Now you’ve settled into the game and mastered how to find and catch Pokmon, you’ll want to get into taking over Gyms for your chosen team, and the best way to do that is by forming the best and strongest Pokmon possible.
Players have recently discovered that hidden stats mirror those of the original game, giving us insight into how Pokmon rank according to their highest Attack, Defense and HP (hit points, health or stamina). As you can imagine, rare Pokemon tend to top the list, but there are a few surprise entries throughout each one to look out for.
This, along with our Pokmon Go Type Chart, is helpful if you want to craft a team with different strengths and weaknesses, but with these elements combined together, we also know the best overall Pokmon in Pokmon Go.
Once you have settled on which Pokmon to target, then be sure to read our Pokmon Go CP calculations guide to squeeze out the best possible stats from each capture, so you know which specific creatures to train as you go, and our Pokmon Go guide, tips and tricks page to pick up a few pointers you might not know.
Here’s the top 15 Pokmon for each stat, but you can view where all 151 Pokmon stand on The Silph Road’s research page. (Thanks to them and Serebii.net for the rankings and individual stat numbers respectively.)
Best Pokmon overall in Pokmon Go
*These are Legendary Pokmon that, while confirmed to be within Pokmon Go thanks to datamining, have yet to be discovered, likely due to their involvement with a future event or game update. However, they’re worth listing now so you can start planning ahead to create the ultimate team.
Want to get the most out of Pokmon Go? These guides on training and catching creatures:
Pokmon Go Type locations – where to find fire, water, ghost types and more
Discover Pokmon Types in their real-world habitats.
Pokmon Go Eevee evolution: How to evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon
A hidden reference to the TV show allows you choose the way Eevee evolves.