Happy Birthday Pokemon Go! Attackers

A lot have happened in Pokemon Go lately, we now have been catching Legendaries for months, Halloween event , Gen 3 is around the corner and we might soon get PVP battles.

But thing in terms of using Pokemon’s to fight in the Gyms or Raids, and Defending a Gym have not changed much. Most of the trainers rely on a some selected Pokemon’s. If you are tired of holding 6 of the same Pokemon and want to diversify your attackers (perhaps at the cost of efficiency in Raids and Gym battles). To do so, here is the list of best attackers of each type. This list was made by Redditer pnr32 and we will try to build upon it.



Here is the process used:

  • Listed the top DPS’er of each type first
  • Filtered by type
  • Sorted by CP first and added the top 6
  • Sorted attack and added any that were not in the CP sort’s top 6
  • I then made sure there were at least 2 from Gen 1/2
  • I then included each mon’s “ideal” or top rated moveset (legacy in parenthesis) of each type from gamepress and bolded the mon who can have both a quick and charge move with the type bonus. Italicized mon can have attacks of the type, but are not of the type.
  • I then moved Gen 3 to the bottom of each list since we can’t really judge them without movesets, but want to keep us aware of them

When analyzing lists like this, it is best to stick with one single mode of comparison. No list is perfect, a lot of factors matter, and matter at different times. This list value bulk slightly higher than your original DPS assessment did, and is basing their rankings on TDO rather than DPS.

I Personally like TDO, since bulk is what matters most often, generally speaking, while max DPS matters solely for maxing ball counts in a raid and not much else (solo T3’s as well).



When you are comparing Pokemon’s whose DSP is within a few points of each other, the bulk really stands out at the end of the day. This is a RAW lists and an end all ranking of things to be powered up in order.

Bug

  • Scizor – – Fury Cutter / X-Scissor
  • Pinsir – Bug Bite / X-Scissor
  • Heracross – Struggle Bug / Megahorn
  • Scyther – Fury Cutter / X-Scissor (Bug Buzz)
  • Forretress – Bug Bite / Heavy Slam
  • Armaldo
  • Ninjask

Dark

  • Tyranitar – Bite / Crunch
  • Houndoom – Snarl / Foul Play
  • Gyarados – Bite / Crunch
  • Crawdaunt
  • Absol
  • Shiftry
  • Cacturne
  • Sharpedo

Dragon

  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail / Outrage (Dragon Claw)
  • Kingdra – Dragon Breath / Outrage
  • Rayquaza
  • Latios
  • Salamence
  • Latias
  • Flygon

Electric

  • Raikou – Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
  • Zapdos – Charge Beam / Thunder Bolt
  • Jolteon – Thunder Shock / Thunder Bolt
  • Ampharos – Charge Beam / Zap Cannon
  • Magneton – Spark (Thunder Shock) / Zap Cannon (Discharge)
  • Electabuzz – Thunder Shock / Thunder Bolt
  • Magnectric

Fairy

  • Granbull – Bite / Play Rough
  • Clefable – Zen Headbutt (Pound) / Dazzling Gleam
  • Mr. Mime – No Fairy moves…
  • Wigglytuff – Pound / Play Rough
  • Togetic – Extrasensory / Dazzling Gleam
  • Azumarill – Bubble / Play Rough
  • Gardevoir
  • Mawile



Fighting

  • Machamp – Counter / Dynamic Punch
  • Heracross – Counter / Close Combat
  • Poliwrath – Rock Smash / Dynamic Punch
  • Hitmonlee – Rock Smash / Close Combat
  • Ursaring – Counter / Close Combat
  • Hariyama
  • Blaziken
  • Breloom

Fire

  • Moltres – Fire Spin / Overheat
  • Ho-Oh – Steel Wing / Fire Blast
  • Entei – Fire Spin / Overheat
  • Flareon – Fire Spin / Overheat
  • Arcanine – Fire Fang / Fire Blast (Flamethrower)
  • Charizard – Fire Spin / Overheat
  • Blaziken

