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Pokemon Go Best Pokemon In The Game For Raids and PvPs

There are many Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Some cute, some big, some small. But what Pokemon are the best?

A Reddit user going by the name u/ISporE has decided to give us a little insight into what Pokemon are the best for Raids, PvPs and other things. They made a list, so here it is:

Primal Groudon is a good Pokemon, while Primal Kyogre is not a good choice when it comes to Raids. Kyogre is good too, but not against Shadow Pokemon. So far, normal Rayquaza is the best non-mega flying type.

The best Pokemon for Raids according to u/ISporE:

Mega Pokemon:

  • Mega Alakazam
  • Mega Blaziken
  • Primal Groudon
  • Mega Manectric
  • Mega Tyranitar
  • Mega Pinsir
  • Mega Sceptile
  • Mega Gardevoir
  • Mega Charizard Y
  • Mega Aerodactyl
  • Mega Scizor
  • Mega Venusaur
  • Mega Gengar
  • Mega Rayquaza
  • Primal Kyogre
  • Mega Glalie
  • Mega Beedril
  • Mega Salamance
  • Mega Swampert
  • Mega Aggron
  • Mega Abomasnow

Non-Mega Pokemon:

  • Shadow Mewtwo
  • Mewtwo
  • Terrakion
  • Shadow Garchomp
  • Reshiram
  • Shadow Raikou
  • Shadow Tyranitar
  • Volcarona
  • Kartana
  • Shadow Machamp
  • Groudon
  • Moltres
  • Xurkitree
  • Rampados
  • Pheromosa
  • Shadow Tangrowth
  • Shadow Gardevoir
  • Nihilego
  • Shadow Tyranitar
  • Rayquaza
  • Shadow Sawmpert
  • Shadow Metagross
  • Shadow Mamoswine
  • Roserade
  • Shadow Salamence
  • Shadow Feraligart
  • Metagross
  • Shadow Weavile

Pokemon that are best for PvPs:

In general:

  • Swampert
  • Shadow Swampert
  • Registeel
  • Regirock
  • Buzzwole
  • Shadow Regirock
  • Shadow Dragonite
  • Dragonite
  • Kommo-o

In Great League:

  • Carbink
  • Registeel
  • Galarian Starfisk
  • Swampert
  • Medicham
  • Shadow Swampert
  • Scrafty
  • Pelipper
  • Lickitung
  • Shadow Quagsire

In Ultra League:

  • Registeel
  • Cresselia
  • Shadow Registeel
  • Cobalion
  • Regirock
  • Pidgeot
  • Altered Giratina
  • Virizion
  • Swampert

In Master League:

  • Lugia
  • Groudon
  • Altered Giratina
  • Solgaleo
  • Kyurem
  • Shadow Lugia
  • Dragonite
  • Aria Meloetta
  • Shadow Mewtwo
  • Hero Zacian

We all want to defend a Gym for ages, and get that 50 PokeCoins that we all deserve. So for that purpose, this genius Reddit user also made a list of what Pokemon are best when it comes to Gym defense:

In general:

  • Blissey
  • Chansey
  • Dondozo
  • Snorlax
  • Goodra
  • Slaking
  • Melmetal
  • Hisuian Goodra
  • Togekiss

For a short-term defense:

  • Blissey
  • Dondozo
  • Snorlax
  • Goodra
  • Slaking
  • Melmetal
  • Hisuian Goodra
  • Togekiss
  • Florges

For a long-term defense:

  • Chansey
  • Shuckle
  • Blissey
  • Wobbuffet
  • Shield Aegislash
  • Scream Tail
  • Dondozo
  • Mandibuzz
  • Bronzor
  • Umbreon

Kudos to u/ISporE on this amazing article.

What do you think about it? Would you add another Pokemon to the list?

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