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.

The Dominance of Ground Types in the Master League

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The types have always been among the most viable types in the Pokémon competitive scene. Boasting mons with strong stats, the ever-reliable and...

Kanto Cup: Interlude Season Edition

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The "Nifty Or Thrifty" article series takes a comprehensive look at the meta for PvP Cup formats: Kanto Cup, in this case... yet again! (This...

Nifty Or Thrifty: Retro Cup 2.0 (PvP meta, budget analysis)

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First off, my sincere apologies on this coming to you so late. I pride myself on having these meta/budget reviews out days ahead of...
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Swampert in the Pokémon Go Meta

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Trainers! Niantic has announced Mudkip as the star of the April 2022 Community Day Classic and it goes without saying that it is one...

Primarina Master League Analysis

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With the first wave of a new region comes the starter Pokémon, and Alola has been a mixed bag.  Decidueye is the biggest disappointment, getting...

Kommo-o Pokémon Go PvP Analysis

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After a long wait that even saw the Galar region being introduced into the game, Alola is finally here! The first wave of new...
Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Revealed!

PvE/Raid Analysis – Johto Tour: Apex Shadow Lugia & Ho-Oh, Magical Leaf Celebi

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Hello, world! I'm Teban54. Most of you probably haven't seen me before, but I have been publishing articles on r/TheSilphRoad subreddit on PvE, or...

Johto Cup PvP Cores and Teambuilding Tips

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Hello again, fellow PvPers, and welcome to our third edition of Core Meltdown! Many of you have followed my lengthy "Nifty Or Thrifty" meta/budget reviews over...

The Influence of Zacian on the Master League Meta

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The Master League meta has often been defined as stale, since not many Pokémon have the potential to shake up the metagame and the...
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The Menace of Shadow Salamence

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With new Team Go Rocket Leaders line-up beckoning to us from the days leading to the end of January 2022, perhaps no other Shadow...

Mega Aerodactyl Meta Analysis

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It's now official, Mega Aerodactyl will make its Pokémon GO debut on January 7th, 2022! Believe it or not, Mega Aerodactyl will be the...

Kyurem Meta Analysis: Black as the night (king) & White as the (jon) snow

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Kyurem is probably the coolest dragon out there. Yeah, it's a / type. But it's really cool to brave the chills unlike other dragons, it...

Holiday Cup PvP Guide 2021

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The "Nifty Or Thrifty" article series takes a comprehensive look at the meta for PvP Cup formats: Holiday Cup, in this case. As is typical...

Community Day December 2021: A PvE analysis

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The final Community Day event of 2021 will be held this weekend 18th & 19th December. Throughout the event, Pokémon featured in Community Day...

Druddigon Meta Analysis: Caution! Lego Dragon Alert!

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Remember those good ol' days when a new Pokémon debuted in the game and it caused real hype? Better yet, remember that time when...
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Reshiram Pokémon GO Meta Analysis

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Reshiram is the OG holder of the and typing, a typing shared by the mega evolved form of a wannabe dragon starter...

Zekrom Pokémon GO Meta Analysis

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Zekrom! The fearsome and electrifying who is responsible for Pikachu's loss to a lvl 5 Snivy in the BW anime. The typing doesn't...

Under The Lights: Cresselia in PvP

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It's a full moon! The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. And while today...
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Mash & Gross out your next Master League opponent with this Meta Analysis of...

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Metagross is arguably the best type in the game right now and even if Zacian (Crowned) or Solgaleo take away the crown that...

Nifty Or Thrifty: Kanto Cup 3.0

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The "Nifty Or Thrifty" article series takes a comprehensive look at the meta for PvP Cup formats: Kanto Cup, in this case... again! As is...

Silph Arena Brawler Cup Guide

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Hope you enjoyed the simplicity of Lunar Cup to kick off the season... because we're already mixing things up. You could say that your...
Pokemon GO Darkrai

Sludge Bomb Darkrai analysis: trick or treat?

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In case you missed it, Darkrai that knows the attack Sludge Bomb will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday,...

A PvP Analysis on “Ghoulish Pals” Trevenant and Gourgeist

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The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. Today, that means a couple of spooky...

Nifty Or Thrifty: Halloween Cup

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Hello again, fellow PvPers! Back again with another edition of "Nifty Or Thrifty", the long-running article series that takes a comprehensive look at the meta for...

Master League Groudon: Mud Shot vs Dragon Tail

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  The legendary Groudon is the very embodiment of land and the edgy overlord of the types. Also, a bitter rival to Kyogre. :D But...

A PvP Analysis of Zarude, the Grass Monkey!

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With apologies to The Beastie Boys, but go ahead and sing along... you know you wanna! 🎼 Graaasssss Monkey ♫ That funky Monkey! 🎶 Grass Monkey junkie ♬...

Making the Master League Flinch with Togekiss

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Among the many meta relevant Pokémon of the Master League, if there is one mon that has carved an ultra-specific niche for itself, it's...
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Zarude Meta Analysis: The new best Grass Attacker in Pokémon GO

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In celebration of the 'Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle' movie release, Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO...

Nifty Or Thrifty: Ultra League Remix 2.0 (Season 9)

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The "Nifty Or Thrifty" article series takes a comprehensive look at the meta for PvP limited metas: Ultra League Remix (2.0!), in this case. The NoT...

Meta Analysis of Alolan Ninetales in the Great and Ultra League

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The sound of Alolan Ninetales in PvP is music to the ears! Don't believe me? If you've heard Ylvis' What Does The Fox Say?, I...

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