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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 3 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

12.50 kg Weight
1.10 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2298
ATK 218
DEF 126
STA 162

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Shadow Claw, one of the best fast moves in Pokemon GO, is strictly superior to Hex.
  • Shadow Ball is Banette’s superior charge move, having better damage, coverage, and STAB compared to Dazzling Gleam.
  • Thunder offers no offensive utility.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Hex is slightly better than Shadow Claw, offering slightly higher damage and more energy gain.
  • Dazzling Gleam is arguably superior to Shadow Ball on defense, better at hitting some common attackers.
  • Thunder hits early, but is weak and won't be used before Banette faints.

PVE Overview

Banette is a strictly worse version of Gengar, even without the Poison-typing that burdens Gengar with inconvenient weaknesses. However, it possesses a good Atk stat and one of the best movesets in the game in Shadow Claw + Shadow Ball, making it a viable raid attacker. Due to its extreme frailty, Banette is best used in experienced hands adept at dodging charge moves.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Shadow Claw + Shadow Ball and Thunder

This moveset is relatively straightforward and allows Banette to threaten with a lot of Ghost-type damage with STAB. Shadow Ball is actually the cheapest charge move in terms of energy among Banette's options, and also gets STAB which means it gets used most of the time. Thunder is the second cheapest charge move energy-wise so consider that for some interesting coverage, though it won't be used much. Dazzling Gleam can cover Banette's weakness to Dark-type foes, but a high 70 energy cost leaves it undesirable to use. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 1.5 / 5

Banette is a risky Pokemon for Great League due to its squishyness. A severe lack of bulk causes it to lose many matchups due to simply not being able to finish the opponent fast enough. This becomes more apparent when looking at its moveset. With Shadow Ball as the cheapest charge move in terms of energy, Banette needs 8 Shadow Claws to be able to use a charge move. A lack of a low energy cost charge move prevents Banette from effectively being able to bait shields, which means Banette can't apply enough shield pressure to really threaten its opponents. As long as the opponent uses one shield, Banette needs to use 16 Shadow Claws before being able to hit the opponent for heavy damage, which Banette might not even get to due to low durability. Despite this, Banette still manages to pick up some wins in Great League, though mostly against opponents which rely on charge moves for big damage instead of their fast moves (ex. Forretress, Froslass, Lanturn). Obvious typing advantages also awards wins against Medicham.

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Despite a higher CP cap which benefits Banette's high ATK stat, the same problems in Great League are still present in Ultra League. Narrow wins or ties instead of clean wins are unimpressive against Psychic-type legendaries, which have a typing disadvantage (Psycho Cut Mewtwo loses more notably). Banette is also no match for the king of Ghost-types: Giratina. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Banette loses against just about every meta pick in Master League. Any wins it does get are mostly off-meta candidates, such as Uxie. 

Fast Moves

10
More Info

Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.20
12.50
8.33
10.42
9
More Info

Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.25
8.57
12.86
16.07

Charge Moves

100
More Info

Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.40
0.00
2.00
33.33
41.67
66.67
100
More Info

Fairy

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
3.50
1.20
0.00
2.00
28.57
35.71
57.14
100
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
1.00
0.00
1.00
41.67
52.08
41.67

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% 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
2001.55667
200286101
2002.5115136
4003144171
4003.5174206
4004203240
4004.5233275
6005262310
6005.5291344
6006321379
6006.5350414
8007379448
8007.5409483
8008438518
8008.5467552
10009497587
10009.5526622
100010555657
100010.5583689
130011611722
130011.5639755
130012667788
130012.5694821
160013722854
160013.5750886
160014778919
160014.5805952
190015833985
190015.58611018
1900168891051
190016.59171083
2200179441116
220017.59721149
22001810001182
220018.510281215
25001910551248
250019.510831280
25002011111313
250020.511391346
30002111671379
300021.511941412
30002212221445
300022.512501477
35002312781510
350023.513061543
35002413331576
350024.513611609
40002513891642
400025.514171675
40002614451707
400026.514721740
45002715001773
450027.515281806
45002815561839
450028.515841872
50002916111904
500029.516391937
50003016671970
500030.516811987
60003116952003
600031.517092019
60003217232036
600032.517362052
70003317502069
700033.517642085
70003417782102
700034.517922118
80003518062134
800035.518202151
80003618342167
800036.518482184
90003718612200
900037.518752216
90003818892233
900038.519032249
100003919172266
1000039.519312282
100004019452298
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