Lugia Killed by an Army of Murkrows

Hello Fellow Travelers and Trainers! In order to "celebrate" the end of legendary birds, we decided to set-up a fun challenge here in Grenoble, France. The idea: Do a Lugia raid only with Murkrows! As fellow travelers, we first headed to Pokebattler.com to check if it...

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...

Raid Research Update

There has been a major update of this guide. Please see the new version here: Tier 3 and 4 Raid Guide – Newer, Better, More Effective Infographic download link Pokemon Go Raids are here and Pokebattler has been busy researching exactly how everything works. This is an...

Damage Breakpoints

While I understand that when powering up past level 30, the DPS of your Pokemon doesn't increase substantially, there has been discussion what are the various sweet-spot levels to power up to. While all these depends on both the defender types, their levels and their...

Realistic Dodging update, now with more realism!

So its been two weeks since the realistic dodging update was pushed out and I've gotten a ton of feedback. Unfortunately, no one can agree what realistic dodging means! Some people don't like how much I penalize the super effective text. Others wanted faster moves to...

Realistic Blissey Counters Revisited

My recent post on Realistic Blissey Counters generated quite a few comments on reddit. Most of these comments had to do with the way Overall rating was calculated.Overall rating is composed of 50% Power, 30% Combat Time and 20% Potions.  The issue comes down to, how...

Announcing articles.pokebatter.com!

Pokebattler.com is proud to announce the all new https://articles.pokebattler.com!  The new site has many features including comments, rss feeds and a better UI! Don't worry all the existing articles are already there and in fact have been served from there for awhile...

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...

Realistic dodging shakes up defender rankings

Major shifts in the rankings for defenders are coming soon to Pokebattler!  Recently two new features were added to the battle simulator for Pokebattler that dramatically increases the accuracy of simulations.  The first is the addition of dodge strategies to the...

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...

Made a simple tip sheet for the Grass Event

Hey there! I decided to make a simple tip sheet for the Grass Event. Unfortunately, this was made by me and not my girlfriend so it has a noticeable drop in aesthetic quality. I decided to say "any" for Exeggutor's fast attacks because of what you use Exeggutor for...

The Blisssey Beatdown Chart

Made a chart a while ago for my team page and my gf basically took it from F tier to A class. Since I know people are going to nit-pick, I understand that other Pokemon can be used to fight Blissey and other movesets are serviceable. I just featured some key mons and...

All Hail the Water Festival

And on the 22nd day of March at 1PM, the Niantic Gods smiled upon us trainers and showered us with water Pokemon of many kinds. First the rumors spoke of just Magikarp, Squirtle and Totodile. But then appeared Tentacool, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Seel and perhaps even some...

50 Shades of Cheating

We at Pokebattler are Pokemon purists. We don’t cheat. No spoofing, no maps, nothing. When we heard that Niantic was putting a lot of resources into stopping all forms of cheating, we didn’t mind. We felt like maybe their resources would have been better spent...

Prestiging – Advanced simulations

TL;DR: link to a spreadsheet with all the info about attackers, defenders, prestigers, battles won, battle durations, HP lost in a battle, counter ability and more, based on ~20 000 000 simulated battles not all Pokemon species had been used, as battles would have...

Ranking Graphics

This graphic shows the 26 fastest average clear times of all Pokemon in Pokemon Go.  As you can see, there are some unusual contenders that made it on towards the end.  The order was determined based on the fastest clear by the Pokemon with their primary moveset (to...

Preparing for a Day of Pokemon

We at Pokebattler take catching Pokemon seriously.  We will dedicate a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to some hardcore catching whenever we have extra time. It's a fun way to get exercise and spend sometime outdoors. And we've learned a few tricks about how to make the...

Gen 2 Release: Here’s what we know

Blissey is truly Blissful Blissey tops almost all our rankings and makes the likes of Dragonite and Snorlax look like a chump. If you were lucky enough to get at least 50 rare Chancey candy, do not hesitate to evolve your best Chancey. If not, now’s the time to walk...