    Chansey is still useful, no denying that, and it takes surprise physical hits better too. But Blissey is here to stay.
     
  11. legendarypokemonmaster

    legendarypokemonmaster Well-Known Member

    No, they have different uses.
     
  12. Medicham's Hat

    Medicham's Hat <-- Jazz Hands

    Okay, so I have a question that pertains to Chansey. Ive always thought that it was best to max out health first before defenses, however I've found that a max defenses Chansey works FAR better than a max health Chansey (or even Blissey for that matter). It's special defense maxes out at 430-something with 640-something health making it by far the bulkiest special wall in the game. Any feedback?
     
  13. When you're dealing with high HP Pokemon like Chansey and Blissey, it is more beneficial to max out defenses before HP. It's when you have lower HP Pokemon that maxing HP becomes more beneficial.
     
  14. Mister_SGG

    Mister_SGG Well-Known Member

    Chansey is alot better now, but Blissey is still the stronger one.
     
  15. Blue Monarch

    Blue Monarch Lonely Heart

    This question gets asked quite a lot but I'll address it. Yes, in terms of defences, Chansey has a slight edge over Blissey, but not enough to negate the fact Blissey has access to Leftovers and the ability to run special attacks, preventing it from becoming a set up bait from the likes of prominent Dragon Dancers or SubGengar, who is immune to whatever Blissey can throw at him bar Thunder Wave or something. The usage statistics of April shows that Blissey is still used much over Chansey, where the former is #27 in rank while the latter ends up in #58. There seems to be a good reason for that I suppose.

    I'm not dismissing Chansey's usefulness, but I find it much safer to use Blissey overall than Chansey. The metagame seems to be filled with a need to run Ice Beam or Flamethrower to deal with some switch-ins who would otherwise cause much havoc to someone running a "easy-bait" Chansey. Eviolite is not a saviour to all NFEs... though it seems people are using Dusclops over Dusknoir, which I am greatly distressed about, but I won't bother addressing that.
     
  16. 365pokemon

    365pokemon Well-Known Member

    I use a chansey and a blissey. It really depends on what kind of team I'm facing.
     
  17. JasonTongFlute

    JasonTongFlute Poké Flautist

    Knock off or Trick renders Chansey useless... So I'm going with Blissey
     
  18. Blue Monarch

    Blue Monarch Lonely Heart

    The latter does the same for Blissey, the former makes Chansey less defensive (it's still quite bulky) and gets rid of Blissey's recovery, so both hate it...
     
  19. 365pokemon

    365pokemon Well-Known Member

    Trick renders blissey useless as well. And it doen't make too much of a difference if you get knocked off, because chansey still has pretty high defenses.
     
  20. Flamle

    Flamle Every Weekend....

    I'd go with Blissey because of the fact that her base statistics are a bit higher than Chansey's. However it is only fair because of Blissey being the evolved form of Chansey. Either way, their attack statistics are really really low. Although, seeing as how they have such a high HP stat., that kind of makes up for it. It really doesn't matter for me. It's like someone already said, it depends on who you're going against.
     
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