- Pokémon statistics revisited in Pokémon GO
- Pokémon attacks in Pokémon GO arenas
- The improved dodge function in Pokémon GO
- Our strategy to win your battles in Pokémon GO
- Use very effective techniques
- Team up with other trainers
- What is the average power of Pokémon in arenas?
- Top 20 of the best Pokémon to defend and attack Pokémon Go arenas
- How to effectively defend a Pokémon Go arena?
Since July 30, 2016, arena battles have taken on a whole new dimension. Before Update 0.31.0, you could only frantically tap your screen hoping to achieve victory. The fights therefore had a hazardous outcome and you had difficulty understanding why your level 1300 Flagadoss was being beaten by this level 900 Roucarnage. We will first discuss the changes made to the game, before telling you about our strategy to conquer as many arenas as possible.
Pokémon statistics revisited in Pokémon GO
When Pokémon Go began, some Pokémon were significantly stronger than others. A certain inequality reigned within the community. Pokémon, like Dragonite, Leviator or Aquali would challenge any trainer crazy enough to compete with them. These differences were moreover incomprehensible. Indeed, the hidden statistics of your small creatures were invisible and the CP / HP that were displayed did not provide a tangible explanation for your defeats in the arena. Since the update, Pokémon statistics have been rebalanced. Thus, less frustration and more serenity for players who own Pokémon with reasonable PCs. You can find the official ranking of the strongest Pokémon to better build your team of fighters.
Pokémon attacks in Pokémon GO arenas
The attacks have also been readjusted and it is this point that interests us the most. Previously, you just had to take a fast Pokémon and chain attacks to defeat your opponents. Whether normal attacks or special attacks, the outcome was ultimately the same in both cases. Niantic has decided to decrease the damage caused by classic attacks and increase the damage caused by critical attacks. So, harnessing your energy to launch a devastating technique takes on a whole new interest. You will be able to see, not without jubilation, the health gauge of the opposing Pokémon drastically decreasing during your special moves.
The improved dodge function in Pokémon GO
Until now, the ability to dodge enemy attacks during your arena battles has been very trivial. Very unresponsive, you often did not really understand how you had managed to dodge your opponent's technique. It seems that the responsiveness of this function has been revised upwards since update 0.31.0. Of course, it's all about timing. As with learning to master the topspin Pokéball throw, you will have to wipe a lot of damage before you can apprehend, anticipate and then dodge the opponent's attack. However, this improvement brings a new dimension to arena battles. You will therefore have to stop attacking for a moment (unfortunately, if you are in the middle of an assault, it will be impossible for you to move your Pokémon to the side) and scroll at the right time to avoid suffering damage.
Our strategy to win your battles in Pokémon GO
With all this data, you are now well armed to take on opposing teams and put your banner up throughout your neighborhood. How, then, to combine all these factors to be the best fighter? You arrive with your powerful team at the edge of an arena and you decide to face it. Use your normal attacks until you get a full Special Attack gauge. No rush, watch the movements of the Pokémon in front of you.
His classic attacks won't do you, not much damage unless there is a real difference in CP. You can wipe them off without any problem. However, beware of special attacks of your opponent. Try to pause after each of your bursts in order to be able to dodge, if applicable. Keep in mind that defending Pokémon in the arena attack every 1,5 seconds. With the right timing, you will be able to escape its most devastating attacks. As the opposing Pokémon cannot dodge, all of yours will hit the mark. What injustice isn't it?
In short, attack normally, using your special attacks to the maximum. Support your enemy's classic techniques and dodge his special moves. Thus, you will be able to observe that your bar of life decreases slowly while that of your adversary is emptied at a lightning speed. Don't hesitate to save your critical strike gauge for the next opponent, if the one you're up against is dying. This will allow you to start the next fight with a clear advantage.
Use very effective techniques
Also remember to take into account the elemental type of each Pokémon you face. Remember that each element is vulnerable to another, and effective to another. For example, Fire-type Pokémon are vulnerable to water attacks, but will deal heavy damage to Plant-type Pokémon.
Team up with other trainers
To assault an arena, you can collaborate with up to 3 other Trainers from your faction. Each has a team of 6 Pokémon. A level 5 arena, the current maximum level, is defended by 10 Pokémon. Therefore, it is possible to attack 10 Pokémon with a team of 24 Pokémon. Even an arena defended by very powerful Pokémon will not stand up to a team of 4 united players.
What is the average power of Pokémon in arenas?
