Aggron in Pokémon GO is a steel rock type, and he is the final evolution of the Pokémon GO Aron family. It’s expected that Aggron will be a better version of Steelix, specialised in Gym defense.
Aggron has a very high max CP: 3004. We expect good things from the Pokémon GO version of Aggron, mostly due to its high ATK (198) and bulky DEF (314). The only let down is its STA (140), which luckily can be compensated by its DEF.
Aggron’s stats make it a great gym defender. Aggron’s high CP makes it easy to take one of the top gym positions and it’s elite ATK also helps keep the hold of gyms for a while.
Where to find Aron?
Aron, Lairon, and Aggron are known to live in mountains. So, in Pokémon Go, expect to find these Pokémon on Mountain and Rough Terrain Biomes.
Aggron in the Pokémon GO meta
Aggron will take a place among the high ranks of Pokémon GO tier lists, mostly because of its high CP (3004) and great DEF. His Combat Power is so good that it actually beats Heracross (2938) and Espeon (3000), putting Aggron in the top 10 highest CP Pokémon.
Speaking about Aggron’s DEF, it’s actually among the four highest DEF stats in the game so far! Although it’s tempting to compare Aggron with Shuckle (lol), the truth is that Steelix is closer to Aggron in comparison. Although Steelix has slightly better DEF (333) and STA (150), Aggron shines when you take ATK in consideration. Aggron’s ATK (198) is a massive increase over Steelix’s (148) ATK.
As far as Pokémon GO Aggron type advantages go, Aggron takes the following damage:
- 156% from ground and fighting
- 64% from normal and
- Reduced damage for most other types
Aggron will do well both as a gym defender or attacker in the current meta.
If you think that’s all you get from Aggron, you’re wrong. Aggron is also known to have a mega evolution. With its mega evolution, Aggron loses its rock type attribute and becomes a pure steel type. Its ATK gets a large increase, and its DEF makes it almost impenetrable.
Pokémon GO Aggron Moves
As if Aggron’s power was not enough, his movepool in Pokémon GO is also amazing. Here are some of the moves that Aggron is expected to get in Pokémon GO:
- Heavy Slam steel
- Stone Edge rock
- Blizzard ice
- Body Slam normal
- Dragon Pulse dragon
- Focus Blast fighting
If Niantic introduces additional moves with the release of Generation 3, we can expect even more variety for Aggron:
- Roll Out rock
- Head Smash rock
- Double Edge normal
- Rock Climb normal
- Giga Impact normal
- Focus Punch fighting
- Dragon Rush dragon
- Earth Power ground
Shiny Aron, Lairon and Aggron in Pokemon GO
A normal Aron has a light grey (5% black + 95% white) armor covering its head and body. It has a light blue eyes and it’s underbelly is a dark shade of grey (65% black + 35% white) with four light grey stubby legs. A normal Lairon also has a light grey armor covering its head and body, as well as a dark grey underbelly, its has a light grey ring armor on its four legs that has the same color as its body and head. It also has light blue eyes. A normal Aggron has a light grey armor on its head, it also has armor around its upper arms and upper legs with the same color. Its Torso, lower arms and lower legs are of a dark grey color. Just like its previous evolutions, it has a light blue eyes.
Shiny Aron, Lairon, and Aggron are similar to their normal counterparts, but their dark grey areas are teal green! Another distinct difference is that shiny Pokémon from this family has red colored eyes.