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Pokemon GO: Best Moveset for Each Pokemon After 0.31.0 Update

Best Moveset for Each Pokemon After 0.31.0 Update pokemon go
Methodology and Analysis

Instructions

First off I want to thank reddit user professor_kukui that provided the spreadsheet that started me off so I did not start from scratch. Here is what I made the spreadsheet into. It is not perfectly user friendly and I'm sure someone else could have made it better but here are some instructions on how you might use it.
  1. Download the excel file, it won't work in your browser, I know, that sucks.
  2. In either the 'Dmg over Time (Offense)' sheet, in A1 pick a pokemon from the drop-down menu. If you do this on the Defense sheet, it will screw things up so make sure you are on the Offense sheet.
  3. Below you will see how damage is dealt over time for each of the six possible movesets. You can go to the defense sheet and see that same thing there but for defense. You can also see all six movesets on a graph in two of the other sheets.
  4. At the bottom of the damage profile, there is a series of divergence tests. It will say YES under a moveset if an optimal moveset emerges, and NO if not. There is one for offense and one for overall on the offense sheet and one for defense and the same one for overall on the defense sheet. Overall, just takes the average of the offense and defense (weighting them equally).
The Method

Why do you have it plotted out so far? Why not 100 seconds like the good Professor's sheet?

Here is an example. As you notice the blue moveset is better for the majority of time, but for a split second right at 100s the orange jumps above, this gives the impression that the orange moveset is better if you just look at 100s. If we extend the graphs until they aren't jumping over each other, it becomes easier to see which one has a larger slope (ie more of an upward trend). This is why I am using divergence analysis

Basically that is the method, plot the damage profiles over a large amount of time and see which one has the largest upward trend after they stop jumping each other.

Okay, that's a little improvement, but that is trivial, any other reason I should look at this rather than previous work?

By plotting the damage over time, I am able to look at and take into account left-over energy after a charge move is used. In previous analysis, it assumed that if had a charge attach that generated 12 energy each time, you had to use it 5 times before firing of a charge move that costs 50. However, this is incorrect thinking after the first cycle. In the second cycle you will start with 10 energy left over and only need to use your quick attack 4 times to fire off another charge move.

Assumptions
  • First on offense, I am assuming a perfect weave, with no time between attacks and that you use your charge moves in perfect synchronicity.
  • On defense, I am assuming that the computer waits 2s between every action. Other than that they weave like a human player would have to (There is evidence that this is false, but it is the best we have for now.
  • I have factored in STAB and Critical hit chance and assumed a critical damage bonus of 0.5.
  • For the 'overall' best moveset, I have weighted offense and defense equally and basically vertically averaged together their graphs to find where they diverge. This is the best way to normalize and compare between offense and defense in my opinion, and to my knowledge hasn't been done up to this point.
The Results

Best Overall Moveset for Each Pokemon


ID #
Pokemon
Basic Move
Charge Move
3
Venusaur
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
6
Charizard
Wing Attack
Fire Blast
9
Blastoise
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
12
Butterfree
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
15
Beedrill
Poison Jab
Sludge Bomb
18
Pidgeot
Wing Attack
Hurricane
20
Raticate
Bite
Hyper Beam
22
Fearow
Steel Wing
Drill Run
24
Arbok
Acid
Sludge Wave
26
Raichu
Spark
Thunder
28
Sandslash
Mud Shot
Earthquake
31
Nidoqueen
Poison Jab
Earthquake
34
Nidoking
Poison Jab
Earthquake
36
Clefable
Pound
Moonblast
38
Ninetales
Ember
Fire Blast
40
Wigglytuff
Pound
Hyper Beam
42
Golbat
Wing Attack
Poison Fang
45
Vileplume
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
47
Parasect
Bug Bite
Solar Beam
49
Venomoth
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
51
Dugtrio
Mud Shot
Earthquake
53
Persian
Scratch
Play Rough
55
Golduck
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
57
Primeape
Low Kick
Cross Chop
59
Arcanine
Fire Fang
Fire Blast
62
Poliwrath
Bubble
Hydro Pump
65
Alakazam
Psycho Cut
Psychic
68
Machamp
Karate Chop
Stone Edge
71
Victreebel
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
73
Tentacruel
Poison Jab
Hydro Pump
76
Golem
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
78
Rapidash
Ember
Fire Blast
80
Slowbro
Water Gun
Psychic
82
Magneton
Spark
Flash Cannon
83
Farfetch'd
Cut
Leaf Blade
85
Dodrio
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
87
Dewgong
Ice Shard
Blizzard
89
Muk
Poison Jab
Sludge Wave
91
Cloyster
Ice Shard
Blizzard
94
Gengar
Shadow Claw
Sludge Wave
95
Onix
Rock Throw
Stone Edge
97
Hypno
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
99
Kingler
Metal Claw
X-Scissor
101
Electrode
Spark
Thunderbolt
103
Exeggutor
Confusion
Solar Beam
105
Marowak
Mud Slap
Earthquake
106
Hitmonlee
Rock Smash
Stone Edge
107
Hitmonchan
Rock Smash
Brick Break
108
Lickitung
Zen Headbutt
Hyper Beam
110
Weezing
Acid
Sludge Bomb
112
Rhydon
Mud Slap
Stone Edge
113
Chansey
Pound
Psychic
114
Tangela
Vine Whip
Solar Beam
115
Kangaskhan
Mud Slap
Earthquake
117
Seadra
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
119
Seaking
Poison Jab
Megahorn
121
Starmie
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
122
Mr. Mime
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
123
Scyther
Steel Wing
Bug Buzz
124
Jynx
Frost Breath
Psyshock
125
Electabuzz
Thunder Shock
Thunder
126
Magmar
Ember
Fire Blast
127
Pinsir
Rock Smash
X-Scissor
128
Tauros
Tackle
Earthquake
130
Gyarados
Dragon Breath
Hydro Pump
130
Gyarados
Bite
Hydro Pump
131
Lapras
Ice Shard
Blizzard
134
Vaporeon
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
135
Jolteon
Thunder Shock
Thunder
136
Flareon
Ember
Fire Blast
137
Porygon
Tackle
Signal Beam
139
Omastar
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
141
Kabutops
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
142
Aerodactyl
Steel Wing
Hyper Beam
143
Snorlax
Zen Headbutt
Hyper Beam
149
Dragonite
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw

