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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   Psychic
128 %
2
Rhydon
  Mud Slap   Earthquake
100 %
3
Lapras
  Ice Shard   Ice Beam
91 %
4
Snorlax
  Zen Headbutt   Hyper Beam
82 %
5
Golem
  Mud Slap   Earthquake
82 %
6
Poliwrath
  Bubble   Hydro Pump
79 %
7
Dragonite
  Steel Wing   Dragon Pulse
75 %
8
Articuno
  Frost Breath   Blizzard
72 %
9
Exeggutor
  Confusion   Psychic
67 %
10
Moltres
  Ember   Flamethrower
66 %
11
Venusaur
  Razor Leaf   Petal Blizzard
64 %
12
Vaporeon
  Water Gun   Hydro Pump
64 %
13
Slowbro
  Confusion   Psychic
63 %
14
Mew
  Pound   Hyper Beam
60 %
15
Muk
  Poison Jab   Dark Pulse
59 %
16
Cloyster
  Ice Shard   Blizzard
57 %
17
Alakazam
  Confusion   Psychic
57 %
18
Zapdos
  Thunder Shock   Thunder
56 %
19
Gyarados
  Bite   Hydro Pump
54 %
20
Kangaskhan
  Mud Slap   Earthquake
54 %
21
Vileplume
  Razor Leaf   Petal Blizzard
53 %
22
Charizard
  Wing Attack   Fire Blast
53 %
23
Flareon
  Ember   Flamethrower
53 %
24
Hypno
  Confusion   Psychic
51 %
25
Tentacruel
  Poison Jab   Hydro Pump
51 %
26
Omastar
  Water Gun   Rock Slide
51 %
27
Arcanine
  Fire Fang   Fire Blast
51 %
28
Chansey
  Pound   Hyper Beam
50 %
29
Pinsir
  Rock Smash   X-Scissor
48 %
30
Nidoqueen
  Poison Jab   Earthquake
47 %
31
Tauros
  Tackle   Horn Attack
47 %
32
Victreebel
  Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
46 %
33
Clefable
  Pound   Dazzling Gleam
46 %
34
Scyther
  Fury Cutter   Bug Buzz
46 %
35
Aerodactyl
  Steel Wing   Hyper Beam
45 %
36
Hitmonlee
  Rock Smash   Low Sweep
44 %
37
Jynx
  Frost Breath   Ice Punch
44 %
38
Gengar
  Shadow Claw   Sludge Bomb
44 %
39
Dewgong
  Ice Shard   Blizzard
44 %
40
Nidoking
  Poison Jab   Earthquake
44 %
41
Blastoise
  Water Gun   Flash Cannon
43 %
42
Tangela
  Vine Whip   Solar Beam
42 %
43
Sandslash
  Metal Claw   Earthquake
42 %
44
Ninetales
  Ember   Flamethrower
41 %
45
Jolteon
  Thunder Shock   Thunder
41 %
46
Golduck
  Confusion   Ice Beam
41 %
47
Graveler
  Mud Slap   Dig
41 %
48
Machamp
  Bullet Punch   Submission
40 %
49
Weezing
  Tackle   Sludge Bomb
40 %
50
Marowak
  Mud Slap   Dig
40 %
51
Kingler
  Metal Claw   Water Pulse
40 %
52
Hitmonchan
  Rock Smash   Brick Break
38 %
53
Kabutops
  Fury Cutter   Water Pulse
38 %
54
Magmar
  Ember   Flamethrower
37 %
55
Wigglytuff
  Pound   Hyper Beam
37 %
56
Starmie
  Tackle   Psychic
37 %
57
Mr. Mime
  Confusion   Psychic
37 %
58
Venomoth
  Confusion   Bug Buzz
36 %
59
Pidgeot
  Wing Attack   Hurricane
36 %
60
Rapidash
  Ember   Drill Run
35 %
61
Rhyhorn
  Mud Slap   Bulldoze
35 %
62
Magneton
  Thunder Shock   Flash Cannon
34 %
63
Seaking
  Peck   Drill Run
34 %
64
Poliwhirl
  Bubble   Scald
32 %
65
Beedrill
  Poison Jab   Sludge Bomb
32 %
66
Electabuzz
  Thunder Shock   Thunder
31 %
67
Electrode
  Tackle   Thunderbolt
30 %
68
Dodrio
  Feint Attack   Drill Peck
30 %
69
Butterfree
  Confusion   Bug Buzz
30 %
70
Ivysaur
  Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
29 %
71
Fearow
  Peck   Drill Run
28 %
72
Golbat
  Wing Attack   Air Cutter
28 %
73
Gloom
  Razor Leaf   Petal Blizzard
28 %
74
Seadra
  Water Gun   Hydro Pump
27 %
75
Parasect
  Fury Cutter   Solar Beam
27 %
76
Raichu
  Thunder Shock   Thunder
27 %
77
Kadabra
  Confusion   Psybeam
26 %
78
Primeape
  Karate Chop   Low Sweep
