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Pokemon Go: The Strongest Pokemon Attacks/Moves So Far

So I was wondering the other day on what are the moves in Pokemon: Go that can deal the most damage to Pokemon. In my research, I found a page which basically teaches you how to calculate the damage dealt by each Pokemon moves and so, I’ve decided to try it out for myself.

If you got time and want to do some nerdy stuff, then you can try out the formula for yourself. But if that’s too much of a hassle for you, then you can just check out the right after the formulas.

Attacking Formulas

x=Attacking Pokemon&Set 
y=Defending Pokemon&Set 
l=Pokemon Level

[CP]=(B.Atk + I.Atk)* (B.Def + I.Def)0.5* (B.Sta + I.Sta)0.5 *(CpM_l )2/10

[I.Atk]=7.5
[I.Def]=7.5
[I.Stam]=7.5

[Hp]=2(B.Sta+I.Sta)CpM_l
[Atk]=(B.Atk+I.Atk)*CpM_l
[Def]=(B.Def+I.Def)*CpM_l

Damage =((2l+4)/100((Atk_x)/(Def_y ))[Power]+2)STAB(1+Crit/2)AccuracyMulti

If [Fdps] > [Sdps]; then we do not use the special moves at all.

Rating DPS [Rdps]_i=[Fdmg]_i/[Qt]

If [Sdps] > [Fdps] then we use a special move completely

Rating DPS [Rdps]_x=((100/[Feng] )[Fdmg]_i+[Sdmg]_i[Sc])/((100/[Feng] )[Ft]+[St][Sc] )

Defending Formulas

Rating DPS [Rdps]_y=(4[Fdps]_i+[Sc][Sdps]_i)/(4([Ft]+0.5)+([St]+0.5)*[Sc] )

Rating Formulas

[Rating]=([HP]_x-[HP]_y/[Rdps]_x *[Rdps]_y)/[HP]_x

[Rmeta]=∑_(y=1)465▒max┬0⁡([Meta]_y [Rating]_xy )
[Rpeak]=∑_(y=1)465▒(max┬0⁡([Rating]_xy ) )2

Meta Values

[Meta]_y=√([CP]_y/MAX([CP]) *2-1)

These formulas were based on the information that was data-mined earlier this week. If you haven't seen it yet, then you can go and check it out here later. While the formulas were shared by Qmike.

Note: The data-mine reveals some information about Mew and other Legendary Pokemon but we won't included them in this ranking as they are not yet available on Pokemon: Go.

Best Move-Set for each Pokemon based on Peak at Lvl 25 (From lowest to highest)