Best Offensive Moveset for Each Pokemon

ID #
Pokemon
Basic Move
Charge Move
3
Venusaur
Vine Whip
Solar Beam
6
Charizard
Wing Attack
Fire Blast
9
Blastoise
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
12
Butterfree
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
15
Beedrill
Bug Bite
Sludge Bomb
18
Pidgeot
Wing Attack
Hurricane
20
Raticate
Bite
Hyper Beam
22
Fearow
Steel Wing
Drill Run
24
Arbok
Bite
Gunk Shot
26
Raichu
Spark
Thunder
28
Sandslash
Mud Shot
Earthquake
31
Nidoqueen
Poison Jab
Earthquake
34
Nidoking
Poison Jab
Earthquake
36
Clefable
Pound
Moonblast
38
Ninetales
Ember
Fire Blast
40
Wigglytuff
Pound
Hyper Beam
42
Golbat
Wing Attack
Poison Fang
45
Vileplume
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
47
Parasect
Bug Bite
Solar Beam
49
Venomoth
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
51
Dugtrio
Mud Shot
Earthquake
53
Persian
Scratch
Play Rough
55
Golduck
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
57
Primeape
Low Kick
Cross Chop
59
Arcanine
Fire Fang
Fire Blast
62
Poliwrath
Bubble
Hydro Pump
65
Alakazam
Psycho Cut
Psychic
68
Machamp
Karate Chop
Cross Chop
71
Victreebel
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
73
Tentacruel
Poison Jab
Hydro Pump
76
Golem
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
78
Rapidash
Ember
Fire Blast
80
Slowbro
Water Gun
Psychic
82
Magneton
Spark
Flash Cannon
83
Farfetch'd
Cut
Leaf Blade
85
Dodrio
Feint Attack
Drill Peck
87
Dewgong
Frost Breath
Blizzard
89
Muk
Poison Jab
Gunk Shot
91
Cloyster
Frost Breath
Blizzard
94
Gengar
Shadow Claw
Sludge Wave
95
Onix
Rock Throw
Stone Edge
97
Hypno
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
99
Kingler
Metal Claw
X-Scissor
101
Electrode
Spark
Thunderbolt
103
Exeggutor
Zen Headbutt
Solar Beam
105
Marowak
Mud Slap
Earthquake
106
Hitmonlee
Rock Smash
Stone Edge
107
Hitmonchan
Rock Smash
Brick Break
108
Lickitung
Lick
Hyper Beam
110
Weezing
Acid
Sludge Bomb
112
Rhydon
Mud Slap
Stone Edge
113
Chansey
Pound
Psychic
114
Tangela
Vine Whip
Solar Beam
115
Kangaskhan
Mud Slap
Earthquake
117
Seadra
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
119
Seaking
Poison Jab
Megahorn
121
Starmie
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
122
Mr. Mime
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
123
Scyther
Fury Cutter
Bug Buzz
124
Jynx
Pound
Psyshock
125
Electabuzz
Thunder Shock
Thunder
126
Magmar
Ember
Fire Blast
127
Pinsir
Fury Cutter
X-Scissor
128
Tauros
Tackle
Earthquake
130
Gyarados
Dragon Breath
Hydro Pump
130
Gyarados
Bite
Hydro Pump
131
Lapras
Frost Breath
Blizzard
134
Vaporeon
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
135
Jolteon
Thunder Shock
Thunder
136
Flareon
Ember
Fire Blast
137
Porygon
Tackle
Signal Beam
139
Omastar
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
141
Kabutops
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
142
Aerodactyl
Bite
Hyper Beam
143
Snorlax
Lick
Hyper Beam
149
Dragonite
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw

