PvP Move Stats and Changes

With the addition of Trainer battles in Pokémon GO there was a lot of changes behind the scenes. Not only did Type Effectiveness change, but all of the Fast and Charge moves were reworked for Trainer battles and PvP by giving them new stats and new mechanics.

Redditor named u/ClamusChowderus was the first one that extracted all of the new moves stats and made spread sheets with all of the new information. Let’s take a look at all of the changes to see what could be the meta in Pokemon GO PvP.

Fast Moves

Fast Moves duration for PvP is measured in “turns” where every turn lasts 0.5 seconds, where for Raids and Gym battles duration of the move is counted in seconds. Now, for PvP, we’ll have “Damage per Turn” and “Energy per Turn”.

Move NamePowerEnergyDurationDPTEPT
Mud Shot3921.54.5
Thunder Shock3921.54.5
Psycho Cut3921.54.5
Vine Whip5822.54
Spark48224
Powder Snow48224
Fury Cutter24124
Present312314
Bubble81132.673.67
Infestation611323.67
Hex611323.67
Charge Beam51131.673.67
Bullet Seed51131.673.67
Counter87243.5
Shadow Claw67233.5
Poison Jab67233.5
Bullet Punch67233.5
Karate Chop5722.53.5
Wing Attack5722.53.5
Sucker Punch5722.53.5
Quick Attack5722.53.5
Fire Spin910333.33
Dragon Tail910333.33
Ice Shard81032.673.33
Snarl81032.673.33
Extrasensory81032.673.33
Dragon Breath43143
Confusion1212433
Lick33133
Water Gun33133
Feint Attack66233
Bug Bite33133
Ember66233
Air Slash99333
Metal Claw5622.53
Astonish5931.673
Poison Sting3621.53
Yawn012403
Splash012403
Waterfall10833.332.67
Smack Down10833.332.67
Struggle Bug98332.67
Mud Slap98332.67
Hidden Power98332.67
Take Down5831.672.67
Rock Throw85242.5
Fire Fang7523.52.5
Steel Wing7523.52.5
Frost Breath65232.5
Peck65232.5
Acid65232.5
Low Kick45222.5
Rock Smash97332.33
Bite42142
Scratch42142
Razor Leaf84242
Tackle32132
Iron Tail96332
Water Gun64232
Cut32132
Zen Headbutt8632.672
Pound5422.52
Volt Switch121052.42

Clearly the best Fast move in the game is Counter Fighting that deals 4 damage per turn and gives you 3.5 energy per turn. In terms of damage dealt per turn it’s closely followed by Dragon Breath Dragon and Rock Throw Rock.

On the other hand, if you want to quickly use your Charge move best options would probably be Mud Shot Ground, Thunder Shock Electric, Psycho Cut Psychic, Vine Whip Grass or Bubble Water.

Notice how there is a lot of balanced moves that deal pretty good damage and give you a decent energy per turn.

We’ll talk more about best moves and movesets for every Pokémon soon when we’ll cover pretty much every type of Pokémon for every league. So stay tuned for that.

Charge Moves

Charge moves in Trainer battles and PvP don’t have duration, that means all of them take the same amount of time to fire. That’s makes them easy to rank in “Damage per Energy” category.

But you have to be pretty careful and take in mind that you have a real person on the other side when playing PvP. Sometimes you don’t want to keep spamming that Fast move while enemy is constantly firing Charge moves.

Before we look at every Charge move in the game let’s look at one example. When you have to decide between two of Deoxys Charge moves, Hyper Beam Normal and Psycho Boost Psychic, if you would only look at the DPE (Damage per Energy), you would say that Hyper Beam is superior. But keep in mind that sometimes you’ll be able to fire 3 Psycho Boosts and only one Hyper Beam, so some of the energy will be wasted if your Pokemon faints and doesn’t charge it’s Charge move. And also, Charge moves that need a lot of energy are easier to read by your opponent and can be easily avoided by Protect Sheild.

