Pokemon Go Move List

Full list of Pokemon Go Moves with DPS and crit chance

Full list of Pokemon Go Moves with DPS and crit chance. All data sourced directly from Niantic. Click on a move to see the Pokemon that can have it. See explanation below for latest DPS calculation.

Type Fast Moves DPS Power Energy Cast Time
Ste
Steel Wing 13.8 11 6 0.8s
250 227 149 151 142 85 18 17 22 277
Ste
Iron Tail 13.6 15 7 1.1s
336 306 305 248 208 148 147 87 34
Dra
Dragon Tail 13.6 15 9 1.1s
373 350 103 alola 384 383 330 306 249 208 149 151
Fig
Counter 13.3 12 8 0.9s
360 386 defense 308 297 288 286 237 232 217 214 202 185 107 68 57 257
Roc
Rock Throw 13.3 12 7 0.9s
338 337 76 alola 75 alola 74 alola 377 299 219 218 213 185 95 75 76 74
Roc
Smack Down 13.3 16 8 1.2s
Wat
Waterfall 13.3 16 8 1.2s
365 350 342 382 319 151 119 230 130 160
Gra
Razor Leaf 13.0 13 7 1.0s
357 315 192 191 182 71 45 44 2 43 3 275 274 272 271 270 153 154
Gho
Shadow Claw 12.9 9 6 0.7s
335 151 93 264 157 354 302
Fir
Fire Spin 12.7 14 10 1.1s
324 244 136 146 78 38 6 257
Poi
Poison Jab 12.5 10 7 0.8s
336 89 alola 88 alola 386 attack 332 315 151 88 73 34 31 33 15 89
Psy
Confusion 12.5 20 15 1.6s
368 344 343 338 337 385 307 282 281 251 203 199 280 122 96 150 97 124 102 79 65 49 80 64 12 55 48 269 196
Fir
Fire Fang 12.2 11 8 0.9s
373 244 229 5 59 262
Dar
Bite 12.0 6 4 0.5s
371 367 89 alola 88 alola 52 alola 20 alola 319 318 303 295 294 292 248 247 246 210 209 206 142 58 41 42 31 30 29 20 8 9 52 24 262 169 130 160
Nor
Scratch 12.0 6 4 0.5s
347 53 alola 52 alola 290 288 216 190 140 56 46 53 50 4 27 52 255 159 158 161
Dra
Dragon Breath 12.0 6 4 0.5s
372 381 380 334 329 148 147 117 230
Fly
Air Slash 11.7 14 10 1.2s
357 384 284 227 178 123 83 18 6 169
Nor
Pound 11.7 7 6 0.6s
316 293 242 151 96 113 39 35 40 238 252 173 174
Gra
Vine Whip 11.7 7 6 0.6s
152 114 69 2 1 3 154
Fig
Rock Smash 11.5 15 10 1.3s
363 341 105 alola 379 378 377 323 317 316 307 296 294 247 246 237 231 184 141 151 105 104 127 111 106 66 62 236 263 112
Ste
Metal Claw 11.4 8 7 0.7s
51 alola 50 alola 28 alola 27 alola 379 375 305 304 291 217 99 28
Poi
Acid 11.3 9 8 0.8s
346 345 182 71 70 45 44 73 69 43 24 23
Ice
Frost Breath 11.1 10 8 0.9s
365 362 378 144 151 124 87 91 131
Dar
Feint Attack 11.1 10 9 0.9s
53 alola 38 alola 301 300 228 215 198 178 85 39 38 40 53 275 274 197 163 174 356 353 302
Psy
Extrasensory 10.9 12 12 1.1s
358 344 343 326 250 249 245 164 103 176
Dar
Snarl 10.9 12 12 1.1s
359 342 318 310 245 229 210 151 59 197 261
Psy
Zen Headbutt 10.9 12 10 1.1s
369 37 alola 386 speed 386 defense 386 attack 386 381 380 376 375 325 321 301 242 241 234 122 143 128 97 108 113 36 35 63 54 196 173
Gro
Mud-Slap 10.7 15 12 1.4s
51 alola 50 alola 105 104 111 75 115 76 88 50 51 112
