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Top defenders

Top defenders movesets

This is a list of the top Pokémon for defending gyms. Their rankings are calculated by taking in to account both their DPS as a defensive Pokémon, and by their defensive stats (HP multiplied by their Defence stat).

# Pokémon Quick move Main move %
1 Mewtwo   Confusion   Shadow Ball
128 %
2 Ho-Oh   Extrasensory   Fire Blast
118 %
3 Blissey   Zen Headbutt   Dazzling Gleam
100 %
4 Raikou   Volt Switch   Wild Charge
100 %
5 Lugia   Extrasensory   Sky Attack
99 %
6 Dragonite   Dragon Tail   Outrage
84 %
7 Celebi   Confusion   Dazzling Gleam
82 %
8 Rhydon   Mud Slap   Earthquake
75 %
9 Entei   Fire Spin   Overheat
73 %
10 Tyranitar   Iron Tail   Crunch
73 %
11 Snorlax   Zen Headbutt   Hyper Beam
70 %
12 Zapdos   Charge Beam   Zap Cannon
69 %
13 Ampharos   Volt Switch   Zap Cannon
67 %
14 Exeggutor   Extrasensory   Solar Beam
65 %
15 Moltres   Fire Spin   Overheat
65 %
16 Jolteon   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt
64 %
17 Gyarados   Dragon Tail   Outrage
62 %
18 Espeon   Confusion   Future Sight
62 %
19 Golem   Mud Slap   Earthquake
61 %
20 Suicune   Extrasensory   Hydro Pump
60 %
21 Articuno   Frost Breath   Ice Beam
59 %
22 Slowbro   Confusion   Ice Beam
59 %
23 Slowking   Confusion   Fire Blast
57 %
24 Alakazam   Confusion   Shadow Ball
57 %
25 Jynx   Confusion   Avalanche
56 %
26 Steelix   Iron Tail   Earthquake
55 %
27 Porygon2   Hidden Power   Hyper Beam
55 %
28 Poliwrath   Bubble   Dynamic Punch
54 %
29 Lapras   Frost Breath   Ice Beam
54 %
30 Heracross   Struggle Bug   Close Combat
53 %
31 Machamp   Counter   Dynamic Punch
53 %
32 Flareon   Fire Spin   Overheat
52 %
33 Venusaur   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
51 %
34 Arcanine   Snarl   Fire Blast
50 %
35 Cloyster   Ice Shard   Avalanche
50 %
36 Hypno   Confusion   Future Sight
50 %
37 Donphan   Counter   Play Rough
50 %
38 Muk   Infestation   Gunk Shot
49 %
39 Charizard   Fire Spin   Overheat
49 %
40 Forretress   Struggle Bug   Heavy Slam
48 %
41 Crobat   Air Slash   Sludge Bomb
48 %
42 Kangaskhan   Mud Slap   Outrage
48 %
43 Umbreon   Snarl   Foul Play
48 %
44 Politoed   Bubble   Hydro Pump
47 %
45 Clefable   Charge Beam   Dazzling Gleam
47 %
46 Gengar   Hex   Shadow Ball
45 %
47 Mew   Pound   Solar Beam
45 %
48 Raichu   Volt Switch   Wild Charge
45 %
49 Piloswine   Powder Snow   Avalanche
45 %
50 Meganium   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
45 %
51 Houndoom   Snarl   Fire Blast
44 %
52 Granbull   Snarl   Play Rough
44 %
53 Lanturn   Charge Beam   Thunderbolt
43 %
54 Kingler   Bubble   Water Pulse
43 %
55 Golduck   Confusion   Hydro Pump
43 %
56 Vileplume   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
43 %
