While many Pokemon Go players are simply happy to have more Pokemon to catch, competitive players just want to know which of the new Pokemon will give them an edge in gym battles. Thankfully, The Silph Road has updated its comprehensive species stats table to include the new Pokemon. Using the data from that chart, we rounded up the ten strongest Pokemon added to Pokemon Go in Gen 2.
There are multiple ways to sort Pokemon on The Silph Road website, but for this list, we’ve decided to focus on the best product of stats. In other words, while Heracross might have a higher attack value than Steelix, Steelix is a more well-rounded choice for gym battling. Sort by other metrics over at The Silph Road.
Type: Bug/Steel | Max CP: 2,801
Scizor has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks. This Pokémon flaps its wings to regulate its body temperature.
Type: Water/Psychic | Max CP: 2,482
Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Type: Electric | Max CP: 2,695
Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even from space. People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.
Type: Psychic | Max CP: 3,000
Espeon is extremely loyal to any Trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokémon developed its precognitive powers to protect its Trainer from harm.
Type: Water | Max CP: 2,721
Feraligatr intimidates its foes by opening its huge mouth. In battle, it will kick the ground hard with its thick and powerful hind legs to charge at the foe at an incredible speed.
Type: Bug/Fighting | Max CP: 2,938
Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe’s grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This Pokémon even has enough power to topple a massive tree.
Type: Steel/Ground | Max CP: 2,439
Steelix lives even further underground than Onix. This Pokémon is known to dig toward the earth’s core. There are records of this Pokémon reaching a depth of over six-tenths of a mile underground.
Type: Ground | Max CP: 3,022
Donphan’s favorite attack is curling its body into a ball, then charging at its foe while rolling at high speed. Once it starts rolling, this Pokémon can’t stop very easily.
Type: Rock/Dark | Max CP: 3,670
Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This Pokémon wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight.
Type: Normal | Max CP: 3,219
Blissey senses sadness with its fluffy coat of fur. If it does so, this Pokémon will rush over to a sad person, no matter how far away, to share a Lucky Egg that brings a smile to any face.
If and when Legendary Pokemon are ever added to the game, we’ll be sure to share an updated list.