Pokemon Go Moves and highest DPS attacks

Pokemon moves have been an integral part of the franchise since its inception, from the damage counters of the Trading Card Game through to the bombastic Z-Moves of Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Moves, of course, continue the trend, and whilst battling isn’t yet taking centre stage in the mobile game, much of the player-base are now at the point where there’s an interest in maximising CP for the strongest team, along with catching the best Pokemon and, of course, figuring out their strongest moves.

Despite the relative simplicity on the surface, a Pokemon’s moveset can make a pretty remarkable difference to its success in taking down gyms. Movesets play a central part in how the most serious players choose when to Power Up and evolve their Pokemon precisely because a fully-evolved, maxed-out Dragonite could still get taken down by something weaker if the moveset isn’t right.

What’s more, there’s been a huge update with the coming of Gen 2. We’ve ensured all of those changes are included below so, with everything now up to date, let’s dive in!

Pokemon Go moves list

Below are the full movesets for every Pokemon so far, based on info that we’ve gathered from Serebii.net, the Silph Road, and Redditor Professor_Kukui’s calculations, plus the work from the Silph Road community. The DPS for each move is also included (in brackets), so that you can quickly make a decision on what’s best for your Pokemon at a glance.



Fast Move Rankings (DPS)

Rank Move Type Power DSP
1 Steel Wing Steel 11 13.8/ 17.2
2 Iron Tail Steel 15 13.6/ 17
3 Dragon Tail Dragon 15 13.6/ 17
4 Counter Fighting 12 13.3/ 16.6
5 Rock Throw Rock 12 13.3/ 16.6
6 Razor Leaf Grass 13 13/ 16.2
7 Shadow Claw Ghost 9 12.9/ 16.1
8 Fire Spin Fire 14 12.7/ 15.9
9 Poison Jab Poison 10 12.5/ 15.6
10 Confusion Psychic 20 12.5/ 15.6
11 Fire Fang Fire 11 12.2/ 15.2
12 Bite Dark 6 12/ 15
13 Scratch Normal 6 12/ 15
14 Dragon Breath Dragon 6 12/ 15
15 Air Slash Flying 14 11.7/ 14.6
16 Pound Normal 7 11.7/ 14.6
17 Vine Whip Grass 7 11.7/ 14.6
18 Rock Smash Fighting 15 11.5/ 14.4
19 Metal Claw Steel 8 11.4/ 14.2
20 Acid Poison 9 11.3/ 14.1
21 Frost Breath Ice 10 11.1/ 13.9
22 Feint Attack Dark 10 11.1/ 13.9
23 Snarl Dark 12 10.9/ 13.6
24 Extrasensory Psychic 12 10.9/ 13.6
25 Zen Headbutt Psychic 12 10.9/ 13.6
26 Mud-Slap Ground 15 10.7/ 13.4
27 Hidden Power Normal 15 10/ 12.5
28 Struggle Bug Bug 15 10/12.5
29 Bullet Punch Steel 9 10/ 12.5
30 Lick Ghost 5 10/ 12.5
31 Low Kick Fighting 6 10/ 12.5
32 Bubble Water 12 10/ 12.5
33 Water Gun Water 5 10/ 12.5
34 Cut Normal 5 10/ 12.5
35 Tackle Normal 5 10/ 12.5
36 Quick Attack Normal 8 10/ 12.5
37 Ice Shard Ice 12 10/ 12.5
38 Peck Flying 10 10/ 12.5
39 Wing Attack Flying 8 10/ 12.5
40 Ember Fire 10 10/ 12.5
41 Karate Chop Fighting 8 10/ 12.5
42 Sucker Punch Dark 7 10/ 12.5
43 Bug Bite Bug 5 10/ 12.5
44 Infestation Bug 10 9.1 / 11.4
45 Volt Switch Electric 20 8.7/ 10.9
46 Spark Electric 6 8.6/ 10.8
47 Hex Ghost 10 8.3/ 10.4
48 Poison Sting Poison 5 8.3/ 10.4
49 Psycho Cut Psychic 5 8.3/ 10.4
50 Mud Shot Ground 5 8.3/ 10.4
51 Thunder Shock Electric 5 8.3/ 10.4
52 Fury Cutter Bug 3 7.5/ 9.4
53 Bullet Seed Grass 8 7.3/ 9.1
54 Astonish Ghost 8 7.3/ 9.1
55 Charge Beam Electric 8 7.3/ 9.1
56 Powder Snow Ice 6 6/ 7.5
57 Transform Normal 0 0
58 Splash Water 0 0




Charge Move Rankings (DPS)

