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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.

Machamp Raid Boss

Machamp Meta Analysis

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After 6 generations of Pokémon, finally, Machamp gets a meta analysis ahead of community day this month. Machamp has been, and will likely always be...
Tyrantrum in Pokémon GO

Tyrantrum Meta Analysis: A Jurassic Dragon

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It took 6 whole generations for us to finally have a Pokémon that is based on a T-Rex. Jurassic Park has captured the imagination...

Noivern Meta Analysis

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Three generations after Altaria made its presence in Pokémon Go and became the first type to require 400 candies for evolution, we finally...

Talonflame vs. Charizard: A PvP Perspective

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The combination of and makes everyone think of the iconic Charizard.  To others, it is the legendary bird from Kanto: Moltres (Hail Team...
Ylveltal Pokémon GO

Yveltal Meta Analysis: You can’t spell ‘legendary’ without Y

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Yveltal is the box legendary of Pokémon Y and in case you haven't figured out till now, this Pokémon is shaped like the letter...

Fast Moves that should be fixed for Trainer Battles

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There are plenty of fast moves in Pokémon GO, but the sad reality is there are only a handful that are viable in PvP....

Non-Legendary Dragons in the Pokémon GO Meta

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The types have captured the fantasy and imagination of almost every Pokémon trainer from day 1. With awe-inspiring draconic powers, amazing stats and cool...
Pokemon GO Stardust

Should you power up your Pokémon beyond Level 40?

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Powering up a Pokémon beyond level 40 is VERY expensive, so you're probably wondering whether or not it's worth spending your valuable resources to...

Rare Candy Tier List – Best Pokémon to use your Rare Candy on

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How many times have you looked at your rare candy count and thought: "Alright, I know I have to use them on something, but...
Generation 6

Generation 6 Moves Update: PvP Winners

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Generation 6 (Kalos) movesets have finally been revealed, and ladies and gentlemen, the future is looking very bright for PvP!!! Many Kalos Pokémon received...
Delphox illustration

Delphox Meta Analysis

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Ask anyone who their favourite Gen 6 starter is, chances are high that they might answer "Greninja" without batting an eyelid. For those who...

Greninja Meta Analysis: Bond. Battle Bond.

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Trainers, the hype is real! With the revelation of the Gen 6 movesets, we are now in a position to speculate just how each Kalos...
Chesnaught drawing by Lizamas on Newgrounds

Chesnaught PvP Analysis

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Hey Trainers, Generation 6, aka Kalos is coming to Pokémon GO in December! With Kalos' addition, every generation of Pokémon has representation in GO, from...
Lucky Friends

Best Pokémon for Lucky Trades

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A complete list of Best Pokémon for Lucky Trades is finally available on the Hub! The list covers all Gen 1 through Gen 5...

Generation 6 Moves: Biggest Winners and Losers (PvE)

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Generation 6 is right around the corner! And as expected, the game master file has been updated including the movesets for Generation 6 Pokémon....
A person holding a Pokéball

The Catch Cup PvP Guide

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The Catch Cup is a special Pokémon GO PvP format that runs from Monday, November 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 30,...
Salamence dragon pulse

Salamence Meta Analysis: Dreams Taking Flight

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Gen 1 and Gen 2 lay low when it comes to the types. The Dragonite family and Kingdra were the only dragons in...

Master League Tier List

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Master League is the highest PvP league in which you can currently participate in Pokémon GO. It has no CP limitations, so strong Legendaries,...
Generation 6

It’s Speculation Time: Gen 6 (Kalos) PvP Potential

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With the inevitable release of generation 6 (Kalos) in Pokémon GO keeping us on our toes, it's a good time to take a look...

The Kanto Cup PvP Guide

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The Kanto Cup is a specialized GO Battle League format that will run during the second week of Season 5. The exact dates are...

Alakazam Meta Analysis: AbraKadabra Alakazite!

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When there were only 150 Pokémon in the world (umm, Kanto), it goes without saying that the typing was the most dominant type...
Lugia Raid

Aeroblast Lugia meta analysis

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Trainers, the wait is now over. Lugia's signature move (Aeroblast) was just pushed to the GAME_MASTER file! Many trainers were wondering how good this...

Flying Cup PvP Guide (GO Battle Night Season 4)

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The Flying Cup is a special GO Battle League (GBL) format that will take place during GO Battle Night on November 5th, 2020 from...
Magnezone Pokémon GO

Magnezone Meta Analysis

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The typing is the best defensive type in the entire meta. Period.  This type has 11 resistances out of the 18 different Pokémon types...
Hydregion

The Future of Hydreigon in the Meta: Hail Hydra or Fail Hydra?

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Hydreigon... Categorized as the "Brutal Pokémon", this monstrosity truly justifies that simply by the looks of it. I mean, look at this Pokémon! A three-headed dragon...

Top 5 Upcoming Gen 5 Pokémon

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It has been well over a year since the Unova region (Gen 5) graced Pokémon Go. With the global pandemic halting much of the...
Pokemon GO Tyranitar

Tyranitar Meta Analysis: Godzilla on a Rampage

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Kaijus, fictional giant monsters on the big screen, have always triggered the fascination of countless individuals from all around the world. So much, that it has...
Pokémon GO Tri Attack

Pokémon GO Tri Attack Move Analysis

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Porygon will be this month's Community Day featured Pokémon, and the exclusive move that Porygon-Z will be able to learn is Tri Attack! Tri Attack...

The Hoenn Mega Starters: A Crystal Ball On The Upcoming Mega Starter Pack

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The starters from every generation are some of the most widely recognized and popular Pokémon in any meta. These are typically the Pokémon that...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Top 5 Mega Dragon Types: The Dracarys Meta

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Mega evolutions are well and truly upon us in Pokémon Go. While the response to the way megas have been introduced has garnered a lot...
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Recent guides

GO Rocket Grunts Guide: Counters and Lineups

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A guide on how to counter Team GO Rocket Grunts in Pokemon GO. Includes Pokémon lineups for all Grunt fights. Updated for February 2021....

First 2 Level 50s in the World & Level 48 Reset...

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Breaking News FleeceKing and LaurenLolly have been reported as the first 2 people in the world to achieve Level 50! This monumental event in Pokémon GO...

Kyogre Raid Counters Guide

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Kyogre is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go, being a member of the Weather Trio with Groudon and Rayquaza. Best Kyogre counters...

Groudon Raid Counters Guide

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Groudon is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, being a member of the Weather Trio with Rayquaza and Kyogre. The best Groudon...