57 Typhlosion   Ember   Overheat
42 %
58 Vaporeon   Water Gun   Aqua Tail
42 %
59 Tangela   Infestation   Solar Beam
41 %
60 Ninetales   Fire Spin   Overheat
41 %
61 Electrode   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt
41 %
62 Tentacruel   Poison Jab   Hydro Pump
41 %
63 Kabutops   Rock Smash   Ancient Power
41 %
64 Ursaring   Counter   Hyper Beam
40 %
65 Skarmory   Air Slash   Sky Attack
40 %
66 Pinsir   Rock Smash   X-Scissor
40 %
67 Chansey   Zen Headbutt   Dazzling Gleam
40 %
68 Miltank   Zen Headbutt   Body Slam
40 %
69 Mantine   Bubble   Ice Beam
39 %
70 Scizor   Bullet Punch   Iron Head
39 %
71 Scyther   Air Slash   Aerial Ace
38 %
72 Victreebel   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
38 %
73 Noctowl   Extrasensory   Sky Attack
38 %
74 Weezing   Infestation   Sludge Bomb
38 %
75 Bellossom   Razor Leaf   Leaf Blade
37 %
76 Mr. Mime   Confusion   Shadow Ball
37 %
77 Aerodactyl   Steel Wing   Ancient Power
37 %
78 Starmie   Hidden Power   Hydro Pump
36 %
79 Magneton   Charge Beam   Magnet Bomb
36 %
80 Venomoth   Confusion   Bug Buzz
36 %
81 Nidoqueen   Poison Jab   Earthquake
35 %
82 Rapidash   Fire Spin   Fire Blast
35 %
83 Sunflora   Bullet Seed   Solar Beam
35 %
84 Sudowoodo   Rock Throw   Rock Slide
35 %
85 Nidoking   Iron Tail   Earthquake
34 %
86 Hitmonlee   Rock Smash   Close Combat
34 %
87 Omastar   Mud Shot   Ancient Power
33 %
88 Tauros   Zen Headbutt   Horn Attack
33 %
89 Graveler   Mud Slap   Dig
33 %
90 Pidgeot   Air Slash   Aerial Ace
32 %
91 Azumarill   Bubble   Play Rough
32 %
92 Marowak   Mud Slap   Dig
32 %
93 Dewgong   Iron Tail   Blizzard
32 %
94 Magmar   Ember   Fire Punch
32 %
95 Girafarig   Confusion   Thunderbolt
32 %
96 Sandslash   Metal Claw   Bulldoze
31 %
97 Kingdra   Water Gun   Outrage
31 %
98 Wigglytuff   Feint Attack   Play Rough
31 %
99 Parasect   Struggle Bug   Solar Beam
30 %
100 Jumpluff   Infestation   Solar Beam
30 %
101 Butterfree   Confusion   Bug Buzz
30 %
102 Rhyhorn   Mud Slap   Bulldoze
29 %
103 Togetic   Hidden Power   Dazzling Gleam
29 %
104 Feraligatr   Water Gun   Ice Beam
29 %
105 Machoke   Karate Chop   Dynamic Punch
29 %
106 Sneasel   Ice Shard   Avalanche
28 %
107 Xatu   Air Slash   Aerial Ace
28 %
108 Beedrill   Infestation   Sludge Bomb
28 %
109 Hitmonchan   Counter   Close Combat
28 %
110 Kadabra   Confusion   Shadow Ball
27 %
111 Electabuzz   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt
27 %
112 Seaking   Peck   Ice Beam
27 %
113 Hitmontop   Rock Smash   Gyro Ball
27 %
114 Gligar   Wing Attack   Dig
27 %
115 Dodrio   Feint Attack   Drill Peck
27 %
116 Porygon   Hidden Power   Hyper Beam
26 %
117 Golbat   Wing Attack   Shadow Ball
26 %
118 Primeape   Counter   Close Combat
26 %
119 Furret   Quick Attack   Hyper Beam
26 %
120 Stantler   Zen Headbutt   Wild Charge
