Golem

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
9
Golem
300.00 kg Weight
1.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2916
ATK 211
DEF 229
STA 160
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Rock Throw is generally Golem’s best fast move, due to STAB and type advantage. This move gives Golem a niche over the otherwise superior Rhydon.

  • Mud Slap and the legacy move Mud Shot are roughly on par with each other.

  • Stone Edge is on par with Rock Blast. Stone Edge has higher peak damage output but will perform worse if Golem faints with a partially charged bar.

  • Earthquake is best paired with either of Golem's Ground-type fast moves.

  • Ancient Power is a legacy move that is significantly inferior to the aforementioned charge moves in every way.

Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Rock Throw is on par with Mud Slap. The former has less defensive DPS but better type coverage.

  • Mud Shot is a legacy move that is clearly inferior to the aforementioned fast moves.

  • Rock Blast is arguably superior to Stone Edge due to having more charge bars to work with. Golem may not be able to get off a Stone Edge against its best counters.

  • Ancient Power is slightly inferior to Rock Blast. It's more easily reactable and has longer cooldown, but it does more damage.

  • Earthquake is arguably Golem’s worst charge move. It has all of Stone Edge's problems while also being easily dodged.

Rating Explanation:

Golem is well known by now as a legendary bird killer, being one of the few good Rock-type attackers in Pokemon GO. It benefits from strong stats, excellent moves, and a specialized typing. Even outside of its performance in tier 5 raids, Golem boasts strong match ups against many other raid bosses, often excelling in DPS, bulk, or both.

On defense, Golem has some hard-hitting attacks, but a pair of cripping weaknesses to the Grass and Water-types severely hamstring its performance. In some locations, Golem may be an infrequent sight in gyms as a potential source of candy via berry-feeding.

Fast Moves
+ 12.86
15
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.40
0.20
8.57
10.71
13.39
+ 16.00
12
True DPS:
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.90
0.30
7.78
13.33
16.67
Charge Moves
+ 28.57
50
True DPS:
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.10
0.40
0.00
-33
23.81
29.76
+ 40.00
120
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.60
0.80
0.00
-100
33.33
41.67
+ 52.17
100
True DPS:
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.30
1.40
0.00
-100
43.48
54.35

Legacy Fast Moves
+ 10.00
5
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42
Legacy Charge Moves
+ 24.00
70
True DPS:
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.50
0.25
0.00
-33
20.00
25.00
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Good Counters
Glass Counters
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 1 km
Capture Rate12.5 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Ground/Rock

- - -
.51x - 1.4x
.714x .714x -
1.96x 1.4x 1.4x
.714x .51x -
.714x 1.4x 1.96x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ground Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Rock Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve
Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013541
2001.57385
2002111129
2002.5149173
4003187217
4003.5226261
4004264305
4004.5302349
6005340393
6005.5378437
6006416481
6006.5454525
8007492569
8007.5530613
8008568657
8008.5606701
10009644745
10009.5682789
100010720833
100010.5756875
130011793916
130011.5829958
1300128651000
130012.59011041
1600139371083
160013.59731125
16001410091166
160014.510451208
19001510811250
190015.511171291
19001611531333
190016.511891375
22001712251416
220017.512611458
22001812971500
220018.513331541
25001913691583
250019.514051625
25002014411666
250020.514771708
30002115131750
300021.515491791
30002215851833
300022.516211875
35002316571916
350023.516931958
35002417292000
350024.517652041
40002518012083
400025.518372125
40002618732166
400026.519102208
45002719462250
450027.519822291
45002820182333
450028.520542375
50002920902416
500029.521262458
50003021622500
500030.521802521
60003121982541
600031.522162562
60003222342583
600032.522522604
70003322702625
700033.522882646
70003423062666
700034.523242687
80003523422708
800035.523602729
80003623782750
800036.523962771
90003724142791
900037.524322812
90003824502833
900038.524682854
100003924862875
1000039.525042895
100004025222916
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