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Best Movesets (Ranked by DPS w/ STAB)

The following chart ranks the best Moveset of every Pokémon by Damage Per Second (DPS). This chart factors in Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB). The average DPS is simply the average of the best Fast Move and best Charge Move of each Pokémon.

Best Movesets (Ranked by DPS w/ STAB)
PicNameMoveset RankBest Fast MoveFast Move DPSBest Charge MoveCharge Move DPSMoveset Average DPS

Mankey#1Scratch12.0Cross Chop w/ STAB37.524.8

Jigglypuff#2Pound w/ STAB16.2Body Slam w/ STAB32.124.1

Primeape#3Low Kick w/ STAB10.4Cross Chop w/ STAB37.524.0

Machop#3Low Kick w/ STAB10.4Cross Chop w/ STAB37.524.0

Machoke#3Low Kick w/ STAB10.4Cross Chop w/ STAB37.524.0

Meowth#6Scratch w/ STAB15.0Body Slam w/ STAB32.123.5

Machamp#7Karate Chop w/ STAB9.4Cross Chop w/ STAB37.523.4

Pidgeot#8Wing Attack w/ STAB15.0Hurricane w/ STAB31.323.1

Wigglytuff#9Pound w/ STAB16.2Hyper Beam w/ STAB30.023.1

Rhydon#10Mud Slap w/ STAB13.9Stone Edge w/ STAB32.323.1

Dewgong#11Frost Breath w/ STAB13.9Blizzard w/ STAB32.123.0

Cloyster#11Frost Breath w/ STAB13.9Blizzard w/ STAB32.123.0

Lapras#11Frost Breath w/ STAB13.9Blizzard w/ STAB32.123.0

Articuno#11Frost Breath w/ STAB13.9Blizzard w/ STAB32.123.0

Graveler#15Mud Shot w/ STAB13.6Stone Edge w/ STAB32.322.9

Golem#15Mud Shot w/ STAB13.6Stone Edge w/ STAB32.322.9

Rattata#17Tackle w/ STAB13.6Body Slam w/ STAB32.122.8

Eevee#17Tackle w/ STAB13.6Body Slam w/ STAB32.122.8

Charizard#19Wing Attack w/ STAB15.0Fire Blast w/ STAB30.522.7

Arcanine#20Fire Fang w/ STAB14.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.522.7

Psyduck#21Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Cross Chop30.022.5

Exeggutor#22Zen Headbutt w/ STAB14.3Solar Beam w/ STAB30.622.4

Bulbasaur#23Vine Whip w/ STAB13.5Power Whip w/ STAB31.322.4

Ivysaur#23Vine Whip w/ STAB13.5Power Whip w/ STAB31.322.4

Bellsprout#23Vine Whip w/ STAB13.5Power Whip w/ STAB31.322.4

Tangela#23Vine Whip w/ STAB13.5Power Whip w/ STAB31.322.4

Wartortle#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Blastoise#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Golduck#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Seadra#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Starmie#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Vaporeon#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Omastar#27Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.622.3

Parasect#34Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Solar Beam w/ STAB30.622.3

Weepinbell#35Razor Leaf w/ STAB12.9Power Whip w/ STAB31.322.1

Venusaur#36Vine Whip w/ STAB13.5Solar Beam w/ STAB30.622.0

Nidoqueen#37Poison Jab w/ STAB14.3Earthquake w/ STAB29.822.0

Nidoking#37Poison Jab w/ STAB14.3Earthquake w/ STAB29.822.0

Tentacruel#39Poison Jab w/ STAB14.3Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.621.9

Marowak#40Mud Slap w/ STAB13.9Earthquake w/ STAB29.821.8

Vileplume#41Razor Leaf w/ STAB12.9Solar Beam w/ STAB30.621.8

Victreebel#41Razor Leaf w/ STAB12.9Solar Beam w/ STAB30.621.8

Snorlax#43Zen Headbutt11.4Body Slam w/ STAB32.121.7

Sandslash#44Mud Shot w/ STAB13.6Earthquake w/ STAB29.821.7

Dugtrio#44Mud Shot w/ STAB13.6Earthquake w/ STAB29.821.7

Onix#46Rock Throw w/ STAB11.0Stone Edge w/ STAB32.321.6

Poliwrath#47Bubble w/ STAB13.6Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.621.6

Kabutops#48Mud Shot10.9Stone Edge w/ STAB32.321.6

Ninetales#49Ember w/ STAB11.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.521.2

Ponyta#49Ember w/ STAB11.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.521.2

Rapidash#49Ember w/ STAB11.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.521.2

Magmar#49Ember w/ STAB11.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.521.2

Flareon#49Ember w/ STAB11.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.521.2