26 %
121 Misdreavus   Hex   Ominous Wind
25 %
122 Ledian   Struggle Bug   Bug Buzz
25 %
123 Blastoise   Water Gun   Ice Beam
24 %
124 Magcargo   Rock Throw   Overheat
24 %
125 Ivysaur   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
24 %
126 Dunsparce   Astonish   Dig
23 %
127 Fearow   Peck   Aerial Ace
23 %
128 Pupitar   Rock Smash   Dig
23 %
129 Slowpoke   Confusion   Psyshock
23 %
130 Raticate   Quick Attack   Hyper Beam
21 %
131 Gloom   Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
21 %
132 Quagsire   Mud Shot   Sludge Bomb
21 %
133 Arbok   Acid   Gunk Shot
20 %
134 Flaaffy   Charge Beam   Discharge
20 %
135 Ariados   Infestation   Cross Poison
20 %
136 Bayleef   Razor Leaf   Grass Knot
20 %
137 Dragonair   Iron Tail   Dragon Pulse
19 %
138 Lickitung   Zen Headbutt   Power Whip
19 %
139 Octillery   Mud Shot   Water Pulse
19 %
140 Weepinbell   Bullet Seed   Power Whip
19 %
141 Corsola   Bubble   Power Gem
19 %
142 Haunter   Astonish   Sludge Bomb
19 %
143 Drowzee   Confusion   Psyshock
18 %
144 Exeggcute   Confusion   Seed Bomb
18 %
145 Qwilfish   Poison Sting   Aqua Tail
18 %
146 Quilava   Ember   Flame Charge
18 %
147 Persian   Feint Attack   Play Rough
18 %
148 Poliwhirl   Bubble   Water Pulse
18 %
149 Charmeleon   Ember   Fire Punch
18 %
150 Ponyta   Ember   Flame Charge
17 %
151 Seadra   Water Gun   Dragon Pulse
17 %
152 Grimer   Mud Slap   Sludge Bomb
16 %
153 Wobbuffet   Counter   Mirror Coat
16 %
154 Dugtrio   Mud Slap   Earthquake
16 %
155 Chinchou   Bubble   Thunderbolt
16 %
156 Phanpy   Rock Smash   Bulldoze
15 %
157 Cubone   Mud Slap   Dig
15 %
158 Murkrow   Peck   Drill Peck
15 %
159 Krabby   Bubble   Water Pulse
15 %
160 Geodude   Rock Throw   Rock Slide
14 %
161 Yanma   Quick Attack   Silver Wind
14 %
162 Nidorino   Poison Jab   Sludge Bomb
14 %
163 Smoochum   Powder Snow   Psyshock
14 %
164 Clefairy   Zen Headbutt   Disarming Voice
13 %
165 Machop   Rock Smash   Cross Chop
13 %
166 Koffing   Infestation   Sludge Bomb
13 %
167 Croconaw   Water Gun   Crunch
13 %
168 Onix   Rock Throw   Sand Tomb
13 %
169 Farfetch'd   Air Slash   Leaf Blade
13 %
170 Tentacool   Bubble   Water Pulse
12 %
171 Sandshrew   Mud Shot   Dig
12 %
172 Venonat   Confusion   Signal Beam
12 %
173 Nidorina   Poison Sting   Sludge Bomb
12 %
174 Oddish   Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
12 %
175 Skiploom   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
12 %
176 Pidgeotto   Wing Attack   Aerial Ace
12 %
177 Magby   Ember   Fire Punch
12 %
178 Growlithe   Ember   Flamethrower
11 %
179 Omanyte   Mud Shot   Ancient Power
11 %
180 Seel   Ice Shard   Aqua Tail
11 %
181 Houndour   Feint Attack   Crunch
11 %
182 Wartortle   Water Gun   Ice Beam
11 %
183 Aipom   Astonish   Swift
11 %
184 Eevee   Quick Attack   Dig
