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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 Blissey   Zen Headbutt   Dazzling Gleam
100 %
2 Mewtwo   Confusion   Shadow Ball
96 %
3 Raikou   Volt Switch   Wild Charge
96 %
4 Lugia   Extrasensory   Sky Attack
95 %
5 Ho-Oh   Extrasensory   Solar Beam
90 %
6 Kyogre   Waterfall   Hydro Pump
89 %
7 Jirachi   Confusion   Doom Desire
84 %
8 Groudon   Dragon Tail   Solar Beam
81 %
9 Dragonite   Dragon Tail   Outrage
80 %
10 Celebi   Confusion   Dazzling Gleam
80 %
11 Rayquaza   Dragon Tail   Outrage
78 %
12 Gardevoir   Confusion   Dazzling Gleam
73 %
13 Rhydon   Mud-Slap   Earthquake
72 %
14 Tyranitar   Iron Tail   Crunch
71 %
15 Entei   Fire Spin   Overheat
70 %
16 Gyarados   Waterfall   Outrage
69 %
17 Snorlax   Zen Headbutt   Hyper Beam
69 %
18 Slaking   Yawn   Play Rough
68 %
19 Salamence   Dragon Tail   Draco Meteor
67 %
20 Zapdos   Charge Beam   Zap Cannon
66 %
21 Latios   Zen Headbutt   Dragon Claw
65 %
22 Latias   Zen Headbutt   Dragon Claw
65 %
23 Regice   Rock Smash   Blizzard
64 %
24 Ampharos   Volt Switch   Zap Cannon
64 %
25 Regirock   Rock Throw   Focus Blast
64 %
26 Milotic   Waterfall   Hyper Beam
64 %
27 Exeggutor   Extrasensory   Solar Beam
62 %
28 Moltres   Fire Spin   Overheat
62 %
29 Jolteon   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt
61 %
30 Espeon   Confusion   Future Sight
59 %
31 Metagross   Bullet Punch   Flash Cannon
59 %
32 Golem   Mud-Slap   Earthquake
59 %
33 Aggron   Iron Tail   Stone Edge
59 %
34 Suicune   Snarl   Hydro Pump
58 %
35 Slowbro   Confusion   Ice Beam
58 %
36 Articuno   Frost Breath   Ice Beam
57 %
37 Alakazam   Confusion   Shadow Ball
56 %
38 Slowking   Confusion   Fire Blast
56 %
39 Jynx   Confusion   Avalanche
54 %
40 Walrein   Waterfall   Blizzard
53 %
41 Steelix   Iron Tail   Earthquake
53 %
42 Porygon2   Hidden Power   Hyper Beam
53 %
43 Poliwrath   Bubble   Dynamic Punch
52 %
44 Feraligatr   Waterfall   Hydro Pump
52 %
45 Hariyama   Counter   Dynamic Punch
51 %
46 Heracross   Struggle Bug   Close Combat
51 %
47 Solrock   Confusion   Solar Beam
51 %
48 Relicanth   Zen Headbutt   Ancient Power
50 %
49 Machamp   Counter   Dynamic Punch
50 %
50 Kingdra   Waterfall   Outrage
50 %
51 Lunatone   Confusion   Rock Slide
50 %
52 Flareon   Fire Spin   Overheat
50 %
53 Donphan   Counter   Play Rough
50 %
54 Arcanine   Snarl   Fire Blast
49 %
55 Venusaur   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
49 %
56 Cloyster   Ice Shard   Avalanche
48 %
57 Hypno   Confusion   Future Sight
48 %
58 Muk   Infestation   Gunk Shot
48 %
59 Kangaskhan   Mud-Slap   Outrage
48 %
60 Ludicolo   Bubble   Solar Beam
48 %
61 Charizard   Fire Spin   Overheat
47 %
62 Forretress   Struggle Bug   Heavy Slam
47 %
