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Use these Pokémon to win every Pokémon Go gym battle
10. August 2016
Strongest Pokémon in Pokémon Go: Best overall
Not surprisingly, the legendary no-shows of Mewtwo, Mew, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos are hanging around at the top of this list. However, fan-favourite Charizard isn’t as good an all-rounder as you may have thought, while Vaporeon is easily the best Eevee evolution there is.
Strongest Pokémon in Pokémon Go: Best stamina stat
When it comes to high-level gym battles, you want to use a Pokémon that can take a severe beating – especially if you’re going to leave it behind to defend your team. It’s also important to be able to identify at a glance whether you’ll be able to take down a gym with a high-stamina Pokémon leading it.
So, excluding the unavailable legendary Pokémon that populate this list, here are the top 10 Pokémon with the highest stamina:
Strongest Pokémon in Pokémon Go: Best attack stats
If you want to have some serious power in the world of Pokémon Go, fire Pokémon are your best bet. Attack stats are excellent for quickly taking down opponents in gym battles, but it’s worth noting that every Pokémon attacks at a different speed, so sometimes power alone won’t be enough.
Still, if all you care about is having the most powerful attack in the bunch, these 10 Pokémon are the ones to go after.
Strongest Pokémon in Pokémon Go: Best defence stat
There’s little better than a thick skin when insults fly around during an intense Pokémon Go gym battle, and the same can be said for the Pokémon you want to send into the midst of battle. Making the most of defence at the right time can turn the tide against a tough, high-level opponent, and these ten Pokémon – excluding legendaries – are the ones that can do it for you best.
Pokémon not available to catch yet (or in some areas):
- Farfetch’d – exclusive to Asia; hatch from a 5km egg elsewhere
- Kangaskhan – exclusive to Australia/New Zealand; hatch from a5km egg elsewhere
- Mr Mime – exclusive to Europe; hatch from a 10km eggelsewhere
- Tauros – exclusive to North America; hatch from a 5km eggelsewhere
- Ditto – not yet available
- Articuno – not yet available
- Zapdos – not yet available
- Moltres – not yet available
- Mewtwo – not yet available
- Mew – not yet available
Catch them all!
Ever wonder what your Egg could potentially be? Check out the Egg Hatching Pokémon Chart here.
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Spearow, Pikachu, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Zubat, Geodude, Magikarp.
Pokémon Egg – 5 Kilometers
Ekans, Sandshrew, Nidoran (female), Nidoran (male), Vulpix, Oddish, Paras, Venonat, Diglett, Meowth, Psyduck, Mankey, Growlithe, Poliwag, Abra, Machop, Bellsprout, Tentacool, Ponyta, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Farfetch’d, Doduo, Seel, Grimer, Shellder, Gastly, Drowzee, Krabby, Voltorb, Exeggcute, Cubone, Lickitung, Koffing, Rhyhorn, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Horsea, Goldeen, Staryu, Mr. Mime, Tauros, Porygon.
Pokémon Egg – 10 Kilometers
Onix, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Chansey, Scyther, Jynx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Pinsir, Lapras, Eevee, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini.