Here are the best Pokemon for you to play with at the OU level.
OverUsed is one of the most famous tiers in competitive Pokemon battles, so anyone who has tried it will know it. Most Pokemon end up here, including many pseudo-legendaries and fictional Pokemon that aren’t quite good enough to be Uber tier.
The interesting thing about fights at this level is that they don’t just involve OU Pokemon. Pokemon from UU, RU, and NU can also take part. This makes a wide range of tactics and team configurations possible that try to get the most out of the best Pokemon for OverUsed tier.
Azumarill: Huge Power In A Small Pokemon
Azumarill is a dual Water/Fairy-type Pokemon that starts out with a happy personality and pretty average starting stats. But this is far from the truth in the competition scene, where Azumarill rules thanks to its ability Huge Power, which doubles Attack.
This makes Azumarill’s Attack stat go from 50 to 100, and more EV inputs will make it go even higher. When Azumarill learns Belly Drum, it can max out its attack in just one turn, giving it a huge 436 Attack.
At that point, it doesn’t really matter which move you choose, but with priority and stab attacks like Aqua Jet and Play Rough, Azumarill can quickly take out almost any Pokemon.
Baxcalibur: Wall-Breaking Dragon
Baxcalibur first appeared in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. It is one of only two lines of Pokemon, along with Kyurem, that have the Dragon/Ice type. In addition to its other advantages, Baxcalibur has a strong base attack of 145 and two useful abilities: Ice Body and Thermal Exchange.
The second ability keeps Baxcalibur from getting burned and boosts its Attack when it is hit by a Fire-type move. This takes away one of Baxcalibur’s neutral flaws. Baxcalibur can run loops around most OU Pokemon with Swords Dance or Dragon Dance and kill them in one hit with powerful moves like Glaive Rush, Icicle Crash, and Earthquake.
Ceruledge: Sneaky Specter
Ceruledge is a Pokemon that was first seen in Scarlet and Violet. It is one of the two Pokemon that evolve from Charcadet. Unlike Armarouge, which is a Fire/Psychic type, Ceruledge is a Fire/Ghost type, so it can’t be hurt by Normal or Fighting attacks.
Also, with 145 Attack, 100 Special Defence, and 85 Speed as its main stats, it can set up on slower OU Pokemon without worrying about getting burned by Will-O-Wisp as long as it has the ability Flash Fire. Last, Shadow Sneak gives Ceruledge preference when stabbing, and Bitter Blade makes him more durable and helps him heal.
Clodsire: Squishy Stall
Clodsire is a Poison/Ground type that evolved from Paldean Whooper. It quickly made it to the OverUsed tier. This is because it has an unusual type, big stats, and a wide range of abilities, from Poison Point and Water Absorb to the always-powerful Unaware.
With skills like these, it’s not surprising that Clodsire is the best Specially-Defensive wall in OU and beats out all the other walls. Its speciality is slowing down enemies with entry dangers like Stealth Rocks and Spikes and using Toxic to spread Poison while using Recover to stay alive.
Gholdengo: The Perfect Sweeper
Pokemon like Gholdengo are set up for success right from the start. It has a strong Steel/Ghost type, a great base 133 Special Attack, a wide range of moves, and a powerful ability (Good As Gold) that makes it immune to all status moves.
When you add up all of Gholdengo’s strengths, there’s no way it could be anything but OverUsed. It’s also in the Uber tier, though. Gholdengo only needs one turn at the OU level to set up Nasty Plot and become the attacking sweeper it was made to be.
Garganacl: Wall Of Salty Tears
Like Gholdengo, Garganacl has a powerful ability called “Purifying Salt.” This ability cuts in half the damage done by attacking Ghost-type moves and keeps the Pokemon from getting a status effect. This is made even better by the fact that it has good HP and Attack stats and an amazing base 130 Defence.
When Garganacl has Curse and Recover, it turns into an impregnable fortress that can’t be taken down. Its only flaws are a low Special Defence and a slow speed, and both of these must be used against it if you want to beat it.
Kingambit: Supreme Overlord Of OverUsed
Kingambit is a powerful Dark/Steel type that was introduced in Generation 9. It evolves from Bisharp and gains several benefits over its previous form. One of these is its signature ability, Supreme Overlord, which gives all of its moves a 10% damage boost for every friend in your party who has passed out.
This can be a huge advantage in fights, especially when you only have Kingambit left. Most of the time, Kowtow Cleave, its signature stab move, is enough to beat any Pokemon, but Sucker Punch can be a great option for dealing with threats that move quickly.
Meowscarada: Trickster Of The Trio
Meowscarada is one of Scarlet and Violet’s three starters. It is a Grass/Dark type that is surprisingly fast and has great Attack and Speed numbers. This makes it a committed lead that can set up Spikes and stop other Pokemon from doing the same thing with their own hazards.
Meowscarada does this by using moves like Taunt and Knock Off to mess up its opponent’s plans and cause it to switch out. Since Protean was nerfed, Overgrow is the better choice when it comes to powers, but both can be good with the right moveset.
Skeledirge: Bulk And Blaze
Skeledirge is the second starter Pokemon to reach the OverUsed tier. It is a Fire/Ghost type with a good Special Attack and good HP and Defence. In battle, this means a big defender who can also slow down the action with Will-O-Wisp and Hex.
Unaware helps Skeledirge because it avoids any stat boosts from the opponent. This means it can set up and start spamming its signature move, Torch Song, as soon as possible. Overall, this Pokemon is good at putting on pressure and has a unique part to play Backrooms in the Overused tier of competitive Pokemon.
Hisuian Zoroark: The Elusive Illusion
For now, base Zoroark is stuck in the NeverUsed tier, but its Hisuian cousin fits well in the OU meta. This can be explained by the fact that Hisuian Zoroark’s stats have been changed so that it has a bit more Special Attack and Speed but less HP and Attack.
With a base Special Attack of 125 and moves like “Focus Blast” and “U-turn” that let it turn around, this Pokemon is very good at breaking through walls. Zoroark’s Illusion is just as useful for strategy, and the fact that it is both a Normal and a Ghost type lets it take enemies off guard.