Best Fighting-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Fighting Pokémon! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Fighting-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. This doesn't apply to Fighting-type Pokémon, so we've excluded them from our lists.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. For this reason, we've included additional lists that apply specifically to the five most popular Pokémon combinations with Fighting as one of their types.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the five Pokémon with the highest DPS in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We made it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists of Major Battle Types: The list below provides you with all of the lists we provide in this guide for battling Pokemon.
    • Top 10 General Type Fights
    • Top Five Fighting-type uniquement
    • Top 5 combined fights
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Fighting-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Fairy, Flying, Psychic
    • Resistance(s): Bug, Dark, Rock
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Top 5 Global Fighting Types

  • # 1: terracion
    • CP max: 4181
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 260/192/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #2: Hard Competition
    • CP max: 3773
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 243/158/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • # 3: Gallade
    • CP max: 3497
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 237/195/169
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #4: Heracross
    • CP max: 3506
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 234/179/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Megahorn
  • # 5: Virizion
    • CP max: 3417
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 192/229/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Quick Attack
      • Charge Attack: Leaf Blade

Related: Best Machamp Moveset In Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides



Top Five Fighting-type uniquement

  • #1: Hard Competition
    • CP max: 3773
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 243/158/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • # 2: Machamp
    • CP max: 3455
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 234/159/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • #3: Sirfetch’d
    • CP max: 3375
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 248/176/158
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Brave Bird
  • # 4: Hariyama
    • CP max: 3198
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 209/114/302
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • # 5: Sawk
    • CP max: 3152
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 231/153/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Low Kick
      • Charge Attack: Focus Blast

Top 5 combined fights

  • # 1: terracion
    • CP max: 4181
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 260/192/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • # 2: Virizion
    • CP max: 3417
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 192/229/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Quick Attack
      • Charge Attack: Leaf Blade
  • # 3: Gallade
    • CP max: 3497
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 237/195/169
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #4: Heracross
    • CP max: 3506
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 234/179/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Megahorn
  • #5: Blaziken
    • CP max: 3219
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 240/141/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Counter
      • Charge Attack: Explosive Burn

If you own any of the Fighting Pokémon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Fighting Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Psychic Pokémon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best moves for some of the most powerful Pokemon? Check out our guides to the best moves for Gyarados and Mewtwo!

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