Pokémon GO: Meet the best Pokémon of each type! (2022)

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Pokémon GO receives constant updates as new creatures and attacks are added to the game. Since the release of Shadow Pokemon, a lot has changed regarding the best Pokemon in the game. That's why we've put together a complete list of the 7 best pokemons of each type below.

Attention: the criterion used in this classification was only one: damage. This means that the Pokemon below are the best for playing Raids, but they may not be the best for the GO Battle League. If you're looking for the best Pokemon to use in PVP, check out the links at the end of this article for each of the Leagues.



best normal pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Poryton-Z (Shadow)

Look
Hyper-ray
21.74 755.83

Regigigas

secret power
heavy blow

19.35 1001.61

Poryzon-Z

Look
Tri-attack
17.34 602.91



Ursaring (Shadow)

metal claw
Hyper-ray
16.65 581.43

Staraptor (Shadow)

Fast attack
angry bird
16.09 525.17

Ursaring

shadowy claw
Hyper-ray
14.95 522.03

Snorlax (Shadow)

Lick
body blow

14.84 934.16

best fighter pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Machamp (Shadow)

Counter
dynamic punch
20.64 789.21


Blaziken

Counter
Explosive Burn
18.73 592.26


Competition durr

Counter
dynamic punch

18.71 794.92

Lucario

Counter
Spherical Aura

18.29 537.59

machamp

Counter
dynamic punch

17.08 652.94

Breeloom

Counter
dynamic punch

16.50 440.55


Toxicros

Counter
dynamic punch


16.27 500.01

best flying pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity


Charizard (Mega Y)

stroke of ar
Explosive Burn
24.16 1092.08

Zapdos (Shadow)

Lightning Load

drill bit

20.25 890.46

Pidgoet (Mega)

Cracked
angry bird
20.16 796.21

Dragonite (Shadow)

dragon tail
Hurricane
20.7 948.68

Moltres (Shadow)

Attack of Asa
Sky Attack

19.87 856.19

Charizard (Shadow)

stroke of ar
Explosive Burn

19.40 725.43

Moltres (Shadow)

Attack of Asa
Sky Attack
18.56 799.70

best venomous pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Gengar (Mega)

shadowy claw
Mud bomb
24.56 883.96

Beedrill (Mega)

Poisoned Strike
Mud bomb
21.35 612.26

gengar

shadowy claw
Mud bomb

18.33 504.93

Victreebel (Shadow)

Acid
Mud bomb
17.60 534.83

roserade

poisoned blow

Mud bomb

17.42 586.02

Venusaur (Mega)

Vine Whip
Mud bomb
17.36 920.66

Vileplume (Shadow)

Acid
Mud bomb
17.06 602.19

best ground pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Swampert (Shadow)
lama shot
Hydro Cannon
20.62 931.36

mamoswine

lama shot
Avalanche
17.91 733.61

Landorus

lama shot
power of earth
17.72 760.46

swampert
lama shot
Hydro Cannon
17.24 778.81

excadrill

lama cap
Hurricane

17.16 628.16

Nidoking (Shadow)

lama cap
Earthquake

15.04 812.93

Torterra (Shadow)

Razor Leaf
Earthquake

16.33 758.87

best stone pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Ramps

overthrow
slide of stones

19.44 557.09

Tyranitar (Shadow)

overthrow
stone edge
17.96 948.84

Aerodactyl (Shadow)

Stone Throwing
slide of stones
16.92 597.05

Terracion

overthrow
slide of stones

16.81 772.07

Rhyperior

overthrow
Rock Breaker

16.48 891.10

Archeops

Steel Wing
Ancestral Power
16.26 485.12

Omastar (Shadow)

Stone Throwing
slide of stones
15.86 634.20

best bug pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Beedrill (Mega)

Bug bite
X scissors
19.07 546.75

Pinsir (Shadow)

Fury Cutter
X scissors
18.04 625.71

Scizor (Shadow)
Fury Cutter
X scissors
16.09 583.43

Beedrill (Shadow)

Bug bite
Mud bomb
15.15 386.18

pinsir

Bug bite
X scissors
15.10 523.87

Genesect

Fury Cutter
X scissors

14.96 599.16

Scizor

Fury Cutter
X scissors

14.43 523.43

best ghost pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Gengar (Mega)

Lick
shadow ball
25.25 908.76

gengar

shadowy claw
shadow ball
19.07 525.26

Banette (Shadow)

shadowy claw
shadow ball
18.79 462.96

Chandelure
Spell
shadow ball
17.89 592.68

Giratina (Origin)

shadowy claw

shadow ball

15.52 929.45

Mismagius (Shadow)

Spell
shadow ball
16.61 564.06

Banette

shadowy claw
shadow ball
14.96 368.68

best steel pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Metagross (Shadow)

Projectile punch
Meteor Crushing
22.42 1106.63

metagross

Projectile punch
Meteor Crushing

18.73 924.69

Lucario

Projectile punch
Spherical Aura
18.40 540.88

Jirachi

Confus√£o
wish of doom

16.98 909.10

Dialga

metal claw
Iron head

16.25 800.50

Empoleon

metal claw
Hydro Cannon
16.57 699.45

excadrill

metal claw
Iron Halter
16.30 596.87

best fire pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Charizard (Mega Y)

