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Best Attacker by Type (Non-Legendary)

Rankings

Notes on this list

Some types have a few contenders for top non-legendary Pokemon of that type. This is usually due to a significant difference in TDO or different typing, bringing different resistances.

* represents a Legacy move currently unavailable. In instances where the top non-legendary option requires an exclusive move, the next best options are also listed.

Bug

Specialty    
Fast MoveFury Cutter
Charge MoveX-Scissor

Explanation

Steel typing provides good resistances including Grass and Psychic Pokemon, two of Bug's main uses.
Specialty    
Fast MoveBug Bite
Charge MoveX-Scissor

Explanation

Technically the highest Bug-type DPS. However, due to worse typing, it often lags behind Scizor.
Specialty    
Fast MoveBug Bite
Charge MoveBug Buzz

Explanation

Great stats, but due to worse typing, it often lags behind Scizor.

Dark

Specialty  
Fast MoveFeint Attack
Charge MoveFoul Play

Explanation

At the same level, Weavile will out-DPS Tyranitar.
Specialty  
Fast MoveBite
Charge MoveCrunch

Explanation

Tyranitar has considerably more bulk. This can save revives and prevent re-entry, improving DPS.

Dragon

Specialty
Fast Move Dragon Tail
Charge Move Outrage / Draco Meteor*

Explanation

Better than Dragonite if it also has Outrage, a Community Day exclusive move. Both moves can also be combined for additional DPS gains.

Specialty
Fast Move Dragon Tail
Charge Move Outrage

Explanation

The Gen 4 Pseudo-Legendary standing alongside with those from Gen 1 and Gen 3, a strong Dragon.

Specialty
Fast MoveDragon Breath* / Dragon Tail
Charge MoveOutrage / Draco Meteor*

Explanation

Dragonite typically remains the best non-exclusive, non-legendary option because Outrage is a two-bar charge move.

Electric

Specialty  
Fast MoveThunder Shock
Charge MoveWild Charge
Specialty  
Fast MoveSpark
Charge MoveWild Charge

Fairy

Specialty    
Fast MoveAir Slash / Hidden Power
Charge MoveDazzling Gleam

Explanation

Togekiss's unique access to Hidden Power (still not a Fairy-type Fast Move) allows it to out DPS Gardevoir in a few key matchups).
Specialty    
Fast MoveConfusion / Charge Beam
Charge MoveDazzling Gleam

Explanation

There are no Fairy type fast moves in Pokemon GO but Gardevoir does have the highest DPS of Fairy-types.

Fighting

Specialty        
Fast MoveCounter
Charge MoveDynamic Punch

Fire

Specialty      
Fast MoveFire Spin
Charge MoveBlast Burn*

Explanation

Must have Blast Burn, a Community Day exclusive move. In Bug and Grass matchups, Charizard has higher TDO than Flareon.
Specialty      
Fast MoveFire Spin
Charge MoveBlast Burn

Explanation

The powerful Blast Burn makes Blaziken stand out of the crowd.

Flying

Specialty    
Fast MovePeck
Charge MoveSky Attack

Ghost

Specialty  
Fast MoveShadow Claw* / Lick*
Charge MoveShadow Ball

Explanation

Still the highest DPS without exclusive, legacy moves, though they are preferred.

Grass

Specialty    
Fast Move Razor Leaf
Charge MoveGrass Knot

Ground

Specialty        
Fast MoveMud Shot
Charge MoveEarthquake
Specialty        
Fast MoveMud Slap
Charge MoveEarthquake

Explanation

Rhyperior has considerably more bulk and different (better) typing. This can save revives and prevent re-entry, improving DPS.

Ice

Specialty      
Fast MovePowder Snow
Charge MoveAvalanche

Normal

Specialty None
Fast MoveScratch
Charge MoveHyper Beam

Explanation

There is no practical use for Ambipom but it does have the highest DPS double Normal moveset.

Poison

Specialty  
Fast MovePoison Jab
Charge MoveSludge Bomb

Psychic

Specialty  
Fast MoveConfusion
Charge MoveFuture Sight

Rock

Specialty      
Fast MoveSmack Down
Charge MoveRock Slide
Specialty      
Fast MoveSmack Down*
Charge MoveStone Edge

Explanation

Must have Smack Down, a Community Day exclusive move. Again, Tyranitar is mentioned purely for it's bulk. Rhyperior is a worse, non-exclusive option.
Specialty      
Fast MoveSmack Down*
Charge MoveStone Edge

Steel

Specialty    
Fast MoveBullet Punch
Charge MoveMeteor Mash*

Explanation

Must have Meteor Mash, a Community Day exclusive move.
Specialty   
Fast Move Bullet Punch
Charge Move Iron Head

Explanation

Remains the best non-exclusive, non-legendary option.

Water

Specialty    
Fast MoveWater Fall
Charge MoveHydro Cannon*
Must have Hydro Cannon, a Community Day exclusive move.
Specialty    
Fast MoveWaterfall
Charge MoveHydro Pump
Remains the best non-exclusive, non-legendary option. Its Flying typing also gives it key resistances against Ground and Grass attacks.