63 Crobat   Air Slash   Shadow Ball
47 %
64 Lapras   Frost Breath   Blizzard
46 %
65 Umbreon   Snarl   Foul Play
46 %
66 Politoed   Bubble   Hydro Pump
46 %
67 Clefable   Charge Beam   Dazzling Gleam
45 %
68 Armaldo   Struggle Bug   Rock Blast
45 %
69 Mew   Pound   Solar Beam
45 %
70 Grumpig   Extrasensory   Shadow Ball
44 %
71 Sceptile   Bullet Seed   Leaf Blade
44 %
72 Gengar   Hex   Shadow Ball
44 %
73 Raichu   Volt Switch   Wild Charge
43 %
74 Piloswine   Powder Snow   Avalanche
43 %
75 Meganium   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
43 %
76 Houndoom   Snarl   Fire Blast
43 %
77 Granbull   Snarl   Play Rough
42 %
78 Golduck   Confusion   Hydro Pump
42 %
79 Blaziken   Fire Spin   Overheat
42 %
80 Lanturn   Charge Beam   Thunderbolt
42 %
81 Kingler   Bubble   Water Pulse
41 %
82 Registeel   Rock Smash   Hyper Beam
41 %
83 Vileplume   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
41 %
84 Cradily   Infestation   Grass Knot
40 %
85 Flygon   Dragon Tail   Dragon Claw
40 %
86 Typhlosion   Ember   Overheat
40 %
87 Vaporeon   Water Gun   Aqua Tail
40 %
88 Chansey   Zen Headbutt   Dazzling Gleam
40 %
89 Tangela   Infestation   Solar Beam
40 %
90 Kabutops   Rock Smash   Ancient Power
39 %
91 Ursaring   Counter   Hyper Beam
39 %
92 Pinsir   Rock Smash   X-Scissor
39 %
93 Ninetales   Fire Spin   Overheat
39 %
94 Tentacruel   Poison Jab   Hydro Pump
39 %
95 Electrode   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt
39 %
96 Miltank   Zen Headbutt   Body Slam
39 %
97 Mantine   Bubble   Ice Beam
39 %
98 Torkoal   Fire Spin   Overheat
39 %
99 Skarmory   Air Slash   Sky Attack
38 %
100 Chimecho   Extrasensory   Psyshock
37 %
101 Noctowl   Extrasensory   Sky Attack
37 %
102 Scizor   Bullet Punch   Iron Head
37 %
103 Weezing   Infestation   Shadow Ball
37 %
104 Gorebyss   Confusion   Water Pulse
37 %
105 Scyther   Air Slash   Aerial Ace
37 %
106 Claydol   Confusion   Earthquake
37 %
107 Victreebel   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
37 %
108 Mr. Mime   Confusion   Shadow Ball
36 %
109 Tropius   Air Slash   Leaf Blade
36 %
110 Aerodactyl   Steel Wing   Ancient Power
36 %
111 Bellossom   Razor Leaf   Leaf Blade
36 %
112 Breloom   Bullet Seed   Dynamic Punch
35 %
113 Starmie   Hidden Power   Hydro Pump
35 %
114 Venomoth   Confusion   Bug Buzz
35 %
115 Masquerain   Infestation   Silver Wind
35 %
116 Magneton   Charge Beam   Magnet Bomb
35 %
117 Shiftry   Feint Attack   Leaf Blade
34 %
118 Wailord   Zen Headbutt   Surf
34 %
119 Swalot   Rock Smash   Sludge Bomb
34 %
120 Glalie   Ice Shard   Avalanche
34 %
121 Nidoqueen   Poison Jab   Earthquake
34 %
122 Nidoking   Iron Tail   Earthquake
34 %
123 Exploud   Astonish   Crunch
34 %
124 Rapidash   Fire Spin   Fire Blast
34 %
