Hi trainer! Poke Assistant is a collection of tools, tips and information for Pokemon Go Trainers to help them play, evolve and battle. We aim to provide the most useful Pokemon Go strategy and tips. See below of an introduction to all of the tools.

Sign in to Change Language and Pokemon preferences.

New Plan ahead and see which Pokemon you want to save candy for in the future.

Simulate battles and test your team before going out into the wild.

Best all-round attackers in Pokemon Go.

Start preparing for Generation two now.

Avoid 75% of the damage in battle with this simple tip.

Plan how to earn and spend the most valuable resource in Pokemon Go.

Get all the information you need to select the best buddy for you.

Can your Pokemon be the best? Find out its IV's and view the maximum Attack, Defence and HP for any Pokemon you have.

Ever wanted to know the chance of catching that Pokemon?

There's more to maximising XP/hour than spamming Pidgey, check out XP Batching and other tips/misc items here.

Poke Assistant's recommendations for real world gear to enhance your game time.

Got a lot of Pidgey? Find the optimal amount to transfer in order to maximise evolutions during double XP.

Stats on every Pokemon in Pokemon Go, rarity, attack defence, stamina, flee rate, capture chance, moves, everything.

Is your 500CP Pidgey going to evolve into something higher than your 700 Pidgeotto? Calculate Evolutions here.

Find the best Pokemon to attack with for any defender.

Want to hold your local gym as best you can? Find out the best Pokemon for defence.

Every move in the game sorted by Damage per Second (DPS). Discover which moves are the best to have.

All details for the XP required for each level, prestige required for gyms and items awarded upon level-up.

Language Selection

You can select a language other than English below. You need to be logged in in order for your preference to save. If you'd like to add your own language, simply copy and complete Add a Language sheet, then submit a link to your filled out sheet via Feedback.

We are now translating more of Poke Assistant into your language! Comment on the PA Localisation sheet to improve the translations.

Big thanks to Trainer dase1352 for the Traditional Chinese translation.

Big thanks to Trainer Yuuretsu for the Dutch translation.

Big thanks to Trainer andrelucasnd for the Portuguese translation.

Big thanks to Trainer astrolepsis for the Polish Translation.

Big thanks to Steffen for the full German translation.

Big thanks to Valentina for the Russian Translation.


You can now follow Poke Assistant on Twitter @Poke_Assistant and stay up to date with site/tool updates.

19.04.17 New Inter-generation Evolutions for looking at all the intergenerational evolutions in the Pokemon series complete with their calculated stats. Much better linking throughout the site now using the new Pokedex Pages for each species as a hub. We've had a few requests to have the legacy moves displayed on the IV calculator and the battle simulator and this has been updated. Also patched an error when users were battle simmulating the same species against iteself. Many thanks to all those that take the time to provide feedback. In addition, if you have been enjoying Poke Assistant and want to give back it is now possible to Donate to the team and help keep us fueled with coffee for future updates.

15.04.17 Big update batch today. All future gen Pokemon have been added to the site up to Gen 6. Big thanks to all the artists at Smogon for putting together the Gen 6 Pokemon icons in Gen 5 sprite style. I like to keep the site lean and these little 96x96 icons are beautiful. For sanity, the main Pokedex page now has checkboxes allowing you to filter by Generation. Where possible, all tools in the website have been updated to included the new Pokemon, e.g. for Stunky, you can already view Best counters, Evolution Calcs.

A big structural change is that all Pokemon names and images will now be linking back to the new individual Pokedex pages for each mon, e.g Bulbasaur. Here you can find all the details on a Pokemon and then use the relevant links out if you want to find a counter for it or battle simulate it. Site linking has been inconsistent and now its nice and predicatable. If you click on a Pokemon you now get a single page with every detail?link on it you might desire. Please provide feedback if you think we could make some changes to this new page.

A bunch of typos and smaller bits fixed around the site. Probably some more bigger changes coming in the next few days with Easter Holidays offering some relax time for coding. Happy hunting during double XP.

