Pokemon GO: Best Offensive Type Pokemon - Gym Attackers


Here's a list of Pokemon, ranked according to their total base ATK, best Move Set's DPS, and overall efficiency to all Types. Defense and Stamina has been weighed in, since dodging attacks will no longer nullify 100% damage. Note that Energy gained from attacks is now also a big factor.

Important Note:
   - MewTwo is probably the best Pokemon out there at the moment, but because of it's rarity, I will not include him here, including Mew and those Legendary Birds: Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos.

Pokemon GO: Top Best Offensive Pokemon
- Top Offensive Type Pokemon -
(After Major Re-balance Update: 7/29/16)

*For recommended Move Sets, refer to our Pokemon Lists here:
   - Info List, Type, Resistances, Move Set and More.

Rank #1: Snorlax
Pokemon GO: Snorlax
Type:  Normal 
Eggs: 10km; Evolution: n/a
   - Yup! Snorlax is still the king even though they nerfed his "Lick" attack, thanks to his "Hyper Beam" that got buffed from 70 to 120! It's way better now than it's previous best special attack "Body Slam".

Rank #2: Dragonite
Pokemon GO: Dragonite
Type:  Dragon  Flying 
Eggs: Dratini (10km); Evolution: Dratini (25) to Dragonair (100)
   - Dragonite is probably the top full DPS Pokemon out there with his new Dragon Breath + Dragon Claw Move Set. If you have this move set, your Dragonite can outrank Snorlax!

Rank #3: Lapras
Pokemon GO: Lapras
Type:  Water  Ice 
Eggs: 10km; Evolution: n/a
   - Popular choice for taking down Dragonites!

Rank #4: Vaporeon
Pokemon GO: Vaporeon
Type:  Water 
Eggs: Eevee (10km); Evolution: Eevee (25)
   - The "tap tap tap meta" is over after the moves re-balancing update patch. Now, energy gained while attacking is a big factor, fortunately, the newly buffed "Hydro Pump" fits really well, so, Vaporeon is still a bad-ass even after the nerf to it's "Water Gun".

Rank #5: Arcanine
Pokemon GO: Arcanine
Type:  Fire 
Eggs: Growlithe (5km); Evolution:  Growlithe (50)
   - The top dog is back! Now with his newly buffed up Fire Fang and Fire Blast attacks.

Rank #6: Exeggutor
Pokemon GO: Exeggutor
Type:  Grass  Psychic 
Eggs: Exeggcute (5km); Evolution:  Exeggcute (50)
   - Solar Beam after the update patch is more powerful than before!

Rank #7: Blastoise
Pokemon GO: Blastoise
Type:  Water 
Eggs: Squirtle (2km); Evolution: Squirtle (25) to Wartortle (100)

Rank #8: Gyarados
Pokemon GO: Gyarados
Type:  Water  Flying 
Eggs: Magikarp (2km); Evolution:  Magikarp (400)
   - Also a notable Pokemon that moved higher due to it's buffed up Hydro Pump!

Rank #9: Slowbro
Pokemon GO: Slowbro
Type:  Water  Psychic 
Eggs: Slowpoke (5km); Evolution:  Slowpoke (50)

Rank #10: Venusaur
Pokemon GO: Venusaur
Type:  Grass  Poison 
Eggs: Bulbasaur (2km); Evolution: Bulbsaur (25) to Ivysaur (100)

Rank #11: Golem
Pokemon GO: Golem
Type:  Rock  Ground 
Eggs: Geodude (2km); Evolution:  Geodude (25) to Graveler (100)

Rank #12: Muk
Pokemon GO: Muk
Type:  Poison 
Eggs: Grimer (5km); Evolution: Grimer (50)


Rank #13: Nidoqueen
Pokemon GO: Nidoqueen
Type:  Poison  Ground 
Eggs: Nidoran♀ (5km); Evolution: Nidoran♀ (25) to Nidorina (100)


Rank #14: Charizard
Pokemon GO: Charizard
Type:  Fire  Flying 
Eggs: Charmander (2km); Evolution:  Charmander (25) to Charmeleon (100)


Rank #15: Poliwrath
Pokemon GO: Poliwrath
Type:  Water  Fighting 
Eggs: Poliwag (5km); Evolution: Poliwag (25) to Poliwhirl (100)


Rank #16: Wigglytuff
Pokemon GO: Wigglytuff
Type:  Normal  Fairy 
Eggs: Jigglypuff (2km); Evolution: Jigglypuff (50)

Rank #17: Golduck
Pokemon GO: Golduck
Type:  Water 
Eggs: Psyduck (5km); Evolution: Psyduck (50)

Rank #18: Rhydon
Pokemon GO: Rhydon
Type:  Rock  Ground 
Eggs: Rhyhorn (5km); Evolution: Rhyhorn (50)
   - A new Pokemon joins up the top rankings with his newly buffed up "Mud Slap" and "Stone Edge" move set!

Rank #19: Clefable
Pokemon GO: Clefable
Type:  Fairy 
Eggs: Clefairy (2km); Evolution: Clefairy (50)

Rank #20: Nidoking
Pokemon GO: Nidoking
Type:  Poison  Ground 
Eggs: Nidoran♂ (5km); Evolution: Nidoran♂ (25) to Nidorina (100)

Rank #21: Omastar
Type:  Rock  Water 
Eggs: Omanyte (10km); Evolution: Omanyte (50)

Rank #22: Dewgong
Type:  Water  Ice 
Eggs: Seel (5km); Evolution: Seel (50)

Rank #23: Vileplume
Type:  Grass  Poison 
Eggs: Oddish (5km); Evolution: Oddish (25) to Gloom (100)

Rank #24: Machamp
Type:  Fighting 
Eggs: Machop (5km); Evolution: Machop (25) to Machoke (100)

Rank #25: Tentacruel
Type:  Water  Poison 
Eggs: Tentacool (5km); Evolution: Tentacool (50)


Rank #26: Hypno
Type:  Psychic 
Eggs: Drowzee (5km); Evolution: Drowzee (50)

Rank #27: Victreebel
Type:  Grass  Poison 
Eggs: Bellsprout (5km); Evolution:  Bellsprout (25) to Weepinbell (50)


Rank #28: Flareon
Type:  Fire 
Eggs: Eevee (10km); Evolution: Eevee (25)

Rank #29: Starmie
Type:  Water  Psychic 
Eggs: Staryu (5km); Evolution: Staryu (50)


Rank #30: Pidgeot
Type:  Normal  Flying 
Eggs: Pidgey (2km); Evolution: Pidgey (12) to Pidgeotto (50)


*Rankings might change in the future depending on new updates or findings.

Recommended Move Sets
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