125 Manectric   Charge Beam   Wild Charge
33 %
126 Altaria   Peck   Dragon Pulse
33 %
127 Sunflora   Bullet Seed   Solar Beam
33 %
128 Sudowoodo   Rock Throw   Rock Slide
33 %
129 Lairon   Iron Tail   Rock Slide
33 %
130 Seaking   Waterfall   Ice Beam
33 %
131 Crawdaunt   Waterfall   Night Slash
33 %
132 Banette   Hex   Shadow Ball
32 %
133 Omastar   Mud Shot   Ancient Power
32 %
134 Hitmonlee   Rock Smash   Close Combat
32 %
135 Tauros   Zen Headbutt   Horn Attack
32 %
136 Swampert   Mud Shot   Surf
32 %
137 Graveler   Mud-Slap   Dig
31 %
138 Dewgong   Iron Tail   Blizzard
31 %
139 Pidgeot   Air Slash   Aerial Ace
31 %
140 Girafarig   Confusion   Thunderbolt
31 %
141 Azumarill   Bubble   Play Rough
31 %
142 Marowak   Mud-Slap   Dig
31 %
143 Magmar   Ember   Flamethrower
31 %
144 Sandslash   Metal Claw   Bulldoze
30 %
145 Wigglytuff   Feint Attack   Play Rough
30 %
146 Absol   Snarl   Dark Pulse
30 %
147 Volbeat   Struggle Bug   Bug Buzz
29 %
148 Illumise   Struggle Bug   Bug Buzz
29 %
149 Jumpluff   Infestation   Solar Beam
29 %
150 Parasect   Struggle Bug   Solar Beam
29 %
151 Butterfree   Confusion   Bug Buzz
29 %
152 Shelgon   Ember   Dragon Pulse
29 %
153 Rhyhorn   Mud-Slap   Bulldoze
28 %
154 Togetic   Hidden Power   Dazzling Gleam
28 %
155 Machoke   Karate Chop   Dynamic Punch
27 %
156 Camerupt   Rock Smash   Overheat
27 %
157 Sneasel   Ice Shard   Avalanche
27 %
158 Kadabra   Confusion   Shadow Ball
27 %
159 Hitmonchan   Counter   Fire Punch
27 %
160 Xatu   Air Slash   Aerial Ace
27 %
161 Beedrill   Infestation   Sludge Bomb
27 %
162 Hitmontop   Rock Smash   Gyro Ball
26 %
163 Electabuzz   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt
26 %
164 Dodrio   Feint Attack   Drill Peck
26 %
165 Golbat   Wing Attack   Shadow Ball
26 %
166 Gligar   Wing Attack   Dig
26 %
167 Stantler   Zen Headbutt   Wild Charge
26 %
168 Porygon   Hidden Power   Hyper Beam
25 %
169 Vigoroth   Counter   Body Slam
25 %
170 Furret   Quick Attack   Hyper Beam
25 %
171 Primeape   Counter   Close Combat
25 %
172 Misdreavus   Hex   Ominous Wind
24 %
173 Cacturne   Poison Jab   Grass Knot
24 %
174 Whiscash   Mud Shot   Mud Bomb
24 %
175 Sharpedo   Waterfall   Crunch
24 %
176 Blastoise   Water Gun   Ice Beam
24 %
177 Metang   Zen Headbutt   Gyro Ball
24 %
178 Ledian   Struggle Bug   Bug Buzz
24 %
179 Mightyena   Fire Fang   Crunch
23 %
180 Dunsparce   Astonish   Dig
23 %
181 Magcargo   Rock Throw   Overheat
23 %
182 Ivysaur   Razor Leaf   Solar Beam
23 %
183 Pelipper   Wing Attack   Hydro Pump
23 %
184 Seviper   Iron Tail   Crunch
23 %
185 Sealeo   Powder Snow   Aurora Beam
22 %
186 Pupitar   Rock Smash   Dig
22 %
187 Fearow   Peck   Aerial Ace
22 %
188 Slowpoke   Confusion   Psyshock
22 %
189 Beautifly   Struggle Bug   Bug Buzz
