Pokemon Go Battle Statistics

Every gamer knows how important a good team is during battles on Pokemon Go. However, what some players will overlook is the various Pokemon Go battle statistics that are working beneath the surface of the game. The hidden statistics hPokemonGoStats_650ave a direct influence on the outcome of battles. More astute players will may have noticed that two different Pokemon with the same number of Combat Points can perform differently in battle. To the inexperienced trainer this may cause confusion because the visible representation of the strength of the two Pokemon appears to be equal.

Although there are several articles that document most of the underlying factors which influence the outcomes of Pokemon Go Battles, the topic is still yet to be fully understood.


Silph Road Findings

When the game came out, the Silph Road feed on Reddit revealed that Pokemon Go has a list of hidden battle statistics. These have a direct influence on the results of Silph Road Stats Findingscombat. The main hidden Pokemon Go battle statistics are: attack, defense and stamina. This means that some Pokemon are inherently stronger than others. These hidden figures are impossible to change so no amount of Stardust will have any effect on them.

While the visible factors such as Combat Points, Hit Points and type of Pokemon certainly have a major impact on the outcome of a battle, they are not the complete picture.

The hidden base statistics are consistent with the rest of the species of Pokemon in question. This means that an Abra with a CP of 50 will have the same base attack, defense and stamina statistics as an Abra with a CP of 1200. The base figures vary from species to species, not from individual to individual.

Here is a Statistics calculator you can use to find out how good a fighter your Pokemon are.

“This tool calculates your Pokemon’s hidden Individual Values (IVs). It uses following information:

  • Pokemon: The species of your Pokemon.

  • CP: The CP of your Pokemon.

  • HP: The HP of your Pokemon.

  • Dust: The Stardust cost to power-up your Pokemon.

  • Powered: Leave as “No” if you are sure you have never powered-up the Pokemon, else “Yes”.

  • Att: Leave unchecked unless your team leader said this Pokemon’s best stat was attack.

  • Def: Leave unchecked unless your team leader said this Pokemon’s best stat was defense.

  • HP: Leave unchecked unless your team leader said this Pokemon’s best stat was HP.  “


What Silph Road Research Shows

The Silph Road findings highlight the importance of Pokemon selection within a team. It’s vital to select Pokemon with the strongest possible base statistics to ensure that will grow into the strongest possible team when leveled up to the maximum.


The following video gives a comprehensive analysis of Pokemon Go battle statistics at work beneath the surface of combat. It draws heavily on the Silph Road research and shows how trainers can utilize the findings during the game.


Pokemon Base Statistics

The Pokemon’s base attack statistic determines the extent of the damage it can inflict when engaged in battle. Put simply it is a measure of the potential power of an attack. Pokemon with the highest base attack statistics include: Dragonite, Arcanine and Exeggutor.

The Pokemon’s base defense figure determines the extent of damage a Pokemon can withstand during an attack. Pokemon with exceptional defense base statistics include: Dragonite and Blastoise.

The Pokemon’s base stamina statistic relates directly to their charge attack. A higher stamina statistic indicates that your Pokemon will power up their charge attack more quickly than those with a low stamina statistic. This is very important during Pokemon Go battles because the charge attack is the most powerful attack available. The Pokemon with the highest base stamina statistics include: Snorlax, Wigglytuf and Lapras.


What about Type and CP in Pokemon Go Battle Statistics?

Other factors which influence your Pokemon’s performance in battle relate to their specific moves. Fans of the original games will remember seeing that some moves are ‘super effective’ during battle. Likewise, they will also recall the frustration at realizing your champion Pokemon is considered ‘not very effective’ against an opponent in a crucial battle. This is consistent with Pokemon Go. The type of Pokemon you pit against an opponent is equally as important as it was during the Game Boy classics. A water-type Pokemon, for example will be more effective against a fire-type than a ghost or psychic type will be. For a full list of the strengths and weaknesses of your Pokemon, check out our Pokemon types guide.


Types of attacks

Another important consideration is the attack-type of your Pokemon. Like Pokemon, moves also are categorized according to type. This means that just because a Pokemon is a certain type, does not mean that their move-set will reflect this. For example, a Charmander can use a scratch attack which is deemed a normal-type move, not a fire-type attack.

One interesting feature of Pokemon Go is that if you use a Pokemon’s move-type which matches the type of Pokemon deploying it, you will inflict an extra damage bonus. For example, if your Charmander can use an ember attack, it will be 25% more devastating than if a non-fire-type Pokemon was to use the ember attack. Advanced players will always make sure there strongest Pokemon of a type has moves which match its type. Unlike the original games, moves cannot be taught. Therefore, it is worth hanging onto Pokemon whose moves match their type, even if they are not the strongest of that species currently available.


The hidden Pokemon Go battle statistics can be a little confusing at first. However, it’s important that you are aware of them if you want to excel at the game. Hopefully, the above information will have made things a little clearer.


Until next time, happy battling!



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