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Best Attacker by Type (Non-Legendary)

Best Attacker by Type (Non-Legendary)

Rankings

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.

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 MoveDragon Breath / Dragon Tail
Charge MoveOutrage / Draco Meteor

Explanation

Dragonite typically performs better because Outrage is a two-bar charge move.
Specialty
Fast Move Dragon Tail
Charge Move Draco Meteor

Explanation

The one-bar Draco Meteor leads to wasted energy and lower DPS.

Electric

Specialty  
Fast MoveThunder Shock
Charge MoveWild Charge

Fairy

Specialty    
Fast MoveConfusion / Charge Beam
Charge MoveDazzling Gleam

Explanation

There are no Fairy type fast moves in Pokemon GO.

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 MoveOverheat

Explanation

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

Flying

Specialty    
Fast MovePeck
Charge MoveBrave Bird
Specialty   
Fast MoveDragon Tail / Dragon Breath
Charge MoveHurricane

Explanation

Does not have a Flying type fast move, but both moves are boosted in windy weather.

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 MoveBullet Seed / Razor Leaf
Charge MoveSolar Beam

Explanation

Low bulk and a one-bar charge move means other options can out DPS.
Specialty    
Fast MoveVine Whip
Charge MoveFrenzy Plant

Explanation

Must have Frenzy Plant, a Community Day exclusive move.
Specialty    
Fast MoveBullet Seed
Charge MoveSolar Beam

Ground

Specialty        
Fast MoveMud Slap
Charge MoveEarthquake

Ice

Specialty      
Fast MoveIce Shard
Charge MoveAvalanche

Normal

Specialty None
Fast MoveHidden Power (any) / Charge Beam
Charge MoveHyper Beam

Explanation

There is no Normal type Hidden Power but Porygon-Z has the highest attack stat among Normal types.

Poison

Specialty  
Fast MovePoison Jab
Charge MoveSludge Bomb

Psychic

Specialty  
Fast MoveConfusion
Charge MoveFuture Sight

Rock

Specialty      
Fast MoveSmack Down
Charge MoveStone Edge

Explanation

Must have Smack Down, a Community Day exclusive move.
Specialty      
Fast MoveSmack Down
Charge MoveStone Edge

Explanation

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

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 MoveWaterfall
Charge MoveHydro Pump
Specialty    
Fast MoveWater Fall
Charge MoveHydro Pump

Explanation

Extremely low bulk and a one-bar charge move means many other options can out DPS.