When trying to conquer an arena, keep in mind that the last three Pokémon you fight will be the most powerful. It is therefore preferable to know approximately how many Battle Points these Pokémon will have, to be prepared. A member of the Silph Road community has managed to determine the average CP count of the most powerful Pokémon found in arenas.
According to QuantumOverlord, the most powerful Pokémon in an arena is usually Dragonite, with an average power of 3021. In second position, most often, we also find Dragonite, with an average power of 2896. In third position, Leviator is the Pokémon. the most frequent, with an average power of 2783. The rest of the top 10 is also occupied by Léviator and Aquali.
Of course, this average applies to frequently claimed arenas, particularly in large cities. If your local arena seems to match these estimates, then there are powerful fighters in your area.
Top 20 of the best Pokémon to defend and attack Pokémon Go arenas
Soporifik is a relatively common Pokémon in Pokémon Go. In fact, you can easily collect multiple Hypnomads and use them to defend your high level arenas.
With the right fighting skills, Ectoplasma is one of the best attackers in Pokémon Go. However, he is not very good at defense.
Charizard is one of the iconic characters in the Pokémon franchise. However, in Pokémon Go, despite his attacking qualities, he cannot compete with fighters like Snorlax, Dragonite, Lokhlass or Aquali.
Rafflesia is unable to compete with the best Pokémon in the game at high level. However, at the start of the course, it can allow you to capture arenas to progress quickly.
Since the update at the end of 2016, Alakazam is one of the best forwards in Pokémon Go. However, he will be useless as a defender.
Role: Versatile, mainly defender
Grotadmorv is in the top 20 for defenders and forwards. However, it remains relatively small compared to the best creatures in the game.
Crustabri is a poor attacker, but effectively defends an arena against low level attackers.
Tartard is one of Pokémon Go's top 10 defenders, but at high levels don't count on him to fill the role of attacker.
Amonistar is among the top 20 forwards and top 20 defenders in Pokémon Go, but does not excel in any of those categories.
Role: Excellent defender
Since the update at the end of 2016, Leveinard is one of the best defenders of Pokémon Go. This Pokémon will effectively protect your arenas.
With his best fighting techniques, Voltali is a very good striker. On the other hand, he will be relatively useless as an arena defender.
Behind his wacky appearance, Flagadoss can be a very good arena defender, provided he has optimal combat techniques.
Florizarre isn't the cutest Pokémon, but its attacking potential is formidable.
If you don't live near a water point, you may have a hard time collecting the 400 Magikarp candies needed to get a Leviator. If you are successful, you will be able to benefit from the attacking skills of this Pokémon. Leviator is often seen garrisoned in arenas, but this is far from being his favorite role.
Role: Versatile, mainly attacker
Since the update at the end of 2016, Rhinoferos is one of the best attackers in Pokémon Go. He can compete with Snorlax, Dragonite or even Aquali provided he has optimal combat techniques. It will also be able to defend an arena against weaker Pokémon.
Role: Versatile, mainly defender
Noadkoko is a powerful and versatile Pokémon, but the damage it does is lower than that of the best attackers. On the other hand, as a defender, this monster can compete with Snorlax or Lokhlass.
Role: Versatile, mainly attacker
Since the launch of Pokémon Go, Aquali has been one of the best Pokémon. Thanks to the trick of choosing the evolution of Eevee, he is also very popular in arenas. This trick allows you to obtain a large number of Aquali, and to ensure you have the best fighting techniques. His potency declined in the late 2016 update, but he's still a great fighter.
Role: Versatile, excellent defender
Lokhlass is one of the three best Pokémon in Pokémon Go, and stands as the best defender. He is also in the top 5 forwards.
Role: Versatile, mainly attacker
With the optimal fighting techniques, Dragonite is a prodigious attacker. He is also capable of ensuring the role of defender.
Role: Versatile, a little better in defense
For many gamers, Snorlax is simply the best Pokémon of all categories. Regardless of his fighting skills, he will excel in both attack and defense.
How to effectively defend a Pokémon Go arena?
To defend a Pokémon Go arena, you will probably be tempted to garrison your strongest Pokémon. However, keep in mind that you will not be able to control this Pokémon while it is defending the arena. Therefore, better to keep your best Pokémon to attack and conquer other arenas. On the other hand, leaving a Pokémon with CPs below 1000 is not very wise, as your arena will likely be taken over in 5 minutes by the first trainer.
In fact, the best method is to leave a Pokémon that you have duplicate. So you won't miss his skills. Make sure this Pokémon is tough enough, but keep in mind that another member of your team will quickly come and place another Pokémon in garrison. In fact, there is no need for this little monster to be overpowered.