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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 1 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

125.80 kg Weight
1.19 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2282
ATK 161
DEF 205
STA 181

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

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PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bug Bite is strictly superior to Struggle Bug in every respect.

  • Heavy Slam is the only STAB charge move that Forretress learns, and is itself a decent 2-bar move.

  • Rock Tomb and Earthquake simply don’t work.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Struggle Bug performs better on defense due to high defensive DPS.

  • Heavy Slam and Rock Tomb, both 2-bar moves, are preferred, as they are likely to be used at least once.

  • Rock Tomb has coverage vs. Forretress’s biggest enemy: Fire-types.

  • Earthquake is not worth mentioning.

PVE Overview

Forretress isn’t a fortress as the name would suggest. This Pokemon has very limited use in the metagame. On offense, its fast move has zero synergy with its charge moves and its low Atk stat is plain unviable. On defense, although Forretress’s Def stat is impressive, it’s crippled by low HP and a fatal double weakness to Fire. There isn’t much value in Forretress and it’s not worth spending stardust on.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Bug Bite + Heavy Slam and Earthquake

Bug Bite is the superior fast move, with the average 3.0 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3.0 EPT (Energy Per Turn). Struggle Bug falls behind in energy generation. 

While Heavy Slam (1.4 DPE) isn't a spectacular move, it does get STAB and costs the least amount of energy (50) among Forretress's charge moves, so it generally gets used the most. Earthquake (1.85 DPE) is a slow but powerful move that gives Forretress the much needed power and coverage against its only weakness: Fire-type Pokemon. Rock Tomb (1.17 DPE) doesn't provide a lot of value for its high 60 energy cost and is one of the worst charge moves for PvP. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3.5 / 5

Forretress is more of a fortress in PvP, featuring good bulk and only one vulnerability. A relatively cumbersome moveset is disappointing, and leaves Forretress with few options to apply shield pressure. Despite this, Forretress still manages to perform well in Great League, with good win ratios against common meta picks such as Cresselia, Deoxys Defense Forme, and a narrow win against Melmetal. Forretress also takes comfortable wins against every popular Grass-type candidate in this league, which lets it pair well with Pokemon that can cover its weakness like Quagsire, Whiscash, or Azumaril. Just keep the bug tank away from Fire-type Pokemon, unless you want it to melt fast to its double weakness. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5 

Forretress still does the same job in as it did in Great League, which is bullying wins out of Psychic-types and walling Grass-types. Its weaknesses to Fire-types and losses against Counter users still prevent it from ranking any higher, as does the obvious threat of Giratina. 

Master League: 2 / 5

With a max CP of 2282 Forretress isn't gonna bug most competitors in Master League. It can still harass Grass-types though, and keeps Cresselia salty at losing even in Master League. 

Fast Moves

5
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
12.00
10.00
12.50
15
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

70
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.10
0.40
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
120
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00
70
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
0.75
0.00
1.40
21.88
27.34
30.63

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate15.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012732
2001.55666
200285101
2002.5115135
4003144170
4003.5173204
4004202238
4004.5232273
6005261307
6005.5290342
6006319376
6006.5348411
8007378445
8007.5407480
8008436514
8008.5465549
10009495583
10009.5524617
100010553652
100010.5581684
130011608717
130011.5636750
130012664782
130012.5691815
160013719847
160013.5747880
160014774913
160014.5802945
190015830978
190015.58571010
1900168851043
190016.59131076
2200179401108
220017.59681141
2200189961173
220018.510231206
25001910511239
250019.510791271
25002011061304
250020.511341336
30002111621369
300021.511891402
30002212171434
300022.512451467
35002312721500
350023.513001532
35002413281565
350024.513551597
40002513831630
400025.514111663
40002614381695
400026.514661728
45002714941760
450027.515211793
45002815491826
450028.515771858
50002916051891
500029.516321924
50003016601956
500030.516741972
60003116881989
600031.517012005
60003217152021
600032.517292038
70003317432054
700033.517572070
70003417712087
700034.517842103
80003517982119
800035.518122135
80003618262152
800036.518402168
90003718542184
900037.518672201
90003818812217
900038.518952233
100003919092250
1000039.519232266
100004019362282
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