22 %
190 Roselia   Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
21 %
191 Kecleon   Sucker Punch   Ice Beam
21 %
192 Zangoose   Shadow Claw   Dig
21 %
193 Plusle   Quick Attack   Discharge
20 %
194 Minun   Quick Attack   Discharge
20 %
195 Quagsire   Mud Shot   Sludge Bomb
20 %
196 Dustox   Confusion   Bug Buzz
20 %
197 Raticate   Quick Attack   Hyper Beam
20 %
198 Gloom   Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
20 %
199 Arbok   Acid   Gunk Shot
20 %
200 Flaaffy   Charge Beam   Discharge
20 %
201 Huntail   Water Gun   Aqua Tail
19 %
202 Mawile   Astonish   Play Rough
19 %
203 Ariados   Infestation   Cross Poison
19 %
204 Swellow   Wing Attack   Aerial Ace
19 %
205 Lickitung   Zen Headbutt   Power Whip
19 %
206 Dragonair   Iron Tail   Dragon Pulse
19 %
207 Grovyle   Bullet Seed   Leaf Blade
19 %
208 Castform   Rock Smash   Crunch
19 %
209 Bayleef   Razor Leaf   Grass Knot
19 %
210 Octillery   Mud Shot   Water Pulse
18 %
211 Lileep   Infestation   Grass Knot
18 %
212 Persian   Feint Attack   Play Rough
18 %
213 Spoink   Zen Headbutt   Shadow Ball
18 %
214 Medicham   Counter   Dynamic Punch
18 %
215 Weepinbell   Bullet Seed   Power Whip
18 %
216 Qwilfish   Poison Sting   Ice Beam
18 %
217 Corsola   Bubble   Power Gem
18 %
218 Haunter   Astonish   Sludge Bomb
18 %
219 Drowzee   Confusion   Psyshock
18 %
220 Exeggcute   Confusion   Seed Bomb
18 %
221 Delcatty   Zen Headbutt   Wild Charge
18 %
222 Quilava   Ember   Flame Charge
17 %
223 Poliwhirl   Bubble   Water Pulse
17 %
224 Ninjask   Metal Claw   Bug Buzz
17 %
225 Charmeleon   Ember   Flamethrower
17 %
226 Ponyta   Ember   Flame Charge
17 %
227 Combusken   Ember   Flame Charge
17 %
228 Dusclops   Hex   Fire Punch
17 %
229 Lombre   Bubble   Grass Knot
17 %
230 Seadra   Water Gun   Dragon Pulse
16 %
231 Grimer   Mud-Slap   Sludge Bomb
16 %
232 Wobbuffet   Counter   Mirror Coat
16 %
233 Marshtomp   Mud Shot   Mud Bomb
15 %
234 Anorith   Struggle Bug   Ancient Power
15 %
235 Dugtrio   Mud-Slap   Earthquake
15 %
236 Chinchou   Bubble   Thunderbolt
15 %
237 Linoone   Shadow Claw   Dig
15 %
238 Phanpy   Rock Smash   Rock Slide
15 %
239 Sableye   Feint Attack   Foul Play
15 %
240 Wailmer   Splash   Water Pulse
15 %
241 Cubone   Mud-Slap   Dig
14 %
242 Murkrow   Peck   Drill Peck
14 %
243 Krabby   Bubble   Water Pulse
14 %
244 Yanma   Quick Attack   Silver Wind
14 %
245 Geodude   Rock Throw   Rock Slide
14 %
246 Nidorino   Poison Jab   Sludge Bomb
14 %
247 Smoochum   Powder Snow   Psyshock
14 %
248 Loudred   Rock Smash   Crunch
13 %
249 Clefairy   Zen Headbutt   Disarming Voice
13 %
250 Croconaw   Scratch   Crunch
13 %
251 Koffing   Infestation   Sludge Bomb
13 %
252 Nuzleaf   Feint Attack   Leaf Blade
13 %
253 Machop   Rock Smash   Cross Chop