Nor
Hidden Power 10.0 15 15 1.5s
233 201 137 121 175 176
Bug
Struggle Bug 10.0 15 15 1.5s
348 347 328 314 313 292 214 213 205 151 47 12 269 267 166
Ste
Bullet Punch 10.0 9 10 0.9s
376 297 212 107 68
Gho
Lick 10.0 5 6 0.5s
352 216 143 108 92 86
Fig
Low Kick 10.0 6 6 0.6s
125 67 106 115 78 57 239
Wat
Bubble 10.0 12 14 1.2s
341 298 283 226 222 184 183 99 72 116 98 61 60 7 62 272 271 186 170
Wat
Water Gun 10.0 5 5 0.5s
370 369 368 367 366 364 363 340 339 351 rainy 321 320 224 223 211 199 195 194 139 134 138 121 120 79 117 116 80 55 54 8 9 279 278 270 260 259 258 131 171 159 158
Nor
Cut 10.0 5 5 0.5s
191 151
Nor
Tackle 10.0 5 5 0.5s
349 19 alola 351 sunny 351 snowy 351 rainy 351 322 314 313 304 300 296 285 241 235 234 232 231 222 220 209 204 203 188 187 183 180 179 152 133 128 109 77 100 110 95 120 74 90 11 10 1 7 16 236 19 265 264 263 261 258 153 156 155 165
Nor
Quick Attack 10.0 8 10 0.8s
20 alola 19 alola 312 311 309 193 133 84 37 41 16 21 25 20 19 278 276 273 253 161 177 162
Ice
Ice Shard 10.0 12 12 1.2s
362 221 215 91 90 86
Fly
Peck 10.0 10 10 1.0s
334 333 198 118 84 21 32 22 276 256 119 177 163 175
Fly
Wing Attack 10.0 8 9 0.8s
226 207 193 164 42 17 279 277
Fir
Ember 10.0 10 10 1.0s
372 371 351 sunny 324 323 322 228 219 218 136 126 58 77 37 5 4 240 256 255 157 156 155
Fig
Karate Chop 10.0 8 10 0.8s
126 67 66 56 240
Dar
Sucker Punch 10.0 7 8 0.7s
352 332 331 327 94 51 162
Bug
Bug Bite 10.0 5 6 0.5s
290 283 205 204 127 14 13 11 10 46 48 268 266 265 167 166 165
Bug
Infestation 9.1 10 14 1.1s
346 345 317 284 189 114 151 109 110 49 15 89 267 168
Ele
Volt Switch 8.7 20 25 2.3s
76 alola 75 alola 74 alola 26 alola 243 181 135 151 101 26
Ele
Spark 8.6 6 9 0.7s
26 alola 312 311 309 299 101 100 82 81 26 170
Gho
Hex 8.3 10 15 1.2s
361 105 alola 351 200 94 356 355 354
Poi
Poison Sting 8.3 5 7 0.6s
331 211 72 14 13 30 29 33 32 23 268 266 168 167
Psy
Psycho Cut 8.3 5 8 0.6s
359 327 308 150 65 64
Gro
Mud Shot 8.3 5 7 0.6s
340 339 383 330 329 328 224 223 195 194 141 139 140 138 118 98 61 60 27 28 260 259 186
Ele
Thunder Shock 8.3 5 8 0.6s
243 179 125 135 81 25 239 172
Bug
Fury Cutter 7.5 3 6 0.4s
348 335 291 212 207 123 83 47 254
Gra
Bullet Seed 7.3 8 14 1.1s
103 alola 286 285 192 189 188 187 103 102 70 273 254 253 252
Gho
Astonish 7.3 8 14 1.1s
358 333 303 295 293 206 200 190 93 92 355 353
Ele
Charge Beam 7.3 8 15 1.1s
386 speed 386 385 326 310 282 281 251 233 181 180 280 145 151 137 82 36 63 171
Nor
Take Down 6.7 8 10 1.2s
374
Ice
Powder Snow 6.0 6 15 1.0s
364 361 38 alola 37 alola 28 alola 27 alola 351 snowy 221 220 238
Nor
Present 3.8 5 20 1.3s
225
Nor
Transform 0.0 0 0 2.2s
132
Wat
Splash 0.0 0 20 1.7s
370 360 349 325 320 298 202 129
Nor
Yawn 0.0 0 15 1.7s
289 287