RANK
DEX
POKEMON
PEAK
FAST ATTACK
SPECIAL MOVE
76
95
Onix
0.251165
Rock Throw
Stone Edge
75
132
Ditto
0.32611
Pound
Struggle
74
83
Farfetch’d
0.328398
Fury Cutter
Leaf Blade
73
105
Marowak
0.362628
Mud Slap
Bone Club
72
107
Hitmonchan
0.373956
Bullet Punch
Brick Break
71
85
Dodrio
0.464995
Feint Attack
Drill Peck
70
22
Fearow
0.477508
Peck
Drill Run
69
106
Hitmonlee
0.483275
Low Kick
Stone Edge
68
20
Raticate
0.488837
Bite
Hyper Fang
67
122
Mr. Mime
0.54766
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
66
137
Porygon
0.564347
Tackle
Discharge
65
51
Dugtrio
0.578077
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
64
12
Butterfree
0.759277
Bug Bite
Psychic
63
101
Electrode
0.771704
Spark
Thunderbolt
62
24
Arbok
0.773918
Bite
Gunk Shot
61
15
Beedrill
0.777439
Bug Bite
Sludge Bomb
60
124
Jynx
0.824197
Frost Breath
Psyshock
59
112
Rhydon
0.827394
Mud Slap
Stone Edge
58
78
Rapidash
0.842543
Ember
Heat Wave
57
128
Tauros
0.853994
Zen Headbutt
Iron Head
56
113
Chansey
0.8561
Pound
Psychic
55
57
Primeape
0.863643
Low Kick
Cross Chop
54
82
Magneton
0.86929
Thunder Shock
Discharge
53
119
Seaking
0.878265
Poison Jab
Drill Run
52
26
Raichu
0.899979
Thunder Shock
Thunder Punch
51
126
Magmar
0.911563
Ember
Flamethrower
50
127
Pinsir
0.969559
Fury Cutter
X Scissor
49
110
Weezing
0.983459
Acid
Sludge Bomb
48
123
Scyther
1.002648
Fury Cutter
X Scissor
47
47
Parasect
1.004229
Bug Bite
Solar Beam
46
91
Cloyster
1.025211
Frost Breath
Hydro Pump
45
114
Tangela
1.043176
Vine Whip
Power Whip
44
38
Ninetales
1.069084
Ember
Flamethrower
43
125
Electabuzz
1.070292
Thunder Shock
Thunderbolt
42
115
Kangaskhan
1.123715
Low Kick
Brick Break
41
135
Jolteon
1.136862
Thunder Shock
Thunderbolt
40
45
Vileplume
1.147823
Acid
Petal Blizzard
39
71
Victreebel
1.149522
Acid
Sludge Bomb
38
136
Flareon
1.158876
Ember
Flamethrower
37
142
Aerodactyl
1.16818
Bite
Iron Head
36
49
Venomoth
1.204953
Bug Bite
Psychic
35
99
Kingler
1.267405
Mud Shot
X Scissor
34
94
Gengar
1.279859
Shadow Claw
Sludge Wave
33
53
Persian
1.283935
Scratch
Night Slash
32
117
Seadra
1.315973
Water Gun
Blizzard
31
68
Machamp
1.392697
Karate Chop
Cross Chop
30
42
Golbat
1.412999
Wing Attack
Poison Fang
29
108
Likitung
1.415832
Lick
Power Whip
28
73
Tentacruel
1.499659
Poison Jab
Hydro Pump
27
34
Nidoking
1.50791
Poison Jab
Earthquake
26
18
Pidgeot
1.581715
Wing Attack
Hurricane
25
97
Hypno
1.598983
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
24
36
Clefable
1.639723
Pound
Psychic
23
87
Dewgong
1.646581
Frost Breath
Blizzard
22
65
Alakazam
1.72115
Psycho Cut
Psychic
21
31
Nidoqueen
1.721486
Poison Jab
Stone Edge
20
141
Kabutops
1.730273
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
19
130
Gyarados
1.810391
Bite
Hydro Pump
18
40
Wigglytuff
1.87789
Pound
Play Rough
17
59
Arcanine
1.910564
Bite
Flamethrower
16
121
Starmie
1.912142
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
15
28
Sandslash
1.953775
Mud Shot
Earthquake
14
89
Muk
1.964938
Poison Jab
Gunk Shot
13
103
Exeggutor
2.022491
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
12
3
Venusaur
2.028225
Vine Whip
Sludge Bomb
11
6
Charizard
2.054765
Wing Attack
Dragon Claw
10
139
Omastar
2.13874
Water Gun
Ancient Power
9
55
Golduck
2.281186
Water Gun
Psychic
8
62
Poliwrath
2.377107
Mud Shot
Hydro Pump
7
76
Golem
2.437746
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
6
131
Lapras
2.506138
Frost Breath
Blizzard
5
9
Blastoise
2.515259
Water Gun
Flash Cannon
4
80
Slowbro
2.649388
Water Gun
Psychic
3
149
Dragonite
2.791129
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
2
134
Vaporeon
2.920711
Water Gun
Aqua Tail
1
143
Snorlax
3.165852
Lick
Body Slam
Move sets that become better after max level 40

DEX
POKEMON
PEAK
FAST ATTACK
SPECIAL MOVE
62
Poliwrath
2.346221
Mud Shot
Ice Punch
71
Victreebel
1.139418
Acid
Sludge Bomb
82
Magneton
0.848131
Thunder Shock
Discharge
83
Farfetch’d
0.304735
Cut
Leaf Blade
114
Tangela
1.009768
Vine Whip
Power Whip
127
Pinsir
0.923991
Fury Cutter
X Scissor
130
Gyarados
1.741939
Dragon Breath
Hydro Pump
131
Lapras
2.466125
Frost Breath
Dragon Pulse

Which Move Set Counters A Certain Pokemon Type's Best Special Move

BEST COUNTERS
POKEMON
FAST ATTACK
SPECIAL MOVE
NORMAL
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
FIRE
Vaporeon
Water Gun
Aqua Tail
WATER
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
ELECTRIC
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
GRASS
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
ICE
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
FIGHTING
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
POISON
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
GROUND
Vaporeon
Water Gun
Water Pulse
FLYING
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
PSYCHIC
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
BUG
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
ROCK
Vaporeon
Water Gun
Water Pulse
GHOST
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
DRAGON
Lapras
Frost Breath
Dragon Pulse
DARK
Venusaur
Razor Leaf
Sludge Bomb
STEEL
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam
FAIRY
Snorlax
Lick
Body Slam

So with all the data above, it is safe to say that right now, Snorlax have the strongest attack in Pokemon: Go. He's followed by Vaporeon, Dragonite, Lapras, Golem, Blastoise and Slowbro. Another thing to note is that, it seems that the water type Pokemon are dominating at the current state but this will definitely change in the future with possible updates and fixes.