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