Category: 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.

Let’s talk about Stardust: Needed Now More Than Ever

It’s the almighty “gold” of Pokémon GO. Stardust is by far the most important/valuable resource in Pokémon GO. Since the…

1 month ago

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…

1 month ago

Pokemon GO PvP: Understanding the importance of Type Coverage

*UPDATED* PvP is here in Pokemon GO! It is an absolute blast to battle other fellow trainers. The introduction of a…

1 month ago

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…

2 months ago

Pokemon GO December Community Day: Best Exclusive Moves to Look For

December's Community Day was just announced and it's going to be a very special one! Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Eevee, Dratini,…

2 months ago

Relevant Generation 4 Pokémon that could learn better moves in the future

In order to shine in the current Pokémon GO metagame, a Pokémon must have great stats paired up with a…

2 months ago

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.…

2 months ago

Pokemon GO stats re-balance: The top 5 biggest losers in the new meta

Alas trainers, we have the stats re-balance update implemented into Pokemon GO. Among this change are Pokemon who did not…

2 months ago

Pokemon GO CP rework: stat changes formula and raiding after the rework

The in-game battle mechanics were rebalanced on November 14. At this point in time you have probably seen that the…

2 months ago

Legacy Move Sets in Pokemon GO: what makes some Legacy Moves more valuable than other

With the recent introduction of Lick as an Exclusive move for Gengar during its Raid Day during the Halloween event…

2 months ago

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:…

3 months ago

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…

3 months ago

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,…

3 months ago

New Mewtwo moves analysis: Thunderbolt, Flamethrower and Ice Beam

With the introduction of Mewtwo in regular T5 raids, Niantic also gave it 3 new moves. These moves are Ice…

4 months ago

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…

4 months ago

Sky Attack Moltres in the Pokemon GO meta: is it worth powering up?

Moltres Day is upon up us, bringing a new Legendary contender to the Pokemon GO meta: Sky Attack Moltres. We've…

5 months ago

Analyzing Eevee evolutions in Pokemon GO: what is the best Eeveelution out there?

Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Battle simulations 3. Glaceon and Leafeon Pokemon GO 4. Conclusions and final ranking In…

6 months ago

Thunder Shock Zapdos analysis: just how good is Thunder Shock?

Or in other words, how good is Raikou vs Zapdos? Professor Willow's Global Challenge continues, and during the last weekend,…

6 months ago

Alolan Dugtrio Meta Analysis

Ah, Alolan Dugtrio. It manages to look ridiculous and fabulous at the same time, and has spawned a respectable number…

6 months ago

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,…

6 months ago

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…

6 months ago

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…

6 months ago

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…

7 months ago

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,…

7 months ago

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…

7 months ago

Alola Raichu

Alola Raichu, the surfing type Pokémon is making its way into the game along with the other Alolan forms. As…

7 months ago

Alolan Muk

Alolan Muk, a and type Pokémon, is making its way into Pokémon GO along with other Alolan forms of Pokémon…

7 months ago

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…

7 months ago

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…

8 months ago

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…

8 months ago