Vaporeon is considered to be the staple Pokemon of any gym, due to it’s high health pool and good defending performance. As Pokemon GO Vaporeon is so commonly encountered, there are many ways you can deal it with it.

Pokemon GO Vaporeon counter and strategy

Vaporeon is notorious as a Gym defender, due to it’s availability and high DPS output that comes from Water Gun. Vaporeon is fast, bulky and almost always hits surprisingly hard.

Due to it’s typing (pure Water), there are two Types that are Super Effective against it:

  • Grass 1.25x
  • Electric 1.25x

As Electric Pokemon DPS and viability is currently really bad, we suggest going for almost any Grass Pokemon with Solar Beam and STAB bonus for Grass moves. Remember that Grass Pokemon also take reduced (0.8x) damage from Water moves.

  • Venusaur with Vine Whip / Solar Beam
    • Venusaur is the easiest starter evolution to obtain, so picking up a Venusaur with Solar Beam should not be too hard
    • Venusaur is Grass/Poison typed, so Solar Beam get’s additional DPS bonus from STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus)
  • Exeggutor with Zen Headbutt / Solar Beam
    • Exeggutor is an overall beast, but with Solar Beam as a move it becomes the ultimate Vaporeon annihilator. With Grass/Psychic typing, he receives STAB bonus for both it’s Quick and Charged Attack, and with a high HP pool, an Exeggutor can handle Vaporeon with no problems.
  • Vileplume/Victreebel with Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
    • A bit weaker option than Venusaur and Exeggutor, but still very viable
    • High Attack, but low Stamina pull through for both of them, but makes them less viable for long fights

Pokemon GO Vaporeon

Vaporeon is a Water type Pokemon, one of the Eevee evolutions. It’s incredibly high Stamina stat and Water Gun as a Quick Move, makes him one of the top tier gym defenders and attackers. Vaporeon can have Max CP of 2816, and comes in a variety of move sets. The best Vaporeon moves are Water Gun and Hydro Pump.

The best part of having a Vaporeon is the fact all of it’s attacks receive STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), due to it’s Water typing.

Vaporeon can have the following moves:

  • Quick Attacks:
    • Water Gun (Water, 14 DPS)
  • Charge Moves:
    • Aqua Tail (Water, 22.55 DPS)
    • Hydro Pump (Water, 27.63 DPS)
    • Water Pulse (Water, 12.42 DPS)