Type Charge Moves DPS DPE Power Energy Cast Time
Gro
Precipice Blades 76.5 1.30 130 -100 1.7s
Wat
Origin Pulse 76.5 1.30 130 -100 1.7s
Wat
Hydro Cannon 47.4 1.80 90 -50 1.9s
9
Ste
Doom Desire 47.1 1.60 80 -50 1.7s
385
Fly
Brave Bird 45.0 0.90 90 -100 2.0s
250 227 85 84 18 277 257
Psy
Futuresight 44.4 1.20 120 -100 2.7s
249 178 97 65 196
Roc
Stone Edge 43.5 1.00 100 -100 2.3s
346 76 alola 75 alola 377 330 306 248 237 221 219 213 195 185 141 151 95 106 75 76 68 51 31 257 112
Fig
Close Combat 43.5 1.00 100 -100 2.3s
335 297 237 217 214 210 127 107 106 68 57
Gra
Petal Blizzard 42.3 1.10 110 -100 2.6s
315 192 182 45 44 3 154
Poi
Gunk Shot 41.9 1.30 130 -100 3.1s
89 alola 88 alola 317 316 224 89 24 23
Ice
Blizzard 41.9 1.30 130 -100 3.1s
365 350 340 38 alola 37 alola 28 alola 27 alola 351 snowy 382 378 321 199 144 151 117 87 91 73 279 272 131 230 186
Ele
Thunder 41.7 1.00 100 -100 2.4s
359 352 351 rainy 382 380 310 306 243 181 125 135 145 151 26 25 264 171 354
Dra
Draco Meteor 41.7 1.50 150 -100 3.6s
373 149
Bug
Megahorn 40.9 0.90 90 -100 2.2s
359 234 214 34 119 112 168
Fly
Hurricane 40.7 1.10 110 -100 2.7s
351 144 149 18 279 275
Fir
Overheat 40.0 1.60 160 -100 4.0s
324 323 244 219 136 146 151 38 6 257 157
Fig
Focus Blast 40.0 1.40 140 -100 3.5s
379 378 377 181 151 150 94 97 65 257
Fly
Sky Attack 40.0 1.60 80 -50 2.0s
334 249 227 164 146 21 22 277 163
Nor
Hyper Beam 39.5 1.50 150 -100 3.8s
350 20 alola 386 379 321 289 251 242 233 217 149 151 142 101 143 137 150 108 113 40 20 162
Wat
Hydro Pump 39.4 1.30 130 -100 3.3s
373 369 351 rainy 382 319 249 245 184 139 134 121 117 91 73 55 62 8 9 279 272 131 230 186 171 130 160
Gra
Frenzy Plant 38.5 2.00 100 -50 2.6s
3 154
Wat
Surf 38.2 1.30 65 -50 1.7s
350 321 151 260 259 131 112 186
Ele
Zap Cannon 37.8 1.40 140 -100 3.7s
386 speed 386 defense 386 attack 377 233 181 145 137 82
Wat
Weather Ball 37.5 1.82 60 -33 1.6s
351 rainy
Roc
Weather Ball 37.5 1.82 60 -33 1.6s
351
Ice
Weather Ball 37.5 1.82 60 -33 1.6s
351 snowy
Fir
Weather Ball 37.5 1.82 60 -33 1.6s
351 sunny
Ste
Flash Cannon 37.0 1.00 100 -100 2.7s
379 376 227 151 116 82 9
Gra
Solar Beam 36.7 1.80 180 -100 4.9s
338 103 alola 351 sunny 383 381 324 323 250 233 192 189 114 151 103 137 71 45 38 2 47 3 272 154 157
Psy
Psychic 35.7 1.00 100 -100 2.8s
368 344 338 337 26 alola 385 381 380 376 375 326 308 282 281 251 242 203 199 164 122 151 96 103 150 97 121 102 79 113 36 65 49 80 12 55 196 173 174
Dar
Foul Play 35.0 1.40 70 -50 2.0s
352 53 alola 52 alola 229 215 198 53 52 275 274 273 197 302
Poi
