When it comes to moves, skills, and Pokemon in competitive Pokemon, utility can mean many different things. The best Pokemon for utility are listed here.
Trainers pick competitive Pokémon teams by hand to make sure they always have a winning plan. Utility Pokemon are one of the most popular team types and Pokemon jobs in competitive play. A utility Pokemon has a set of moves that are meant to help it do a certain job in battle, which can be offensive or defense.
Utility Pokemon have strong base stats and a lot of moves, and they can be used in different ways based on what the team needs. But utility Pokemon are usually only good at one thing, which gives them a helpful edge. Pokemon like lead, defense support, and sweeper are all examples of tools in competitive play. Let’s look at the best utility Pokemon for Pokemon Go and the Video Game Championships (VGC).
Because it can type quickly and do a lot of different support moves, Maushold is a great friend on the field. Maushold is a Normal-type Pokemon from Generation 9, which means it has a mix of moves. It can be either aggressive or defensive, depending on which Pokemon it is paired with. Maushold’s best trait is its fast speed, which lets players attack. One approach is to use moves like Beat Up, Double Hit, Bullet Seed, and Population Bomb that do more than one damage.
Population Bomb has a 10% chance of hitting 10 times in a row, which many Pokemon will not be able to handle. When you use this with the move Tidy Up, its Speed and Attack will keep going up. Follow Me and Helping Hand are some other support moves that players can use with Maushold if they don’t want to keep it on the field for a long time.
In almost every way, Gholdengo is a unique Pokemon. Competitive Pokemon players will like having this Pokemon on their team because of its bold look and very strong signature move. Gholdengo is a useful Pokemon that can run an attacking set with a high Sp. Atk., but its best shot is defense. You will have a hard time getting it off the field because it has several types of resistances and the move “Recover.” Except when players want to use its move, Memento, which makes it faint and lowers the attack numbers of the person it hits.
Gholdengo can help its friends in other ways besides giving up itself. The target’s Sp. Def will go down when Metal Sound is used, letting Gholdengo’s partner Pokemon attack. The Pokemon that is Steel/Ghost can also use Confuse Ray to help itself take damage. Gholdengo can be used as a screen by players, and Reflect and Light Screen can help everyone on the team.
This Dragon/Ice-type pseudo-legendary Pokemon, Baxcalibur, is in the same group as some of the best Pokemon. When used on competitive teams, Baxcalibur is great as an attacking utility Pokemon. Its high HP and Attack mean that it can both deal and take damage. The move Snowscape also makes it snow on the field for up to five turns, which makes Baxcalibur’s Defense stronger.
With Baxcalibur’s Ice-type moves, like Ice Fang and Ice Beam, players can try to change a character’s state. There’s a small chance that they can Freeze their enemies. You can follow these moves up with Glaive Rush, which is its best move but does twice as much damage when hit.
Jirachi is one of the most useful Pokemon because all of its stats are very evenly distributed at 100. Since it has an even spread of stats, its utility choices are based on the moves it can do. Serene Grace is one of its abilities. As a Steel/Psychic-type Pokemon, it will often use this ability to boost the extra benefits of its moves. Iron Head, Jirachi’s STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) move, is more likely to make its target react. Its stalling effects can be strengthened by moves like Protect or Thunder. Thunder has a better chance of Paralyzing its target.
Jirachi also has a better recovery move called Healing Wish that helps its friends when it is used as a healer. The person using Healing Wish will pass out right away, but when they switch in, they will heal all status effects and return HP to the next Pokemon. The best part is that if the next Pokemon taking the field is already fully healed, it won’t use Healing Wish. It will only work if another Pokemon is sent in that is hurt or has low health.
The best way to use Gardevoir is as a Special fighter and lead. As a Psychic/Fairy type, it is better at protecting itself against frequent STAB abusers who are Fighting and Psychic types. Gardevoir can also stay on the field because it has good ways to heal itself, such as Draining Kiss, Rest, and Recover. As a defense, it also has the power. When a Pokemon hits the user with a Status Condition (like Burn, Paralyze, or Poison), the user will get that same condition.
Moonblast is its best attacking move. With 95 power and a STAB boost, it does a lot of damage. Speed alone doesn’t slow it down much, but a Choice Scarf item lets it take move priority most of the time, though it can only make one move at a time. Even so, Gardevoir can still take the field with its other attack moves, which draw from its psychic roots and make it hard for opponents to defend.
Whimsicott is a good, all-around support Pokemon. Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Hurricane, and Leech Seed are just a few of the moves in its arsenal that deal passive damage. It can also be used to set up moves like Tailwind and Safeguard that help the team. Slower tank Pokemon are also not limited as much by their size thanks to Tailwind, and Safeguard will protect you from Status Conditions for a short time.
It has more ways to help, and Whimsicott works well on Sun teams as a Sunny Day leader. Grass-type moves like Solar Beam don’t need to be charged up if Harsh Sunlight is on the field. It can also be used to trigger Grassy Terrain, which makes the field twice as big and helps any allies that are grass-type.
Gengar is a pokémon that is both ghost and poison and does well on attacking teams. As far as usefulness goes, Wordle Unlimited players often use it as a Substitute Pokemon. It takes 25% of the user’s HP and puts it into a Pokedoll. This Pokedoll then protects the user from all damage until it breaks. Gengar can wait while its partner does damage. Once the Substitute is broken, players can use some of its Poison and Ghost STAB moves to hurt their opponents. You can’t get through Sludge Wave and Shadow Ball without a type weakness.
Players can also use its Poisonous aura to their advantage by getting poison infection damage that doesn’t need to be done. All of its Poison moves have a chance of leaving behind the dangerous Status Condition. Faster enemies can’t avoid this, and faster ones are doomed to fail. Gengar doesn’t have any ways to heal itself. So players should pair it with a nurse or give it a Held Item or Berry that heals.
Azumarill is often forgotten, but it is a powerful Revenge Killer or Wall Breaker in the middle of a fight. Its numbers probably won’t surprise you too much. But its type resistances and immunities are very important in the Pokemon VGC. Azumarill can’t be hurt by popular offensive types like Fighting, Fire, Water, and Dark. Electric-types are its main problem, but a Ground-type friend can ease some of that stress.
Players can use it to protect their Glass Cannons and Sweepers from damage since it can defend itself against most types. It also sets up screens and defends its team from attack moves. It also has bonus moves like Encore and Helping Hand. When it attacks, its water STAB moves like Scald and Liquidation have enough power to punch a hole in its target, and Scald can also leave a burn. Azumarill is a very important partner if you have the right plan.