With the addition of Trainer battles in Pokémon GO there was a lot of changes behind the scenes. Not only did Type Effectiveness change, but all of the Fast and Charge moves were reworked for Trainer battles and PvP by giving them new stats and new mechanics.

Redditor named u/ClamusChowderus was the first one that extracted all of the new moves stats and made spread sheets with all of the new information. Let’s take a look at all of the changes to see what could be the meta in Pokemon GO PvP.

Fast Moves

Fast Moves duration for PvP is measured in “turns” where every turn lasts 0.5 seconds, where for Raids and Gym battles duration of the move is counted in seconds. Now, for PvP, we’ll have “Damage per Turn” and “Energy per Turn”.

Move Name Power Energy Duration DPT EPT
Mud Shot 3 9 2 1.5 4.5
Thunder Shock 3 9 2 1.5 4.5
Psycho Cut 3 9 2 1.5 4.5
Vine Whip 5 8 2 2.5 4
Spark 4 8 2 2 4
Powder Snow 4 8 2 2 4
Fury Cutter 2 4 1 2 4
Present 3 12 3 1 4
Bubble 8 11 3 2.67 3.67
Infestation 6 11 3 2 3.67
Hex 6 11 3 2 3.67
Charge Beam 5 11 3 1.67 3.67
Bullet Seed 5 11 3 1.67 3.67
Counter 8 7 2 4 3.5
Shadow Claw 6 7 2 3 3.5
Poison Jab 6 7 2 3 3.5
Bullet Punch 6 7 2 3 3.5
Karate Chop 5 7 2 2.5 3.5
Wing Attack 5 7 2 2.5 3.5
Sucker Punch 5 7 2 2.5 3.5
Quick Attack 5 7 2 2.5 3.5
Fire Spin 9 10 3 3 3.33
Dragon Tail 9 10 3 3 3.33
Ice Shard 8 10 3 2.67 3.33
Snarl 8 10 3 2.67 3.33
Extrasensory 8 10 3 2.67 3.33
Dragon Breath 4 3 1 4 3
Confusion 12 12 4 3 3
Lick 3 3 1 3 3
Water Gun 3 3 1 3 3
Feint Attack 6 6 2 3 3
Bug Bite 3 3 1 3 3
Ember 6 6 2 3 3
Air Slash 9 9 3 3 3
Metal Claw 5 6 2 2.5 3
Astonish 5 9 3 1.67 3
Poison Sting 3 6 2 1.5 3
Yawn 0 12 4 0 3
Splash 0 12 4 0 3
Waterfall 10 8 3 3.33 2.67
Smack Down 10 8 3 3.33 2.67
Struggle Bug 9 8 3 3 2.67
Mud Slap 9 8 3 3 2.67
Hidden Power 9 8 3 3 2.67
Take Down 5 8 3 1.67 2.67
Rock Throw 8 5 2 4 2.5
Fire Fang 7 5 2 3.5 2.5
Steel Wing 7 5 2 3.5 2.5
Frost Breath 6 5 2 3 2.5
Peck 6 5 2 3 2.5
Acid 6 5 2 3 2.5
Low Kick 4 5 2 2 2.5
Rock Smash 9 7 3 3 2.33
Bite 4 2 1 4 2
Scratch 4 2 1 4 2
Razor Leaf 8 4 2 4 2
Tackle 3 2 1 3 2
Iron Tail 9 6 3 3 2
Water Gun (Blastoise) 6 4 2 3 2
Cut 3 2 1 3 2
Zen Headbutt 8 6 3 2.67 2
Pound 5 4 2 2.5 2
Volt Switch 12 10 5 2.4 2

Clearly the best Fast move in the game is Counter Fighting that deals 4 damage per turn and gives you 3.5 energy per turn. In terms of damage dealt per turn it’s closely followed by Dragon Breath Dragon and Rock Throw Rock.

On the other hand, if you want to quickly use your Charge move best options would probably be Mud Shot Ground, Thunder Shock Electric, Psycho Cut Psychic, Vine Whip Grass or Bubble Water.

Notice how there is a lot of balanced moves that deal pretty good damage and give you a decent energy per turn.

We’ll talk more about best moves and movesets for every Pokémon soon when we’ll cover pretty much every type of Pokémon for every league. So stay tuned for that.

Charge Moves

Charge moves in Trainer battles and PvP don’t have duration, that means all of them take the same amount of time to fire. That’s makes them easy to rank in “Damage per Energy” category.

But you have to be pretty careful and take in mind that you have a real person on the other side when playing PvP. Sometimes you don’t want to keep spamming that Fast move while enemy is constantly firing Charge moves.

Before we look at every Charge move in the game let’s look at one example. When you have to decide between two of Deoxys Charge moves, Hyper Beam Normal and Psycho Boost Psychic, if you would only look at the DPE (Damage per Energy), you would say that Hyper Beam is superior. But keep in mind that sometimes you’ll be able to fire 3 Psycho Boosts and only one Hyper Beam, so some of the energy will be wasted if your Pokemon faints and doesn’t charge it’s Charge move. And also, Charge moves that need a lot of energy are easier to read by your opponent and can be easily avoided by Protect Sheild.

