The Gen 7 buff is a stat change affecting certain Pokémon from Generations I through V and increasing their stats significantly in order to make them more competitive. The change occurred with the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon. You can see the whole list of updated stats on Serebii.

Summary

For the second time since Gold & Silver introduced the Special Defense stat, multiple Pokémon have had changes to their initial base stats. These changes are relatively minor, just focusing on a slight increase in one stat. However, these changes do change the way the Pokémon is to be utilised in battle.

In Pokémon GO, this buff will be reflected as a CP adjustment. Currently, Pokémon GO is using Generation 6 stats, not Generation 7 stats, so this buff is not yet active.

Here’s how stats and Max CP will look like after the Gen 7 buff is applied:

Pokémon GO stats with Gen 7 buff applied
Pokemon Gen Attack Defense Stamina Old CP New CP (Gen 7)
Arbok 1 185 158 120 1,737 1,908
Dugtrio 1 205 147 70 1,333 1,612
Farfetch’d 1 167 118 104 1,092 1,430
Dodrio 1 223 148 120 2,138 2,205
Electrode 1 176 182 120 1,900 1,945
Exeggutor 1 233 161 190 2,916 2,945
Noctowl 2 161 179 200 2,040 2,245
Ariados 2 161 130 140 1,636 1,700
Qwilfish 2 184 166 130 1,910 2,013
Magcargo 2 155 209 120 1,543 1,857
Corsola 2 118 175 130 1,214 1,378
Mantine 2 148 260 170 2,032 2,310
  • pimp2

    Just wanted to post something here cause Im still suprized GO Hub banned my account only because I wanted to help other people get proper DPS charts HAHAHA.

    You can ban accounts but accounts can be created,
    Pimp2

    • pimp2

      If you guys want to see proof of incorrect damage ranking refer to their most recent Lapras post, then check out my comment on what is right.

      Here to help any time,
      Pimp2

    • pimp2

      It should also be noted in the great nation of the United States we have the first amendment right to the FREEDOM OF SPEECH and therefore you banning my accounts to prevent me from helping other only fuels me to help them even more.

      • Rillan

        cool story bro, especialy about USA – place where everything is restricted cause it can hurt someone else and most of those *free* guys end up in jail.

        • Pimp3

          They continue to infringe upon my first amendment right to the freedom of speech by yet deleting another account but no bigge. Easy as pie to be back up an runnin. GO Hub’s DPS CHARTS ARE STILL WORTHLESS LOL

          Accounts can be baned as easy as they can be created,
          Pimp3

          • Duplicate

            Amazing.

      • MLG

        I agree with you… with my main account ._. #rip
        Edit: we will be seeing #pimp3 soon you should spread the #pimp3 pimp2 xD

  • Duplicate

    Thankyou Pimp2!
    Just made an account for thanking you and possible other pros. This website lately has too much wrong information, clickbait and speculation. But im grateful to the hub that they made me familiair with thesilphroad. Slightly moving away from hub towards silph/reddit. Happy hunting.

  • Mike

    Would love to see Exeggutor join the 3k club.

  • GonzoI

    Nobody moving up to the upper escelons, but Bubble/Aerial Ace Mantine might be viable as a defender now if the rumored 1-per-gym rule goes into effect. Dodrio and Noctowl might do enough damage to be a decent prestiger against Heracross, Exeggutor, Machamp, Scizor, Pinsir and Venusaur if they become more widely used under the same rule (particularly as they would tend towards the bottom of gyms). Magcargo could also be useful as a gym attacker or prestiger. Unless the way battle works changes, though, I don’t think this is going to have a lot of impact otherwise. The first three (Arbok, Dugtrio, Farfetch’d) are also getting big buffs, but it’s not enough to make them viable in the meta, and the rest are relatively trivial buffs.

  • Josh Hack

    General question: how many people have spoofed because of medical reasons?

  • MLG

    good to see electrode fought in ww2

  • Bryce Roberts

    Is the dugtrio/exeggutor buff based on the alola form?