Pokemon Go Best Attackers

Best attackers for each defending Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Best attackers for each defending Pokemon. Select a defender you want to attack. Poke Assistant will search across all combinations of Pokemon and moves to find the best attackers. Log in to use the "Skip" button and hide Pokemon you don't have. Click "Simulate" to use the Battle Simulator for your chosen Pokemon. Check out the new Attacker tier list regardless of the defender.

Wat

Fast Moves
Water Gun

Charge Moves
Hydro Pump Aqua Tail Water Pulse

Weaknesses
Ele
x1.25
Gra
x1.25
Resistances
Ice
x0.8
Wat
x0.8
Fir
x0.8
Ste
x0.8

Best Attackers: Vaporeon

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Mewtwo
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
24.6
Psychic
526 412 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
12.4
Confusion
24.6
Psychic
526 412 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
24.0
Hyper Beam
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
14.6
Shadow Ball
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
12.4
Confusion
24.0
Hyper Beam
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
12.4
Confusion
14.6
Shadow Ball
510 396 114
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
10.4
Thunder Shock
29.1
Thunder
501 394 107
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
10.4
Thunder Shock
25.5
Thunderbolt
501 394 107
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
10.4
Thunder Shock
17.5
Discharge
501 394 107
Simulate
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
15.0
Dragon Breath
29.2
Dragon Claw
483 328 154
Simulate
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
15.0
Dragon Breath
22.6
Dragon Pulse
483 328 154
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
29.1
Thunder
476 361 114
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
25.5
Thunderbolt
476 361 114
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
17.5
Discharge
476 361 114
Simulate
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
15.0
Dragon Breath
24.0
Hyper Beam
470 315 154
Simulate
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
13.5
Vine Whip
30.6
Solar Beam
461 308 152
Simulate
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
13.5
Vine Whip
25.4
Petal Blizzard
461 308 152
Simulate
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
12.9
Razor Leaf
30.6
Solar Beam
461 308 152
Simulate
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
12.9
Razor Leaf
25.4
Petal Blizzard
461 308 152
Simulate
Magneton
Ele
Ste
12.5
Spark
17.5
Discharge
451 347 103
Simulate
Magneton
Ele
Ste
10.4
Thunder Shock
17.5
Discharge
451 347 103
Simulate
Alakazam
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
24.6
Psychic
449 338 110
Simulate
Alakazam
Psy
12.4
Confusion
24.6
Psychic
449 338 110
Simulate
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
13.5
Vine Whip
26.4
Sludge Bomb
447 295 152
Simulate
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
12.9
Razor Leaf
26.4
Sludge Bomb
447 295 152
Simulate




Worst Attackers: Vaporeon

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Smeargle
Nor
13.6
Tackle
11.1
Struggle
100 50 50 Simulate
Metapod
Bug
10.9
Tackle
8.8
Struggle
98 45 53 Simulate
Sunkern
Gra
10.9
Tackle
8.8
Struggle
97 55 42 Simulate
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.9
Tackle
32.3
Stone Edge
92 89 2 Simulate
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.9
Tackle
19.5
Rock Slide
92 89 2 Simulate
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.5
Feint Attack
32.1
Body Slam
91 72 19 Simulate
Caterpie
Bug
10.9
Tackle
8.8
Struggle
90 55 35 Simulate
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.5
Feint Attack
19.6
Psychic
88 69 19 Simulate
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.5
Feint Attack
14.6
Shadow Ball
88 69 19 Simulate
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.9
Tackle
15.0
Iron Head
84 81 2 Simulate


Score Explanation

Select a defending Pokemon from the dropdown menu. Possible attacking Pokemon to use are shown in two tables. The first table shows the 30 best Pokemon to attack with. The second table shows the 10 worst. Pokemon are rated best to worst using the “Score”. The score factors in both how hard your attacker will hit the defender and how hard they will hit back.

Score = Atk + Def

The Atk score is driven by the Pokemon's base Atk Power listed in Pokemon Stats. This base power is then scaled up by a weighted attack scalar:

Atk = Base Pokemon Atk * [(4 * Move 1 Scalar) + (Move 2 Scalar)]

The scalars for Move 1 and Move 2 start at one and increase with Stab (Same type attack bonus) and vary further based on the Pokemon Go type table and the type advantage/disadvantage between the Pokemon and defender. The Fast move is weighted more heavily to account for its higher use.

Def = Base Pokemon Def * ( 1.57 - Expected Pokemon Defence Scalar)

The defence score is the Pokemon's base defence score scaled by the inverse of a Defence scalar that ranges between 0 and 1.57. This scalar is calculated by taking all the known moves of the defending Pokemon and comparing them to each Pokemon's Type Chart. The less likely the attacking Pokemon is to be damaged by the defender, the higher their Def score will be.

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These boxes show the DPS of the associated moves. If the number is in bold it has had STAB applied. The latest formula for calculating DPS can be found on the Move List.

No allowances for HP or CP have been made. The tool operates only on types and their relationships. Type weaknesses calculated from the known type table in Pokemon Go.

This table is a good approximation of the best Pokemon to use. As we learn more about the values and their relationships, the tool will be updated again.

Niantic has designed gyms to be difficult to defend to prevent players with more time, dominating players with less time. If you want to give your gym the best chance of being defended, check out Best Defenders.


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