All PvP Moves List and Guide in Pokemon Go

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With the advent of Trainer Battles in Pokemon GO, a lot of changes have taken place inside the game. Not only has the effectiveness of Pokémon types changed, but all quick and special attacks have been redesigned for Trainer Battles and PvP. Attacks have received new mechanics and characteristics.

This article presents all moves for PvP and their characteristics. This will help you use Pokémon with optimal attacks to fight against other Trainers and Team Leaders.

Terms used in tables:

  • Move – attack.
  • Power – the amount of damage an attack deals in Trainer Battles.
  • Energy – the amount of damage that the attack generates or uses.
  • Duration – the number of turns the attack lasts. Each turn lasts 0.5 seconds.
  • DPT – the amount of energy applied per turn. Analogue of DPS in non-PVP battles. Only used for fast attacks. The bigger, the better.
  • EPT is the amount of energy produced per turn. Analogue of EPS in non-PVP battles. Only used for fast attacks. The bigger, the better.
  • DPE is the damage of an attack divided by the energy needed to make it. Used only for special attacks. The bigger, the better.

PvP Fast Attacks in Pokemon GO

The duration of fast attacks in PvP Pokemon GO is measured in turns, where each turn lasts 0.5 seconds. As you remember, in raid battles and gyms, the duration of an attack is measured in seconds. Therefore, new terms appeared in the game, “Damage per Turn” and “Energy per Turn.”

Move
Acid
Type
poison
D
6
E
5
T
2
DPT
3
EPT
2.5
Air Slashflying99333
Astonishghost5931.663
Bitedark42142
Bubblewater71132.333.66
Bug Bitebug33133
Bullet Punchsteel67233.5
Bullet Seedgrass51331.664.33
Charge Beamelectric51131.663.66
Charmfairy16635.332
Confusionpsychic1612443
Counterfighting87243.5
Cutnormal32132
Dragon Breathdragon43143
Dragon Taildragon13934.333
Emberfire7623.53
Extrasensorypsychic81032.663.33
Feint Attackdark66233
Fire Fangfire85242.5
Fire Spinfire910333.33
Frost Breathice7523.52.5
Fury Cutterbug24124
Gustflying1612443
Hexghost612324
Hidden Powernormal98332.66
Ice Fangice85242.5
Ice Shardice910333.33
Incineratefire1520534
Infestationbug612324
Iron Tailsteel96332
Karate Chopfighting5822.54
Lickghost33133
Lock Onnormal15115
Low Kickfighting45222.5
Metal Clawsteel5622.53
Mud Shotground3921.54.5
Mud Slapground11833.662.66
Peckflying65232.5
Poison Jabpoison7723.53.5
Poison Stingpoison3921.54.5
Poundnormal44222
Powder Snowice5822.54
Presentnormal312314
Psycho Cutpsychic3921.54.5
Quick Attacknormal5722.53.5
Razor Leafgrass104252
Rock Smashfighting97332.33
Rock Throwrock85242.5
Scratchnormal42142
Shadow Clawghost68234
Smack Downrock128342.66
Snarldark51331.664.33
Sparkelectric48224
Splashwater012403
Steel Wingsteel7523.52.5
Struggle Bugbug98332.66
Sucker Punchdark5722.53.5
Tacklenormal32132
Take Downnormal5831.662.66
Thunder Fangelectric85242.5
Thunder Shockelectric3921.54.5
Vine Whipgrass5822.54
Volt Switchelectric1216434
Water Gunwater33133
Waterfallwater128342.66
Wing Attackflying5722.53.5
Yawnnormal012403
Zen Headbuttpsychic8632.662

Obviously, the best quick attack in the game is Counter’s FIGHTING attack which deals 4 damage per turn and gives you 3.5 energy per turn. In terms of damage per turn, DRAGON comes close to her with Dragon Breath and Rock Throw ROCK.

However, if you want to quickly fill up the Special Attack Meter, Mud Shot GROUND, Thunder Shock ELECTRIC, Psycho Cut PSYCHIC, Vine Whip GRASS, or Bubble WATER are your best choices.

Please note that there are quite a few attacks in Pokemon GO that do pretty good damage and bring decent energy per turn.

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PvP Special Moves in Pokemon GO

Special attacks in Trainer Battles and PvP have no duration. So they all take the same amount of time to be completed. This will allow you to easily sort them in the table by the value of “Damage per Energy.”

