Best meta relevant Pokemon by Type

With the meta of Pokémon Go ever evolving as new generations are released, it’s easy to question which Pokémon are worth your attention. There are 18 different base types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This article will briefly discuss the most useful Pokemon in the current meta, and to act as a suggestion guide for trainers to assist in deciding in which Pokemon to invest their hard earned stardust. These lists are based on overall stats and available movesets for each Pokemon and does not account for Legacy movesets, as they are no longer obtainable.

Although many of these Pokemon have dual typing, we will be looking at them as if they were of a single type specialist with the optimal moveset for the highest damage output of that type. Keep in mind that the dual typing of a Pokemon will augment their weaknesses, and resisted hits they receive. In depth guides on each individual type to come soon.

Normal

Normal type Pokemon currently dominate the Gym Defending meta with their high defensive stats and immunity (49% reduced damage) to Ghost attacks. They have only one weakness; Fighting attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Snorlax 3355 190 190 320 Zen Headbutt Heavy Slam
Blissey 3219 129 229 510 Zen Headbutt Dazzling Gleam

Fire

These Pokemon are some of the most underused in the game, even though they have some of the highest attack stats of all Pokemon. Fire type Pokemon are Super Effective against Bug, Steel, Grass and Ice Pokemon. They also suffer several weaknesses to Ground, Rock, and Water attacks which are some of the most common in the current meta.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Entei 3412 235 180 320 Fire Spin Flamethrower
Moltres 3272 251 184 180 Fire Spin Overheat
Flareon 2904 246 204 130 Fire Spin Overheat

Water

One of the most popular types in the game, Water Pokemon are Super Effective against Ground, Rock, and Steel Pokemon. Grass and Electric attacks are their only weakness.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Kyogre 4074 270 251 182 Waterfall Hydro Pump
Gyarados 3281 237 197 190 Waterfall Hydro Pump
Vaporeon 3157 205 177 290 Water Gun Hydro Pump

Grass

Due to the release of Kyogre and Groudon, Grass type Pokemon have seen a recent surge in usefulness. They are Super Effective against Ground, Water and Rock Pokemon, and are weak to Flying, Poison, Bug, and Fire attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Exeggutor 2916 233 158 190 Bullet Seed Solar Beam
Sceptile 2584 223 180 140 Fury Cutter Leaf Blade
Venusaur 2568 198 198 160 Vine Whip Solar Beam

Electric

With Super Effective attacks against some of the most popular Pokemon in the current meta and only one weakness to Ground attacks, it’s easy to see why Electric Pokemon are some of the most coveted in the game. These Pokemon are the go-to options when facing Flying, and Water Pokemon.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Raikou 3349 241 210 180 Thunder Shock Wild Charge
Zapdos 3330 253 188 180 Charge Beam Thunder Bolt
Jolteon 2730 232 201 130 Thunder Shock Thunder Bolt

Ice

Being the best counter to the fan favorite, Dragon types, as well as being Super Effective against Flying, Ground, and Grass Pokemon, Ice type Pokemon are absolutely worth their stardust investment. These Pokemon suffer weakness to Fighting, Rock, Steel, and Fire attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Articuno 2933 192 249 180 Frost Breath Ice Beam
Jynx 2512 223 182 130 Frost Breath Avalanche
Piloswine 2284 181 147 200 Ice Shard Avalanche

Fighting

Fighting type Pokemon are easily some of the most useful in the current meta with Super Effective attacks against Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, and Dark Pokemon and will continue to be relevant for generations to come due to their versatility. Be mindful though, as they suffer from weakness to Flying, Psychic, and Fairy attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Machamp 2889 234 162 180 Counter Dynamic Punch
Hariyama 2765 209 114 288 Counter Dynamic Punch
Blaziken 2631 240 141 160 Counter Focus Blast
Breloom 2407 241 153 153 Counter Dynamic Punch
Heracross 2938 234 189 160 Counter Close Combat

