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What Pokemon Are Banned from Random Wifi Pokemon Battles?

Updated on March 24, 2012

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White Banned Pokemon?

In this hub we address the question - just what Pokemon are banned from the Pokemon Black and Pokemon White random wifi match up battles?

Random match up battles are new to Pokemon Black and White, allowing trainers to take on opponents via a randomly selected option within the game. It attempts to match up trainers of roughly similar ability based on their previous Pokemon battle results.

But not all Pokemon are allowed to enter these battles. If you have just one Pokemon in your team that is banned, you are not able to take part. which means that knowing which Pokemon are banned from random wifi battles is important...

Chatot - the only non-legendary Pokemon banned from the random battles
Chatot - the only non-legendary Pokemon banned from the random battles

Winning the Random Wifi Battles

Of course being allowed onto the random match ups, and actually winning them, are very different things.

A lot of the better battlers will use IV breeding and EV training to their advantage, making their Pokemon the most powerful they can be.

This is complex and can take time. If you don't want to have to bother then you can get FREE EV trained Pokemon from the Monster Dungeon forums...they have regularly held give away events, plus every new member gets one free EV trained Pokemon to start off with, allowing them to trade for more!

Check out the Monster Dungeon Pokemon Forums for more info

Pokemon Banned from Pokemon White and Pokemon White Random Match Up Wifi Battles

The following list contains those Pokemon that are banned from the wifi battles. It is important to know though that it is not just the Pokemon that are banned, there are also banned moves, but that will be addressed in another hub.

Banned Pokemon

1. Mewtwo
2. Mew
3. Lugia
4. Ho-oh
5. Celebi
6. Kyogre
7. Groudon
8. Rayquaza
9. Jirachi
10. Deoxys
11. Chatot
12. Diagla
13. Palkia
14. Giratina
15. Phione
16. Manaphy
17. Darkrai
18. Shaymin
19. Arceus
20. Victini
21. Reshiram
22. Zekrom
23. Kyurem
24. Keldeo
25. Meloetta
26. Genesect

So as you can see, the majority of the banned monsters are legendaries, in fact the only one that isn't is Chatot. He is banned because he can have a recorded voice via the move chatter - which could allow all sorts of abuse, something Nintendo and Game Freak are very keen to cut down on.

The rest of the Pokemon ARE allowed into the random wifi match ups, so sort your team out and I could well see you on there!


Ferrothorn is a great battler, but very weak to fire attacks.  Look to partner him with a flash fire Pokemon like Arcanine
Ferrothorn is a great battler, but very weak to fire attacks. Look to partner him with a flash fire Pokemon like Arcanine

Remember: Team Balance is Key

It is important to remember that team balance is key to winning these random wifi battles.

It's not just about shoving in the most powerful Pokemon that you can find, you also need to have balance across the team. What does this mean?

You are going to want to be able to deal with most, if not all threats. Which means having a good spread of Pokemon. You want to be able to deal damage to their Pokemon, ideally super effective damage, which means having a wide spread of move types.

You also need to ensure you can cope with wide spread moves. Keeping an eye for weaknesses in all sorts of typing so that you aren't at a disadvantage. It's not good, for example, running Blaziken, Nidoking and Aggron, as all will be vunerable to water type moves hitting them with super effective hits...come up against a Swampert and you're toast!

Also make sure they have more synergy - working together to get the win. A batton pass team allowing you to rack up stat boosts can be a big help

A Pokemon Black and White Random Wifi Match up Battle in Action

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