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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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