13 %
254 Onix   Rock Throw   Sand Tomb
13 %
255 Farfetch'd   Air Slash   Leaf Blade
13 %
256 Aron   Metal Claw   Rock Tomb
12 %
257 Tentacool   Bubble   Water Pulse
12 %
258 Venonat   Confusion   Signal Beam
12 %
259 Sandshrew   Mud Shot   Dig
12 %
260 Nidorina   Poison Sting   Sludge Bomb
12 %
261 Oddish   Razor Leaf   Sludge Bomb
11 %
262 Skiploom   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
11 %
263 Pidgeotto   Wing Attack   Aerial Ace
11 %
264 Magby   Ember   Fire Punch
11 %
265 Corphish   Bubble   Bubble Beam
11 %
266 Growlithe   Ember   Flamethrower
11 %
267 Trapinch   Struggle Bug   Dig
11 %
268 Seel   Ice Shard   Aqua Tail
11 %
269 Omanyte   Mud Shot   Ancient Power
11 %
270 Wartortle   Water Gun   Ice Beam
10 %
271 Houndour   Feint Attack   Crunch
10 %
272 Unown   Hidden Power   Struggle
10 %
273 Aipom   Astonish   Swift
10 %
274 Eevee   Quick Attack   Dig
10 %
275 Nosepass   Rock Throw   Rock Slide
10 %
276 Abra   Zen Headbutt   Shadow Ball
10 %
277 Spinda   Sucker Punch   Dig
10 %
278 Beldum   Take Down   Struggle
10 %
279 Numel   Ember   Bulldoze
10 %
280 Kirlia   Confusion   Disarming Voice
9 %
281 Treecko   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
9 %
282 Baltoy   Confusion   Dig
9 %
283 Spheal   Rock Smash   Aurora Beam
9 %
284 Larvitar   Rock Smash   Ancient Power
9 %
285 Shroomish   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
9 %
286 Delibird   Ice Shard   Aerial Ace
9 %
287 Squirtle   Bubble   Aqua Tail
9 %
288 Horsea   Bubble   Dragon Pulse
9 %
289 Magnemite   Spark   Magnet Bomb
9 %
290 Shellder   Ice Shard   Water Pulse
9 %
291 Goldeen   Peck   Aqua Tail
9 %
292 Snorunt   Powder Snow   Avalanche
9 %
293 Elekid   Thunder Shock   Discharge
9 %
294 Torchic   Ember   Flame Charge
9 %
295 Bagon   Ember   Crunch
9 %
296 Ditto   Transform   Struggle
9 %
297 Psyduck   Zen Headbutt   Aqua Tail
9 %
298 Gulpin   Rock Smash   Gunk Shot
9 %
299 Kabuto   Mud Shot   Ancient Power
8 %
300 Doduo   Peck   Drill Peck
8 %
301 Bulbasaur   Vine Whip   Sludge Bomb
8 %
302 Natu   Peck   Psyshock
8 %
303 Teddiursa   Lick   Play Rough
8 %
304 Pineco   Bug Bite   Gyro Ball
8 %
305 Cacnea   Sucker Punch   Grass Knot
8 %
306 Snubbull   Tackle   Dazzling Gleam
8 %
307 Voltorb   Spark   Discharge
8 %
308 Vibrava   Mud Shot   Bulldoze
8 %
309 Swablu   Peck   Aerial Ace
8 %
310 Vulpix   Ember   Flame Charge
7 %
311 Bellsprout   Acid   Power Whip
7 %
312 Charmander   Ember   Flame Charge
7 %
313 Cyndaquil   Ember   Flame Charge
7 %
314 Gastly   Astonish   Sludge Bomb
7 %
315 Jigglypuff   Feint Attack   Dazzling Gleam
7 %
316 Mareep   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt
7 %
317 Surskit   Bubble   Signal Beam
7 %
318 Makuhita   Rock Smash   Heavy Slam
7 %
