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
x1.4
Gra
x1.4
Resistances
Ice
x0.71
Wat
x0.71
Fir
x0.71
Ste
x0.71

Best Attackers: Vaporeon

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Breloom
Gra
Fig
8.7
Bullet Seed
31.4
Seed Bomb
535 404 130
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Zapdos
Ele
Fly
8.7
Charge Beam
50.0
Thunder
532 425 107
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
8.7
Charge Beam
45.4
Zap Cannon
532 425 107
Simulate
Zapdos
Ele
Fly
8.7
Charge Beam
38.4
Thunderbolt
532 425 107
Simulate
Sceptile
Gra
8.7
Bullet Seed
35.0
Leaf Blade
528 374 154
Simulate
Latios
Dra
Psy
14.4
Dragon Breath
36.7
Solar Beam
527 332 195
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Latios
Dra
Psy
13.1
Zen Headbutt
36.7
Solar Beam
527 332 195
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Exeggutor
Gra
Psy
8.7
Bullet Seed
44.1
Solar Beam
526 391 135
Simulate
Exeggutor
Gra
Psy
8.7
Bullet Seed
31.4
Seed Bomb
526 391 135
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.4
Volt Switch
50.0
Thunder
524 404 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.4
Volt Switch
41.5
Wild Charge
524 404 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.4
Volt Switch
38.4
Thunderbolt
524 404 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.0
Thunder Shock
50.0
Thunder
524 404 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.0
Thunder Shock
41.5
Wild Charge
524 404 119
Simulate
Raikou
Ele
10.0
Thunder Shock
38.4
Thunderbolt
524 404 119
Simulate
Latios
Dra
Psy
14.4
Dragon Breath
42.9
Psychic
516 321 195
Simulate
Latios
Dra
Psy
14.4
Dragon Breath
35.3
Dragon Claw
516 321 195
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Latios
Dra
Psy
13.1
Zen Headbutt
42.9
Psychic
516 321 195
Simulate
Latios
Dra
Psy
13.1
Zen Headbutt
35.3
Dragon Claw
516 321 195
Simulate
Breloom
Gra
Fig
8.7
Bullet Seed
40.0
Dynamic Punch
512 381 130
Simulate
Latias
Dra
Psy
14.4
Dragon Breath
41.7
Thunder
512 282 229
Simulate
Latias
Dra
Psy
13.1
Zen Headbutt
41.7
Thunder
512 282 229
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Kyogre
Wat
13.6
Dragon Tail
41.7
Thunder
506 291 214
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Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Volt Switch
50.0
Thunder
504 389 114
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Jolteon
Ele
10.4
Volt Switch
38.4
Thunderbolt
504 389 114
Simulate




Worst Attackers: Vaporeon

Pokémon Attack 1 Attack 2 Score Atta Defe
Magcargo
Fir
Roc
10.0
Tackle
15.9
Struggle
57 139 -81
Magcargo
Fir
Roc
12.0
Ember
52.2
Stone Edge
47 128 -81
Magcargo
Fir
Roc
12.0
Ember
48.0
Overheat
37 119 -81
Magcargo
Fir
Roc
12.0
Ember
38.0
Heat Wave
37 119 -81
Onix
Roc
Gro
16.0
Rock Throw
52.2
Stone Edge
-10 102 -112
Onix
Roc
Gro
16.0
Rock Throw
24.0
Sand Tomb
-10 102 -112
Onix
Roc
Gro
16.0
Rock Throw
33.3
Heavy Slam
-18 93 -112
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.0
Tackle
52.2
Stone Edge
-23 88 -112
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.0
Tackle
24.0
Sand Tomb
-23 88 -112
Onix
Roc
Gro
10.0
Tackle
33.3
Heavy Slam
-32 80 -112


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.

10
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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