General non-gym combat-related research related to Pokemon Go

Announcing the 1st Pokebattler Contest: Solo a Ninetales, win a Year Long Pokebox Membership!

UPDATE: We have a winner! https://articles.pokebattler.com/2017/12/06/ninetales-solo-contest-winner/ Attention trainers, the gauntlet has been thrown down! Oddly enough, the relatively useless Pokemon known as Ninetales is THE hardest Tier 3 raid boss to solo. But we...

Raid Rotation Infographic Update

TLDR: Quick Links Quick download links of all updated infographics Tier 3 Raid Guide Tier 4 Raid Guide Legendary Bird Raid Guide Legendary Beast Raid Guide Mewtwo Raid Guide Ho-oh Raid Guide How to Use Pokebattler Infographics The top Pokemon counters are listed from...

Ho-Oh Raid Guide Infographic

Printable High-Resolution Ho-Oh Counter infographic Download. Niantic has just nerfed Ho-Oh's stats, which is exactly what they did right before they released Mewtwo, so Pokebattler is betting that Ho-Oh will be released soon too. Considering we have yet to receive...

Berries and Gym Motivation

Key values for motivation The new gym system brought with it the new concept of motivation which lowers the CP of a Pokémon if it stays too long in a gym. This article tries to summarize what is known about motivation and corrects some misconceptions. Table 1...

Realistic Blissey Counters

The biggest issue people have always had with Pokebattler is that the simulator is too good. It does not accurately portray a real result. It turns out that in the real world, people do miss dodges. They get death loop bugs. They can't see the special coming due to...

There’s no useless grass Pokémon

Stock up on balls and berries and catch 'em all! Here's why every grass Pokémon can be useful in gyms: Exeggcute Exeggutor is one of the best attackers against Vaporeon. Also good against Snorlax and Blissey. Bulbasaur Venusaur is a great attacker against Vaporeon....

What’s a Gen 7 Buff?

A Gen 7 Buff (like a Gen 6 Buff) is a stat buff change to Pokemon from Gens 1-5. It could also mean new moves that a Pokemon can now learn in Gen 7 (such as Mantine now being able to learn Roost and Flygon now being able to learn Dragon Dance), but that doesn’t...