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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

Typing is a plus, when using it against Grass and Psychic dual typing Pokemon like Exeggutor.
Specialty    
Fast MoveBug Bite
Charge MoveX-Scissor

Explanation

Highest Bug-type DPS. However, due to worse typing, it sometimes lags behind Scizor.

Dark

Specialty  
Fast MoveBite
Charge MoveCrunch
Specialty  
Fast MoveSnarl
Charge MoveFoul Play

Explanation

At the same level, Houndoom has slightly higher DPS due to superior moves.

Dragon

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

Electric

Specialty  
Fast MoveThunder Shock
Charge MoveThunderbolt

Fairy

Specialty    
Fast MoveConfusion / Charge Beam
Charge MoveDazzling Gleam

Fighting

Specialty        
Fast MoveCounter
Charge MoveDynamic Punch
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

Flying

Specialty    
Fast MoveDragon Tail / Dragon Breath
Charge MoveHurricane

Ghost

Specialty  
Fast MoveShadow Claw
Charge MoveShadow Ball
Specialty  
Fast MoveConfusion / Charge Beam
Charge MoveShadow Ball

Explanation

Unlike Gengar, Gardevoir resists Psychic attacks, boosting its TDO even higher in such matchups. Its DPS is much lower, though.

Grass

Specialty    
Fast MoveVine Whip
Charge MoveFrenzy Plant

Explanation

Must have Frenzy Plant, a Community Day exclusive move.
Specialty    
Fast MoveBullet Seed
Charge MoveSolar Beam
Specialty    
Fast MoveBullet Seed / Fury Cutter
Charge MoveLeaf Blade

Ground

Specialty        
Fast MoveMud Slap
Charge MoveEarthquake

Ice

Specialty      
Fast MoveFrost Breath
Charge MoveAvalanche
Specialty      
Fast MovePowder Snow / Ice Shard
Charge MoveAvalanche
Specialty      
Fast MoveFrost Breath
Charge MoveAvalanche
Specialty      
Fast MoveFrost Breath
Charge MoveBlizzard
Specialty      
Fast MoveFrost Breath
Charge MoveIce Beam

Explanation

Ice-types are the most balanced in Pokemon GO, all the above having tradeoffs in DPS and TDO.

Normal

Specialty None
Fast MoveLick
Charge MoveHyper Beam

Poison

Specialty  
Fast MoveShadow Claw
Charge MoveSludge Bomb

Explanation

Gengar is nominated again, thanks to its impressive Atk stat and the amazing Sludge Bomb.
Specialty  
Fast MoveAcid
Charge MoveSludge Bomb

Explanation

Standing out in the matchup against Wigglytuff.
Specialty  
Fast MovePoison Jab
Charge MoveGunk Shot

Explanation

Muk will likely have the best Poison-type TDO for a long time, but its DPS is only okay.

Psychic

Specialty  
Fast MoveConfusion
Charge MoveFuture Sight
Specialty  
Fast MoveConfusion
Charge MoveFuture Sight

Rock

Specialty      
Fast MoveSmack Down
Charge MoveStone Edge

Steel

Specialty    
Fast MoveBullet Punch
Charge MoveFlash Cannon
Specialty    
Fast MoveBullet Punch
Charge MoveIron Head

Water

Specialty    
Fast MoveWaterfall
Charge MoveHydro Pump
Specialty    
Fast MoveWater Gun
Charge MoveHydro Pump