Is Jellicent good in Pokémon Go?

The jellyfish has a backbone.

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In the middle of Season 6 of Pokémon Go’s Battle League, a new Pokémon was introduced to reward players who reached rank 20, Frillish. This Water and Ghost-type Pokémon comes from the Unova region. If you earn 50 candies for this Pokémon, you can evolve it into Jellicent. While Frillish is a decent Pokémon, Jellicent’s best moveset and an array of stats make it a pretty formidable Pokémon. But is it good, and should you use it in the Ultra League?

Let’s break down Jellicent for PvP players. It’s a Water and Ghost-type Pokémon, making it weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, and Grass-type moves. However, it’s resistant to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Ice, Normal, Poison, Steel, and Water-type attacks. It has various defenses that make it hard to target, but it has a few weaknesses you could easily exploit. You’d need to make sure certain Pokémon don’t go against it, but those specific resistances make it an intriguing choice.

When battling in the Ultra League, Jellicent will take down some of the better meta Pokémon. It can go up against Cresselia, Registeel, Articuno, Regirock, Mewtwo (Armored), Machamp, and Lapras. Those are some of the best Ultra League heavy hitters, and this jellyfish Pokémon can bring it down. However, you have to be careful of specific Pokémon, such as Swampert, Giratina (Altered) and (Origin), Gyarados, and Gengar. Those choices can take it down pretty fast.

If you plan to use Jellicent, we recommend you pair it up with Articuno, Sirfetch’d, Ho-Oh, Regirock, Lugia, Alolan Muk, and Registeel. These can be used to compliment Jellicent when battling in the Ultra League.

While Jellicent does not have the best stats in Pokémon Go, it’s a great option when considering a new Ultra League heavy hitter. Not many players will be expecting it, and it’s capable of taking down several notable meta Pokémon that could give you a bit of trouble.