Rank Move Type Power DSP/STAB
1 Brave Bird Flying 90 45/ 56.3
2 Future Sight Psychic 120 44.4/ 55.6
3 Close Combat Fighting 100 43.5/ 54.3
4 Stone Edge Rock 100 43.5/ 54.3
5 Petal Blizzard Grass 110 42.3/ 52.9
6 Blizzard Ice 130 41.9/ 52.4
7 Gunk Shot Poison 130 41.9/ 52.4
8 Thunder Electric 100 41.7/ 52.1
9 Megahorn Bug 90 40.9/ 51.1
10 Hurricane Flying 110 40.7/ 50.9
11 Overheat Fire 160 40/ 50
12 Focus Blast Fighting 140 40/ 50
13 Hyper Beam Normal 150 39.5/ 49.3
14 Hydro Pump Water 130 39.4/ 49.2
15 Zap Cannon Electric 140 37.8/ 47.3
16 Flash Cannon Steel 100 37/ 46.3
17 Solar Beam Grass 180 36.7/ 45.9
18 Psychic Psychic 100 35.7/ 44.6
19 Foul Play Dark 70 35/ 43.8
20 Sky Attack Flying 70 35/ 43.8
21 Sludge Bomb Poison 80 34.8/ 43.5
22 Grass Knot Grass 90 34.6/ 43.3
22 Wild Charge Electric 90 34.6/ 43.3
23 Power Whip Grass 90 34.6/ 43.3
24 Sludge Wave Poison 110 34.4/ 43
25 Shadow Ball Ghost 100 33.3/ 41.7
26 Moonblast Fairy 130 33.3/ 41.7
27 Earthquake Ground 120 33.3/ 41.7
28 Cross Chop Fighting 50 33.3/ 41.7
29 Avalanche Ice 90 33.3/ 41.7
30 Dynamic Punch Fighting 90 33.3/ 41.7
31 Fire Blast Fire 140 33.3/ 41.7
32 Heavy Slam Steel 70 33.3/ 41.7
33 Stomp Normal 55 34.2/ 40.7
34 Hyper Fang Normal 80 32/ 40
35 Thunderbolt Electric 80 32/ 40
36 Flamethrower Fire 70 31.8/ 39.8
37 Heat Wave Fire 90 31.7/ 39.6
38 Iron Head Steel 60 31.6/ 39.5
39 Play Rough Fairy 90 31/ 38.8
40 Rock Slide Rock 80 29.6/ 37
41 Dragon Claw Dragon 50 29.4/ 36.8
42 Leaf Blade Grass 70 29.2 / 36.5
43 Dazzling Gleam Fairy 100 28.6/  35.7
44 Drill Run Ground 80 28.6/ 35.7
45 Outrage Dragon 110 28.2/ 35.3
46 X-Scissor Bug 45 28.1/ 35.2
47 Power Gem Rock 80 27.6/ 34.5
48 Ice Beam Ice 90 27.3/ 34.1
49 Submission Fighting 60 27.3/ 34.1
50 Flame Burst Fire 70 26.9/ 33.7
51 Dark Pulse Dark 80 26.7/ 33.3
52 Body Slam Normal 50 26.3/ 32.9
53 Ice Punch Ice 50 26.3/ 32.9
54 Rest Normal 50 26.3/ 32.9
55 Aqua Tail Water 50 26.3/ 32.9
56 Seed Bomb Grass 55 26.3/  32.7
57 Drill Peck Flying 60 26.2/  32.6
58 Discharge Electric 65 26/ 32.5
59 Signal Beam Bug 55 25.9/ 32.3
60 Magnet Bomb Steel 70 25/ 31.3




61 Dragon Pulse Dragon 90 25/ 31.3
62 Thunder Punch Electric 45 25/ 31.3
63 Bone Club Ground 40 25/  31.3
64 Brick Break Fighting 40 25/ 31.3
65 Fire Punch Fire 55 25/ 31.3
66 Bug Buzz Bug 90 24.3/ 30.4
67 Gyro Ball Steel 80 24.2/ 30.3
68 Psyshock Psychic 65 24.1/ 30.1
69 Mud Bomb Ground 55 23.9/ 29.9
70 Rock Blast Rock 50 23.8/ 29.8
71 Sludge Poison 50 23.8/  29.8
72 Bubble Beam Water 45 23.7/  29.6
73 Shadow Punch Ghost 40 23.5/  29.4
74 Energy Ball Grass 90 23.1/  28.8
75 Night Shade Ghost 60 23.1/  28.8
76 Draining Kiss Fairy 60 23.1/  28.8
77 Mirror Coat Psychic 60 23.1/  28.8
78 Aerial Ace Flying 55 22.9/  28.6
79 Bulldoze Ground 80 22.9/  28.6
80 Psystrike Psychic 100 22.7/  28.4
81 Night Slash Ground 50 22.7/  28.4
82 Aurora Beam Ice 80 22.5/  28.2
83 Air Cutter Flying 60 22.2/  27.8
84 Flame Wheel Fire 60 22.2/  27.8
85 Crunch Dark 70 21.9/  27.3
86 Water Pulse Water 70 21.9/ 27.3
87 Psybeam Psychic 70 21.9/ 27.3
88 Rock Tomb Rock 70 21.9/ 27.3
89 Ominous Wind Ghost 50 21.7/ 27.2
90 Scald Water 80 21.6/ 27
91 Horn Attack Normal 40 21.6/  27
92 Swift Normal 60 21.4/ 26.8
93 Dig Ground 100 21.3/ 26.6
94 Heart Stamp Psychic 40 21.1/ 26.3
95 Low Sweep Fighting 40 21.1/  26.3
96 Wrap Normal 60 20.7/ 25.9
97 Ancient Power Rock 70 20/ 25
98 Sand Tomb Ground 80 20/ 25
99 Silver Wind Bug 70 18.9/ 23.6
100 Flame Charge Fire 70 18.6/ 23
101 Vice Grip Normal 35 18.4/ 23
102 Icy Wind Ice 60 18.2/ 22.7
103 Disarming Voice Fairy 70 17.9/ 22.4
104 Aqua Jet Water 45 17.3/ 21.6
105 Shadow Sneak Ghost 50 17.3/ 21.6