21.02.17 Updated database to include the new move data in game, generally increased the speed of fast attack moves.

17.02.17 Well it happened. Gen 2 dropped. Site wide update is mostly complete and all the new move data, movesets and pokemon stats are flowing through. Only one Pokemon had a stat change (Lapras nerf), all gen 1 catch chances went up. Huge changes to move DPS and optimal movesets so have a look at Move Sets and Attacker tier list to see where you want to spend your Dust. Check out the PA Localisation if you'd like to contribute the new move names for Gen 2 in Dutch, Polish, Portugues, Russian or Traditional Chinese. If you find any bugs let us know here.

31.12.16 New Battle Simulator added. Have fun playing and testing Pokemon in battles before you leave the house. We expect to be modifying this tool rapidly over the next week. Please direct feedback and ideas on this tool to the feedback portal

28.12.16 Hey guys, bit of a larger update batch and an annoucement on deleting old Poke Assistant accounts. First up is a tweak to the IV Calculator to let users change the maximum level that the slider calculates to. A lot of you wanted this little quality of life change and I think it adds nicely to the tool.

We've tweaked the Best Defenders table after a sharp eyed user noted we wern't adding 15 IV to the Pokemon's base stats like in other sections of Poke Assistant when calculating max HP and CP. The DPS calculation for all moves, site-wide, has been adjusted by removing an allowance for crit chance. Despite crit chance being included in data files, there's still no evidence that it has been implemented. We've removed it for now in line with the game mechanics, effects on site tools were immaterial. Plus a bunch of under-the-hood optimisations too keep things speedy.

Holidays are a great time to clean house a little and we are going to clean up the database and wipe old accounts. The purpose of a Poke Assistant account has changed over time. During the beta it was a way of keeping the website within the terms of service and only allowing in Google accounts that had been invited by Niantic into the Pokemon Go beta. Today, the purpose of an account is to save personal preferences like language or pokemon suggestions. We'll be cleaning up the database in-line with this change.

On Monday January 2nd we'll be running two clean-up commands that will run through and permanetly delete Poke Assistant accounts. The first will delete any user accounts that haven't provided feedback AND haven't used the new preference system AND haven't picked a language other than the default assigned based on their IP address. Note that all three of these requirements have to be met in order for the account to be deleted. These accounts are redundant since the user has not personalised them and need not log in to receive the same level of service.

The second command will run through and wipe an account that hasn't provided feedback AND hasn't logged-in within the last 90 days. All in all, we should free up about 200,000 accounts and the less user data we have, the better. If you don't want your account wiped, just don't trigger one of those rules on Jan 2nd, but no-one who has anything to lose (time invested in user preferences) has anything to worry about.

26.12.16 Updated the Preference system used in the Best Attackers and Team Suggest tools. Pokemon suggestions can now be removed based on every Pokemon-FastMove combination in the game. If you don't want to be suggested to use Dragonite-DragonBreath because you don't have one, just click the skip button. You can manage your preferences and enable\disable Pokemon in bulk at your Preferences page.

24.12.16 Happy holidays everyone :) I took some time to re-write the pathway from Pokemon Go's gamemaster into Poke Assistant's database for moves and movesets in preparation for Gen 2. You'll see now that on the Move List and Move Sets pages that all gen2 Pokemon are included exactly as Niantic's game-data describes their moves. Evidently many of the Pokemon still have temporary moves. But now things are smooth and re-written so that when a change happens in the game, it can be piped in immediately for your use at Poke Assistant.

It's been a really enjoyable few months since starting Poke Assistant during Pokemon Go beta. I'm still just blown away and really happy so many people enjoy using the site. Please keep your feedback coming. Best of luck finishing off your Gen 1 collection, I myself will be taking the holiday event chance to get some Bulbasaur. Have fun :)

17.12.16 Evolver re-written in Javascript. Much faster for you, less data usage on your mobile and cheaper for us to run. Easy win-win.

12.12.16 Pokemon Stats for Gen 2 confirmed.

11.12.16 Attacker tier list added. Type Chart added for quick reference. Increased linking across the site, e.g. all suggested counters at Best Attackers can be clicked and hotlink directly to their own best coutners.

4.12.16 Gen 2 Pokemon now factored in across the entire site. All 16 languages updated to support generation 2 Pokemon. DPS calculation changed to ignore the 500ms press and hold required since it can now be qued (increases the stated DPS for charge moves). We've got something in the works to tie together Stardust Strategy and Best Attackers.