Moltres#49Ember w/ STAB11.9Fire Blast w/ STAB30.521.2

Dragonite#55Dragon Breath w/ STAB15.0Dragon Claw w/ STAB27.321.2

Raticate#56Bite12.0Hyper Beam w/ STAB30.021.0

Gyarados#57Bite12.0Hydro Pump w/ STAB29.620.8

Raichu#58Spark w/ STAB12.5Thunder w/ STAB29.120.8

Lickitung#59Zen Headbutt11.4Hyper Beam w/ STAB30.020.7

Muk#60Poison Jab w/ STAB14.3Gunk Shot w/ STAB27.120.7

Haunter#61Shadow Claw w/ STAB14.5Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.420.5

Beedrill#62Poison Jab w/ STAB14.3Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.420.4

Nidorino#62Poison Jab w/ STAB14.3Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.420.4

Gengar#64Shadow Claw w/ STAB14.5Sludge Wave w/ STAB25.720.1

Ekans#65Poison Sting w/ STAB12.9Gunk Shot w/ STAB27.120.0

Alakazam#66Psycho Cut w/ STAB15.4Psychic w/ STAB24.620.0

Mewtwo#66Psycho Cut w/ STAB15.4Psychic w/ STAB24.620.0

Slowpoke#68Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Psychic w/ STAB24.619.8

Slowbro#68Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Psychic w/ STAB24.619.8

Pikachu#70Thunder Shock w/ STAB10.4Thunder w/ STAB29.119.7

Electabuzz#70Thunder Shock w/ STAB10.4Thunder w/ STAB29.119.7

Jolteon#70Thunder Shock w/ STAB10.4Thunder w/ STAB29.119.7

Zapdos#70Thunder Shock w/ STAB10.4Thunder w/ STAB29.119.7

Nidoran♀#74Poison Sting w/ STAB12.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.7

Nidorina#74Poison Sting w/ STAB12.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.7

Nidoran♂#74Poison Sting w/ STAB12.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.7

Oddish#74Razor Leaf w/ STAB12.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.7

Gloom#74Razor Leaf w/ STAB12.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.7

Poliwag#79Bubble w/ STAB13.6Body Slam25.619.6

Hitmonlee#80Rock Smash w/ STAB13.3Stone Edge25.819.6

Arbok#81Bite12.0Gunk Shot w/ STAB27.119.5

Gastly#82Lick w/ STAB12.5Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.5

Seel#83Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Aqua Tail w/ STAB23.919.5

Clefairy#84Pound13.0Moonblast w/ STAB25.919.4

Clefable#84Pound13.0Moonblast w/ STAB25.919.4

Hypno#86Zen Headbutt w/ STAB14.3Psychic w/ STAB24.619.4

Mr. Mime#86Zen Headbutt w/ STAB14.3Psychic w/ STAB24.619.4

Zubat#88Bite12.0Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.2

Grimer#89Acid w/ STAB11.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.2

Koffing#89Acid w/ STAB11.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.2

Weezing#89Acid w/ STAB11.9Sludge Bomb w/ STAB26.419.2

Magnemite#92Spark w/ STAB12.5Thunderbolt w/ STAB25.519.0

Voltorb#92Spark w/ STAB12.5Thunderbolt w/ STAB25.519.0

Electrode#92Spark w/ STAB12.5Thunderbolt w/ STAB25.519.0

Growlithe#95Bite12.0Body Slam25.618.8

Dragonair#96Dragon Breath w/ STAB15.0Dragon Pulse w/ STAB22.618.8

Vulpix#97Ember w/ STAB11.9Body Slam25.618.8

Squirtle#98Bubble w/ STAB13.6Aqua Tail w/ STAB23.918.8

Drowzee#99Pound13.0Psychic w/ STAB24.618.8

Mew#99Pound13.0Psychic w/ STAB24.618.8

Tauros#101Tackle w/ STAB13.6Earthquake23.818.7

Exeggcute#102Confusion w/ STAB12.4Psychic w/ STAB24.618.5

Seaking#103Poison Jab11.4Megahorn25.018.2

Aerodactyl#104Bite12.0Hyper Beam24.018.0

Butterfree#105Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Bug Buzz w/ STAB22.118.0

Venomoth#105Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Bug Buzz w/ STAB22.118.0

Chansey#107Pound w/ STAB16.2Psychic19.617.9

Charmander#108Scratch12.0Flamethrower w/ STAB23.717.9

Charmeleon#108Scratch12.0Flamethrower w/ STAB23.717.9

Kangaskhan#110Mud Slap11.1Earthquake23.817.5

Goldeen#111Mud Shot10.9Aqua Tail w/ STAB23.917.4

Paras#112Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Seed Bomb w/ STAB20.817.4

Dratini#113Dragon Breath w/ STAB15.0Aqua Tail19.117.1

Persian#114Scratch w/ STAB15.0Play Rough19.017.0

Cubone#115Mud Slap w/ STAB13.9Bone Club w/ STAB19.516.7

Scyther#116Steel Wing11.3Bug Buzz w/ STAB22.116.7

Horsea#117Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Dragon Pulse18.116.5

