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.

Poi
Dar

Fast Moves


Charge Moves


Weaknesses
Gro
x1.25
Resistances
Dar
x0.8
Gra
x0.8
Gho
x0.8
Poi
x0.8

Best Attackers: Stunky

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
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
Golem
Roc
Gro
13.4
Mud-Slap
41.7
Earthquake
505 329 176
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Rhydon
Gro
Roc
13.4
Mud-Slap
41.7
Earthquake
504 346 158
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Mewtwo
Psy
15.6
Confusion
33.3
Shadow Ball
496 382 114
Simulate
Mewtwo
Psy
10.4
Psycho Cut
33.3
Shadow Ball
496 382 114
Simulate
Golem
Roc
Gro
13.4
Mud-Slap
54.3
Stone Edge
490 314 176
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Golem
Roc
Gro
13.4
Mud-Slap
29.8
Rock Blast
490 314 176
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Rhydon
Gro
Roc
13.4
Mud-Slap
54.3
Stone Edge
489 330 158
Simulate
Rhydon
Gro
Roc
13.4
Mud-Slap
40.9
Megahorn
478 319 158
Simulate
Golem
Roc
Gro
16.7
Rock Throw
41.7
Earthquake
452 276 176
Simulate
Steelix
Ste
Gro
17.0
Iron Tail
41.7
Earthquake
450 193 256
Simulate
Alakazam
Psy
15.6
Confusion
55.6
Futuresight
449 338 110
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Alakazam
Psy
10.4
Psycho Cut
55.6
Futuresight
449 338 110
Simulate
Ho-Oh
Fir
Fly
13.8
Steel Wing
56.3
Brave Bird
447 276 171
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Ho-Oh
Fir
Fly
13.8
Steel Wing
41.7
Fire Blast
447 276 171
Simulate
Ho-Oh
Fir
Fly
10.9
Extrasensory
56.3
Brave Bird
447 276 171
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Ho-Oh
Fir
Fly
10.9
Extrasensory
41.7
Fire Blast
447 276 171
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Dragonite
Dra
Fly
17.0
Dragon Tail
50.9
Hurricane
443 328 114
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Dragonite
Dra
Fly
17.0
Dragon Tail
35.3
Outrage
443 328 114
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Scizor
Bug
Ste
12.5
Bullet Punch
39.5
Iron Head
442 295 147
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Worst Attackers: Stunky

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Sunkern
Gra
16.3
Razor Leaf
43.3
Grass Knot
86 55 31
Sunkern
Gra
16.3
Razor Leaf
32.7
Seed Bomb
86 55 31
Sunkern
Gra
16.3
Razor Leaf
28.8
Energy Ball
86 55 31
Sunkern
Gra
10.0
Cut
43.3
Grass Knot
86 55 31
Sunkern
Gra
10.0
Cut
32.7
Seed Bomb
86 55 31
Sunkern
Gra
10.0
Cut
28.8
Energy Ball
86 55 31
Sunkern
Gra
10.0
Tackle
15.9
Struggle
86 55 31
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.1
Feint Attack
35.7
Psychic
77 57 19
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.1
Feint Attack
34.6
Wild Charge
77 57 19
Igglybuff
Nor
Fai
11.1
Feint Attack
33.3
Shadow Ball
74 55 19


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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12


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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