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

Mewtwo Raid Guide

High Quality Infographic Download Interactive Mewtwo Raid Guide Update Mewtwo was released overnight in Yokohama as predicted! It is a single catch special edition. As such, you can not use Mewtwo to fight Mewtwo yet. Mewtwo will be released to the rest of the world...

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...