Chansey is a bulky Generation 1 Pokémon that made an appearance in raids as a Tier 3 Boss during the Valentine’s Day 2019 event. Chansey is a Normal type, meaning it is weak to just Fighting types, while only resisting Ghost types. It is boosted by Partly Cloudy weather, has a Raid Boss CP of 5381, and leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:
- 654 –717 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
- 817 –896 CP for a Partly Cloudy weather boosted encounter (Level 25)
Chansey has a stat composition of 60 Attack, 128 Defense, and 487 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 1255.
Now, most of you might run in fear at the sight of a Chansey, knowing how bulky it and its evolution Blissey are from gym battles. I am here to tell you that Chansey is hands down one of the easiest bosses you can fight. This is due to the fact that Chansey is mainly so hard to take down because of its Stamina, not its Defense. So it merely prolongs the fight. However, in raids, Stamina is a set value, and the Pokémon can only rely on its relative Attack and Defense. That is why Shuckle is such a meme of a boss, because it has the highest Defense in the game, with stamina boosted to a high level, making it very difficult.
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On the other hand, since Chansey has straight garbage tier Attack and Defense, it will go down fairly easily in any raid tier, while also not damaging your Pokémon terribly. It is an easy solo as a tier 3, level 20 Machamp you get from raids can still solo this boss with plenty of seconds to spare.
Chansey Raid Counters
|WEAKNESS Fighting||BOOSTED BY Partly Cloudy|
*Italics indicates Legacy.
We also have the raw output from the Go Hub simulator, showing the top ten against a Chansey, with the focus being an overall look instead of one specific area, such as Time to Win or faint counts:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Karate Chop||Dynamic Punch||48.2s||0|
|5.||Psycho Cut||Focus Blast||54.6s||0|
|6.||Low Kick||Close Combat||58.3s||0|
|9.||Bullet Punch||Meteor Mash||68.7s||0|
|10.||Fire Spin||Fire Blast||79.7s||0|
Chansey has access to the following moves:
- Zen Headbutt Psychic and Pound Normal
- Hyper Beam Normal, Psychic Psychic, and Dazzling Gleam Fairy
None of these particularly change the counters, it merely determines how annoying of a boss it is. Despite its benefits from STAB, Pound and Hyper Beam are going to be the easiest to fight against, meanwhile, the Psychic and Fairy moves are going to wreck the Fighting counters and prolong the fight.
Partly Cloudy weather will allow for a boosted raid, although it will make it a bit harder to tackle. Otherwise, your best option will be to take Chansey will be in the Cloudy weather where the fighting types will go crazy
|Windy||–||Boosts Chansey’s Zen Headbutt and Psychic Psychic moves|
|Partly Cloudy||Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost.||Boosts Chansey’s Pound and Hyper Beam Normal moves|
|Cloudy||Boosts Fighting types||Boosts Chansey’s Dazzling Gleam Fairy move|
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