Chansey Raid Counters Guide

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

Chansey Raid Counters
WEAKNESS Fighting BOOSTED BY Partly Cloudy
Supreme Chansey Raid Counters
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
You all know it, if something needs to get decked, you turn to this 4-armed champion. Decent bulk, high attack, and fantastic moves make this the go-to for a Chansey raid.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Breloom benefited well from the stat rebalance, because despite what was said about Machamp above, your absolute fastest time to win will be with a Breloom, although it might suffer an additional faint.
Excellent Chansey Raid Counters
  • Counter Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Blaziken may be hyped up as a Fire type due to it most likely becoming great with Blast Burn at some Community Day in the future. However, this does not take away from the fact that it is one of the best Fighting types in the game, being nerfed only on account of not learning Dynamic Punch.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Lucario is a fan favorite, and here it should be a favorite of yours for a quick win. It has a decent movepool, high attack, and is one of the few counters that outright resist, or don’t take Super Effective damage, from any of Chansey’s moves.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Fat Machamp’s usefulness may have declined following the stat rebalance that made tanks like it less useful in PvE scenarios, but with its stellar moveset and decent attack, it can still dole out some damage.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Good Chansey Raid Counters
Time to win rises considerably from here, and these Pokémon are best kept to B-teams or used when a large group is active.
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Zap Cannon Electric
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting

*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. Machamp Karate Chop Dynamic Punch 48.2s 0
2. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 47.9s 1
3. Blaziken Counter Focus Blast 51.4s 0
4. Lucario Counter Close Combat 52.5s 0
5. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Focus Blast 54.6s 0
6. Gallade Low Kick Close Combat 58.3s 0
7. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 54.5s 1
8. Alakazam Confusion Focus Blast 64.0s 0
9. Metagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash 68.7s 0
10. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 79.7s 0

Chansey Moveset

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.

Weather Effects

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

Weather Pro Con
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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