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.

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...
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...
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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...