Best Fighting Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Fighting Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Fighting Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon 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 things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. This does not apply to Fighting-type Pokémon, so we have excluded them from our lists.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. Because of this, we have included additional lists that specifically apply to the five most popular combinations of Pokémon with Fighting as one of their types.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the five Pokémon with the highest DPS of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Fighting Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Fighting Pokémon.
    • Top Ten Overall Fighting-type
    • Top Five Fighting-type Only
    • Top Five Combination Fighting-type 
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all 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 Five Overall Fighting-type

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

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

Top Five Fighting-type Only

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

Top Five Combination Fighting-type

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

If you have one of the Fighting Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Fighting Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Psychic Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

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