‘Pokemon Go’ Updated Generation 2 Move Guide: Best Offensive & Defensive Moves For Each Species

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

Over 80 brand new Pokemon have just been released in Pokemon Go, and players are now beginning to learn which movesets work best for all of the new species.

Based on CP alone, the most powerful new Pokemon in the game is Tyranitar, which has a max CP of 3,617. Also quite powerful is Blissey, which has a max CP of 3,173. Outside of the Pokemon themselves, the damage inflicted by some moves has been altered, and so based on the amount of damage inflicted per second, the most powerful quick move in the game is now Dragon Breath, and the most powerful main move is Future Sight.

The following chart breaks down the best movesets for each generation two Pokemon, both offensively and defensively, using data from Pokemon Go Info. Click on the name of each Pokemon to see more information about its moveset and the damage-per-second of each move.

Pokemon Best Offensive Move Set Best Defensive Move Set
Chikorita Vine Whip & Grass Knot Vine Whip & Grass Knot
Bayleef Razor Leaf & Grass Knot Razor Leaf & Grass Knot
Meganium Vine Whip & Solar Beam Razor Leaf & Solar Beam
Cyndaquil Ember & Flamethrower Ember & Flame Charge
Quilava Ember & Flamethrower Ember & Flame Charge
Typhlosion Ember & Overheat Ember & Overheat
Totodile Water Gun & Water Pulse Water Gun & Crunch
Croconaw Water Gun & Water Pulse Water Gun & Crunch
Feraligatr Water Gun & Hydro Pump Water Gun & Ice Beam
Sentret Quick Attack & Grass Knot Quick Attack & Dig
Furret Quick Attack & Hyper Beam Quick Attack & Hyper Beam
Hoothoot Peck & Sky Attack Peck & Aerial Ace
Noctowl Wing Attack & Sky Attack Extrasensory & Sky Attack
Ledyba Bug Bite & Aerial Ace Bug Bite & Silver Wind
Ledian Bug Bite & Bug Buzz Struggle Bug & Bug Buz
Spinarak Bug Bite & Signal Beam Bug Bite & Signal Beam
Ariados Infestation & Megahorn Infestation & Cross Poison
Crobat Air Slash & Sludge Bomb Air Slash & Sludge Bomb
Chinchou Bubble & Thunderbolt Bubble & Thunderbolt
Lanturn Water Gun & Hydro Pump Charge Beam & Thunderbolt
Pichu Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt
Cleffa Pound & Grass Knot Zen Headbutt & Grass Knot
Igglybuff Pound & Shadow Ball Feint Attack & Shadow Ball
Togepi Peck & Dazzling Gleam Hidden Power & Dazzling Gleam
Togetic Extrasensory & Dazzling Gleam Hidden Power & Dazzling Gleam
Natu Peck & Drill Peck Peck & Psyshock
Xatu Air Slash & Future Sight Air Slash & Aerial Ace
Mareep Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt
Flaaffy Charge Beam & Thunderbolt Charge Beam & Discharge
Ampharos Charge Beam & Zap Cannon Volt Switch & Zap Cannon
Bellossom Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade
Marill Bubble & Aqua Tail Bubble & Aqua Tail
Azumarill Bubble & Play Rough Bubble & Play Rough
Sudowoodo Rock Throw & Stone Edge Rock Throw & Rock Slide
Politoed Bubble & Hydro Pump Bubble & Hydro Pump
Hoppip Bullet Seed & Grass Knot Bullet Seed & Grass Knot
Skiploom Bullet Seed & Grass Knot Bullet Seed & Grass Knot
Jumpluff Infestation & Solar Beam Infestation & Solar Beam
Aipom Scratch & Swift Astonish & Swift
