Hello everyone and welcome to my 133rd analysis, this time featuring Learnean.
Overview: Learnean is by no means bad, but he is one of the many unfortunate monsters that was overwhelmed by the relentless power creep that occurred in the game. His Base Strength is downright bad, his Base Life and Speed stats are average at best and he doesn't have powerful effects like Evasion, Element-phobic Shields or even AOE denial for that matter, yet he is a monster that aims to work by using debuffs. So what IS Learnean good for? Team Speed holding. Learnean works best as a monster whose presence is not game changing, but undeniably annoying to the enemy team, so buffing his team's Speed stat is arguably the best thing he's going to do. Get some Torture effect monsters like Wyrmlad alongside him, and the enemy's Life is going to drop faster than you can say "This monster should have been breedable, I feel sorry for him".
Triple Chomp is a 0 CD unresisted single target Stun with 60 Base Power, which allows Learnean to deal at least some damage. Confluent Power is Learnean's spiciest attack: it inflicts Stamina Leak, Burn and Poison to all enemies - nothing extremely impressive, but nonetheless a good move. Mixed Powers is a nerfed version of this attack with the Torture effects set to 50% chance, but the Stamina Leak is still applied. Lastly, Water Head Power is essentially Triple Chomp but with 50% Stamina Drain replacing the Stun.
3 Team Speed with Team Life Mutations are the best Runes for Learnean as I have already mentioned.
Teammate Options: For Teammate options, check out this article.
Countering Learnean: For Counter options, check out this article.