‘Pokemon Go’ Best Gym Attackers List: The Most Effective Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Go is now available on iOS and Android devices. (Nintendo)

Pokemon Go is now available on iOS and Android devices. (Nintendo)

Before going after a gym in Pokemon Go, you’ll want to ensure you have at least one Pokemon that is adept at taking on the enemy team’s wall of defense. Luckily, some new information has emerged regarding which species are the most effective gym attackers.

Pokemon Go Champ has put together a chart breaking down the best Pokemon to use to attack a gym. They found that the #1 most effective is Snorlax, in particular with the moveset of Lick and Hyper Beam. Behind Snorlax was Dragonite who, with the moveset of Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw, has an attacking power of 99 percent.

Behind Dragonite is Lapras, followed by Vaporeon, Arcanine and Exeggutor.

Here is the full list of the top 20 best Pokemon you should use to attack gyms, with #1 being the best. For the full data and more information about each individual Pokemon, head on over to Pokemon Go Champ.

  1. Snorlax
  2. Dragonite
  3. Lapras
  4. Vaporeon
  5. Arcanine
  6. Exeggutor
  7. Slowbro
  8. Blastoise
  9. Gyarados
  10. Muk
  11. Venusaur
  12. Nidoqueen
  13. Charizard
  14. Wigglytuff
  15. Poliwrath
  16. Golduck
  17. Clefable
  18. Nidoking
  19. Rhydon
  20. Dewgong

Recently, we took a look at a breakdown of the most effective gym defenders in Pokemon Go. That list actually isn’t all that different from this one; as with the attackers, the best gym defenders are Snorlax, Dragonite and Lapras.

There’s a lot of crossover between the two lists, but some Pokemon are much better defenders than they are attackers. For example, Poliwrath is towards the top of the defenders list but is all the way down at #15 on the attackers list.

Others, like Omastar, Victreebel, Vileplume and Hypno, are good defenders but do not make this attackers list at all.