Poison

This drastically underutilized type is Super Effective against Grass and Fairy Pokemon. With the release of new generations, their presence may become more important. Poison types are weak to Ground, and Psychic attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Muk 2709 190 184 210 Poison Jab Gunk Shot

Ground

These extremely hard hitting Pokemon dominate any Poison, Steel, Fire, Rock or Electric Pokemon with Super Effective hits. Ground Pokemon run into trouble against Water, Grass, and Ice attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Groudon 4074 270 251 182 Mud Shot Earthquake
Rhydon 3300 222 206 210 Mud Slap Earthquake

Flying

Make sure to use your Flying types whenever you’re up against a Fighting, Bug, or Grass Pokemon. Flying Pokemon suffer from harsh weaknesses to Rock, Electric, and Ice attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Ho-Oh 3889 239 274 193 Extrasensory Brave Bird
Rayquaza 3645 284 170 191 Air Slash Aerial Ace

Psychic

Psychic Pokemon will abuse anything with a Fighting or Poison typing, but will see their end against Bug, Ghost, and Dark attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Mewtwo 3982 300 182 193 Confusion Psychic
Metagross 3644 257 248 160 Zen Headbutt Psychic
Lugia 3598 193 323 212 Extrasensory Future Sight
Espeon 3000 261 194 130 Confusion Future Sight
Alakazam 2887 271 194 110 Psycho Cut Future Sight

Rock

Flying, Bug, Fire, and Ice types will get completely ruined by Rock Pokemon. They have several weakness though, so make sure you have other options available for Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, and Grass Pokemon.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Golem 2916 211 229 160 Rock Throw Stone Edge

Ghost

Ghost Pokemon, oddly enough, are weak to Ghost attacks, as well as Dark types. They are Super Effective against Psychic and Ghost Pokemon.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Gengar 2619 261 156 120 Hex Shadow Ball

Dark

Dark type Pokemon make short work of Ghost, and Psychic types. They are weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Tyranitar 3670 251 212 200 Bite Crunch
Houndoom 2529 224 159 150 Snarl Foul Play

Dragon

Dragon type Pokemon are without a doubt some of the strongest in the current meta game. They resist Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric attacks, taking only 51% damage per strike. They deliver Super Effective hits against other Dragon Pokemon. Ice, Dragon, and Fairy Pokemon all land Super Effective attacks on them.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Rayquaza 3645 284 170 191 Dragon Tail Outrage
Dragonite 3581 263 201 182 Dragon Tail Outrage
Salamence 3532 277 168 190 Dragon Tail Draco Meteor

Fairy

Fairy type Pokemon are Fighting, Dragon, and Dark type slayers. They suffer a weakness to Poison and Steel attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Gardevoir 2964 237 220 136 Confusion Dazzling Gleam

 

Steel

Steel type Pokemon are Super Effective against Rock, Ice and Fairy Pokemon, as well as having a resistances to Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and other Steel Pokemon. They have a weakness to Fighting, Ground, and Fire attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Metagross 3644 257 248 160 Bullet Punch Flash Cannon
Scizor 2801 236 191 140 Bullet Punch Iron Head

Bug

Bug type Pokemon deal Super Effective hits against Grass, Psychic, and Dark types. They have a weakness to Flying, Rock, and Fire attacks.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Heracross 2938 234 189 160 Struggle Bug Megahorn
Scizor 2801 236 191 140 Fury Cutter X-Scissor
Pinsir 2770 238 197 130 Bug Bite X-Scissor

Generalists

These are some of the highest DPS Pokemon in the current meta that do not fall into a specific type specialty. These Pokemon can be added to nearly any team to fill gaps and increase overall damage output.

Pokemon Max CP Atk Def Sta Fast Attack Charge Attack
Groudon 4074 270 251 182 Mud Shot Solar Beam
Mewtwo 3982 300 182 193 Psycho Cut Shadow Ball
Mewtwo 3982 300 182 193 Psycho Cut Focus Blast
Tyranitar 3670 251 212 200 Bite Stone Edge

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