‘Pokemon Go’ CP Changes List: Which Pokemon Have Increased or Decreased CP?


‘Pokemon Go’ is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

Niantic is changing the combat power of some Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

The news of this major update came on Niantic’s website today, with the company announcing that certain Pokemon will have their maximum CP lowered and some will have it raised. The company said that they are doing this to create a “balanced and competitive battling and training experience.” Players will notice this change immediately, not having to wait until the next time they power up any given Pokemon.

Specifically, Niantic mentions that Alakazam, Rhydon, and Gengar are three Pokemon that are having their maximum CP increased. Niantic has not provided any examples of which Pokemon will have their CP decreased, but this category includes Pikachu and Porygon among many others.

Niantic also suggested that they may continue to make CP adjustments in the future and that this is not a one time change.

Based on research conducted by the Silph Road subreddit, here is a list of which Pokemon have received a boost in CP and which have received a reduction:


  • Abra
  • Aerodactyl
  • Alakazam
  • Beedrill
  • Butterfree
  • Chansey
  • Charizard
  • Cloyster
  • Diglett
  • Dodrio
  • Doduo
  • Dragonite
  • Dugtrio
  • Electabuzz
  • Electrode
  • Exeggcute
  • Fearow
  • Flareon
  • Gastly
  • Gengar
  • Geodude
  • Goldeen
  • Golem
  • Graveler
  • Gyarados
  • Haunter
  • Hitmonchan
  • Hitmonlee
  • Horsea
  • Jolteon
  • Jynx
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Kadabra
  • Kangaskhan
  • Kingler
  • Krabby
  • Machamp
  • Machoke
  • Machop
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Mankey
  • Marowak
  • Moltres
  • Mr. Mime
  • Muk
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Onix
  • Pinsir
  • Primeape
  • Raticate
  • Rattata
  • Rhydon
  • Rhyhorn
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Scyther
  • Seadra
  • Shellder
  • Snorlax
  • Starmie
  • Tangela
  • Tauros
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Vaporeon
  • Venomoth
  • Voltorb
  • Zapdos


  • Arbok
  • Arcanine
  • Bellsprout
  • Blastoise
  • Bulbasaur
  • Caterpie
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Clefable
  • Clefairy
  • Cubone
  • Dewgong
  • Dragonair
  • Dratini
  • Drowzee
  • Eevee
  • Ekans
  • Exeggutor
  • Farfetch’d
  • Gloom
  • Golbat
  • Golduck
  • Grimer
  • Growlithe
  • Hypno
  • Ivysaur
  • Jigglypuff
  • Kakuna
  • Koffing
  • Lickitung
  • Magikarp
  • Magmar
  • Meowth
  • Metapod
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran
  • Nidorina
  • Nidorino
  • Ninetales
  • Oddish
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Persian
  • Pidgeot
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgey
  • Pikachu
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Ponyta
  • Porygon
  • Psyduck
  • Raichu
  • Seaking
  • Seel
  • Slowbro
  • Slowpoke
  • Spearow
  • Squirtle
  • Staryu
  • Venonat
  • Venusaur
  • Victreebel
  • Vileplume
  • Vulpix
  • Wartortle
  • Weedle
  • Weepinbell
  • Weezing
  • Wigglytuff
  • Zubat

And here is the full announcement of this major update from Niantic:


We have made adjustments to the CP (Combat Power) of various Pokémon. Some Pokémon, such as Alakazam, Rhydon, and Gengar will have their CP increased. Others will have their CP lowered. These changes will allow a more balanced and competitive battling and training experience in Gyms. We will continue to adjust the CP going forward to improve the game balance when necessary.

The Pokémon GO team

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Bliss Frazier

Why would I continue to spend my money on coins to buy pokeballs to catch more pokemon to get more stardust to power up my favorite pokemon if Niantic is going to come along and drop the cp. Maybe instead of dropping CP on people’s pokemon, they could have left the ones that were higher alone and just let users who had ones above their new levels be rewarded for their time, money, and work than steal that away from the few loyal users you have left. You don’t steal away players progress if you wish to continue to have players. They nerfed my 2 favorite Pokemon and I lost hundreds of CP on them which means I wasted resources building them the minute Niantic took the progress I payed for. I’m done giving them money and thinking I may want to be done playing the game.


I agree. Niantic im also done with you. You took my stardust and my money and thought it was cool. Its not!! And i may just be one person, but u dont have many players left to begin with. So congrats on killing what was once a great game.


Does that mean that CP required to get a +1000CP when you make one of your Pokemon evolve have changed ?
For instance, to get a +1000CP Blastoise you needed a Squirtle at 442CP or a Wartortle at 715CP. Is it still the same now ?

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