Not all Pokemon Go trainers are familiar with the new Generation 2 Pokemon that were just released. How do you know which Pokemon you should focus your efforts on catching? Which have the highest CP and which can perform the best in gyms? If you aren’t already familiar with Generation 2, it can be confusing to navigate this new landscape of Pokemon.
Here’s what we know so far about which Generation 2 Pokemon have the best CP and gym abilities.
Generation 2 Pokemon With Highest Max CP
The top Generation 2 Pokemon with the highest max CP, according to RankedBoost, are as follows (only listing those at 2,000 or higher.) These stats are based on the Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal games, so they may not be 100 percent accurate to Pokemon Go. We will update this post as we have more information:
- Ho-Oh: 4650 (legendary, not in game)
- Tyranitar: 3670
- Lugia: 3598 (legendary, not in game)
- Entei: 3412 (legendary, not in game)
- Raikou: 3349 (legendary, not in game)
- Blissey: 3219
- Celebi: 3090 (legendary, not in game)
- Donphan: 3022
- Espeon: 3000
- Heracross: 2938
- Suicune: 2823 (legendary, not in game)
- Scizor: 2801
- Ursaring: 2760
- Feraligatr: 2721
- Ampharos: 2695
- Typhlosion: 2686
- Porygon2: 2546
- Houndoom: 2529
- Jynx: 2512
- Slowking: 2482
- Crobat: 2466
- Granbull: 2440
- Steelix: 2439
- Kingdra: 2424
- Hitmonlee: 2406
- Politoed: 2371
- Clefable: 2353
- Miltank: 2325
- Piloswine: 2284
- Meganium: 2227
- Forretress: 2263
- Magmar: 2254
- Electabuzz: 2196
- Octillery: 2124
- Bellossom: 2108
- Hitmonchan: 2098
- Lanturn: 2077
- Sudowoodo: 2065
- Umbreon: 2052
- Raichu: 2025
The best Generation 2 Pokemon to catch, when considering Max CP, attack, defense, and stamina, according to RankedBoost, are:
- Typhlosion (Max CP 2227, Attack 211, Defense 182, Stamina 156)
- Meganium (Max CP 2131, Attack 182, Defense 217, Stamina 160)
- Feraligatr (Max CP 2298, Attack 199, Defense 199, Stamina 170)
- Tyranitar (Max CP 3196, Attack 241, Defense 225, Stamina 200)
- Porygon2 (Max CP 2290, Attack 198, Defense 200, Stamina 170)
- Slowking (Max CP 2232, Attack 184, Defense 198, Stamina 190)
- Octillery (Max CP 2183, Attack 223, Defense 163, Stamina 150)
- Kingdra (Max CP 2300, Attack 208, Defense 208, Stamina 150)
- Ursaring (Max CP 2282, Attack 212, Defense 164, Stamina 180)
How Gen 2 Pokemon Compare to Gen 1
In general, here’s how you can consider the new Pokemon, according to the reports of other Pokemon Go trainers.
First, Larvitar and its evolution line (Pupitar and Tyranitar) are essentially equivalent to the Dratini line. This means that Larvitar = Dratini and Tyranitar = Dragonite.
Blissey also tends to be a top choice for trainers to put into gyms. One Redditor referred to Blissey as “a literal 50-layer wall.” This is why you might be seeing Blissey frequently featured in gyms.
Heracross and Miltank are most similar to Pinsir and Tauros. Marill and Snubbull are most similar to Pikachu, Clefairy, and Jigglypuff, this Reddit thread explains. Redditor Th3Unkn0wnn suggested Skarmory, Mareep, Larvitar, Sneasel, Wobbufet, Houndoom/Houndour, and Snubull are also good Pokemon to look out for. Also, Generation 1 Pokemon that you should keep catching for their evolutions are Chansey, Zubat, Oddish, scyther, Onix, and Eevees.
The Generation 2 starters are Cyndaquil, Totodile, and Chickorita. So treat them in the same way that you would treat Generation 1 starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
Mareep and its evolutions will do well in a gym, but they take a lot of candy to full evolve, Redditor Pinataman20 explained.
Hoothoot is the equivalent to Spearow, Sentret is the equivalent to Rattata, Spinarak is similar to Caterpie, and Ledyba is like Weedle.
In addition, you’ll want to stock up on candy for Togetic, Murkrow, Misdreavus, Aipom, Yanma, Gligar, Sneasel and Piloswine, as they have evolutions in Generation IV.
Do you have any tips that you would like to add? Let us know in the comments below.