Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon For Attacking And Defending Gyms

Pokemon Go is currently the most trending app on both Android and iOS. Thousands of players are playing it as we speak, with majority of them trying their best to become a Pokemon Master. The game basically allows players to catch their favorite Pokemon in real life. However, catching Pokemon isn’t the only aspect of the game.

Most of you reading this article must be aware of Gyms in Pokemon Go. For those who don’t know, Gyms are those places which players can visit once they reach level 5. Once you reach level 5, you can then visit a Gym to claim it for your team. An unclaimed Gym can be claimed by anyone. However, taking over an already claimed Gym can be a really challenging task.

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After claiming a Gym, players can place their strongest Pokemon there to defend it from Rival teams. So you will have to be extra careful if you’re planning to take over an already claimed Gym as your Rivals might have already placed some strong Pokemon there. So it would be best if you capture some strong Pokemon first. To make it easier, we have created a list of the best Pokemon you can use for attacking and defending a Gym, so you can know which Pokemon will be better for the task.

Best Pokemon to attack a Gym in Pokemon Go

For attacking a Gym, Snorlax will be the best option. It has powerful attacks like Lick and Hyper Beam and it also gives 100 percent attack power to the trainers. If you don’t have a Snorlax, then you can go with Dragonite, who uses Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw with an attack percentage of 99. Below is the full list of best Gym attackers in Pokemon Go.

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  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Lapras
  • Vaporeon
  • Arcanine
  • Exeggutor
  • Slowbro
  • Blastoise
  • Gyarados
  • Muk
  • Venusaur
  • Nidoqueen
  • Charizard
  • Wigglytuff
  • Poliwrath
  • Golduck
  • Clefable
  • Nidoking
  • Rhydon
  • Dewgong

Best Pokemon to defend a Gym in Pokemon Go

Now, after getting your hands on some strong Pokemon to attack a Gym, its time to grab some defenders. To defend a Gym, the best choice would be Lapras which uses Ice Shard and Ice Beam. Below is the full list of best Gym defenders in Pokemon Go.

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  • Lapras
  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Exeggutor
  • Vaporeon
  • Poliwrath
  • Wigglytuff
  • Slowbro
  • Arcanine
  • Venusaur
  • Gloom
  • Clefable
  • Muk
  • Bellsprout
  • Rhydon
  • Nidoqueen
  • Kangaskhan
  • Hypno
  • Charizard
  • Dewgong

So even if you reach level 5 in Pokemon Go, it would be wise to stay out of Gym battles until you get your hands on some strong Pokemon. To make things even more easier, you can check out our guide on how you can easily take over Gyms in Pokemon go.

Let us know which Pokemon helped you take over a Gym easily in the comments below.

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