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Pokemon Go top 10: Strongest Pokemon added in the Gen 2 update

February 20th, 2017 at 1:31 PM
Pokemon Go: Strongest Pokemon

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.

10. Scizor


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.

9. Slowking


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.

8. Ampharos


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.

7. Espeon


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.

6. Feraligatr


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.

5. Heracross


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.

4. Steelix


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.

3. Donphan


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.

2. Tyranitar


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.

1. Blissey


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.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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