Meta

Meta

Overview of the latest and greatest Pokemon and strategies in the Pokemon GO meta game, written in a format that's understandable for beginning and for experienced Trainers out there. Includes attacker tier lists, best Pokemon in the current meta and future Stardust investment strategies.

Relevant Generation 4 Pokémon that could learn better moves in the future

In order to shine in the current Pokémon GO metagame, a Pokémon must have great stats paired up with a great moveset. Unfortunately, some...
Rayquaza and more flying and dragon types

Pokemon GO stats re-balance: Top 5 buffed Pokemon in the new meta

The recent Pokemon GO stat re-work brought HP (Stamina) buffs for almost every Pokemon in Gen 1, 2 and 3. Some got more than...
pokemon go blissey

Pokemon GO stats re-balance: The top 5 biggest losers in the new meta

Alas trainers, we have the stats re-balance update implemented into Pokemon GO. Among this change are Pokemon who did not fair so well. The...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO CP rework: stat changes formula and raiding after the rework

The in-game battle mechanics were rebalanced on November 14. At this point in time you have probably seen that the CP of most of...

Legacy Move Sets in Pokemon GO: what makes some Legacy Moves more valuable than...

With the recent introduction of Lick as an Exclusive move for Gengar during its Raid Day during the Halloween event (more information here) we...
Gengar Solo Raid

Gengar exclusive moves analysis: Lick vs Shadow Claw

Gengar day is taking place on November 3rd, and two new Gengar exclusive moves are being added to Gengar's move pool: Lick is a...
Shiny Metagross Meteor Mash

Meteor Mash Metagross analysis: All hail the new meta king

The last Community Day featured the and type Pokémon Beldum, and Meteor Mash was the exclusive move that Metagross was able to...

How to Fix Ground Types in Pokémon GO

If you are a fan of the Pokémon series as a whole and have a basic understanding of competitive play, you know how powerful...
Mewtwo meta analysis

New Mewtwo moves analysis: Thunderbolt, Flamethrower and Ice Beam

With the introduction of Mewtwo in regular T5 raids, Niantic also gave it 3 new moves. These moves are Ice Beam , Thunderbolt ...
Pokémon GO Mew and Mewtwo

Mewtwo with Psystrike (potential Mewtwo T5 raid move) pre-release speculation

Trainers, after Niantic shared that Mewtwo's Shadow Ball and Hyper Beam are to become legacy EX raid moves, a lot of speculation took place...
Pokemon GO Sky Attack Moltres in the meta game

Sky Attack Moltres in the Pokemon GO meta: is it worth powering up?

Moltres Day is upon up us, bringing a new Legendary contender to the Pokemon GO meta: Sky Attack Moltres. We've seen a lot of...
Pokemon GO Eeveelutions

Analyzing Eevee evolutions in Pokemon GO: what is the best Eeveelution out there?

Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Battle simulations 3. Glaceon and Leafeon Pokemon GO 4. Conclusions and final ranking In eager anticipation of the upcoming Pokemon GO Eevee...
Zapdos Pokémon GO

Thunder Shock Zapdos analysis: just how good is Thunder Shock?

Or in other words, how good is Raikou vs Zapdos? Professor Willow's Global Challenge continues, and during the last weekend, all goals were achieved. Thus,...

Alolan Dugtrio Meta Analysis

Ah, Alolan Dugtrio. It manages to look ridiculous and fabulous at the same time, and has spawned a respectable number of memes within the...

Trading Tips: How to Maximize Candy Gains from Trading

With the new trading system, many trainers have started using it as an opportunity to re-roll the IVs of Pokemon, hoping to get better,...
Larvitar Community Day

Legendary Days, exclusive moves and the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

If each area of the world meets the challenge requirements during Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago and thus all goals are achieved, Zapdos Day...
Alolan Golem Pokemon GO

Alolan Golem in the Pokemon GO meta: moves, roles and usage

Pokemon GO Alolan Golem has shed out its typing in favor of the arguably better typing. Because of this, like Probopass, its...

Alolan Ninetales: Moves, Usage, Meta

EDIT: While Ninetales indeed has Nine-tails, a prior version of this article listed the official name as Ninetails, and has since been corrected. For...

Hydro Cannon Blastoise: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis

Hydro Cannon, a type signature move that can be learned by the starter type Pokémon in the main series games, has been...

Meta Analysis: Alolan Sandslash moves, stats and typing

Alolan Sandslash is now obtainable in Pokemon GO by hatching an Alolan Sandshrew from a 7k egg. Normal Sandslash lost its typing and...
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Alola Raichu

Alola Raichu, the surfing type Pokémon is making its way into the game along with the other Alolan forms. As of the...
Alolan Muk

Alolan Muk

Alolan Muk, a and type Pokémon, is making its way into Pokémon GO along with other Alolan forms of Pokémon orginally found...

Alolan Persian: moves, meta, stats

Pokémon GO Alolan Persian is a pure type Pokémon which evolves from Alolan Meowth. Our tropical feline can only be obtained currently through...
Pokémon GO Gym Update new Features

Gym Defense in 2018: a comprehensive guide to gym meta and best defenders

This article is a complete guide to Pokemon GO's gym defense and best defenders in 2018. It focuses on the Gym aspect of the...

Let’s fix Ho-Oh’s moves: Sacred Fire

This article is long overdue. Much of the community, if not all, feel that Ho-oh is a major disappointment. Now that Ho-oh has left...
registeel regice regirock latios and latias in Pokémon GO

Overview of Regi Trio’s performance in the Pokémon GO Meta game

Let's talk about the Legendary Titans and their meta performance: Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. It's still not clear when they will appear as raid...

Alolan Exeggutor vs Normal Exeggutor: stats, moves and typing

As you may have read earlier, the first Alolan Pokémon, Alolan Exeggutor, is now available in Pokémon GO. This article compares Alolan and Normal...

Which Adventure Week Pokémon Should You Look Out For (2018)?

With Adventure Week around the corner, Pokémon would be common all around, but which Pokémon should you be on the look out...
Pokemon GO Tyranitar

Smack Down Tyranitar: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis

Smack Down, a type fast move recently added to the move dictionary, has been leaked in the Japanese and Chinese in-game announcements to...
Charizard Raid Boss Guide

Blast Burn Charizard: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis

Blast Burn, a type signature move that can be learned by the starter type Pokémon in the main series games, has been...