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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.

Frenzy Plant Sceptile analysis: how does it compare to other Grass types?

Frenzy Plant, has been confirmed as the signature move for Sceptile this Community Day. In PvE (gyms/raids) it is a 2 bar move with...
Pokemon GO PvP

Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado performance in PvP, gyms and raid meta

At last, we got the information for both Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado. Exciting right?! Well... don't get your hopes up. These moves seem...
Dialga3

Dialga: Performance & Meta-Analysis

Dialga, the legendary steel and Dragon-type temporal Pokémon, has officially been released in Pokémon GO. In this article, we will discuss how well it...

Mamoswine: Meta Analysis

Mamoswine is arguably one of the best Generation 4 Pokémon to add to your attacking squad. Finally, the wait is over and the big...
Pokemon GO PvP

February Move Set Changes Part II: PvP move stats

This article is the second part of the move pool changes article done for PvE. In this one, we will analyze how the stat...

Palkia Pokemon GO Meta Game Analysis

Palkia, the legendary and type Pokémon with the ability to distort space, has officially been released in Pokémon GO and to the...
Pokémon GO Roserade

Movepool Changes: Who are the Biggest Winners?

Several Pokémon had their movepool expanded in the last update. If you want to check which Pokémon exactly, you can check out the full...

Let’s talk about Stardust: Needed Now More Than Ever

It’s the almighty “gold” of Pokémon GO. Stardust is by far the most important/valuable resource in Pokémon GO. Since the game launched, the minimum...
Pokemon GO PvP

Pokemon GO Type Effectiveness change: December 2018

Trainers, as you already know PvP has finally launched in Pokemon GO, bringing a completely new battle mode for us to enjoy, farm and...
Pokemon GO PvP

Pokemon GO PvP: Understanding the importance of Type Coverage

*UPDATED* PvP is here in Pokemon GO! It is an absolute blast to battle other fellow trainers. The introduction of a second charge attack changes the...

Meta analysis of Bug Types in Pokémon GO: can Niantic fix them?

Shedinja got replaced as a research breakthrough in favor of good ol' Generation 1 and 2 Legendaries, marking a departure of another Bug type. Let's...
December Community Day Pokémon

Pokemon GO December Community Day: Best Exclusive Moves to Look For

December's Community Day was just announced and it's going to be a very special one! Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Eevee, Dratini, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Mareep, Larvitar,...

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...