Sludge Bomb 34.8 1.60 80 -50 2.3s
88 alola 317 315 286 195 192 114 109 93 94 71 110 70 92 88 44 69 41 2 43 1 3 30 29 33 32 15 23 269 169
Gra
Grass Knot 34.6 1.80 90 -50 2.6s
346 345 332 331 285 191 188 187 152 114 151 274 273 271 264 263 253 252 161 153 173
Ele
Wild Charge 34.6 1.80 90 -50 2.6s
76 alola 26 alola 310 301 300 243 234 151 59 26 25 174
Gra
Power Whip 34.6 1.80 90 -50 2.6s
114 108 70 69 2 1
Poi
Sludge Wave 34.4 1.10 110 -100 3.2s
89 alola 211 94 73 34 31 89 24 260
Ice
Avalanche 33.3 1.80 90 -50 2.7s
362 361 221 215 124 91
Ste
Heavy Slam 33.3 1.40 70 -50 2.1s
320 306 305 297 296 232 208 205 143 95 68
Fig
Dynamic Punch 33.3 1.80 90 -50 2.7s
332 308 297 286 67 68 62
Fir
Fire Blast 33.3 1.40 140 -100 4.2s
373 105 alola 351 sunny 383 295 250 248 244 229 199 136 126 146 77 78 38 59 6 157
Fai
Moonblast 33.3 1.30 130 -100 3.9s
337 36 35 45 44 43
Gho
Shadow Ball 33.3 2.00 100 -50 3.0s
362 361 358 105 alola 19 alola 326 325 291 282 122 93 150 94 97 110 65 64 63 42 169 174 354
Gro
Earthquake 33.3 1.20 120 -100 3.6s
365 344 51 alola 383 378 376 330 324 323 289 232 214 208 205 195 185 143 128 105 115 76 51 34 31 28 260 254 112 186 154
Fig
Cross Chop 33.3 1.00 50 -50 1.5s
296 216 67 66 68 56 57 54
Fir
Blast Burn 33.3 2.20 110 -50 3.3s
6
Nor
Stomp 32.4 1.10 55 -50 1.7s
357 322 294 293 246 241 234 111 108 77 106 115 258
Nor
Hyper Fang 32.0 1.60 80 -50 2.5s
20 alola 19 alola 20 19
Ele
Thunderbolt 32.0 1.60 80 -50 2.5s
75 alola 74 alola 386 313 312 311 309 299 243 203 180 179 125 135 145 151 101 150 100 81 25 239 263 171 170 172
Fir
Flamethrower 31.8 1.40 70 -50 2.2s
372 371 352 294 293 244 228 136 126 146 150 58 37 38 5 59 4 240 6 256 255 156 155
Fir
Heat Wave 31.7 0.95 95 -100 3.0s
322 219 136 146 78 38
Ste
Iron Head 31.6 1.20 60 -50 1.9s
51 alola 304 303 212 142 128 95
Fai
Play Rough 31.0 1.80 90 -50 2.9s
53 alola 303 301 289 232 217 216 210 184 39 40 53 262
Nor
Last Resort 31.0 1.80 90 -50 2.9s
133
Roc
Rock Slide 29.6 1.60 80 -50 2.7s
338 337 74 alola 386 defense 305 299 231 220 218 206 185 139 151 95 75 74 27 236 256
Dra
Dragon Claw 29.4 1.52 50 -33 1.7s
381 330 149 151 6
Gra
Leaf Blade 29.2 2.12 70 -33 2.4s
357 182 71 83 275 274 254 253
Fai
Dazzling Gleam 28.6 2.00 100 -50 3.5s
38 alola 385 334 315 314 282 251 242 209 189 188 187 182 151 113 36 39 65 64 40 175 176 354
Gro
Drill Run 28.6 1.60 80 -50 2.8s
206 78 22 119
Dra
Outrage 28.2 2.20 110 -50 3.9s
384 380 149 115 230 130
Bug
X-Scissor 28.1 1.36 45 -33 1.6s
212 127 99 123 47 46 15
Roc
Power Gem 27.6 1.60 80 -50 2.9s
222 180 121 120 53 302
Ice
