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. You can see which Pokemon trainers are searching the most at Tips and Misc.

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
25.2
Psychic
526 412 114
Mewtwo
Psy
12.4
Confusion
25.2
Psychic
526 412 114
Mewtwo
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
24.6
Hyper Beam
510 396 114
Mewtwo
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
15.0
Shadow Ball
510 396 114
Mewtwo
Psy
12.4
Confusion
24.6
Hyper Beam
510 396 114
Mewtwo
Psy
12.4
Confusion
15.0
Shadow Ball
510 396 114
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
10.4
Thunder Shock
29.8
Thunder
501 394 107
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
10.4
Thunder Shock
26.1
Thunderbolt
501 394 107
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
10.4
Thunder Shock
17.9
Discharge
501 394 107
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
15.0
Dragon Breath
32.8
Dragon Claw
483 328 154
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
15.0
Dragon Breath
23.1
Dragon Pulse
483 328 154
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
29.8
Thunder
476 361 114
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
26.1
Thunderbolt
476 361 114
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
17.9
Discharge
476 361 114
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
15.0
Dragon Breath
24.6
Hyper Beam
470 315 154
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
13.5
Vine Whip
31.4
Solar Beam
461 308 152
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
13.5
Vine Whip
26.0
Petal Blizzard
461 308 152
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
12.9
Razor Leaf
31.4
Solar Beam
461 308 152
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
12.9
Razor Leaf
26.0
Petal Blizzard
461 308 152
Magneton
Ele
Ste
12.5
Spark
17.9
Discharge
451 347 103
Magneton
Ele
Ste
10.4
Thunder Shock
17.9
Discharge
451 347 103
Alakazam
Psy
15.4
Psycho Cut
25.2
Psychic
449 338 110
Alakazam
Psy
12.4
Confusion
25.2
Psychic
449 338 110
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
13.5
Vine Whip
27.1
Sludge Bomb
447 295 152
Venusaur
Gra
Poi
12.9
Razor Leaf
27.1
Sludge Bomb
447 295 152




Worst Attackers: Vaporeon

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Kakuna
Bug
Poi
13.0
Poison Sting
8.8
Struggle
104 55 49
Magikarp
Wat
0.0
Splash
8.8
Struggle
102 24 78
Caterpie
Bug
13.9
Bug Bite
8.8
Struggle
101 66 35
Onix
Roc
Gro
11.0
Rock Throw
15.4
Iron Head
101 98 2
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.9
Tackle
40.3
Stone Edge
92 89 2
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.9
Tackle
20.0
Rock Slide
92 89 2
Metapod
Bug
13.9
Bug Bite
8.8
Struggle
90 54 36
Caterpie
Bug
10.9
Tackle
8.8
Struggle
90 55 35
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.9
Tackle
15.4
Iron Head
84 81 2
Metapod
Bug
10.9
Tackle
8.8
Struggle
81 45 36


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 table. 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.

Until we understand exactly how the game calculates damage, combining all the factors of Stab, types, attack and defence, 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.