Guide: Pokémon GO’s Best Pokémon For Attacking And Defending

Play Pokémon GO for long enough, and sooner than later you want to get involved in gym battle.

Play Pokémon GO for long enough, and sooner than later you’ll want to get involved in gym battles. This is where you get to put your Pokémons’s fighting prowess to the test, battling other players and Pokémon to take over gyms and then defending them.

Raids provide a similar kind of challenge, often pitting you against the most powerful Pokémon including Legendaries to get the chance to catch the rarest monsters – amongst other amazing rewards.

However powerful you might think your Magikarp is though, you won’t be winning much of anything unless you know the absolute best Pokémon to bring into battle with you. In this guide, we’ve put together a list of the best Pokémon by a few key stats.

We’ve got attacking Pokémon, ordered by their highest attack power and max CP, then defending Pokémon, ordered by defense and stamina stats. Though there are lots of different factors, including the best skills they can learn, this should get you on the right track.

Best Pokémon For Attacking

Highest Attack

PokémonAttack
Mewtwo300
Slaking290
Rayquaza284
Salamence277
Alakazam271
Kyogre270
Groudon270
Dragonite263
Espeon261
Gengar261

Highest CP

PokémonMax CP
Slaking4548
Kyogre4074
Groudon4074
Mewtwo3982
Ho-Oh3889
Tyranitar3670
Rayquaza3645
Metagross3637
Lugia3598
Dragonite3581

Best Pokémon For Defending

Highest Defense

PokémonDefense
Shuckle396
Steelix333
Lugia323
Cloyster323
Aggron314
Onix288
Ho-Oh274
Mantine260
Skarmory260
Umbreon250

Highest Stamina

PokémonStamina
Blissey510
Chansey500
Wobbuffet380
Wailord340
Snorlax320
Hariyama288
Wigglytuff280
Slaking273
Vaporeon260
Lapras260

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