Flame Flame
Explosive Burn
23.08 1043.08

Moltres (Shadow)

Flame Flame
Overheating
20.55 885.51

Houndoom (Mega)

Fang of Fire
Flamethrower
20.32 824.02

Charizad (Mega X)

Flame Flame
Explosive Burn
20.32 922.35

Charizard (Shadow)

Flame Flame
Explosive Burn
20.09 751.34

Reshiram

Fang of Fire

Overheating

19.78 974.67

Entei (Shadow)

Fang of Fire

Overheating

19.44 952.97

best water pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Swampert (Shadow)

water revolver
Hydro Cannon
20.98 947.64

Blastoise (Mega)

water revolver
Hydro Cannon
20.55 1041.82

Sharpedo (Shadow)

Cachoeira
Water jet
19.07 344.02

Gyarados (Shadow)

Cachoeira
Water jet
18.77 863.40

Feraligatr

water revolver
Hydro Cannon

17.75 760.19

Palkia

dragon tail
Water jet

17.89 831.78

Kyogre

Cachoeira
Surfing

17.34 919.04

best plant pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Venusaur (Mega)

Vine Whip
deadly plant
18.95 1004.97

Cacturne (Shadow)

Low blow
Gram's knot
18.83 451.77

Venusaur (Shadow)

Vine Whip
deadly plant

18.48 765.31

Exeggutor (Shadow)

Seed Projectile
Sunbeam

18.16 680.95

Torterra (Shadow)

Razor Leaf
deadly plant
18.15 843.02

Victreebell (Shadow)

Razor Leaf
Leaf Blade
17.77 540.11

Abomasnow (Mega)

Razor Leaf
Climate Sphere
17.61 797.94

best electric pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Electivire (Shadow)

Thunderstorm
wild attack
21.95 757.65

Raikou (Shadow)

Thunderstorm
wild attack
21.03 971.26

Zapdos (Shadow)

Thunderstorm
Lightning
20.69 909.91

Magnezone (Shadow)

Spark
wild attack
19.42 790.95

Zekrom

Lightning Load
wild attack

19.15 943.56

Raikou

Thunderstorm
wild attack

18.04 833.07

elective

Thunderstorm
wild attack

17.36 599.10

best psychic pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Mewtwo (Shadow)

Psychic Cut
Psychic Strike
27.69 1237.51

Mewtwo

Confus√£o

Psychic Beam

22.39 1000.48

Deoxys (Form of Attack)

Zen headbutt
Zap cannon
21.05 190.74

Alakazam (Shadow)

Confus√£o
Psychic

20.95 606.85

Exeggutor (Shadow)

Confus√£o
Psychic
20.71 776.55

Metagross (Shadow)

Zen headbutt
Psychic

20.02 988.46

Latios

Zen headbutt
Psychic

19.05 878.17

best ice pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Darmanitan (Galar Form)

ice fang
Avalanche
19.44 614.57

Weavile (Shadow)

ice shard
Avalanche
18.65 641.84

mamoswine

Powder Snow 17.48 715.81

Abomasnow (Mega)

Powder Snow
Climate Sphere
17.16 777.40

Kyurem

dragon breath
Blizzard

16.82 801.69

Ice cream

ice shard
Avalanche

15.89 615.83

weavile

ice shard
Avalanche

15.83 544.75

best dragon pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Salamence (Shadow)

dragon tail
Dragon's Meteor
23.20 970.98

Dragonite (Shadow)

dragon tail
Dragon's Meteor
22.87 1081.28

Rayquaza

dragon tail
Insult

19.76 825.27

Salamence

dragon tail
Insult

19.76 827.09

Palkia

dragon tail
Dragon's Meteor
19.15 890.18

Reshiram

Dragon breath
Dragon's Meteor

19.07 939.57

Garchomp

dragon tail
Insult
18.95 992.29

best dark pokemon

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Houndoom (Mega)

Roar
Dirty game
20.07 813.91

Absol (Shadow)

Roar
dark pulse
19.65 466.07

Weavile (Shadow)

Roar
Dirty game
19.03 654.74

Sharpedo (Shadow)

Bite
chewed
18.73 337.94

Honchkrow

Roar
angry bird
18.50 517.30

Darkrai

Roar
dark pulse

18.46 727.98

Houndoom (Shadow)

Roar
Dirty game
18.29 563.60

best fairy pokemons

Pokémon Attacks DPS total damage capacity

Shadow

To charm
Dazzling glare
17.80 680.96

gardevoir

To charm
Dazzling glare
16.06 614.14

Togekiss

To charm
Dazzling glare

15.27 747.66

Granbull

To charm
Tough game

14.88 476.70

Rapidash (Gallery Form)

Psychic Cut
Tough game
13.71 427.06

Clefable

To charm

Dazzling glare

11.58 468.58

Mawile (Shadow)

ice fang
Tough game
12.21 285.81

See also:

  • The best Pok√©mon GO calculators and how to use them!
  • The best Pok√©mon for the Great League in Pok√©mon GO!
  • The best pokemons for the Ultra League!
  • The best pokemons for the Master League!
  • The best Pokemon for Kanto Cup in Pokemon GO!
  • Pok√©mon GO: Advanced Battle League (PvP) Tips
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