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.

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...
Latios and Latias Pokemon GO Raid

Latios vs. Latias: Metagame analysis

Latios and Latias, two legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, have just switched locations today. Until June 5, Latios will appear in Raid Battles...
Pokemon GO Tyranitar

Smack Down move analysis: potential in Pokémon GO

Smack down is a type fast move that was introduced in the latest APK (v0.101.0). There are several species in the game that...
Legendary Week: Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza

Should you spend Stardust on Rayquaza, Groudon and Kyogre?

Legendary Pokémon are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful Pokémon, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon world. In...
Pokémon GO Gym Update new Features

The Future of Gym Battling

Barring some rework of the gym mechanics, this current gym system is here to stay, and it is rather clear in the patterns it...

How to Order Gym Defenders

At this point of the game, the vast majority of players probably already know who the best gym defender is. Either by experience it...
Machamp Raid Boss

Machamp Meta Discussion: Will 4 biceps keep it strong for long?

Machamp... Oh the infamous Machamp. Machamp rapidly became one of the most (if not the most) useful Pokémon in the Meta when the first...
Ampharos Pokemon GO

Dragon Pulse Ampharos: A comprehensive meta analysis

Dragon Pulse, a type charge move, has just been confirmed as the exclusive move that Ampharos will be able to learn during Community...
Exeggutor Raid Boss Guide

Exeggutor: Grade A+ Pokémon GO Grass Type

First introduced in Generation One, this seemingly silly looking Pokémon is not to be underestimated. In fact, it sits on the throne of eggs-celent...
Gym Rework Pokemon GO

Gym Battling Strategies

Gym Battling is one of the most important meta-game aspects in Pokémon Go, and while you may know from our series of meta articles...
Pokemon GO Suicune

Suicune’s Disappointment and Fix

Suicune is arguably the most disappointing Legendary Pokemon in all of Pokemon GO. It suffers from a lack of a STAB quick move and...
Pokemon GO Entei Suicune Raikou

Spending Stardust on Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia and Ho-Oh

Legendary Pokémon are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful Pokémon, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon world. In...
Pokemon GO Scizor vs Steelix

Steel Types in Pokémon GO Meta: past, present, and future

The type Pokemon weren’t around until Gen 2, when they were first put into the Pokemon main series games with Gold and Silver....
Winter Ice Type Pokemon GO

Jynx Future Meta Discussion, aka Fall of the Ice Queen

Jynx has proven rather useful in recent raids, allowing trainers with high level Jynx and Dragonites to duo the mighty legendary Rayquaza. It is...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Generalists: A Comprehensive Overview

You may have heard about so-called generalists in Pokémon GO. Who are they and what they’re good for? Simply put, they're overall strong Pokémon...
Gym Rework Pokemon GO

Meta Relevant Legacy Moves – Which Ones to Keep?

Legacy moves, or moves that are no longer obtainable on a certain Pokémon species, are coveted by many avid Pokémon collectors. Some of these...
Do rare Pokemon equal strong

Do Rare Pokémon Equal Strong?

There are a bunch of Pokémon who were hyped before their release but never made it to the top. Most of them share similar...
Pokémon GO Quests

Evolving to Gen IV and its Meta relevance

Pokemon Go has a wide variety of Pokemon that have a CP range of between 1000-2000. You could be asking yourself "why am i...
Pokemon GO Entei Suicune Raikou

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune in the Current and Future Meta

As soon as the Legendary Birds went away, the Legendary Beasts went to play, in a way that we did not expect. The beasts...
Legendary Pokémon GO Raids

Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in the Current and Future Meta

After Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago last year, Niantic surprised us with the first release of Legendary Raids, with Lugia and Articuno being the...

Multi-Bar Vs. Single-Bar Charged Moves

Charged moves allow for some serious damage to be dealt to any opposing Pokémon, but not all charged moves are made the same, having...
pokemon go gardevoir

Gardevoir: Phenomenal Psychic or Fantastic Fairy?

General Overview Pokémon Attack Defense Stamina 237 220 136 The premiere fairy type of Generation Three, Gardevoir brings a presence to an interesting typing combination only found in one other Pokémon (e.g....

Hidden Gems of the Pokémon GO Meta

You may have realized by now that the Hub is celebrating "March is for Meta", a month in which we choose to pay extra...

Where should I spend my Rare Candies?

Picture this: It’s late afternoon on a Saturday and you’ve just finished your first WaFu raiding session. Feeling the buzz of adrenaline, you open...
Mew Pokemon GO Meta

Mythical Pokémon in the Meta-game

A comprehensive overview of Mew, Celebi, Jirachi and Deoxys in the Pokémon GO meta. In the first three generations, there are four Mythical Pokemon...
Pokemon GO Top 5 Grass

Frenzy Plant Venusaur: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis

Frenzy Plant, a type signature move that can be learned by the starter Pokémon in the main series games, has just been introduced...
Ho-Oh Pokémon GO Raid Boss

Ho-Oh Meta: Current and Future Viability

The Rainbow Pokémon. In the world of Pokémon Go, this Pokémon is not to be underestimated. Unlike Charizard, it has the bulk to back...