The 10 Most Powerful Pokémon in Pokémon GO Right Now

Want to rule your local gyms, but aren’t sure what the most powerful Pokémon are?

Well, I’ve got you covered because the numbers have been crunched and the top 10 most powerful Pokémon with the highest current CP have been revealed! Here are the most powerful pokémon in Pokémon GO right now:

10 & 9. Charizard and Muk

most powerful Pokémon charizard

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Max CP: 2,602

Muk is a Poison type Pokémon, is the final evolution of Grimer, and has a lot of great defensive skills with a 188 defense and 210 stamina – making it one of the 10 most powerful Pokémon. Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison types are not very effective against these from a defensive standpoint. From an offensive standpoint, Muk is really only good against Fairy and Grass types, with a 180 offense, so it’s best to just keep this one in the gym to drain your opponent’s CP.

Charizard can either be a Fire or Flying type and is the final evolution of Charmander, quite possibly the cutest Pokémon EVER! Its Fire offensive moves are effective against Bug, Grass, Ice, and Steel types. Its Fire defensive mode is very good when being attacked by Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel.

The Fire type is definitely the most desirable evolution of Charizard, because its Flying offensive mode is only good against Bug, Fighting, and Grass, and its Flying defensive mode only really stops Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground.

8. Flareon

most powerful Pokémon flareon

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Max CP: 2,643

This evolution of Eevee is the second most powerful of the trio and has great combat skills because she’s so fast. Just remember to use her in fights where she’ll be useful, otherwise she can die very quickly.

She’s a Fire type and has an offensive mode that’s good against Bug, Grass, Ice, and Steel. It’s defense is very good against Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel.

And just in case you don’t know how to guarantee an Eevee evolution into Flareon, check out this post to find out.

7. Gyarados

most powerful Pokémon gyarados

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Max CP: 2,688

If you get one of these, it means you’ve caught A LOT of Magikarp since it takes 400 candies to evolve, the most in the game by far. It’s also one of the most powerful Pokémon (obvs), so I’m sure it was worth it. I mean, who doesn’t like candy?

Gyarados is a Water and Flying type, and neither is more desirable than the other. His Water offense is very effective against Fire, Ground, and Rock types, while his Water defense is effective against Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water types. His Flying offense is effective against Bug, Fighting, and Grass types, while his Flying defense is effective against Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground types.

Gyarados has 190 stamina, 192 offense and 196 defense, so he’s just a good all-around Pokémon.

6. Vaporeon

most powerful Pokémon vaporeon

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Max CP: 2,618

Vaporeon is the best of the Eevee evolutions and #6 on the most powerful Pokémon list. It has very fast attacks and offense of 186, as well as stamina of 260, so it makes a great gym attacker.

Vaporeon is a Water type, and it’s effective against most Pokémon except for Dragon, Grass, and Water types. In a defensive stance, it’s not as good with Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water types.

5. Exeggutor

most powerful Pokémon exeggutor

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Max CP: 2,995

Exeggutor comes in both Grass and Psychic types and is a really well balanced Pokémon. His Psychic attack is effective against most Pokémon except Dark, Psychic, and Steel. His Grass offense isn’t very effective with Bug, Dragon, Fire, Flying, Grass, Poison, and Steel types. That’s a ton! Clearly you’ll hope to get the Psychic type.

Exeggutor has stamina of 190, a great offense of 232, and a decent defense of 164.

4. Lapras

most powerful Pokémon lapras

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Max CP: 2,980

While he’s not a very fast attacker, Lapras has high health and is one of the best defensive Pokémon you can have at a gym. He’s a Water/Ice type, and his Water offense is the best since it’s effective against most Pokémon except for Dragon, Grass, and Water types.

Also, only Ice types aren’t very effective against Lapras’ Ice type defense, so you should hope for that Water type. Lapras has stamina of 260, offense of 186, and defense of 190.

3. Arcanine

most powerful Pokémon arcanine

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Max CP: 2,983

Number 3 in the most powerful Pokémon list is Arcanine, a Fire type that evolves from Growlithe. All of his moves are fast, powerful, and he’s great to attack any gym with given he has a 230 offense. He also has decent stamina and defense with 180 each.

Arcanine’s Fire moves are very effective against Bug, Grass, Ice, and Steel types, while his defense is effective against Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel types.

Plus, look at that guy. He’s super cool looking. It’s like a tiger and a lion and a dog had a kick-ass bearded baby.

2. Snorlax

most powerful Pokémon snorlax

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Max CP: 3,112

Snorlax has an insane stamina of 320, so he’s great to defend any gym. And with an offense and defense of 180 each, it’s tough bringing this sleepy guy down – making him the second most powerful Pokémon in the game.

He’s a Normal type Pokémon, so his offense isn’t super effective on any certain kind of Pokémon, and his defense is only very useful against Ghost types. The good news about all that is when it comes to Snorlax, you don’t really have to think too much about which Pokémon he’ll be good or bad against. He’s basically the most well rounded Pokémon in the game.

1. Aaaand… the number one most powerful Pokémon is…


most powerful Pokémon dragonite

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Max CP: 3,500

The most powerful Pokémon in Pokémon GO is Dragonite, which evolves from Dragonair and is the most desirable Pokémon you can have, at least until Mewtwo is released. And even then, Dragonite has a higher defense with 212 to Mewtwo’s 202. Also, with an attack of 250 and high stamina of 182, he can attack or defend any gym effectively.

Dragonite’s Dragon offense is best against other Dragon types and his defense works best against Electric, Fire, Grass, and Water. Dragonite’s Flying offense is best against Bug, Fighting, and Grass types, while his Flying defense is best against Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground.

Do you feel ready for battle now? I know I do! See you out on the street!

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SOURCE: Pokémon GO Database