Sunkern Razor Leaf & Grass Knot Razor Leaf & Grass Knot
Sunflora Razor Leaf & Solar Beam Bullet Seed & Solar Beam
Yanma Wing Attack & Aerial Ace Quick Attack & Silver Wind
Wooper Water Gun & Dig Mud Shot & Dig
Quagsire Water Gun & Earthquake Mud Shot & Sludge Bomb
Espeon Confusion & Future Sight Confusion & Future Sight
Umbreon Snarl & Foul Play Snarl & Foul Play
Murkrow Feint Attack & Foul Play Peck & Drill Peck
Slowking Confusion & Psychic Confusion & Fire Blast
Misdreavus Hex & Ominous Wind Hex & Ominous Wind
Unown Hidden Power & Struggle Hidden Power & Struggle
Wobbuffet Counter & Mirror Coat Counter & Mirror Coat
Girafarig Confusion & Psychic Confusion & Thunder Bolt
Pineco Bug Bite & Gyro Ball Bug Bite & Gyro Ball
Forretress Bug Bite & Heavy Slam Struggle Bug & Heavy Slam
Dunsparce Bite & Rock Slide Astonish & Dig
Gligar Wing Attack & Dig Wing Attack & Dig
Steelix Iron Tail & Heavy Slam Iron Tail & Earthquake
Snubbull Bite & Dazzling Gleam Tackle & Dazzling Gleam
Granbull Snarl & Play Rough Snarl & Play Rough
Qwilfish Water Gun & Sludge Wave Poison Sting & Aqua Tail
Scizor Bullet Punch & Iron Head Bullet Punch & Iron Head
Shuckle Rock Throw & Stone Edge Struggle & Rock Blast
Heracross Counter & Close Combat Struggle Bug & Close Combat
Sneasel Feint Attack & Avalanche Ice Shard & Avalanche
Teddiursa Scratch & Play Rough Scratch & Crunch
Ursaring Counter & Hyper Beam Counter & Hyper Beam
Slugma Ember & Flame Burst Ember & Flame Burst
Magcargo Rock Throw & Overheat Rock Throw & Overheat
Swinub Powder Snow & Rock Slide Powder Snow & Icy Wind
Piloswine Ice Shard & Avalanche Powder Snow & Avalanche
Corsola Bubble & Power Gem Bubble & Power Gum
Remoraid Water Gun & Water Pulse Mud Shot & Water Pulse
Octillery Water Gun & Gunk Shot Mud Shot & Water Pulse
Delibird Ice Shard & Ice Punch Ice Shard & Aerial Ace
Mantine Wing Attack & Aerial Ace Bubble & Ice Shard
Skarmory Steel Wing & Sky Attack Air Slash & Sky Attack
Houndour Feint Attack & Flamethrower Feint Attack & Crunch
Houndoom Fire Fang & Foul Play Snarl & Fire Blast
Kingdra Dragon Breath & Outrage Water Gun & Outrage
Phanpy Tackle & Bulldoze Rock Smash & Bulldoze
Donphan Counter & Earthquake Counter & Play Rough
Porygon2 Hidden Power & Hyper Beam Hidden Power & Hyper Beam
Stantler Tackle & Wild Charge Zen Headbutt & Wild Charge
Smeargle Tackle & Struggle Tackle & Struggle
Tyrogue Rock Smash & Rock Slide Rock Smash & Rock Slide
Hitmontop Counter & Close Combat Rock Smash & Close Combat
Smoochum Powder Snow & Ice Beam Powder Snow & Psyshock
Elekid Thunder Shock & Discharge Thunder Shock & Discharge
Magby Ember & Flame Burst Ember & Fire Punch
Miltank Tackle & Stomp Zen Headbutt & Body Slam
Blissey Pound & Hyper Beam Zen Headbutt & Dazzling Gleam
Raikou Thunder Shock & Wild Charge Volt Switch & Wild Charge
Entei Fire Spin & Overheat Fire Spin & Overheat
Suicune Extrasensory & Hydro Pump Extrasensory & Hydro Pump
Larvitar Bite & Ancient Power Rock Smash & Ancient Power
Pupitar Bite & Dig Rock Smash & Dig
Tyranitar Bite & Stone Edge Iron Tail & Crunch
Lugia Extrasensory & Future Sight Extrasensory & Sky Attack
Ho-Oh Extrasensory & Fire Blast Extrasensory & Fire Blast
Celebi Confusion & Psychic Confusion & Dazzling Gleam