Ice Beam 27.3 1.80 90 -50 3.3s
367 366 352 339 38 alola 37 alola 351 snowy 333 317 316 298 226 211 184 144 151 150 80 55 8 9 238 278 271 131 119 160
Fig
Submission 27.3 1.20 60 -50 2.2s
127 67 68 62
Fir
Flame Burst 26.9 1.40 70 -50 2.6s
310 218 5 4 240
Poi
Cross Poison 26.7 1.21 40 -33 1.5s
348 347 47 46 168 167
Dar
Dark Pulse 26.7 1.60 80 -50 3.0s
359 89 alola 53 alola 52 alola 37 alola 386 attack 332 228 200 198 151 109 93 94 110 92 89 52 24 197
Nor
Rest 26.3 1.52 50 -33 1.9s
Nor
Body Slam 26.3 1.52 50 -33 1.9s
366 364 363 320 305 304 298 288 287 241 231 220 194 183 179 152 133 143 58 37 39 35 60 29 32 19 52 173 174
Wat
Aqua Tail 26.3 1.52 50 -33 1.9s
369 367 339 211 183 134 148 147 118 86 7 54
Ice
Ice Punch 26.3 1.52 50 -33 1.9s
308 307 225 215 124 107 62 238 159 356
Gra
Seed Bomb 26.2 1.67 55 -33 2.1s
103 alola 331 286 285 191 187 103 102 70 46 43 1
Wat
Brine 26.1 1.20 60 -50 2.3s
138
Fly
Drill Peck 26.1 1.82 60 -33 2.3s
198 85 84 21 177
Ele
Discharge 26.0 1.97 65 -33 2.5s
312 311 309 180 179 135 145 101 137 100 82 81 25 239
Bug
Signal Beam 25.9 1.50 75 -50 2.9s
313 283 137 100 63 12 48 167 173
Fir
Fire Punch 25.0 1.67 55 -33 2.2s
126 107 5 240 356
Ste
Magnet Bomb 25.0 2.12 70 -33 2.8s
82 81
Fig
Brick Break 25.0 1.21 40 -33 1.6s
331 288 287 209 67 107 106 115 66 56 26 240 236 239 161 162
Gro
Bone Club 25.0 1.21 40 -33 1.6s
105 alola 105 104
Dra
Dragon Pulse 25.0 1.80 90 -50 3.6s
372 103 alola 334 149 148 117 116 131 130
Ele
Thunder Punch 25.0 1.36 45 -33 1.8s
26 alola 125 107 26 239 172
Bug
Bug Buzz 24.3 1.80 90 -50 3.7s
329 314 313 291 290 123 49 12 269 267 166
Ste
Gyro Ball 24.2 1.60 80 -50 3.3s
362 344 343 28 alola 27 alola 375 241 237 213 204 151 100 39
Psy
Psyshock 24.1 1.97 65 -33 2.7s
358 375 307 280 151 96 97 124 79 63 238 177 173 175
Gro
Mud Bomb 23.9 1.67 55 -33 2.3s
340 339 51 alola 50 alola 194 88 61 60 50 51 259
Roc
Rock Blast 23.8 1.52 50 -33 2.1s
348 76 alola 75 alola 299 223 222 213 139 138 75 76
Poi
Sludge 23.8 1.52 50 -33 2.1s
316 109 88 259 258
Wat
Bubble Beam 23.7 1.36 45 -33 1.9s
342 341 298 283 245 222 183 138 120 72 116 98 90 61 60 271 270 170
Gho
Shadow Punch 23.5 1.21 40 -33 1.7s
93 356
Fai
Draining Kiss 23.1 1.20 60 -50 2.6s
370 368 124
Gho
Night Shade 23.1 1.20 60 -50 2.6s
164 92 177 163 355 353
Psy
Mirror Coat 23.1 1.20 60 -50 2.6s
360 349 345 326 325 203 202
Gra
Energy Ball 23.1 1.80 90 -50 3.9s
358 351 285 191 189 188 152 151 273 270 252 153
Fly
Aerial Ace 22.9 1.67 55 -33 2.4s
357 352 384 333 292 291 290 226 225 207 193 190 178 123 85 84 83 18 17 16 21 22 15 277 276 254 253 252 163 166 165 176