23.11.16 All Pokemon Stats updated to yesterday's buff/nerf. Evolver, IV Calculator and entire site now reflecting new Pokemon stats.

13.11.16 Added a guide on Gen 2 Preparation. Evolver updated to also show Gen 2 Pokemon in searches. Pokemon Stats updated to included all Gen 2 Pokemon stats and max CP. Best Defenders updated to also include Gen 2 Pokemon.Catch Chance updated to latest science.

06.11.16 Added a guide on How to Dodge

30.10.16 Big update batch. Pidgey Spam updated to account for the drop in evolution time cost decreasing from 24 to 21 seconds. Russian language added. All 15 other languages updated and tweaked thanks to the awesome folks contributing to the PA Localisation. The IV Calculator and other sections have be tweaked to facilitate internationalisation better. Just crossed 17 million unique users worldwide. Leaning the backend and cleaning up for speed under the hood.

10.9.16 Stardust strategy added.

7.9.16 Buddy stats page added. Search box added to Move Sets to allow for faster searching.

28.8.16 IV Calculator updated for another optional input to limit results based on appraisal hint to best stat value.

27.8.16 Catch Chance calculator updated to factor in circle size. Maximum inputs on Pidgey Spam lifted to 100,000 for those intense Pidgey spammers. Many small site optimisations for speed.

27.8.16 Bunch of fixes. Most important is the IV calculator now shows all combinations and doesn't truncate the table past 20. Table is now sortable if you want to play with it. UI tweaks, should display better on tablets. Leaning and optimisations. Updated Trainer Gear.

24.8.16 IV Calculator updated to allow users to enter in the new information provided by Team Leaders on which of the Pokemon's stats is the best. While it will vary from Pokemon to Pokemon, the new information reduces the possible IVs by 25%-90% in most cases and has signficantly increased the chance of knowing the exact IVs on the first search.

21.8.16 Unobtainable moves added back and viewable in the Move Sets, unobtainable moves are displayed with their name strike through formatted. STAB is now applied and moves DPS is now bolded in the moveset and Best Attackers tool if STAB has been applied.

20.8.16 Movesets updated sitewide to latest versions from Niantic. We'll add back legacy movesets shortly for perspective. Minor UI changes to the IV calculator. Tweaked the Best Defender formula to not punish Pokemon with many weaknesses as much. Formula displayed at the bottom of the page.

IV Calculator updated so that you only have to choose a Pokemon and it will show you the base stats, CP, HP and slider bar without needing input valid stats to find potential IVs.

Pidgey Spam time cost updated to more accurate 24 seconds to evolve a Pokemon + 3 seconds to transfer the evolution. New XP/hour analysis added to Tips & Misc.

IV Calculator accuracy increased thanks to u/kbard. International language rollout underway.

Code changes to allow for full site internationalisation. Phase one will be localising all menus and stat names in our existing languages. If you'd like to see more of PA in your local language. Comment on the PA Localisation sheet to improve the translations. If your language isn't listed, add it by copying and completing Add a Language, then submit a link to your filled out sheet via Feedback.

Move List moves can now be expanded to show the Pokemon that have the move. Clicking on a pokemon then links to its moveset.

DPS Calculations refined, view movelist for details. Pokemon Go Gear list added.

Android Chrome users can now "Add to Homescreen" to receive stand-alone, near native appearance and offline IV Calculator functionality.

IV Calculator updated with a slider so you can view stats at different levels. It's now effectivly an IV calculator and accurate evolve calculator in one.

Input fields will now auto-clear when you select them. It's the little things in life. Much faster scanning IVs now.

All move powers updated to match version 0.31.0.

A shiny new mobile interface. We don't own every phone in the world, if you have a weird display bug, please screenshot it and submit it via Feedback.

Fixed a bug for our non-English speaking trainers. Selecting your language below will now clear chache and repopulate all the dropdowns on the site.

Added Pidgey Spam and a bunch of under the hood changes for speed.

Fixed an input bug on the Best Attackers tool for iPhone users. Updated IV Calculator to show min and max scores as well as expected Dust and Candy costs required to power up to max level.

