Battling against opponents is a lot of the fun in Pokèmon GO, but if you battle you definitely want to win. Knowing your best Pokèmon’s strengths and weaknesses can go a long way when facing a gym leader.
Each Pokèmon have their strongest attack while they also have their weakest attacks. It’s best to know which ones do well and which ones don’t. A lot of these may surprise you. These tips were compiled from reddit and got a massive amount of exposure:
Wow I didn’t expect this to be a big hit in less then 12 hours. I am glad helped out many be a better trainer!.
So I got some time that I killed, with servers down here and there and doing some research, I notice this was never very talked about.
So I did some research and calc up all the attacks each Pokemon can learn and the damage it can do, crit, attack speed, energy use, and oh you get the point now. I have listed every Pokemon from the game of their max evolution form, so dont expect Eevee to be on this list.
Some will look at it for example, Charizard has no STAB for Secondary move, just because Dragon Claw has a better dps, attack speed, energy use and crit that out did Flamethrower.
If enough people request, I do the others beside the evolutions, but just wanted this out there.
1st Request: Added this link to give a more visual but still say the same (man, wish I found this instead of doing the date myself lol) https://pokemon.gameinfo.io/ On added note, I looked at this site closer, it has almost same data, but for example, I disagree with Butterfree. It states that Psychic is better. Lets do the math on this one.
First off, we ignore the 5% crit, since most of the Secondary attacks have that standard, it has 50 power with 2 bars with 2.8 second to charge up to use one bar. The math is 50 times 2 bars for 100 power, 100 divide by 2.8 gives 35.714 DPS. Signal Beam is 35 power with 1.25 percent STAB into effect, 43.75 with 3 bars, 43.75 times 3 is 131.25 power, 131.25 divide by 3.1 sec charge is 42.34 DPS
2nd Request:. Formula of calculate this up was Power (times stab of 1.25) divided by Attack Speed. Secondary is Power (times stab of 1.25) times energy bar(s) divided by Charge Time (times 1.25 or 1.5 crit chance. This one is tricky if it’s one bar with 50 chance crit). Or Power divide by Charge Time times how many bars, either way is the same out come.
Some are misunderstanding about this. Hurricane is great for a huge burst damage in one full bar, but Air Cutter with crit has a faster charge time with more hits dealing out more damage spread out and not a burst hit. It makes use of the energy bar more effective. If you want a continuous tapping and make use of the energy bar, this is best, but if you want to hit and dodge, a full burst damage might be best for you.
Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move 3: Venusaur Vine Whip Sludge Bomb 6: Charizard Wing Attack Dragon Claw 9: Blastoise Water Gun Flash Cannon 12: Butterfree Bug Bite Signal Beam 15: Beedrill Poison Jab X-Scissor 18: Pidgeot Wing Attack Air Cutter 20: Raticate Bite Hyper Fang 22: Fearow Peck Aerial Ace 24: Arbok Bite Dark Pulse 26: Raichu Spark Thunder Punch 28: Sandslash Mud Shot Bulldoze 31: Nidoqueen Poison Jab Sludge Wave 34: Nidoking Poison Jab Sludge Wave 36: Clefable Pound Dazzling Gleam 38: Ninetales Ember Flamethrower 40: Wigglytuff Pound Play Rough 42: Golbat Wing Attack Air Cutter 45: Vileplume Razor Leaf Petal Blizzard 47: Parasect Bug Bite Cross Poison 49: Venomoth Bug Bite Poison Fang 51: Dugtrio Mud Shot Mud Bomb 53: Persian Scratch Night Slash 55: Golduck Water Gun Psychic 57: Primeape Low Kick Low Sweep
