Max IV Aggron and misc

I just caught a perfect IV weather boosted Aron that I promptly (perhaps stupidly?) evolved to an Aggron with Dragon Tail and Stone Edge.
I don’t know what to do with it though. Max it? Stardust is limited so I need to prioritize. 100% is Nice but according to Gamepress Aggron is not very relevant and quite weak. Should I TM? Also haven’t got a big batch of those.

Another general question: how important is the Health stat? Is a Pokémon with say 7 as a health stat but double 15 for attacking and defense interesting to power up? I ask because the health differences seem pretty small and thus inconsequential.

Asked by Grimgroove2 months 3 weeks ago


Is trashing it an option?...

Well just kidding. Kind of.

It's not THAT bad though. Makes a pretty good defender against gyms with strong anti-Machamp/Ground setups such as Dragonite/Gardevoir, and has great Quick Move options and Heavy Slam with a TM. Also makes a decent attacker in terms of potion efficiency - a maxed one can even solo a maxed Blissey just before the time runs out.

Switching in Machamp takes all of 1 second and then you can proceed to completely obliterate Aggron. It's just not a good defender when most people are packing multiple Machamps in their gym team.

Downvoters too coward to counter.
Aggron is great if you know what to use it for. Keep away from it if you just play brainlessly following online guides and have no idea when it's a good idea to maximize resources over time.

Don't max it out, becuase then the auto-select will select it for every raid you do, where it is almost as bad as Blissey.

Don't spend resources on it, it's not that useful. Spoken from experience, I have a 100% Aggron maxed and it's stayed at 0hp for two months straight except for the 2 challenge solos against Jynx that I revived it for.

HP directly contributes to how long your mon stays alive, as does def. 15 for both ensures maximum survivability and the differences definitely matter.

by Croc 2 months 3 weeks ago

Don't max it. Don't transfer it. Any 100% is a keeper A shuckle in the hand is worth two shekels in the... ummm... the uprising of 100% dex-ters!!!

It's far better to power up a min Rayquaza (10/10/10) than a max Aggron. So unless you have powered up EVERYTHING else that's useful, keep it as a trophy, but pass on the power-ups.

My two strong Aggron were both caught as weather buffed Aron, and evolved with no power ups. Not worth any dust. Somewhat useful as is.

I would definitely keep it dead to prevent it from being autoselected, and definitely don't put any resources into it