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Tips for Pokémon GO-Trainer fights

Pokémon GO develops! In coaching battles, two players can now compete against each other with teams that they have put together. We have a few tips on which Pokémon should learn a new Charge Attack, which Pokémon are best to level up for Trainer Battles, and how to put together a victorious team to battle other players. You can always fight against any trainer who is near you or against your hyper and best friends, no matter where they are. Are you ready to prove that your team is the very best?

The rewards are definitely worth trying out Trainer Battles, even if you think your Pokémon team isn't doing that well. You will receive rewards by fighting against other trainers up to three times a day and once a day against a team leader controlled by the app. Whether you win or lose, the yield is the same and can even include rare items like a Sinnoh Stone. You will need this item to pick up many of the Pokémon with evolutions that first appear in Pokémon Diamond Edition and Pokémon Pearl Edition were discovered to develop. Not only are battles great fun, they are also a great opportunity to get hold of the most powerful Pokémon and complete your Pokédex!


Whether you plan to have a lot of battles against other players or not, every trainer will notice the brand new way to teach Pokémon a second Charge Attack. However, learning these extra moves isn't cheap - so how do you decide which Pokémon to give priority to?

It's best to start with Pokémon that will be effective in different types of battles, such as raid battles, attacking or defending arenas, or coach battles. Having access to two Charge Attacks is likely to make the biggest difference in Trainer Battles, as you only have three Pokémon to battle an unknown team with. In raid battles, you get the least benefit from it, as you can prepare for a single, familiar opponent. Or you can just choose your favorite or most used Pokémon!

Some Pokémon can use a second Charge Attack better than others. Pokémon do more damage when they use attacks that match their type. This means that dual-type Pokémon such as Despotar, which has two aggressive types, can take greater advantage of two Charge Attacks than a Pokémon with only one type, such as Pokémon. B. Tornupto, which usually does best when it just kicks in fire cannonade. Also, be on the lookout for Pokémon that can learn moves that aren't their type, but are still very effective against common opponents. For raid battles, teaching Simsala or Registeel Focus Strike, a combat-type attack, might not make much sense, but if you expect other Trainers to have the normal Pokémon Heitira, that's a different story altogether.


Due to the time pressure in raid battles, many Trainers have poured their resources into Pokémon, which can do a lot of damage as quickly as possible in order to be victorious and earn Premier Balls. Strong defensive specialists who are difficult to throw out of an arena by others have also been popular so far. In Trainer Battles, however, you should pay balanced attention to the stats of your Pokémon. These battles are about knocking out three Pokémon before defeating your own Pokémon, so taking less damage is just as valuable as dealing more.

Pokémon like Metagross, which are strong on both the offensive and defensive, are particularly popular in trainer battles, while specialists like Gengar are a bit more difficult to use. On the other hand, tough Pokémon like Turtok, Meganie, Lugia and Cresselia, who can also make an offensive contribution, do much better against other players than in raid battles, as they have enough time to benefit from their defensive strength.


You can only have three Pokémon on your team instead of the usual six for a Trainer Match, so it's extremely important to choose Pokémon that work well together. A team of three Pokémon of the same type can be fun, but you'll have a hard time fighting an opponent who can exploit their weaknesses - especially with type effectiveness now in Pokémon GO plays a bigger role than before.

Make an effort to put together a trio of Pokémon that can cover each other's weaknesses and effectively compete against popular Pokémon. So far, trainers have opted for the well-known grouping of a fire, a water and a plant Pokémon for their Pokémon RPG teams, as these cover their weaknesses well. Recently, Trainers have also combined Dragon, Steel, and Fairy Pokémon with similar effects on their teams. Make sure that your Pokémon do not have more than two type weaknesses in common.

Each Pokémon on your team can now have two different Charge Attacks, up to six in total. It's recommended that the types of these attacks all be different from one another to allow the greatest flexibility - unless you're pretty sure which Pokémon your opponent is likely to use. Dual-type Pokémon on your team make it easier to attack effectively with a variety of different attack types, but be careful because they can have additional weaknesses as well.


In Pokémon GO-Trainer Battles is about more than just quick typing in hopes that your Pokémon will eventually emerge victorious. A strong team is a good start, but you also need to be more maneuverable in combat than your opponent to win. The outcome of a fight can be influenced by three main means: protective shields, loading attacks, and switching Pokémon.

There are only a limited number of shields available to you in a trainer match, and how you use them has a big impact on whether you end up as a winner or a loser. Shields can hold off your opponent's charge attacks, but you won't have enough for all of your Pokémon. So choose carefully when you use a protective shield - if your Active Pokémon is almost incapacitated or if it is healthy and can withstand your opponent's charge attacks well, you probably don't need a protective shield. But if your Active Pokémon is crucial to being able to beat the rest of the opposing team, you should defend it with a protective shield.

On the offensive, try to get your opponent to use his shields as quickly as possible so that his defenses are weakened. Start with charge attacks that are guaranteed to cause a lot of damage. Try to keep enemy pairings where you can use a very effective Charge Attack - or at least an attack that matches the type of your Pokémon and that the enemy type is not resistant to.

Changing out is a great way to completely eliminate the need for a protective shield. If your Pokémon has a type advantage over the opponent, you have relatively little to fear and you can even start charging your own Charge Attack. Another strategy is to switch to a Pokémon that is resistant to it shortly before your opponent's Charge Attack is ready for use. Always think about the path to victory - try to work towards making your last Pokémon have a type advantage over your opponent's last Pokémon.


Before you start the fight, you choose which of the three different leagues you want to compete in. The league determines the maximum number of WP that the Pokémon can have on your team. In the Super League, the maximum CP per Pokémon is 1,500. No Pokémon over 2,500 HP may be used in the Hyper League, while all Pokémon are permitted in the Master League. Pokémon with the same number of CP also do relatively similarly in combat, so there will be a lot of top-notch fighters in the Super and Hyper leagues.

If you'd like to use your favorite Pokémon to battle other players without feeling disadvantaged, then these are two leagues absolutely the right place for you. But still, there are some improvements you can make to your team to increase your chances of winning.

Most Pokémon can reach 1,500 CP, so you have an incredible choice for the Super League. Pokémon with less WP and unusual type combinations, e.g. B. Lanturn, are a great way to mess up your opponent's strategy. You might even consider Pokémon that haven't evolved yet but have more powerful attacks than their evolutions!

Hyper League battles are closer to Master League battles as stronger Pokémon are allowed, but you will need to consider a wider range of Pokémon as none are capable of overwhelming the others quickly. The Hyper League is an ideal opportunity to let out the Pokémon you caught during Community Day events. Bisaflor, Charizard, Meganie, Tornupto and Ampharos can all achieve about a maximum of 2,500 WP and their exclusive Community Day attacks are really tough!





What the best Pokémon and strategies for the brand new Pokémon GOCoach fights are still open and we are sure that clever coaches will discover surprising strategies. We're keeping an eye on developments in this exciting new type of battle, so keep checking back on Pokemon.com/Strategy for more tips on Trainer Battles.