25 %
79
Arbok
  Acid   Dark Pulse
24 %
80
Porygon
  Tackle   Signal Beam
24 %
81
Togetic
  Steel Wing   Dazzling Gleam
24 %
82
Weepinbell
  Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
23 %
83
Krabby
  Bubble   Water Pulse
23 %
84
Slowpoke
  Confusion   Psychic
23 %
85
Machoke
  Karate Chop   Brick Break
23 %
86
Raticate
  Quick Attack   Dig
22 %
87
Haunter
  Shadow Claw   Sludge Bomb
22 %
88
Lickitung
  Zen Headbutt   Hyper Beam
21 %
89
Dugtrio
  Mud Slap   Earthquake
21 %
90
Persian
  Feint Attack   Play Rough
21 %
91
Dragonair
  Dragon Breath   Dragon Pulse
21 %
92
Charmeleon
  Ember   Flamethrower
21 %
93
Grimer
  Mud Slap   Sludge Bomb
20 %
94
Exeggcute
  Confusion   Psychic
19 %
95
Geodude
  Rock Throw   Dig
19 %
96
Tentacool
  Bubble   Water Pulse
19 %
97
Ponyta
  Ember   Flame Wheel
19 %
98
Nidorino
  Poison Jab   Sludge Bomb
19 %
99
Cubone
  Mud Slap   Dig
19 %
100
Drowzee
  Confusion   Psychic
18 %
101
Onix
  Rock Throw   Rock Slide
18 %
102
Wartortle
  Water Gun   Hydro Pump
18 %
103
Sandshrew
  Mud Shot   Dig
17 %
104
Oddish
  Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
16 %
105
Nidorina
  Bite   Sludge Bomb
15 %
106
Squirtle
  Bubble   Aqua Tail
15 %
107
Smoochum
  Frost Breath   Ice Beam
15 %
108
Horsea
  Bubble   Flash Cannon
15 %
109
Omanyte
  Water Gun   Ancient Power
15 %
110
Eevee
  Tackle   Dig
14 %
111
Farfetch'd
  Cut   Leaf Blade
14 %
112
Koffing
  Tackle   Sludge Bomb
14 %
113
Magby
  Ember   Flamethrower
14 %
114
Pidgeotto
  Wing Attack   Aerial Ace
13 %
115
Growlithe
  Ember   Flamethrower
13 %
116
Clefairy
  Zen Headbutt   Moonblast
13 %
117
Seel
  Ice Shard   Aqua Tail
13 %
118
Venonat
  Confusion   Signal Beam
12 %
119
Machop
  Karate Chop   Low Sweep
12 %
120
Bulbasaur
  Tackle   Sludge Bomb
11 %
121
Shellder
  Ice Shard   Water Pulse
11 %
122
Goldeen
  Peck   Water Pulse
11 %
123
Kabuto
  Scratch   Ancient Power
11 %
124
Abra
  Zen Headbutt   Psyshock
10 %
125
Doduo
  Peck   Drill Peck
10 %
126
Poliwag
  Bubble   Body Slam
10 %
127
Elekid
  Thunder Shock   Thunder Punch
10 %
128
Voltorb
  Tackle   Thunderbolt
9 %
129
Psyduck
  Water Gun   Aqua Tail
9 %
130
Jigglypuff
  Pound   Dazzling Gleam
9 %
131
Bellsprout
  Acid   Sludge Bomb
9 %
132
Vulpix
  Ember   Flamethrower
9 %
133
Charmander
  Ember   Flamethrower
9 %
134
Magnemite
  Spark   Thunderbolt
8 %
135
Staryu
  Tackle   Bubble Beam
8 %
136
Ekans
  Acid   Sludge Bomb
8 %
137
Mankey
  Scratch   Low Sweep
8 %
138
Nidoran♀
  Bite   Sludge Bomb
7 %
139
Nidoran♂
  Peck   Sludge Bomb
7 %
140
Dratini
  Dragon Breath   Twister
7 %
141
Gastly
  Lick   Sludge Bomb
7 %
142
Paras
  Bug Bite   Seed Bomb
7 %
143
Pikachu
  Quick Attack   Thunderbolt
7 %
144
Spearow
  Peck   Drill Peck
6 %
145
Togepi
  Peck   Dazzling Gleam
6 %
146
Cleffa
  Zen Headbutt   Signal Beam
6 %
147
Pidgey
  Tackle   Aerial Ace
5 %
148
Rattata
  Tackle   Dig
5 %
149
Meowth
  Scratch   Body Slam
5 %
150
Igglybuff
  Feint Attack   Psychic
5 %
151
Zubat
  Quick Attack   Sludge Bomb
5 %
152
Diglett
  Mud Slap   Dig
4 %
153
Metapod
  Tackle   Struggle
3 %
154
Caterpie
  Tackle   Struggle
3 %
155
Kakuna
  Poison Sting   Struggle
2 %
156
Pichu
  Quick Attack   Thunderbolt
2 %
157
Weedle
  Poison Sting   Struggle
2 %
158
Ditto
  Transform   Struggle
0 %
159
Magikarp
  Splash   Struggle
0 %