Best Pokemon to Unlock 2nd Charge Move

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No matter if you are preparing for the monthly Silph Arena Cup, raids or just to take your Pokemon to your full potential, it is always a good thing to investigate which Pokemon you should invest your stardust and candy on to unlock your second charge attack. Will it be worthy, or just a waste of resources?

This guide will highlight some solid investments for unlocking second charge moves.

As a quick reminder, this guide its only a suggestion,  If you want to save your resources to you favorite pokémon, or to other unavailable in this list, is up to you.

These are the better options according to multiple sources, but you have always the final word on your Pokémon! Without further do, let’s have look at those you want to keep an eye on:

Pokémon that cost 10.000 Stardust and 25 candy to unlock 2nd charge move

Let’s start with the lower-cost Pokemon. Among them are REALLY good options, for example a Charizard with Blast Burn is a must-have. Another must have is Venusaur with Frenzy Plant.

Other options includes Gyarados and Altaria, and since some of them (Meganium or Typhlosion) are a little squishy, you might want to equip them with moves that counters its weakness.

Pokémon Name First Charge Move Second Charge Move
Venusaur Frenzy Plant Grass Sludge Bomb Poison
Charizard Blast Burn Fire Dragon Claw Dragon
Meganium Frenzy Plant Grass Earthquake Ground
Typhlosion Blast Burn Fire Solar Beam Grass
Swampert Hydro Cannon Water Earthquake Ground
Sceptile Frenzy Plant Grass
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Earthquake Ground
Gyarados Hydro Pump Water Outrage Dragon Crunch Dark
Altaria Sky Attack Flying
  • Dragon Pulse Dragon
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy

Baby Pokemon that cost 10.000 Stardust and 25 candy to unlock 2nd charge move

Next we have the baby Pokémon. They cost is the same as the above pokemon, but only if it remains in its baby form. If you evolve to another stage, that Pokemon will become more expensive to level up, so be careful.

In other words, is it recommended to unlock its second charge move while still in baby forms, and then evolve it to its final form. This way will be way more cheaper in terms of Stardust and candy investment.

These pokemon are:

Pokémon First Charge Move Second Charge Move
Budew Solar Beam Grass Sludge Bomb Poison
Togepi Dazzling Gleam Fairy Aerial Ace Flying
Riolu Close Combat Fighting Shadow Ball Dark
Smoochum Avalanche Ice Psyshock Psychic
Magby Fire Punch Fire Brick Break Fighting
Tyrogue Close Combat Fighting
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Fire Punch* Fire
  • Ice Punch* Ice
  • Thunder Punch* Electric
Elekid Thunderbolt Electric Thunder Punch Electric

*= If you are going for Hitmonchan

Pokemon that costs 50.000 Stardust and 50 Candies to unlock a second charge move

There a few Pokemon on this side, so you don’t have to worry to invest that much. Still, if you are aiming to one of these, go ahead! They are totally worth the 2nd charged move. These Pokemon are:

Pokemon First Charge Move Second Charge Move
Rhyperior Stone Edge Rock Earthquake Ground
Weavile Avalanche Ice Foul Play Dark
Azumarill Play Rough Fairy Ice Beam Ice

Pokemon that costs 75.000 Stardust and 75 Candies to unlock a second charge move

We have only 2 Pokemon here. These are your best bet, unlocking a second charge move on them will surely make them stronger for PvP specially, but since they have a high cost, it’s not mandatory. They are tanky enough to deal enough damage with only one move.

Again, the choice is yours, but if your are still aiming to invest some Stardust or candy, these Pokemon are:

Pokemon First Charge Move Second Charge Move
Metagross Meteor Mash Steel Earthquake Ground
Tyranitar Stone Edge Rock Crunch Dark

Pokemon that costs 100.000 Stardust and 100 Candies to unlock a second charge move

Finally, we have the most pricey ones, the legendaries. Fortunately for you pockets , they’re not much used in Great and Ultra League given their high stats in the game. And even on raids, a single charge move is more than enough to deal enough damage.

Given the mentioned above and their much higher cost, unlocking a second charge move on them is pretty rare, but if you are still planning on do so, these Pokemon are:

Pokemon First Charge Move Second Charge Move
Giratina Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Ancient Power Rock
  • Shadow Sneak Ghost
Latios Dragon Claw Dragon Solar Beam Grass
Groudon Earthquake Ground
  • Solar Beam Grass
  • Fire Blast Fire
Mewtwo Shadow Ball Ghost
  • Focus Blast Fire
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Psystrike Psychic
Lugia Sky Attack Flying Hydro Pump Water
Moltres Sky Attack Flying Overheat Fire
Rayquaza Outrage Dragon
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Ancient Power Rock

Keep in mind that this is not a tier list of the best Pokémon for PvP. They are only the ones that we recommend based on their performance in PvP and raids.

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