59: Arcanine Bite Flamethrower 62: Poliwrath Mud Shot Submission 65: Alakazam Psycho Cut Psychic 68: Machamp Karate Chop Submission 71: Victreebel Razor Leaf Sludge Bomb 73: Tentacruel Poison Jab Sludge Wave 76: Golem Mud Shot Ancient Power 78: Rapidash Ember Drill Run 80: Slowbro Water Gun Water Pulse 82: Magneton Spark Discharge 83: Farfetch’d Cut Air Cutter 85: Dodrio Feint Attack Air Cutter 87: Dewgong Frost Breath Aqua Jet 89: Muk Poison Jab Sludge Bomb 91: Cloyster Frost Breath Icy Wind 94: Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 95: Onix Rock Throw Iron Head 97: Hypno Zen Headbutt Psyshock 99: Kingler Mud Shot Water Pulse 101: Electrode Spark Discharge 103: Exeggutor Zen Headbutt Seed Bomb 105: Marowak Mud Slap Bone Club 106: Hitmonlee Low Kick Low Sweep 107: Hitmonchan Bullet Punch Brick Break 108: Lickitung Lick Stomp 110: Weezing Acid Sludge Bomb 112: Rhydon Mud Slap Stone Edge 113: Chansey Pound Psybeam 114: Tangela Vine Whip Sludge Bomb 115: Kangaskhan Low Kick Stomp 117: Seadra Water Gun Dragon Pulse 119: Seaking Poison Jab Drill Run 121: Starmie Water Gun Psybeam 122: Mr. Mime Zen Headbutt Psybeam 123: Scyther Steel Wing X-Scissor 124: Jynx Frost Breath Psyshock 125: Electabuzz Thunder Shock Thunder Punch 126: Magmar Ember Fire Punch 127: Pinsir Fury Cutter X-Scissor 128: Tauros Tackle Iron Head 130: Gyarados Dragon Breath or Bite Dragon Pulse 131: Lapras Frost Breath Ice Beam 132: Ditto Pound Struggle (what, expecting Transform?) 134: Vaporeon Water Gun Aqua Tail 135: Jolteon Thunder Shock Discharge 136: Flareon Ember Flamethrower 137: Porygon Tackle Discharge 139: Omaster Water Gun Rock Slide 141: Kabutops Mud Shot Water Pulse 142: Aerodactyl Bite Iron Head 143: Snorlax Lick Body Slam 144: Articuno Frost Breath Ice Beam 145: Zapdos Thunder Shock Discharge 146: Moltres Ember Flamethrower 149: Dragonite Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 150: Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic 151: Mew Pound Psychic
Mew can learn Hurricane, Earthquake, Psychic, Dragon Pulse, Thunder, Moonblast, Fire Blast, Solar Beam, and Hyper Beam.
If anything is missing or I miscalc something, please point that out and I will correct it. I hope that isnt the problem since I did take the time and double check all my data.
Most of my resource came from http://www.serebii.net/pokemongo/pokemon/index.shtml
Dragonite with his attacks, when they are full charged full bar and used them at 100 percent energy. Scary dps drop in some. Dragon Claw crits every time.
Dragonite/Seconds Dragon Breath / Energy Steel Wing / Energy Hyper Beam Dragon Claw Dragon Pulse 1 15 / 14 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 30 / 28 15 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 45 / 42 15 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 4 60 / 56 45 / 12 Charging / 0 Charging / 0 5 75 / 70 45 / 12 Charging / Charging Charging / Charging 6 90 / 84 60 / 16 Charging / Charging 62.5 / Charging 7 105 / 98 90 / 24 Charging / Charging 62.5 / 62.5 8 120 / 112 90 / 24 70 / Charging 62.5 / 62.5 9 135 / 126 105 / 28 70 / 70 62.5 / 62.5 10 150 / 140 120 / 32 70 / 70 Charging / 62.5 11 165 / 154 150 / 40 70 / 70 Charging / Charging 12 180 / 178 150 / 40 Charging / 70 125 / Charging 13 195 / 192 165 / 44 Charging / Charging 125 / 125 14 210 / 206 180 / 48 Charging / Charging 125 / 125 15 225 / 220 210 / 56 Charging / Charging 125 / 125
Spamming Dragon Breath, 225 in 15 seconds, 15 dps
Spamming Steel Wing, 210 in 15 seconds, 14 dps
Dragon Breath with first only Hyper Beam gives 220 in 15 seconds, 14.7 dps
Dragon Breath with second only Hyper Beam gives 220 in 15 seconds, 14.7 dps
Dragon Breath with both Hyper Beam gives 160 in 15 seconds, 10.7 dps
Steel Wing with first only Hyper Beam gives 182.7 in 15 seconds, 12.2 dps
Steel Wing with second only Hyper Beam gives 190 in 15 seconds, 12.7 dps
Steel Wing with both Hyper Beam gives 130 in 15 seconds, 8.7 dps
Dragon Breath with first only Dragon Claw gives 242.5 in 15 seconds, 16.2 dps
Dragon Breath with second only Dragon Claw gives 242.5 in 15 seconds, 16.2 dps
Dragon Breath with both Dragon Claw gives 260 in 15 seconds, 17.3 dps
Steel Wing with first only Dragon Claw gives 197.5 in 15 seconds, 13.2 dps
Steel Wing with second only Dragon Claw gives 212.5 in 15 seconds, 14.2 dps
Steel Wing with both Dragon Claw gives 215 in 15 seconds, 14.3 dps
Or you could spam Dragon Claw one after another after a full bar, but you kinda get the pic here.