Best Defensive Moveset for Each Pokemon

ID #
Pokemon
Basic Move
Charge Move
3
Venusaur
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
6
Charizard
Ember
Fire Blast
9
Blastoise
Water Gun
Flash Cannon
12
Butterfree
Confusion
Bug Buzz
15
Beedrill
Poison Jab
Sludge Bomb
18
Pidgeot
Steel Wing
Hurricane
20
Raticate
Quick Attack
Hyper Beam
22
Fearow
Steel Wing
Drill Run
24
Arbok
Acid
Sludge Wave
26
Raichu
Spark
Thunder
28
Sandslash
Metal Claw
Earthquake
31
Nidoqueen
Poison Jab
Earthquake
34
Nidoking
Poison Jab
Earthquake
36
Clefable
Zen Headbutt
Dazzling Gleam
38
Ninetales
Ember
Fire Blast
40
Wigglytuff
Feint Attack
Hyper Beam
42
Golbat
Wing Attack
Air Cutter
45
Vileplume
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
47
Parasect
Bug Bite
Solar Beam
49
Venomoth
Confusion
Bug Buzz
51
Dugtrio
Sucker Punch
Earthquake
53
Persian
Feint Attack
Play Rough
55
Golduck
Confusion
Hydro Pump
57
Primeape
Karate Chop
Low Sweep
59
Arcanine
Fire Fang
Fire Blast
62
Poliwrath
Bubble
Hydro Pump
65
Alakazam
Confusion
Psychic
68
Machamp
Bullet Punch
Stone Edge
71
Victreebel
Razor Leaf
Solar Beam
73
Tentacruel
Poison Jab
Hydro Pump
76
Golem
Rock Throw
Stone Edge
78
Rapidash
Ember
Fire Blast
80
Slowbro
Confusion
Psychic
82
Magneton
Spark
Flash Cannon
83
Farfetch'd
Cut
Leaf Blade
85
Dodrio
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
87
Dewgong
Ice Shard
Blizzard
89
Muk
Poison Jab
Sludge Wave
91
Cloyster
Ice Shard
Blizzard
94
Gengar
Shadow Claw
Shadow Ball
95
Onix
Rock Throw
Stone Edge
97
Hypno
Confusion
Psychic
99
Kingler
Metal Claw
Water Pulse
101
Electrode
Tackle
Thunderbolt
103
Exeggutor
Confusion
Solar Beam
105
Marowak
Mud Slap
Earthquake
106
Hitmonlee
Rock Smash
Stone Edge
107
Hitmonchan
Rock Smash
Brick Break
108
Lickitung
Zen Headbutt
Hyper Beam
110
Weezing
Acid
Sludge Bomb
112
Rhydon
Mud Slap
Stone Edge
113
Chansey
Zen Headbutt
Dazzling Gleam
114
Tangela
Vine Whip
Solar Beam
115
Kangaskhan
Mud Slap
Earthquake
117
Seadra
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
119
Seaking
Poison Jab
Drill Run
121
Starmie
Quick Attack
Hydro Pump
122
Mr. Mime
Confusion
Psychic
123
Scyther
Steel Wing
Bug Buzz
124
Jynx
Frost Breath
Ice Punch
125
Electabuzz
Thunder Shock
Thunder
126
Magmar
Ember
Fire Blast
127
Pinsir
Rock Smash
X-Scissor
128
Tauros
Tackle
Earthquake
130
Gyarados
Dragon Breath
Hydro Pump
130
Gyarados
Bite
Hydro Pump
131
Lapras
Ice Shard
Blizzard
134
Vaporeon
Water Gun
Hydro Pump
135
Jolteon
Thunder Shock
Thunder
136
Flareon
Ember
Fire Blast
137
Porygon
Tackle
Signal Beam
139
Omastar
Rock Throw
Rock Slide
141
Kabutops
Mud Shot
Stone Edge
142
Aerodactyl
Steel Wing
Hyper Beam
143
Snorlax
Zen Headbutt
Hyper Beam
149
Dragonite
Steel Wing
Dragon Pulse