- Top 25 of the best Pokémon by Battle Points
- Top 20 of the best Pokémon by Attack
- Top 20 of the best Pokémon by Defense
- Top 20 of the best Pokémon by Endurance
- The best fighting techniques
- Top 10 quick attacks
- Top 10 special attacks
- The best combinations of fighting skills for Legendary Pokémon
- Strengths and weaknesses of the different elemental types of Pokémon
- Fire-type strengths and weaknesses
- Water-type strengths and weaknesses
- Plant-type strengths and weaknesses
- Electric type strengths and weaknesses
- Strengths and weaknesses of the normal type
- Soil type strengths and weaknesses
- Stone type strengths and weaknesses
- Combat-type strengths and weaknesses
- Ice-type strengths and weaknesses
- Poison-type strengths and weaknesses
- Psychological strengths and weaknesses
- Insect-type strengths and weaknesses
- Theft type strengths and weaknesses
- Dragon type strengths and weaknesses
- Fairy type strengths and weaknesses
- Specter-type strengths and weaknesses
- Dark type strengths and weaknesses
- Steel type strengths and weaknesses
- What should we remember from this ranking of the best Pokémon?
If you're planning on conquering Pokémon GO arenas, it's essential to choose the Pokémon you send into battle. Each Pokémon has maximum potential, which can be achieved by using candy (check out our guide to getting a Perfect Pokémon).
However, at maximum level, different Pokémon are not created equal. Each species of Pokémon has a set of basic stats: Attack, Defense, and Stamina. In addition, each Pokémon is assigned a modifying factor for these basic statistics, called the IVs (Individual Values). IVs can go up to 15 for each statistic.
Finally, the last hidden characteristic is the level of the Pokémon, which can be increased by the recharge system. Each reload allows the Pokémon to gain half of a level. However, a Pokémon's level is limited to 1,5 times that of the trainer. Thus, only a level 40 trainer will be able to train their Pokémon to the maximum level.
The basic statistics, IVs, and level of a Pokémon are not visible from the game interface. These different characteristics are summarized by the number of Battle Points of a Pokémon. So, the higher the number of Battle Points of a Pokémon, the stronger and more resistant it is. Of course, legendary Pokémon dominate the rankings, but there are also several surprises in store.
Note that basic statistics and Combat Points are not everything. The good combinations of techniques (movesets) are also essential. They determine the maximum amount of damage a Pokémon can inflict in an arena, and also influence the amount of damage it can take.
La February 2017 update, introducing 80 new Pokémon from the second generation, has dramatically changed the Pokémon hierarchy established so far. While Dracolossus once ruled the arenas, he now looks pale in the face of Leuphoria. The evolution of Leveinard is the most enduring Pokémon, and its fairy / shrink type allows it to easily triumph over Dragon-type Pokémon.
La February 2018 update and the arrival of the third generation Pokémon has also changed the meta of the game a lot. Pokémon from Hoenn are so powerful that they have dislodged most of the first and second generation Pokémon from the various rankings, including the legendary creatures. .
In April 2018, Mew was also introduced as the first Mythical Pokémon in Pokémon Go. To celebrate Pokémon Go's 2nd anniversary, Celebi will also be available soon by the end of summer 2018. In June 2018, the Alola forms of the first generation Pokémon have appeared.
The fourth generation Pokémon, introduced in October 2018, were supposed to upset the balance of the game. However, for the moment, none of the new creatures of this generation are rising in the rankings of the best Pokémon. However, it is likely that other Gen 4 monsters that will be launched later will change the established order.
The main change brought by the fourth generation is the significant drop in health points of Leuphoria and Leveinard. The other Pokémon have meanwhile benefit from an increase in life points. However, Leuphoria and Leveinard remain the two most enduring Pokémon to this day.
Top 25 of the best Pokémon by Battle Points
As you might expect, the rarest Pokémon are often the ones that can achieve the highest amount of Battle Points. However, the ranking of Pokémon by Battle Points holds some surprises. Keep in mind that the number of Max CP can only be reached by a maximum level Pokémon, with a perfect IVs of 15 in Attack, 15 in Defense and 15 in Stamina.
Now let's take a closer look at which Pokémon excel in each of the three base stats: Attack, Defense, and Stamina.
Top 20 of the best Pokémon by Attack
Attack is the damage done by the Pokémon's attacks.
|1||Deoxys - Attack||414|
|2||Deoxys – Normal||345|
Top 20 of the best Pokémon by Defense
Defense determines a Pokémon's resistance to opposing attacks.
Top 20 of the best Pokémon by Endurance
Stamina determines the number of health points a Pokémon has.
The best fighting techniques
Each Pokémon of the same species has its own Individual Values, but also its two randomly defined combat techniques. Each of these little monsters knows a quick attack, and a special attack.
