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
- MewTwo 284 (not currently available)
- Dragonite 250
- Moltres 242 (not currently available)
- Flareon 238
- Zapdos 232 (not currently available)
- Exeggutor 232
- Arcanine 230
- Victreebel 222
- Mew 220 (not currently available)
- Charizard 212
- Magmar 214
- Gengar 204
- Nidoking 204
- Vileplume 202
- Machamp 198
Best Pokémon by Defense stat in Pokémon Go
- Articuno 242 (not currently available)
- Blastoise 222
- Mew 220 (not currently available)
- Dragonite 212
- Hitmonchan 204
- MewTwo 202 (not currently available)
- Poliwrath 202
- Omastar 202
- Marowak 202
- Venusaur 200
- Slowbro 198
- Weezing 198
- Golem 198
- Mr Mime 196
- Hypno 196
Best Pokémon by Stamina / HP stat in Pokémon Go
- Chansey 500
- Snorlax 320
- Wigglytuff 280
- Lapras 260
- Vaporeon 260
- Jigglypuff 230
- Rhydon 160
- MewTwo 212 (not currently available)
- Kangaskan 210
- Muk 210
- Mew 200 (not currently available)
- Slowbro 190
- Clefable 190
- Gyarados 190
- Exeggutor 190
Best Pokémon overall in Pokémon Go
- Mewtwo (not currently available)
- Mew (not currently available)
- Articuno (not currently available)
- Moltres (not currently available)
- Zapdos (not currently available)
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.
I knew catching that Dragonite and Venusaur would not let me down
@Snow-Dust I'm jealous!
@Snow-Dust anyone would be happy to catch a Dragonite, barely any Dratini's around here!
@Damo Yea, im secretly bragging >
@eltomo caught it at my house when I just woke up
Go Snorlax! He's been my main since I hatched him, but he's not fun to fight as in gym battles - he seems slow. Personal preference, though.
I wish I could find a lapras....
Not that this information isn't helpful, but one of the biggest issues with Pokemon GO is that you can't really choose what Pokemon you want to raise and be on your team, you just have to deal with what commonly spawns in your area or things you catch that happen to have high CP because of the Candy limitation.
Wait, is Flareon actually decent in this game? Only things with higher attack are two legendaries and Dragonite, and considering there's no special attack...
Flareon is supposed to be okay in Pokemon GO, but Jolteon is bad.
Vaporeon is deity status in Pokemon GO.
I know more about this game than most people who have it. Thanks Nintendolife!
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