Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm, captivating millions of trainers as they embark on a journey to catch ’em all in the real world. With a diverse range of Pokémon available, it can be challenging to determine which ones are the most useful and best for your team. In this post, we’ll explore some of the top Pokémon that have proven themselves invaluable in battles, raids, and overall gameplay.
Weaknesses: bug Pokémon, dark Pokémon, and ghost Pokémon
Best moves: confusion and psystrike
Mewtwo boasts the highest attack stat in the game, making it a formidable Psychic-type attacker. With moves like Confusion and Psychic, Mewtwo is excellent for dealing damage to Fighting and Poison-type Pokémon. Additionally, it has the versatility to learn other move types, further increasing its usefulness in various scenarios.
Weakness: fighting Pokémon
Best moves: yawn and body slam
Rated the ‘technically’ strongest Pokémon in the game with 5,010 CP, Slaking by stats alone will perform well in battle. But, as we’ve said already while it’s not all about stats, it kind of is as well, especially when they’re this good. Slaking works great with Blissey, to bolster the defensive stronghold in your team. With impressive attack stats coupled with a high CP, Slaking is dangerous.
Weaknesses: fairy Pokémon, flying Pokémon, and psychic Pokémon
Best moves: counter and dynamic punch
Known for its incredible attack stat and powerful move set, Machamp is a force to be reckoned with. It excels in gym battles and raids, particularly against Normal, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Dark-type Pokémon. Dynamic Punch and Counter make Machamp a top choice for both offensive and defensive strategies.
Best moves: pound and hyperbeam
Considered to be one of Go’s best tanks, Blissey is the pink and wonderful empress of Pokémon’s gen 2. Her HP (496) is the highest base HP in the game and has her soaking up those hits like nobody’s business, even against counterattacks. Blissey will stand strong on your frontline, wearing down the opposition and weakening them before you unleash the strong attacking Pokémon in your team. The smartest way to win your battles is to recognize Blissey’s strength in being a gym mainstay.
Weaknesses: dark, fire Pokémon, ghost, and ground Pokémon
Best moves: bullet punch and meteor mash
Metagross’ meteor mash move makes a hell of a difference when deciding whether to put this Gen 3 Pokémon on our list. As mentioned, most defensive Pokémon don’t sit well against Machamp in attack but Metagross does. This Pokémon will be steadfast in battle allowing for more chances to carry out its moves such as bullet punch which boasts high DPS when used alongside the charged move, meteor mash.
Weaknesses: electric Pokémon and grass Pokémon
Best moves: waterfall and surf
A great counterattacker for any Pokémon weak to water types, this means Kyogre is excellent against fire, rock, and ground-type Pokémon. Imagine it’s also rainy… then what? Domination.
Weaknesses: dragon, fairy, ice, and rock
Best moves: dragon tail and outrage
A flying attacker, Rayquaza is up there even with base-level dragon stats. Throw in the best dragon moveset with the Dragon tail and outrage combo and you’ve got yourself the highest DPS for a dragon Pokémon in the game. Rayquaza is only available through legendary raids though, so we recommend using some of the other Pokémon on our list to acquire this dragon.
In the ever-evolving world of Pokémon GO, choosing the right team is crucial for success in battles and raids. The Pokémon mentioned above have proven themselves time and again, showcasing their prowess in various situations. As you continue your journey to become a Pokémon Master, consider incorporating these powerful creatures into your lineup to maximize your chances of success. Whether you’re a seasoned trainer or a newcomer to the game, these Pokémon are sure to elevate your Pokémon GO experience to new heights. Happy hunting, trainers!