Gro
Bulldoze 22.9 1.60 80 -50 3.5s
346 28 alola 329 322 288 231 221 151 104 111 59 28
Psy
Psystrike 22.7 2.00 100 -50 4.4s
Dar
Night Slash 22.7 1.52 50 -33 2.2s
342 52 alola 27 alola 335 290 287 212 207 123 53 57 52 167
Ice
Aurora Beam 22.5 1.60 80 -50 3.6s
364 363 224 223 117 87 91 86
Fly
Air Cutter 22.2 1.20 60 -50 2.7s
284 85 83 41 18 42 17 16 278 267 169
Fir
Flame Wheel 22.2 1.20 60 -50 2.7s
58 77
Dar
Crunch 21.9 2.12 70 -33 3.2s
371 367 336 88 alola 20 alola 19 alola 328 319 318 295 294 248 247 246 229 228 216 210 209 208 115 59 262 261 159 158 130 160
Wat
Water Pulse 21.9 1.40 70 -50 3.2s
370 368 366 365 364 363 348 340 320 245 226 224 223 141 134 118 99 79 72 87 98 90 80 61 7 278 119 159 158 170
Roc
Rock Tomb 21.9 1.40 70 -50 3.2s
74 alola 50 alola 327 304 205 204 140 138 74 50 27 28 255
Psy
Psybeam 21.9 1.40 70 -50 3.2s
343 325 122 96 137 121 113 64 48 54 196
Gho
Ominous Wind 21.7 1.52 50 -33 2.3s
284 200 178 92 42 355 353
Nor
Horn Attack 21.6 1.21 40 -33 1.9s
128 118 111 33 32
Wat
Scald 21.6 1.60 80 -50 3.7s
61
Nor
Swift 21.4 1.20 60 -50 2.8s
386 speed 312 311 309 190 133 120 84 41 155 165
Gro
Dig 21.3 2.00 100 -50 4.7s
343 50 alola 335 328 327 300 292 247 207 206 194 133 105 104 75 74 50 27 30 20 33 19 264 263 261 258 161 156 162
Fig
Low Sweep 21.1 1.21 40 -33 1.9s
307 296 190 151 106 66 56 57 236
Psy
Heart Stamp 21.1 1.21 40 -33 1.9s
Nor
Wrap 20.7 1.82 60 -33 2.9s
336 148 147 72 69 23
Poi
Poison Fang 20.6 1.06 35 -33 1.7s
336 319 318 49 41 42 48 30 29 23 262 261
Gro
Sand Tomb 20.0 1.60 80 -50 4.0s
329 328 204 95 27
Roc
Ancient Power 20.0 2.12 70 -33 3.5s
369 347 345 384 247 246 193 141 139 140 138 151 142 102 76 153 175 176
Bug
Silver Wind 18.9 2.12 70 -33 3.7s
314 284 193 49 269 267 166 165
Fir
Flame Charge 18.4 2.12 70 -33 3.8s
218 151 77 37 4 256 255 156 155
Nor
Vice Grip 18.4 1.06 35 -33 1.9s
342 341 303 127 99 98
Ice
Icy Wind 18.2 1.82 60 -33 3.3s
361 327 225 220 144 87 91 90 86 119
Fai
Disarming Voice 17.9 2.12 70 -33 3.9s
333 301 300 295 294 293 281 280 39 35 172
Psy
Psycho Boost 17.5 1.40 70 -50 4.0s
386 speed 386 defense 386 attack 386
Wat
Aqua Jet 17.3 1.36 45 -33 2.6s
370 347 341 318 283 140 87 86 7 8 158
Gho
Shadow Sneak 17.2 1.52 50 -33 2.9s
352 292 281 200 280 168 355 353 302
Dra
Twister 16.1 1.36 45 -33 2.8s
372 371 147 17 16 21 22 130
Nor
Struggle 15.9 1.06 35 -33 2.2s
374 235 201 129 14 13 11 10 268 266 265 132
Gra
Giga Drain 12.8 0.50 50 -100 3.9s
Gra
Mega Drain 9.6 0.50 25 -50 2.6s
Ele
Parabolic Charge 8.9 0.50 25 -50 2.8s