Full Pokemon Go Moveset has been added direct from the game itself. Thank you to all those contributors who added moves over the past months. Side, note, looks like move diversity has shrunk a lot in official launch. Only 840 movesets compared to 1200 in beta.

Whole site now uses the known type tables for Pokemon Go instead of series 6 estimations. All tools now using this table.

IV Calculator updated to allow you to refine results after Power-up. Max Level CP and HP for each Pokemon also shown.

Best Attackers updated to factor in Pokemon defence, attack and move DPS. Preferences from Team Suggest tool now also exclude Pokemon you don't want to see.

Move List updated to show all moves in the game order by DPS. All move power and cast times now known.

Pokemon Stats updated. All Pokemon sorted by rarity since launch with all stats including attack scores and capture chances.

Best Defenders updated to include defence and HP scores for all Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Added new Evolver Tool. Find out if your 400CP Pidgey would be better than your 745CP Pidgetto before you risk your candy!

Added new Care Package Table recording when items are first awarded. Capture screenshots and submit them to add to the table.

Trainer Name

This site was built by trainers submitting ideas, data and images. I invite users add their trainer names to their Poke Assistant Profiles so that contributions can be recognised.

Sign in to add your trainer name.


If you enjoy using this site, consider buying one of these fellow trainers a beer when you meet them. Without them, the site wouldn't be nearly as useful and might not even exist.

OG Contributors

Founding contributors that helped out before we started recording specific submissions, through chat channels, or contributed in ways other than data.


New Info Contributors

These trainers contributed new unseen movesets and made the site more accurate prior to all movesets being known.

New Pokemon Move Sets
Trainer Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move
Tekeve Muk Acid Dark Pulse
sungrad Lapras Ice Shard Ice Beam
Darandos Muk Poison Jab Sludge Wave
SenorMexicano Machamp Bullet Punch Stone Edge
thekangsta Charmeleon Scratch Flame Burst
Rigbeat Dragonair Dragon Breath Dragon Pulse
pokkuri33 Snorlax Lick Hyper Beam
PsycloneJoker Vileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam
Trainer Name Uknown Tauros Zen Headbutt Horn Attack
Trainer Name Uknown Dragonite Dragon Breath Dragon Claw
Trainer Name Uknown Tauros Zen Headbutt Iron Head
Trainer Name Uknown Tauros Tackle Horn Attack
Trainer Name Uknown Tauros Zen Headbutt Earthquake
Trainer Name Uknown Marowak Rock Smash Earthquake
Trainer Name Uknown Weezing Tackle Dark Pulse
Trainer Name Uknown Omastar Water Gun Ancient Power
Finiii Clefairy Zen Headbutt Moonblast
Eywah Dragonair Dragon Breath Aqua Tail
Maesteromni Slowbro Confusion Water Pulse
Finiii Seadra Water Gun Blizzard
Trainer Name Uknown Charizard Ember Fire Blast

New Level Care Packages
Trainer Level Date
PassyFox 32 25-Jul
JasonSylvester 27 19-Jul
JasonSylvester 26 19-Jul
JasonSylvester 25 19-Jul
Trainer Name Unknown 30 17-Jul
StevePayo 7 17-Jul
RhythmAndBlues 24 17-Jul
FruitL00pz 13 14-Jul
Finiii 23 13-Jul
WSmithy 19 13-Jul
ScrobDobbins 14 12-Jul
ScrobDobbins 12 12-Jul
P0kem0nster 10 12-Jul
Trainer Name Unknown 21 12-Jul

New Level XP Requirements
Trainer Level Date
PatrickVonChica 18 16-Jul
Trainer Name Unknown 27 14-Jul
SkyHawkEcks 25 13-Jul

Poké Assistant's best gear and accessories
Gear1 4a554ae3199f3c332b16f2648c520b40a10171b25988125525ecc3d239948aee Gear2 10da36ac6aff8c4b6a2f3b3b11619ad5b8e74de422db93d828ff75794c1ec7fa Gear3 0635056b2f9ec38736bd4a09e4d369675867a998ceca96629509da8ccfad3131 Gear4 1bd2788f27f53f4ba8789e870242d403513c27e63257b4f8c2c24cc4322e1607 Gear5 6b99db8032a0a10857b38fbf3411260d5c51f07ad9fc57e06e9c7e39359335e2