Top 10 1st Generation Competitive Pokemon

Cloyster

At first glance, Cloyster my not seem like much. It has an amazing defense stat, but the rest of its stats are pretty mediocre; its special defense is dreadful.

Cloyster, however, does have a pretty cool niche. It's because of this that it made the Top Ten.

What's it's niche? Well... Shell Smash + Skill Link.

Shell Smash causes Cloyster's attack, special attack, and speed to increase by two stages, at the cost of lowering its defensive stats. One Shell Smash makes Cloyster relavent; two makes Cloyster dangerous. Add this to Skill Link (allows all multi-hit moves to always hit five times), and you've got a sweeper on your hands.

Cloyster can seriously dominate teams, that is if you let it setup. One electric-type special attack move before it sets up, and this thing is done for. Which is why it's only ranked nineth.


Find out more about Cloyster in the SuperCheats Pokedex