Farfetch'd#118Cut w/ STAB13.3Leaf Blade19.616.5

Abra#119Zen Headbutt w/ STAB14.3Psyshock w/ STAB18.516.4

Jynx#120Frost Breath w/ STAB13.9Psyshock w/ STAB18.516.2

Venonat#121Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Signal Beam w/ STAB18.116.0

Magneton#122Spark w/ STAB12.5Flash Cannon w/ STAB19.215.9

Pinsir#123Rock Smash10.6X-Scissor w/ STAB20.815.7

Poliwhirl#124Bubble w/ STAB13.6Scald w/ STAB17.215.4

Geodude#125Rock Throw w/ STAB11.0Rock Slide w/ STAB19.515.3

Dodrio#126Feint Attack11.5Drill Peck w/ STAB18.515.0

Hitmonchan#127Rock Smash w/ STAB13.3Thunder Punch16.715.0

Kadabra#128Psycho Cut w/ STAB15.4Shadow Ball14.615.0

Spearow#129Peck w/ STAB10.9Drill Peck w/ STAB18.514.7

Doduo#129Peck w/ STAB10.9Drill Peck w/ STAB18.514.7

Kingler#131Metal Claw12.7X-Scissor16.714.7

Sandshrew#132Mud Shot w/ STAB13.6Rock Slide15.614.6

Staryu#133Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Power Gem13.814.4

Diglett#134Mud Shot w/ STAB13.6Dig w/ STAB15.114.4

Rhyhorn#135Mud Slap w/ STAB13.9Stomp14.314.1

Porygon#136Tackle w/ STAB13.6Signal Beam14.514.1

Golbat#137Wing Attack w/ STAB15.0Poison Fang w/ STAB13.014.0

Omanyte#137Water Gun w/ STAB15.0Brine w/ STAB13.014.0

Pidgeotto#139Wing Attack w/ STAB15.0Aerial Ace w/ STAB12.914.0

Tentacool#140Bubble w/ STAB13.6Water Pulse w/ STAB13.313.4

Krabby#140Bubble w/ STAB13.6Water Pulse w/ STAB13.313.4

Pidgey#142Tackle w/ STAB13.6Aerial Ace w/ STAB12.913.3

Fearow#143Steel Wing11.3Drill Run14.713.0

Kabuto#144Scratch12.0Aqua Jet w/ STAB13.312.6

Ditto#145Pound w/ STAB16.2Struggle8.812.5

Caterpie#146Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Struggle w/ STAB11.012.5

Metapod#146Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Struggle w/ STAB11.012.5

Weedle#146Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Struggle w/ STAB11.012.5

Kakuna#146Bug Bite w/ STAB13.9Struggle w/ STAB11.012.5

Shellder#150Tackle10.9Water Pulse w/ STAB13.312.1

Magikarp#151Splash0.0Struggle8.84.4

5 comments :

Leap O Faith said...

One may want to consider the fact that in actual battles, a lot more time is spent using a pokemon's fast move and it should be given a larger weight in the average dps. In order to determine exactly how much each move should be weighted, one should find the ratios of energy accumulated in the fast move to energy spent in charge move. This ratio is also the number of fast attacks required to use a charge attack for any given moveset. Multiplied by the amount of time required to use the fast move would give the amount of time required to fully charge the charge move. This number can be added to the time it takes to actually use the charge move. Now we have the total time for one "move cycle". If you divide the time it takes to use the charge move by this "move cycle time" you have the ratio by which it should be weighted in dps calculations. The rest of the time is spent charging and should be proportionally allocated to the fast move. I hope someone with a programming background sees this and makes the changes, because it would make a difference in the ranks, but also affect which moves are best for each individual pokemon because the current calculations ignore energy entirely.

Sam Davies said...

Very useful info. If possible, please include a column for pokedex#, which would make sorting and comparing easier for noob players such as myself.

Anonymous said...

I think Kingler's fast move is incorrect. Mud Shot is faster than Metal Claw by a fraction of a second if I'm not mistaken. I could be wrong though.

Michael Ott said...

Average DPS over the course of a cycle of charging and using your charge attack is the ideal indicator for damage done by defending Pokémon. However, for attackers, the highest DPS isn't always best because you have to take dodging into consideration. By swiping to the side within 0.7 seconds of the "flash" that indicates the defender's attack, damage is reduced by 75%. This way you can use Pokémon of a much lower CP to take down higher ones or reduce the number of revives and potions you're using on your high CP Pokémon. Pound is my favorite fast attack, since it is short with good DPS and EPS (energy per second). Others like bite and fury cutter are better than their DPS would lead you to believe. Their short duration and high EPS give you the best chance of being able to dodge in time and be ready to strike back with a charge attack of your own afterward. Hope you find these insights useful. Good hunting!

Stavsn8 said...

Leap O Faith is absolutely correct, you have to take the time to charge into account. If you calculate the DPS of the complete cycle, i.e. sum up the damage done by the number of fast moves needed to charge up one charge plus the damage done by the charge move divided by the time this all takes gives you get a much better ranking. Fury Cutter/Solar Beam used by Parasect is the #1 move set by DPS.

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