'Pokémon GO' Guide: How To Counter The Strongest Gym Defenders
Today on our "Pokémon GO" guide, we will discuss how to counter the strongest gym defenders in the game.
As the focus shifts from collecting Pokémon to dominate gyms, it is important to know which Pokémon is more effective in taking down the toughest gym defenders.
All Pokémon have certain weaknesses, and this can be used to your advantage. Here is a list of the strongest gym defenders in "Pokémon GO" and its weaknesses.
Weaknesses: Ice, Rock, Fairy, Dragon
Recommended Counters: Clefable, Wigglytuff, Cloyster, Lapras, Dewgong, Jinx, Golem, Gyarados
Weaknesses: Rock, Electric, Grass, Fighting
Recommended Counters: Omastar, Magneton, Arcanine, Rapidash, Poliwrath, Magmar
Recommended Counters: Clefable, Golem
Weaknesses: Grass, Electric
Recommended Counters: Victreebel, Vileplume, Venusaur, Exeggutor, Tangela, Parasect
Weaknesses: Electric, Grass, Fairy, Flying, Psychic
Recommended Counters: Victreebel, Vileplume, Venusaur, Exeggutor, Tangela, Parasect, Hypno, Slowbro
Recommended Counters: Magneton, Electabuzz, Raichu, Jolteon, Voltorb
Weaknesses: Fire, Ghost, Ice
Recommended Counters: Scyther, Parasect, Arcanine, Flareon, Charizard, Venomoth
Weaknesses: Bug, Electric, Grass, Ghost
Recommended Counters: Exeggutor, Tangela, Parasect
For a visual guide, check out this guide from Reddit.
Over at Youtube, Trainer Tips has a few suggestions on how to take down Vaporeon and other top tier Pokémon in "Pokémon GO." Check out the video below.
After successfully taking down the gym leader, the next step is to make sure you defend your newly acquired property accordingly.
Here are the best gym defenders in "Pokémon GO": Lapras, Dragonite, Poliwrath, and Snorlax. These Pokémon have the perfect balance in terms of offense and defense, and are the most effective when guarding gyms.
Here are the alternatives in case you don't have the above mentioned Pokémon yet: Gyarados, Slowbro, Muk, Clefable, Wigglytuff, Nidoqueen, Machamp, Nidoking, Blastoise, Venusaur, Vaporeon, Arcanine, Charizard, Victreebel, Exeggutor, Golduck, Vileplume, Dewgong, and Hypno.
Check out our "Pokémon GO" section for more tips and strategies!