Pokemon Go Best Attackers

Best attackers for each defending Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Best attackers for each defending Pokemon. Select a defender and Poke Assistant will find the best counter attacker. 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 Attacker tier list.

Wat

Fast Moves
Water Gun

Charge Moves
Aqua Tail Water Pulse Hydro Pump

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
15.6
Confusion
44.6
Psychic
526 412 114
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Mewtwo
Psy
10.4
Psycho Cut
44.6
Psychic
526 412 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
15.6
Confusion
40.0
Focus Blast
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
15.6
Confusion
39.5
Hyper Beam
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
15.6
Confusion
33.3
Shadow Ball
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
10.4
Psycho Cut
40.0
Focus Blast
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
10.4
Psycho Cut
39.5
Hyper Beam
510 396 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
10.4
Psycho Cut
33.3
Shadow Ball
510 396 114
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
9.1
Charge Beam
52.1
Thunder
501 394 107
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
9.1
Charge Beam
47.3
Zap Cannon
501 394 107
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
9.1
Charge Beam
40.0
Thunderbolt
501 394 107
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.9
Volt Switch
52.1
Thunder
495 375 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.9
Volt Switch
43.3
Wild Charge
495 375 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.9
Volt Switch
40.0
Thunderbolt
495 375 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
52.1
Thunder
495 375 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
43.3
Wild Charge
495 375 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
40.0
Thunderbolt
495 375 119
Simulate
Exeggutor
Gra
Psy
9.1
Bullet Seed
45.9
Solar Beam
485 363 121
Simulate
Exeggutor
Gra
Psy
9.1
Bullet Seed
32.7
Seed Bomb
485 363 121
Simulate
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
17.0
Dragon Tail
50.9
Hurricane
483 328 154
Simulate
Dragonite
Dra
Fly
17.0
Dragon Tail
35.3
Outrage
483 328 154
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.9
Volt Switch
52.1
Thunder
476 361 114
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.9
Volt Switch
40.0
Thunderbolt
476 361 114
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.9
Volt Switch
32.5
Discharge
476 361 114
Simulate
Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Thunder Shock
52.1
Thunder
476 361 114
Simulate




Worst Attackers: Vaporeon

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Tyrogue
Fig
10.0
Tackle
29.6
Rock Slide
100 64 36
Metapod
Bug
10.0
Tackle
15.9
Struggle
98 45 53
Sunkern
Gra
10.0
Tackle
15.9
Struggle
97 55 42
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.0
Tackle
54.3
Stone Edge
92 89 2
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.0
Tackle
25.0
Sand Tomb
92 89 2
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.1
Feint Attack
34.6
Wild Charge
91 72 19
Caterpie
Bug
10.0
Tackle
15.9
Struggle
90 55 35
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.1
Feint Attack
35.7
Psychic
88 69 19
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.1
Feint Attack
33.3
Shadow Ball
88 69 19
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.0
Tackle
33.3
Heavy Slam
84 81 2


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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