Rankings Attackers Tier List Best Attackers by Type Best Attacker by Type (Non-Legendary) Gym Defenders Tier List Specific Gym Defense Tier List Meta Analysis of Gym Defense Bug Scizor Specialty Fast MoveFury CutterCharge MoveX-ScissorExplanation Steel typing provides good resistances including Grass and Psychic Pokemon, two of Bug's main uses. Pinsir Specialty Fast MoveBug BiteCharge MoveX-ScissorExplanation Technically the highest Bug-type DPS. However, due to worse typing, it often lags behind Scizor. Dark Weavile Specialty Fast MoveFeint AttackCharge MoveFoul PlayExplanation At the same level, Weavile will out-DPS Tyranitar. Tyranitar Specialty Fast MoveBiteCharge MoveCrunchExplanation Tyranitar has considerably more bulk. This can save revives and prevent re-entry, improving DPS. Dragon Dragonite Specialty Fast MoveDragon Breath / Dragon TailCharge MoveOutrage / Draco MeteorExplanation Dragonite typically performs better because Outrage is a two-bar charge move. Salamence Specialty Fast Move Dragon Tail Charge Move Draco Meteor Explanation The one-bar Draco Meteor leads to wasted energy and lower DPS. Electric Electivire Specialty Fast MoveThunder ShockCharge MoveWild Charge Fairy Gardevoir Specialty Fast MoveConfusion / Charge BeamCharge MoveDazzling GleamExplanation There are no Fairy type fast moves in Pokemon GO. Fighting Machamp Specialty Fast MoveCounterCharge MoveDynamic Punch Fire Charizard Specialty Fast MoveFire SpinCharge MoveBlast BurnExplanation Must have Blast Burn, a Community Day exclusive move. In Bug and Grass matchups, Charizard has higher TDO than Flareon. Flareon Specialty Fast MoveFire SpinCharge MoveOverheatExplanation Remains the best non-exclusive, non-legendary option. Flying Honchkrow Specialty Fast MovePeckCharge MoveBrave Bird Dragonite Specialty Fast MoveDragon Tail / Dragon BreathCharge MoveHurricaneExplanation Does not have a Flying type fast move, but both moves are boosted in windy weather. Ghost Gengar Specialty Fast MoveShadow Claw / LickCharge MoveShadow BallExplanation Still the highest DPS without exclusive, legacy moves, though they are preferred. Grass Roserade Specialty Fast MoveBullet Seed / Razor LeafCharge MoveSolar BeamExplanation Low bulk and a one-bar charge move means other options can out DPS. Venusaur Specialty Fast MoveVine WhipCharge MoveFrenzy PlantExplanation Must have Frenzy Plant, a Community Day exclusive move. Exeggutor Alolan Exeggutor Specialty Fast MoveBullet SeedCharge MoveSolar Beam Ground Rhyperior Specialty Fast MoveMud SlapCharge MoveEarthquake Ice Weavile Specialty Fast MoveIce ShardCharge MoveAvalanche Normal Porygon-Z Specialty None Fast MoveHidden Power (any) / Charge BeamCharge MoveHyper BeamExplanation There is no Normal type Hidden Power but Porygon-Z has the highest attack stat among Normal types. Poison Roserade Specialty Fast MovePoison JabCharge MoveSludge Bomb Psychic Alakazam Specialty Fast MoveConfusionCharge MoveFuture Sight Rock Tyranitar Specialty Fast MoveSmack DownCharge MoveStone EdgeExplanation Must have Smack Down, a Community Day exclusive move. Rhyperior Specialty Fast MoveSmack DownCharge MoveStone EdgeExplanation Remains the best non-exclusive, non-legendary option. Steel Metagross Specialty Fast MoveBullet PunchCharge MoveMeteor MashExplanation Must have Meteor Mash, a Community Day exclusive move. Scizor Specialty Fast Move Bullet Punch Charge Move Iron Head Explanation Remains the best non-exclusive, non-legendary option. Water Gyarados Specialty Fast MoveWaterfallCharge MoveHydro Pump Sharpedo Specialty Fast MoveWater FallCharge MoveHydro PumpExplanation Extremely low bulk and a one-bar charge move means many other options can out DPS.