Here is the table with all of the Charge moves. Like we already said, more about best moves and movesets is coming soon. Until then, get out your Community day Pokémon, because CD Moves like Hydro Cannon Water, Frenzy Plant Grass and Blast Burn Fire are one of the best in game.

Move NamePowerEnergyDPE
Doom Desire80352.286
Hydro Cannon90402.25
Frenzy Plant100452.22
Blast Burn110502.2
Origin Pulse130602.17
Precipice Blades130602.17
Draco Meteor150752
Meteor Mash100502
Leaf Blade70352
Avalanche90452
Focus Blast150752
Solar Beam150801.875
Overheat150801.875
Zap Cannon150801.875
Hyper Beam150801.875
Moonblast130701.857
Earthquake120651.846
Futuresight120651.846
Outrage110601.833
Psystrike100551.818
Shadow Ball100551.818
Stone Edge100551.818
Power Whip90501.8
Wild Charge90501.8
Dynamic Punch90501.8
Grass Knot90501.8
Rock Slide80451.78
Sky Attack80451.78
Thunderbolt80451.78
Psycho Boost70401.75
Fire Blast140801.75
Hydro Pump130751.73
Blizzard130751.73
Gunk Shot130751.73
Weather ball Ice60351.71
Weather ball Fire60351.71
Weather ball Water60351.71
Weather ball Rock60351.71
Petal Blizzard110651.7
Flash Cannon110651.7
Hurricane110651.7
Sludge Wave110651.7
Close Combat100601.67
Thunder100601.67
Brave Bird90551.64
Megahorn90551.64
Ice Beam90551.64
Last Resort90551.64
Surf65401.625
Dark Pulse80501.6
Sludge Bomb80501.6
Hyper Fang80501.6
Foul Play70451.56
Disarming Voice70451.56
Crunch70451.56
Ancient Power70451.56
Silver Wind70451.56
Magnet Bomb70451.56
Drill Peck60401.5
Bug Buzz90601.5
Energy Ball90601.5
Dragon Pulse90601.5
Play Rough90601.5
Drill Run80551.45
Psyshock65451.44
Discharge65451.44
Dazzling Gleam100701.43
Body Slam50351.43
Cross Chop50351.43
Psychic100701.43
Dragon Claw50351.43
Aqua Tail50351.43
Rest50351.43
Flame Charge70501.4
Heavy Slam70501.4
Flamethrower70501.4
Stomp55401.375
Seed Bomb55401.375
Fire Punch55401.375
Mud Bomb55401.375
Signal Beam75551.36
Power Gem80601.33
Wrap60451.33
Bulldoze80601.33
Icy Wind60451.33
Scald80601.33
Gyro Ball80601.33
Sand Tomb80601.33
Aurora Beam80601.33
Thunder Punch45351.285
X Scissor45351.285
Flame Burst70551.27
Heat Wave95751.26
Ominous Wind50401.25
Ice Punch50401.25
Dig100801.25
Sludge50401.25
Night Slash50401.25
Rock Blast50401.25
Aerial Ace55451.22
Submission60501.2
Brine60501.2
Iron Head60501.2
Water Pulse70601.17
Rock Tomb70601.17
Psybeam70601.17
Brick Break40351.14
Shadow Punch40351.14
Cross Poison40351.14
Horn Attack40351.14
Bone Club40351.14
Poison Fang40351.14
Hydro pump Blastoise90801.125
Bubble Beam45401.125
Shadow Sneak50451.11
Mirror Coat60551.09
Night Shade60551.09
Flame Wheel60551.09
Draining Kiss60551.09
Swift60551.09
Air Cutter60551.09
Vice Grip40401
Aqua Jet45451
Heart Stamp40401
Twister45451
Low Sweep40401
Giga Drain50800.625
Scald Blastoise50800.625
Wrap Green25450.56
Wrap Pink25450.56
Parabolic Charge25550.45
Mega Drain25550.45
Struggle351000.35
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