DPS and DPE Calculation

Damage per Second (DPS) is a description of how quickly an attack delivers its damage. It is a very important measure for fast moves. The current calculation for DPS in Poke Assistant's Data Base is:

DPS = Power/(Duration(ms)/1000)

For charge moves we also show the Damage per Energy (DPE):

DPE = Power/Energy Cost * - 1

Charge moves are used less frequently than fast moves, reducing how important it is that they do their damage quickly. In addition, charge moves cost energy: a limited resource. For this reason DPE is an important factor for charge moves. A higher DPS charge move can often do less damage than a higher DPE charge move in battle, as it is energy not time, that charge moves are starved for.

It should be noted that whether you choose a higher DPS or DPE charge move also depends on the situation. If you're an active dodger when attacking, you may still prefer a higher DPS move that keeps you moving and ready to dodge, compared to more frequent and longer pauses to use the higher DPE moves. A defensive Pokemon should generally always have the highest DPE move available since the computer playing that defender will not dodge anyway and will do the most damage for the energy it receives.

One further reason for using high DPE moves that isn't captured in the numbers is the "Energy Loss" usually associated with high DPS moves. Most of the time, the highest DPS move for a Pokemon is the 100 energy move that requires a full bar of energy to cast. Relying on these moves usually leads to wasted energy for three reasons:

  1. The player doesn't respond quickly enough upon having 100 energy to cast their attack. Any energy earned after the bar is full is lost.
  2. Unavoidable energy loss due to the energy being earned in blocks. As a worst case scenario, an attacker could have 99 energy, be unable to cast, then simultaneously earn energy when they do another fast attack and/or be hit by the defender's attack. Taking a Jolteon attacker using Volt Switch and being hit by a defending Vaporean's Hydro Pump, 25 energy would be earned by using Volt Switch, 65 more energy from being hit by Hydro Pump, giving a total of 90 energy that should have been earned, but only 1 energy will be credited to the energy bar and the other 89 energy overflows and is lost.
  3. Energy lost on the Pokemon's eventual feint. Because higher DPE moves are almost never the 100 energy move, the worst case scenario is that you lose 49/50 or 32/33 energy when you get knocked out just before being able to cast again. Higher DPS moves will usually have a worst case scenario of wasting 99 energy.

You can test out different moves with Poke Assistant's Battle Sim, seeing where you earn your energy from and how higher DPE moves can effect the battle.

Though moves have crit chance data attached to them in game files, there is no evidence that critical strikes are actually implemented in the game. For this reason, crit chance is not factored into move DPS.

A complete list of movesets for each Pokemon can be found at Move Sets



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