10 %
185 Unown   Hidden Power   Struggle
10 %
186 Abra   Charge Beam   Psyshock
10 %
187 Larvitar   Rock Smash   Ancient Power
9 %
188 Delibird   Ice Shard   Aerial Ace
9 %
189 Squirtle   Bubble   Aqua Tail
9 %
190 Magnemite   Spark   Magnet Bomb
9 %
191 Elekid   Thunder Shock   Discharge
9 %
192 Shellder   Ice Shard   Water Pulse
9 %
193 Horsea   Bubble   Dragon Pulse
9 %
194 Goldeen   Peck   Aqua Tail
9 %
195 Ditto   Transform   Struggle
9 %
196 Psyduck   Zen Headbutt   Aqua Tail
9 %
197 Doduo   Peck   Drill Peck
9 %
198 Bulbasaur   Vine Whip   Sludge Bomb
9 %
199 Kabuto   Mud Shot   Ancient Power
9 %
200 Natu   Peck   Psyshock
9 %
201 Teddiursa   Scratch   Crunch
8 %
202 Snubbull   Tackle   Dazzling Gleam
8 %
203 Voltorb   Spark   Discharge
8 %
204 Pineco   Bug Bite   Gyro Ball
8 %
205 Vulpix   Ember   Flame Charge
8 %
206 Bellsprout   Acid   Power Whip
8 %
207 Charmander   Ember   Flame Charge
8 %
208 Cyndaquil   Ember   Flame Charge
8 %
209 Gastly   Astonish   Sludge Bomb
8 %
210 Jigglypuff   Feint Attack   Dazzling Gleam
7 %
211 Mareep   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt
7 %
212 Mankey   Karate Chop   Cross Chop
7 %
213 Hoothoot   Peck   Aerial Ace
7 %
214 Chikorita   Vine Whip   Grass Knot
7 %
215 Pikachu   Quick Attack   Wild Charge
7 %
216 Togepi   Hidden Power   Dazzling Gleam
7 %
217 Totodile   Water Gun   Crunch
7 %
218 Dratini   Iron Tail   Wrap
7 %
219 Ekans   Acid   Sludge Bomb
6 %
220 Nidoran♂   Peck   Sludge Bomb
6 %
221 Slugma   Ember   Flame Charge
6 %
222 Poliwag   Bubble   Bubble Beam
6 %
223 Cleffa   Zen Headbutt   Grass Knot
6 %
224 Nidoran♀   Poison Sting   Sludge Bomb
6 %
225 Swinub   Powder Snow   Icy Wind
6 %
226 Ledyba   Bug Bite   Silver Wind
6 %
227 Spearow   Peck   Drill Peck
5 %
228 Marill   Bubble   Aqua Tail
5 %
229 Smeargle   Tackle   Struggle
5 %
230 Hoppip   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
5 %
231 Paras   Bug Bite   Seed Bomb
5 %
232 Staryu   Water Gun   Bubble Beam
5 %
233 Wooper   Mud Shot   Dig
5 %
234 Shuckle   Struggle Bug   Rock Blast
4 %
235 Pidgey   Quick Attack   Aerial Ace
4 %
236 Metapod   Bug Bite   Struggle
4 %
237 Igglybuff   Feint Attack   Shadow Ball
4 %
238 Rattata   Quick Attack   Hyper Fang
4 %
239 Spinarak   Bug Bite   Signal Beam
4 %
240 Sentret   Quick Attack   Dig
4 %
241 Kakuna   Bug Bite   Struggle
4 %
242 Zubat   Quick Attack   Air Cutter
4 %
243 Remoraid   Mud Shot   Water Pulse
4 %
244 Caterpie   Bug Bite   Struggle
3 %
245 Diglett   Mud Slap   Dig
3 %
246 Tyrogue   Rock Smash   Rock Slide
3 %
247 Meowth   Scratch   Night Slash
3 %
248 Weedle   Poison Sting   Struggle
3 %
249 Sunkern   Razor Leaf   Grass Knot
2 %
250 Pichu   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt
2 %
251 Magikarp   Splash   Struggle
2 %