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Strongest Pokemon - Tier List & Ranking

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Find out the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon Go! Use this tier and ranking list to find out which Pokemon are the best for raids, gym battles, and fights.

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Table of Contents

Strongest Pokemon Per Rank

S Rank

A Rank

Rank B

Rank C

S Rank Pokemon

Machamp

Machamp
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
2889★★★★★★★★☆☆★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
CounterDynamic Punch

Versatile In Gyms & Raids

With its combination of fighting moves, and very high maximum CP, Machamp is one of the best Pokemon when it comes to fighting in Gyms & Raids.

Check Out Machamp's Moves & Stats Here!

Mewtwo

Mewtwo
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3982★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★★

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Psycho CutShadow Ball

Highest Attack Stat Among Other Pokemon

Mewtwo possesses the highest attack stat among all the Pokemon currently in Pokemon Go, making it the strongest Pokemon based solely on stats! Mewtwo is a heavy hitter and can deal tons of damage in Raids and Gyms.

Check Out Mewtwo's Moves & Stats Here!

Tyranitar

Tyranitar
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3670★★☆☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★★

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
BiteCrunch

Good Balance Between Attack & Defense

Tyranitar has great stats for both attack and defense! Perfect for going against strong opponents in gyms. It's durability is also great since it boasts a high HP making it easier to go toe-to-toe with enemies in long battles!

Check Out Tyranitar's Moves & Stats Here!

A Rank Pokemon

Zapdos

Zapdos
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3330★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★☆☆☆☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Thunder Shock Zap Cannon

One Of Highest Stats In Electric Types

Zapdos has one of the highest base stats in all of Electric Types. Being a legendary Pokemon, it has strong attack & defense compared to other Electric Pokemon.

Attack Can Change Depending On Normal Move

Zapdos's performance in a battle can change depending on its normal move. Charge Beam is hard to use due to charging time and Thunder Shock is a move that can only be received during the Zapdos event.

Check Out Zapdos's Moves & Stats Here!

Moltres

Moltres
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3272★★★☆☆★★☆☆☆★☆☆☆☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Fire Spin Overheat

Very Strong Attack Power

Another legendary bird, Moltres has one of the highest base stat attack power in Pokemon GO. If you use moves that are the same as its Type, your attacks will be overwhelmingly powerful.

Need Experience To Use Moltres

Since the recommended moves of Moltres are Fire Spin and Overheat, it takes more knowledge to use this Pokemon in battle. Overheat can do big damage in a single shot but only has 1-gauge charge, so timing is essential.

Check Out Moltres's Moves & Stats Here!

Kyogre

Kyogre
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
4074★★★★☆★★☆☆☆★★☆☆☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Waterfall Hydro Pump

Excels With High Base Stats & Type Matching

Kyogre has very high overall base states, making it a powerful Pokemon. If you match its move set to its Type, it can deal massive damage, making it a very strong contender in battle.

Check Out Kyogre's Moves & Stats Here!

Raikou

Raikou
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3349★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★☆☆☆☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Thunder Shock Wild Charge

Powerful Electric Moves & Easy To Handle In Battle

Raikou has some of the highest stats among Electric Pokemon in the game. It is also very versatile & easy to use - with a high attack power that can easily lead to victory in gym battles & raids.

Check Out Raikou's Moves & Stats Here!

Metagross

Metagross
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3637★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★☆☆☆☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Bullet Punch Meteor Mash

Great Defense Against Many Types

Metagross is one of the most powerful Steel Types in Pokemon GO. It has high base stats and up to 10 Types are ineffective against it. It can easily deal with Fairy Pokemon in battles.

Check Out Metagross's Moves & Stats Here!

Rayquaza

Rayquaza
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3645★★☆☆☆★★☆☆☆★★★★☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Dragon Tail Outrage

Powerful Dragon Type With Strong Attack Stats

Rayquaza has very strong attack power in its basic statistics. Being a Dragon Type, it doesn't have many weaknesses and is very effective against legendary raids bosses that are weak to Dragon attacks.

Check Out Rayquaza's Moves & Stats Here!

Dragonite

Dragonite
Max CPVs. GymsVs. RaidsLegendary Raids
3645★★★☆☆★★☆☆☆★★★★☆

Recommended Moveset

Normal AttackCharged Attack
Dragon Tail Outrage

Flexible, Well-Balanced Pokemon With Strong Stats

Dragonite is an all-time favorite in gym battles, raid battles, & legendary raid battles. It has well-balanced stats, making it very versatile. It can also deliver powerful attacks with its Type, which is very hard to counter.

Check Out Dragonite's Moves & Stats Here!

Evaluation Criteria For The Strongest Pokemon

Here is the criteria used for evaluating the Pokemon in the game, and for choosing the currently strongest Pokemon. Evaluation criteria may change at times.

High Offensive Ability

High Offensive Ability

Pokemon are evaluated using their ability to offensively take on gyms, where Pokemon with high defensive abilities are usually placed to defend. Pokemon that can easily take on gyms are ranked higher in the list.

Can Handle Different Types Of Pokemon

Pokemon that are effective against a number of different types of Pokemon will be ranked higher in the list. The strongest Pokemon must be able to outlast lots of different Pokemon in battle!

Check Out All Pokemon Types Here!

Effective In Raids

Effective In Raids

Pokemon that are very helpful in bringing down bosses in Raid battles are ranked higher in the list since they possess strong moves that can make quick work of high level enemies!

Check Out Raid Battle Guide Here!

High CP & Strong Moves

High CP & Strong Moves

Pokemon with very high combat power will be put in the list because of their sheer strength. However, it would be even better if they also possess a moveset that is strong and adaptable to different situations.

Check Out How To Raise Pokemon CP!

Rarity Not Included As Part Of Criteria

The difficulty of obtaining these Pokemon will not be included in the criteria as we are only looking at how effective these Pokemon will be during battles!

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