‘Pokemon Go’: Best Ways to Defeat Blissey

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How can Blissey be defeated in Pokemon Go? (Pokemon Wiki)

Ever since the second generation of Pokemon was added into Pokemon Go in February, one of the most difficult creatures to take down has been Blissey. After all, it has by far the highest stamina of any Pokemon in the entire game. So what are some of the ways to take Blissey down?

During a Blissey encounter, the biggest enemy is not actually Blissey itself; it’s the clock, as players typically run out of time long before they’re able to drain Blissey’s HP.

With that in mind, the best strategy is to not even focus on dodging Blissey’s attacks, instead just coming at it head on, continuing to fire quick and charge moves for the entire 90 second encounter. It takes about a half second to dodge, and when you only have 90 seconds to work with, that time really adds up. So when fighting Blissey, only dodge the charge attacks, and if you can afford the HP, don’t even dodge those. Dazzling Gleam is a particularly powerful move, so you may have to dodge that one.

Instead of focusing on the dodging, you’ll just want to continue using your quick moves over and over as much as possible, making use of charge moves when you can as well. Be very conscious of the 90 second timer as you’re playing.

In terms of specific Pokemon to use, Exeggutor is a particularly good option against Blissey, as it can effectively take down Blissey’s HP and it also resists psychic moves. Alakazam is also an effective Blissey attacker, specifically an Alakazam with the Psycho Cut and Psychic moveset. With Alakazam, simply keep spamming those moves and only dodging Blissey’s Hyper Beam.

In general, Fighting type Pokemon are effective against Blissey, which makes sense considering Blissey is a Normal type. Machamp seems to be the most effective of the fighting type Pokemon, specifically with the moveset Counter and Dynamic Punch.

Of course, this is all assuming that you are taking on Blissey alone. If you have a teammate, Blissey is significantly easier to take down.

Here are some of the Pokemon and movesets that do the best job of taking down Blissey:

  • Alakazam – Psycho Cut & Psychic
  • Donphan – Counter & Earthquake
  • Dragonite – Dragon Breath & Dragon Claw
  • Exeggutor – Extrasensory & Solar Beam
  • Flareon – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Gyarados – Bite & Hydro Pump
  • Heracross – Counter & Close Combat
  • Machamp – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Pinsir – Fury Cutter & Bug Bite
  • Rhydon – Rock Smash & Stone Edge
  • Snorlax – Zen Headbutt & Hyper Beam
  • Tyranitar – Bite & Stone Edge
  • Vaporean – Water Gun & Hydro Pump

The fact that Blissey is so difficult to take down has lead to a lot of fan complaints over the past few weeks, with players hoping that Niantic might buff the Pokemon in some way. Some have speculated that Niantic intentionally made Blissey this difficult in order to encourage teamwork, as there’s no better example in the game of something that is ridiculously difficult alone but relatively simple with teammates.

Have you had your own experience taking down Blissey that isn’t mentioned in the list above? Let us know in the comments section below!

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11 Comments

Sven Meinke

My Alakazam followed by a Rhydon (Stone Edge) usually does the job in defeating Blissey with some time left; initially I got frustrated by the Blissey wall when sending my (higher CP) Vaporeons to attack it but now I think having such strong Blisseys in the game increases the tactical challenge of what is otherwise quite monotonous gym fighting.

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BTRA1N

Yes it does. I’m surprised I haven’t seen this on any other threads about taking down Blissey.

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Neil Clark

In West Cornwall we are now getting red gyms being raised to level 10 very quickly using Ghastly and then having 9 Blissey assigned. I am a level 37 Blue player but even the very powerful battling team I have cannot take these gyms down. This has lead to most of blue players in our area giving up. Is there any way of beating this.

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Mikhail Batcer

Same thing we see here, in Petrozavodsk, Russia. All gyms are occupied by Blisseys owned by bot-like players.

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Kk

That’s right I hope they make other Pokémon to defeat blisssey cause I tried many time but no hope make me frustrated and wanted to give up the games

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Anonymous

Dragonite w/ Rage, Tyranita with Crunch.. all other Pokemon CP is too low to take Blissey.

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