319 Mankey   Karate Chop   Cross Chop
7 %
320 Clamperl   Water Gun   Ice Beam
7 %
321 Hoothoot   Peck   Aerial Ace
7 %
322 Dratini   Iron Tail   Wrap
7 %
323 Pikachu   Quick Attack   Wild Charge
7 %
324 Slakoth   Yawn   Body Slam
7 %
325 Totodile   Water Gun   Crunch
7 %
326 Chikorita   Vine Whip   Grass Knot
7 %
327 Carvanha   Snarl   Crunch
6 %
328 Togepi   Hidden Power   Dazzling Gleam
6 %
329 Electrike   Quick Attack   Discharge
6 %
330 Meditite   Confusion   Psyshock
6 %
331 Shuppet   Astonish   Ominous Wind
6 %
332 Luvdisc   Splash   Water Pulse
6 %
333 Ekans   Acid   Sludge Bomb
6 %
334 Nidoran♂   Peck   Sludge Bomb
6 %
335 Mudkip   Water Gun   Dig
6 %
336 Slugma   Ember   Flame Charge
6 %
337 Poliwag   Bubble   Bubble Beam
6 %
338 Cleffa   Zen Headbutt   Grass Knot
6 %
339 Skitty   Feint Attack   Wild Charge
6 %
340 Nidoran♀   Poison Sting   Sludge Bomb
6 %
341 Swinub   Powder Snow   Icy Wind
5 %
342 Ledyba   Bug Bite   Silver Wind
5 %
343 Cascoon   Bug Bite   Struggle
5 %
344 Silcoon   Bug Bite   Struggle
5 %
345 Wynaut   Counter   Mirror Coat
5 %
346 Spearow   Peck   Drill Peck
5 %
347 Marill   Bubble   Aqua Tail
5 %
348 Seedot   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
5 %
349 Smeargle   Tackle   Struggle
5 %
350 Hoppip   Bullet Seed   Grass Knot
5 %
351 Barboach   Mud Shot   Mud Bomb
5 %
352 Paras   Bug Bite   Seed Bomb
5 %
353 Staryu   Water Gun   Bubble Beam
5 %
354 Wooper   Mud Shot   Dig
5 %
355 Taillow   Peck   Aerial Ace
5 %
356 Poochyena   Snarl   Crunch
5 %
357 Nincada   Bug Bite   Bug Buzz
4 %
358 Duskull   Hex   Ominous Wind
4 %
359 Metapod   Bug Bite   Struggle
4 %
360 Lotad   Razor Leaf   Energy Ball
4 %
361 Shuckle   Struggle Bug   Rock Blast
4 %
362 Pidgey   Quick Attack   Aerial Ace
4 %
363 Igglybuff   Feint Attack   Shadow Ball
4 %
364 Whismur   Astonish   Disarming Voice
4 %
365 Wurmple   Bug Bite   Struggle
4 %
366 Wingull   Quick Attack   Ice Beam
4 %
367 Rattata   Quick Attack   Hyper Fang
4 %
368 Spinarak   Bug Bite   Signal Beam
4 %
369 Ralts   Confusion   Psyshock
4 %
370 Kakuna   Bug Bite   Struggle
4 %
371 Sentret   Quick Attack   Dig
4 %
372 Zigzagoon   Rock Smash   Grass Knot
4 %
373 Zubat   Quick Attack   Air Cutter
3 %
374 Remoraid   Mud Shot   Water Pulse
3 %
375 Caterpie   Bug Bite   Struggle
3 %
376 Tyrogue   Rock Smash   Rock Slide
3 %
377 Meowth   Scratch   Night Slash
3 %
378 Weedle   Bug Bite   Struggle
3 %
379 Diglett   Mud-Slap   Dig
3 %
380 Azurill   Bubble   Ice Beam
3 %
381 Sunkern   Razor Leaf   Grass Knot
2 %
382 Pichu   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt
2 %
383 Magikarp   Splash   Struggle
2 %
384 Shedinja   Struggle Bug   Dig
2 %
385 Feebas   Splash   Mirror Coat
1 %
386 Deoxys   Zen Headbutt   Psycho Boost
0 %