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Pokemon Go Gym Guide: Best Pokemon For Attack & Defense

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Pokemon Go Gym Guide: Best Pokemon For Attack & Defense

Many people and sites have different lists on who is the best Pokemon. It is, however, usually the same ones but in different ranking. Since the November 21 patch that includes the balance update for Pokemon Go, the lists of the best are no longer as accurate as before the update. Below is a Pokemon Go Gym Guide of the best Pokemon defenders and attackers after the update.

The best attackers and defenders for the ultimate Pokemon Go Gym guide

It is important for a player to know which Pokemon is good in defending and attacking. This is basically so the player can protect a gym he or  she “owns.” There are Pokemon that can do both jobs but are not considered the best ones for it.

And since the latest patch, the stats of the existing and yet to be discovered Pokemon have changed. This data is crucial as it will determine how to form the best team to protect and conquer gyms.

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Tech Mic reported an example of a stat change that happened with some Pokemon. Rhydon became a potential powerhouse and Chansey increased her odds in the Pokemon Go world. Below are the top 15 lists consolidated with the updated stats. The lists, however, include Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno who are all yet to be discovered. Mr Mime, who is only available in some territories, was also included.

Highest Attack Stats

RankPokémonAttack stat
1Mewtwo330
2Alakazam271
3Dragonite263
4Gengar261
5Zapdos253
6Moltres251
7Flareon246
8Kingler240
9Pinsir238
10Gyarados237
11Kadabra232
12Exeggutor233
13Machamp234
14Jolteon232
15Arcanine227

Highest Defense Stats

RankPokémonDefense stat
1Cloyster323
2Onix288
3Articuno249
4Tentacruel237
5Mr. Mime233
6Golem229
7Omastar227
8Weezing221
9Hypno215
10Kingler214
11Hitmonchan212
12Hitmonlee211
13Mew210
14Blastoise210
15Rhydon206

According to a report by Eurogamer, the stats of all 151 Pokemon can be seen on Silph Road’s research page.

There is one name that appeared on both lists: Kingler. The data clearly says that Kingler is ideal to make a formidable team. There are, however, some reports that say that Snorlax is the best Pokemon to have in the team. The rare Tier 1 Pokemon is multi-purpose but is considered slightly better in defense.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Pokemon Go Gym guide in the future!

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