Best Gym Defender Pokemons in Pokemon GO per Moveset

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Gyms are one of the most important parts of Pokemon GO for now, where you can battle with the player’s Pokemons placed in a gym and can place your own Pokemon to defend the Gym.

Just like the offence, defence is also equally important so that your Pokemon lasts longer in a Gym battle.

Here’s the complete Gym Defence Ranking Chart:

Best Gym Defender Pokemon List per Moveset

PokemonMovesetDefending Power (in %)
LaprasIce Shard, Ice Beam100%
Ice Shard, Blizzard92.9%
Frost Breath, Ice Beam88.7%
Ice Shard, Dragon Pulse88.1%
SnorlaxZen Headbutt, Hyper Beam97.3%
Zen Headbutt, Body Slam90.1%
Lick, Hyper Beam88.8%
Lick, Body Slam82.4%
DragoniteSteel Wing, Dragon Pulse93.5%
Dragon Breath, Dragon Pulse84.6%
Steel Wing, Hyper Beam79.8%
Steel Wing, Dragon Claw78.2%
ExeggutorConfusion, Seed Bomb84.9%
Confusion, Solar Beam81.6%
Confusion, Psychic81.1%
Zen Headbutt, Seed Bomb80.9%
VaporeonWater Gun, Water Pulse84.8%
Water Gun, Aqua Tail
74.1%
Water Gun, Hydro Pump69.3%
PoliwrathBubble, Hydro Pump78.6%
Bubble, Submission74.9%
Bubble, Ice Punch67.3%
Mud Shot, Submission50.2%
WigglytuffPound, Play Rough76%
Pound, Hyper Beam72.2%
Feint Attack, Dazzling Gleam70.8%
Pound, Dazzling Gleam67.8%
SlowbroConfusion, Psychic73.5%
Confusion, Water Pulse69.8%
Confusion, Ice Beam66.3%
Water Gun, Water Pulse64.6%
ArcanineFire Fang, Flamethrower73%
Fire Fang, Fire Blast68.4%
Bite, Flamethrower66.6%
Fire Fang, Bulldoze61.5%
VenusaurRazor Leaf, Petal Blizzard70%
Razor Leaf, Sludge Bomb66.7%
Razor Leaf, Solar Beam66.4%
Vine Whip, Petal Blizzard60.7%
GloomRazor Leaf, Petal Blizzard65.2%
Razor Leaf, Solar Beam61.7%
Acid, Petal Blizzard60%
Acid, Solar Beam55.8%
ClefableZen Headbutt, Dazzling Gleam64.6%
Pound, Dazzling Gleam64.5%
Zen Headbutt, Psychic50.9%
Zen Headbutt, Moonblast49.1%
MukPoison Jab, Dark Pulse63.1%
Poison Jab, Sludge Wave59.7%
Poison Jab, Gunk Shot58.8%
Lick, Dark Pulse54.8%
BellsproutRazor Leaf, Sludge Bomb63%
Razor Leaf, Leaf Blade61.9%
Razor Leaf, Solar Beam61.8%
Acid, Sludge Bomb58.5%
RhydonMud Slap, Earthquake61%
Mud Slap, Stone Edge57.5%
Rock Smash, Earthquake55.1%
Mud Slap, Megahorn51.8%
NidoqueenPoison Jab, Earthquake60.7%
Poison Jab, Sludge Wave52.8%
Poison Jab, Stone Edge51.5%
Bite, Earthquake49.8%
KangaskhanMud Slap, Stomp60%
Low Kick, Stomp56.1%
Mud Slap, Brick Break48.2%
Mud Slap, Earthquake46.1%
HypnoConfusion, Psyshock58.4%
Confusion, Psychic58.4%
Zen Headbutt, Psyshock55.1%
Zen Headbutt, Psychic54.3%
CharizardEmber, Flamethrower58.4%
Wing Attack, Flamethrower57.9%
Ember, Fire Blast54.6%
Wing Attack, Fire Blast53.9%
DewgongIce Shard57.3%
Ice Shard, Blizzard56%
Frost Breath, Aqua Jet54.5%
Frost Breath, Blizzard47.8%

 

Conclusions from the Table Data

  • Lapras is the best Gym Defending Pokemon in Pokemon GO. And the best Defending Moveset is Ice Shard and Ice Beam.
  • Snorlax comes the next after Lapras as a good Gym Defending Pokemon with Zen Headbutt and Hyper Beam as the best defending moveset.
  • Dragonite with Steel Wing and Dragon Pulse is again a very powerful Pokemon for defending Gyms.

Here’s another video that concludes the Top 5 Gym Defenders based on the Defense IV stats. Not though very accurate, still informative:

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