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.

Shiny Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite in Pokémon GO

Shiny Pokémon in the Current Meta

Shiny Pokemon are a highly coveted prize in Pokemon Go, but you could be confused as to their place in the current Meta. Whilst...
Legendary Pokémon GO Raids

Should You Spend Stardust on Gen 1 Legendaries?

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Pokémon GO Quests

Easily Obtainable Meta-Relevant Pokémon for New and Casual Trainers

With everything that's been going on in Pokémon GO during the past month, it's to be expected that many Trainers will be returning to...

What Is a Meta-Relevant PokéMon?

Beyond catching Pokémon in the wild, the biggest in-game features you’ll want to take part in are gym battles and raids. That means you’ll...

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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Pokémon GO Quests

March Is for Meta, but What Is the Meta?

In order to improve our coverage of Meta-relevant articles and really give our readers a chance to get the most out of their Pokémon,...

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...

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...
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...
registeel regice regirock latios and latias in Pokémon GO

Latios, Latias and the Regi Trio: what’s coming next and how to prepare for...

The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza will go back to the ozone layer on March 16. Thus, it will leave an empty spot on the Legendary...
Gym Rework Pokemon GO

Meta Relevant Legacy/Exclusive Moves – Which Ones Should You Keep?

Legacy and Exclusive moves (moves that are no longer obtainable on a certain Pokémon species) are coveted by many avid Pokémon collectors. Some of...
Pokémon GO Mew and Mewtwo

Mewtwo and Its Future in the Meta-game

Mewtwo is one of the very strongest Pokémon currently in the meta game, and will remain so for generations to come. Its match-ups in...
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...

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...
Pokemon GO Lack of Content

Pokemon GO Lack of Content is becoming Evident

Pokemon GO launched on 06. July in selected markets and brought the Pokemon craze once again. Even though the app is currently peaking in...
Make Pokemon GO Great Again

“We are aware of minor game issues and are working on a fix” –...

As you are probably aware, after a long communication breakdown Niantic tweeted again today. Two tweets, one official blog post - amazing? Not really, especially...