Flying

  • Lugia – Extrasensory / Sky attack
  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail / Hurricane
  • Scyther – Air Slash / Aerial Ace
  • Ho-Oh – Steel Wing / Brave Bird
  • Rayquaza
  • Salamence

Flying types without flying moves (FYI) * Zapdos * Moltres * Gyarados * Articuno

Ghost

  • Gengar – Hex (Shadow Claw) / Shadow Ball
  • Mewtwo – Confusion / Shadow Ball
  • Misdreavus – Hex / Ominous Wind
  • Haunter – Shadow Claw / Shadow Punch (Shadow Ball)
  • Banette
  • Dusclops
  • Sableye
  • Shedinja

Grass

  • Exeggutor – Bullet Seed / Solar Beam
  • Venusaur – Vine Whip / Solar Beam
  • Victreebel – Razor Leaf / Solar Beam
  • Vileplume – Razor Leaf / Solar Beam
  • Sceptile
  • Breloom
  • Cacturne

Ground

  • Rhydon – Mud Slap / Earthquake
  • Golem – Mud Slap (Mud Shot) / Earthquake
  • Donphan – Counter / Earthquake
  • Nidoking – Poison Jab / Earthquake
  • Groudon
  • Swampert
  • Flygon



Ice

  • Jynx – Frost Breath / Avalanche
  • Articuno – Frost Breath / Blizzard
  • Cloyster – Frost Breath / Avalanche
  • Lapras – Frost Breath / Blizzard
  • Piloswine – Ice Shard / Avalanche
  • Sneasel – Ice Shard / Avalanche
  • Regice
  • Walrein

Normal

  • Snorlax – Lick / Hyper Beam [Ghost?]
  • Blissey – Pound / Hyper Beam
  • Ursaring – Counter / Hyper Beam [Fighting?]
  • Porygon 2 – Hidden Power / Hyper Beam
  • Wigglytuff – Pound / Hyper Beam
  • Tauros – Tackle / Horn Attack
  • Mewtwo – Confusion / Hyper Beam
  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail / Hyper Beam
  • Slaking
  • Zangoose

Poison

  • Muk – Poison Jab / Gunk Shot
  • Gengar – Hex (Shadow Claw) / Sludge Bomb
  • Victreebel – Acid / Sludge Bomb
  • Venusaur – Vine Whip / Sludge Bomb
  • Crobat – Air Slash / Sludge Bomb
  • Nidoking – Poison Jab / Sludge Wave
  • Vileplume – Acid / Solar Beam

Psychic

  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut / Psychic
  • Lugia – Extrasensory / Future Sight
  • Espeon – Confusion / Future Sight
  • Alakazam – Confusion / Future Sight
  • Metagross
  • Latios
  • Latias

Rock

  • Golem – Rock Throw / Stone Edge
  • Tyranitar – Bite / Stone Edge
  • Rhydon – Mud Slap / Stone Edge
  • Omastar – Water Gun (Rock Throw) / Rock Blast (Rock Slide)
  • Sudowoodo – Rock Throw / Stone Edge
  • Aerodactyl – Bite / Ancient Power
  • Kabutops – Mud Shot (Fury Cutter) / Stone Edge
  • Regirock
  • Aggron
  • Armaldo

Steel

  • Scizor – Bullet Puch / Iron Head
  • Steelix – Iron Tail / Heavy Slam
  • Forretress – Bug Bite / Heavy Slam
  • Magneton – Charge Beam (Thunder Shock) / Magnet Bomb
  • Machamp – Bullet Punch / Heavy Slam
  • Metagross
  • Aggron
  • Registeel

Water

  • Vaporeon – Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Gyarados – Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
  • Omastar – Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Suicine – Hidden Power / Hydro Pump
  • Starmie – Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Kingler – Bubble / Water Pulse
  • Kyogre
  • Milotic
  • Sharpedo
  • Crawdaunt

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