Don’t let the round pinkness and the cheerful smile fool you: Blissey is a monster. Since it was added to the roster of second generation Pokémon Go creatures last night, Blissey has started to tear up many gyms.
Here’s why Blissey is so good: it has a hell of a lot of HP. Really, it’s classic Blissey—in the main Pokémon games, Blissey is often used as a tank who can soak up damage. It’s the same case here—Blissey can be stationed at a gym, and the timer is more likely to run out before your enemy can knock it down. Blissey also has an incredible stamina stat. Together, these attributes put Blissey in the top tier of Pokémon Go’s gym metagame, with some debating if it’s not outright broken. Regardless, everyone wants a Blissey right now.
Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Blissey walls at your local gyms, as many players out there are reporting Blissey takeovers:
So blissey is every gym in town now. pic.twitter.com/TNn6YBtgsL
— gibby™ (@soilentgibby) February 17, 2017
— Darren (@darren_4242) February 17, 2017
lol already a no life with a blissey gym pic.twitter.com/ppTbBpHmIw
— Gamer Julio (@julioclip) February 17, 2017
I was excited about gen 2 but then I remembered that I'll have to deal with the wall that is Blissey in gym battles ? #Pokemongogen2
— Dustin Hunt (@NobodyX13) February 17, 2017
— Manlio gutierrez (@ManliogutierreN) February 17, 2017
— kushur (@SmervKush) February 17, 2017
Getting a Blissey isn’t exactly easy. There’s a chance you can hatch a Happiny from an egg, but that’s random. Chansey is somewhat of a rare spawn out in the wild, and once you have it, it’ll require 50 candy. Levelling its CP from there will also be a stardust sink, but judging from the stats, it might be worth it. Look at this beast, courtesy of tbryson612