Here is the table with all of the Charge moves. Like we already said, more about best moves and movesets is coming soon. Until then, get out your Community day Pokémon, because CD Moves like Hydro Cannon Water, Frenzy Plant Grass and Blast Burn Fire are one of the best in game.

Move Name Power Energy DPE
Doom Desire 80 35 2.286
Hydro Cannon 90 40 2.25
Frenzy Plant 100 45 2.22
Blast Burn 110 50 2.2
Origin Pulse 130 60 2.17
Precipice Blades 130 60 2.17
Draco Meteor 150 75 2
Meteor Mash 100 50 2
Leaf Blade 70 35 2
Avalanche 90 45 2
Focus Blast 150 75 2
Solar Beam 150 80 1.875
Overheat 150 80 1.875
Zap Cannon 150 80 1.875
Hyper Beam 150 80 1.875
Moonblast 130 70 1.857
Earthquake 120 65 1.846
Futuresight 120 65 1.846
Outrage 110 60 1.833
Psystrike 100 55 1.818
Shadow Ball 100 55 1.818
Stone Edge 100 55 1.818
Power Whip 90 50 1.8
Wild Charge 90 50 1.8
Dynamic Punch 90 50 1.8
Grass Knot 90 50 1.8
Rock Slide 80 45 1.78
Sky Attack 80 45 1.78
Thunderbolt 80 45 1.78
Psycho Boost 70 40 1.75
Fire Blast 140 80 1.75
Hydro Pump 130 75 1.73
Blizzard 130 75 1.73
Gunk Shot 130 75 1.73
Weather ball Ice 60 35 1.71
Weather ball Fire 60 35 1.71
Weather ball Water 60 35 1.71
Weather ball Rock 60 35 1.71
Petal Blizzard 110 65 1.7
Flash Cannon 110 65 1.7
Hurricane 110 65 1.7
Sludge Wave 110 65 1.7
Close Combat 100 60 1.67
Thunder 100 60 1.67
Brave Bird 90 55 1.64
Megahorn 90 55 1.64
Ice Beam 90 55 1.64
Last Resort 90 55 1.64
Surf 65 40 1.625
Dark Pulse 80 50 1.6
Sludge Bomb 80 50 1.6
Hyper Fang 80 50 1.6
Foul Play 70 45 1.56
Disarming Voice 70 45 1.56
Crunch 70 45 1.56
Ancient Power 70 45 1.56
Silver Wind 70 45 1.56
Magnet Bomb 70 45 1.56
Drill Peck 60 40 1.5
Bug Buzz 90 60 1.5
Energy Ball 90 60 1.5
Dragon Pulse 90 60 1.5
Play Rough 90 60 1.5
Drill Run 80 55 1.45
Psyshock 65 45 1.44
Discharge 65 45 1.44
Dazzling Gleam 100 70 1.43
Body Slam 50 35 1.43
Cross Chop 50 35 1.43
Psychic 100 70 1.43
Dragon Claw 50 35 1.43
Aqua Tail 50 35 1.43
Rest 50 35 1.43
Flame Charge 70 50 1.4
Heavy Slam 70 50 1.4
Flamethrower 70 50 1.4
Stomp 55 40 1.375
Seed Bomb 55 40 1.375
Fire Punch 55 40 1.375
Mud Bomb 55 40 1.375
Signal Beam 75 55 1.36
Power Gem 80 60 1.33
Wrap 60 45 1.33
Bulldoze 80 60 1.33
Icy Wind 60 45 1.33
Scald 80 60 1.33
Gyro Ball 80 60 1.33
Sand Tomb 80 60 1.33
Aurora Beam 80 60 1.33
Thunder Punch 45 35 1.285
X Scissor 45 35 1.285
Flame Burst 70 55 1.27
Heat Wave 95 75 1.26
Ominous Wind 50 40 1.25
Ice Punch 50 40 1.25
Dig 100 80 1.25
Sludge 50 40 1.25
Night Slash 50 40 1.25
Rock Blast 50 40 1.25
Aerial Ace 55 45 1.22
Submission 60 50 1.2
Brine 60 50 1.2
Iron Head 60 50 1.2
Water Pulse 70 60 1.17
Rock Tomb 70 60 1.17
Psybeam 70 60 1.17
Brick Break 40 35 1.14
Shadow Punch 40 35 1.14
Cross Poison 40 35 1.14
Horn Attack 40 35 1.14
Bone Club 40 35 1.14
Poison Fang 40 35 1.14
Hydro pump (Blastoise) 90 80 1.125
Bubble Beam 45 40 1.125
Shadow Sneak 50 45 1.11
Mirror Coat 60 55 1.09
Night Shade 60 55 1.09
Flame Wheel 60 55 1.09
Draining Kiss 60 55 1.09
Swift 60 55 1.09
Air Cutter 60 55 1.09
Vice Grip 40 40 1
Aqua Jet 45 45 1
Heart Stamp 40 40 1
Twister 45 45 1
Low Sweep 40 40 1
Giga Drain 50 80 0.625
Scald (Blastoise) 50 80 0.625
Wrap Green 25 45 0.56
Wrap Pink 25 45 0.56
Parabolic Charge 25 55 0.45
Mega Drain 25 55 0.45
Struggle 35 100 0.35