However, do not forget that in PvP mode you are playing against a real person. Sometimes it’s worth stopping hitting the fast attack button again and again.

Before we get into the table of all the Special Attacks in Pokemon GO, it’s worth looking at one example.

So, you choose between Deoxys’ Hyper Beam NORMAL and Psycho Boost PSYCHIC special attacks for PvP mode. Based on the DpE, you would select Hyper Beam NORMAL. However, don’t forget that sometimes you will be able to use 3 Psycho Boost and only 1 Hyper Beam given the amount of energy needed to perform them and possible movesets. In addition, special attacks that require a lot of energy to perform are easier to read by your opponents and can be easily disabled by a defensive shield.

Here is the table with all the Special Attacks.

MovePowerEnergyDPE
Aerial Ace55451.22
Air Cutter60551.09
Ancient Power70451.56
Aqua Jet45451.00
Aqua Tail50351.43
Aurora Beam80601.33
Avalanche90452.00
Blast Burn110502.20
Blizzard130751.73
Body Slam60351.71
Bone Club40351.14
Brave Bird90551.64
Brick Break40351.14
Brine60501.20
Bubble Beam45401.13
Bug Buzz90601.50
Bulldoze80601.33
Close Combat100601.67
Cross Chop50351.43
Cross Poison40351.14
Crunch70451.56
Dark Pulse80501.60
Dazzling Gleam110701.57
Dig100801.25
Disarming Voice70451.56
Discharge65451.44
Doom Desire80352.29
Draco Meteor150752.00
Dragon Claw50351.43
Dragon Pulse90601.50
Draining Kiss60551.09
Drill Peck60401.50
Drill Run80551.45
Dynamic Punch90501.80
Earthquake120651.85
Energy Ball90601.50
Fire Blast140801.75
Fire Punch55401.38
Flame Burst70551.27
Flame Charge70501.40
Flame Wheel60551.09
Flamethrower90551.64
Flash Cannon110651.69
Focus Blast150752.00
Foul Play70451.56
Frenzy Plant100452.22
Futuresight120651.85
Giga Drain50800.63
Grass Knot90501.80
Gunk Shot130751.73
Gyro Ball80601.33
Heart Stamp40401.00
Heat Wave95751.27
Heavy Slam70501.40
Horn Attack40351.14
Hurricane110651.69
Hydro Cannon90402.25
Hydro Pump130751.73
Hydro Pump Blastoise90801.13
Hyper Beam150801.88
Hyper Fang80501.60
Ice Beam90551.64
Ice Punch55401.38
Icy Wind60451.33
Iron Head70501.40
Last Resort90551.64
Leaf Blade70352.00
Low Sweep40401.00
Magnet Bomb70451.56
Mega Drain25550.45
Megahorn90551.64
Meteor Mash100502.00
Mirror Coat60551.09
Moonblast130701.86
Mud Bomb55401.38
Night Shade60551.09
Night Slash50401.25
Ominous Wind50401.25
Origin Pulse130602.17
Outrage110601.83
Overheat150801.88
Parabolic Charge25550.45
Petal Blizzard110651.69
Play Rough90601.50
Poison Fang40351.14
Power Gem80601.33
Power Whip90501.80
Precipice Blades130602.17
Psybeam70601.17
Psychic100701.43
Psycho Boost70401.75
Psyshock70451.56
Psystrike100551.82
Rest50351.43
Rock Blast50401.25
Rock Slide80451.78
Rock Tomb70601.17
Sand Tomb80601.33
Scald80601.33
Scald Blastoise50800.63
Seed Bomb55401.38
Shadow Ball100551.82
Shadow Punch40351.14
Shadow Sneak50451.11
Signal Beam75551.36
Silver Wind70451.56
Sky Attack80451.78
Sludge50401.25
Sludge Bomb80501.60
Sludge Wave110651.69
Solar Beam150801.88
Stomp55401.38
Stone Edge100551.82
Struggle351000.35
Submission60501.20
Surf65401.63
Swift60551.09
Thunder100601.67
Thunder Punch55401.38
Thunderbolt90551.64
Twister45451.00
Vice Grip40401.00
Water Pulse70601.17
Weather Ball Fire60351.71
Weather Ball Ice60351.71
Weather Ball Rock60351.71
Weather Ball Water60351.71
Wild Charge90501.80
Wrap60451.33
Wrap Green25450.56
Wrap Pink25450.56
X Scissor45351.29
Zap Cannon150801.88

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