Top 10 quick attacks
- Steel wing
- Queue to do
- Shadow Claw
Top 10 special attacks
- Silver Wind
- Magic Shard
The best combinations of fighting skills for Legendary Pokémon
Owning a legendary Pokémon is certainly a first step towards victory, but it is also necessary that these creatures have good fighting techniques. In addition, the optimal combinations vary depending on the situation (attack or defense). Check out the best combinations of fighting skills for Pokémon Go's Legendary Pokémon, for offense, and for defense below.
|Article||Ice Breath + Blizzard or Ice Laser||Ice Breath + Blizzard or Ice Laser|
|Electhor||Charged Ray + Thunder||Charged Ray + Thunder|
|Sufura||Flame Dance + Overheating||Flame Dance + Overheating|
|Mewtwo||Confusion + Psycho||Confusion + Shadow Ball|
|Raikou||Lightning bolt + Crazy lightning||Change Eclair + Eclair Crazy|
|Entei||Flame Dance + Overheating||Flame Dance + Overheating|
|Suicune||Extrasenseur + Hydrocanon||Extrasenseur + Hydrocanon|
|Lugia||Extrasenseur + Prescience||Extrasenseur + Prescience|
|Ho-oh||Extrasensor + Sun Lance||Extrasensor + Blast or Sun Thrower|
|Celebi||Confusion + Ultra Laser||Confusion + Magical Shard|
|Regirock||Jet-Stones + Blade of Roc||Eclate-Roc + Focus Blast|
|Regice||Ice Breath + Blizzard||Eclate-Roc + Blizzard|
|Registeel||Steel Claw + Ultralaser||Eclate Roc + Ultralaser|
|Latios||Dracosouffle + Sun Spear||Psykoud'Boul + Sunlance|
|Kyogre||Waterfall + Hydrocannon||Waterfall + Hydrocannon|
|Groudon||Mud Shot + Earthquake||Mud Shot + Sun Launcher|
|Rayquaza||Draco-Tail + Anger||Draco-Tail + Anger|
|Jirachi||Confusion + Carnareket||Confusion + Magical Shard|
|Deoxys||Psykoud'Boul + Elecanon||Psykoud'Boul + Elecanon|
Strengths and weaknesses of the different elemental types of Pokémon
Besides the raw power of Pokémon, it's important to take into account the elemental type of each creature and each fighting technique. Each elementary type is effective against another element, and vulnerable to another.
So, before starting an arena fight, it is essential to take into account the elemental type of the best Pokémon that defend the arena. You can then build your Pokémon team according to this criterion. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of each elemental type.
Fire-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Steel, Insect, Ice, Plant
Weak against: Stone, Water, Soil
Water-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Fire, Ground, Stone
Weak against: Electric, Plant
Plant-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Water, Soil, Stone
Weak against: Fire, Ice, Poison, Flight, Insect
Electric type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Water, Theft
Weak against: Soil
Strengths and weaknesses of the normal type
Effective against: None
Weak against: Combat
Soil type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Fire, Electric, Poison, Stone, Steel
Weak against: Water, Plant, Ice
Stone type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Fire, Ice, Flight, Insect
Weak Against: Water, Plant, Combat, Ground, Steel
Combat-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Normal, Ice, Stone, Darkness, Steel
Weak against: Flight, Psychic, Fairy
Ice-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Plant, Ground, Flight, Dragon
Weak against: Fire, Combat, Stone, Steel
Poison-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Plant, Fairy
Weak against: Sol, Psychic
Psychological strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Combat, Poison
Weak against: Insect, Specter, Darkness
Insect-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Plant, Psychic, Darkness
Weak against: Fire, Theft, Stone
Theft type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Plant, Combat, Insect
Weak against: Electric, Ice, Stone
Dragon type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Dragon
Weak against: Ice, Dragon, Fairy
Fairy type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Combat, Dragon, Darkness
Weak against: Poison, Steel
Specter-type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Psychic, Specter
Weak against: Specter, Darkness
Dark type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Psychic, Specter
Weak against: Fighting, Insect, Fairy
Steel type strengths and weaknesses
Effective against: Fairy, Ice, Stone
Weak against: Combat, Fire, Ground
What should we remember from this ranking of the best Pokémon?
Now you know the full list of the best, most powerful Pokémon. Now all you have to do is hunt down these species everywhere o
To summarize this ranking, let's remember that the legendary Pokémon of the different generations are generally the most powerful and are therefore ideal for attacking and conquering arenas. For the rest, the ranking is regularly subject to change based on new Pokémon additions and balances. It is therefore important to consult the ranking after each update.
Also remember that the Pokémon that arrive at the top of the ranking of one of the categories are not necessarily the most useful. For example, Blissful may be a big bag of hit points, it does not make it to any top of the other categories. Even Monaflemit who is number 1 in terms of maximum combat points is not as useful as other creators like Dragonite or Tyranitar.