Team work

If you've spent the past few weeks catching Pokémon, grabbing items and evolving your brood in Pokémon GO, then you'll no doubt be keen to fine-tune your team in order to take down some local gyms. That means building the perfect fighting unit of monsters with a mixture of high attack (or CP) and robust defense. Throwing in a few with decent stamina also helps.

With that in mind, we present a list of the best Pokémon in the game, split up into attack/CP, defense and stamina/health. This list has been made possible by The Silph Road and Serebii.net, who have figured out that Pokémon GO's stats closely mirror those seen in the original Pokémon games.

As a result, you'll notice that some of the mentioned Pokémon haven't actually be found in Pokémon GO as yet - such as MewTwo - but these are believed to be in the game and presumably will become available at a later date.

Best Pokémon by Attack stat in Pokémon Go

  1. MewTwo 284 (not currently available)
  2. Dragonite 250
  3. Moltres 242 (not currently available)
  4. Flareon 238
  5. Zapdos 232 (not currently available)
  6. Exeggutor 232
  7. Arcanine 230
  8. Victreebel 222
  9. Mew 220 (not currently available)
  10. Charizard 212
  11. Magmar 214
  12. Gengar 204
  13. Nidoking 204
  14. Vileplume 202
  15. Machamp 198

Best Pokémon by Defense stat in Pokémon Go

  1. Articuno 242 (not currently available)
  2. Blastoise 222
  3. Mew 220 (not currently available)
  4. Dragonite 212
  5. Hitmonchan 204
  6. MewTwo 202 (not currently available)
  7. Poliwrath 202
  8. Omastar 202
  9. Marowak 202
  10. Venusaur 200
  11. Slowbro 198
  12. Weezing 198
  13. Golem 198
  14. Mr Mime 196
  15. Hypno 196

Best Pokémon by Stamina / HP stat in Pokémon Go

  1. Chansey 500
  2. Snorlax 320
  3. Wigglytuff 280
  4. Lapras 260
  5. Vaporeon 260
  6. Jigglypuff 230
  7. Rhydon 160
  8. MewTwo 212 (not currently available)
  9. Kangaskan 210
  10. Muk 210
  11. Mew 200 (not currently available)
  12. Slowbro 190
  13. Clefable 190
  14. Gyarados 190
  15. Exeggutor 190

Best Pokémon overall in Pokémon Go

  1. Mewtwo (not currently available)
  2. Dragonite
  3. Mew (not currently available)
  4. Articuno (not currently available)
  5. Snorlax
  6. Moltres (not currently available)
  7. Zapdos (not currently available)
  8. Lapras
  9. Arcanine
  10. Blastoise
  11. Exeggutor
  12. Vaporeon
  13. Gyarados
  14. Slowbro
  15. Venusaur

Obviously not all of those monsters are available right now so building the perfect team at the moment is a case of picking the best alternatives. You'll also need to be aware that many of the 'mon in these lists are tricky to find in the wild unless you have a very high trainer level, so some evolution may be required to get them.

What are your preferred teams? Let us know by posting a comment below.

[via eurogamer.net]