Best Tyranitar Moveset in Pokémon Go

Tyranitar isn't a chump! Still, you can make him stronger with this guide!

Tyranitar is a Gen 2 Pokémon, so he showed up in the Pokédex just a little bit later than first 150! In the Pokédex entry for Tyranitar, it states that it is so powerful, it can literally bring down a mountain to make a nest. That's one incredibly powerful Pokémon. Below, we're covering everything you need to know about using Tyranitar in Pokémon Go.

Best Tyranitar Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Tyranitar sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Tyranitar, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • Type(s): Rock, Dark
  • Heavy Weakness(es): Fighting
  • Weakness(es): Bug, Fairy, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water
  • Resistance(s): Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Normal, Poison
  • Strong Resistance(s): Psychic
  • Max CP: 4335
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 251 | 207 | 225

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Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top five moves of each type. While this generally means this is the best moveset, it's not guaranteed.

  • #1 Fast Attack: Bite
  • #1 Charge Attack: Stone Edge

The remaining movesets are the top nine movesets for Tyranitar, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 15.87
    • Fast Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • #2
    • DPS: 15.76
    • Fast Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Crunch
  • #3
    • DPS: 15.72
    • Fast Attack: Smack Down
    • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • #4
    • DPS: 15.50
    • Fast Attack: Smack Down
    • Charge Attack: Crunch
  • #5
    • DPS: 14.74
    • Fast Attack: Bite
    • Charge Attack: Fire Blast
  • #6
    • DPS: 14.61
    • Fast Attack: Iron Tail
    • Charge Attack: Crunch
  • #7
    • DPS: 14.43
    • Fast Attack: Smack Down
    • Charge Attack: Fire Blast
  • #8
    • DPS: 13.76
    • Fast Attack: Iron Tail
    • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • #9
    • DPS: 12.36
    • Fast Attack: Iron Tail
    • Charge Attack: Fire Blast

Attack Types

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (i.e., Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of every attack mentioned in the movesets for Tyranitar above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokémon your Tyranitar is fighting.

  • Dark-type Attacks
    • Tyranitar's Moves
      • Bite
      • Crunch
    • Super Effective Against: Ghost, Psychic
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dark, Fairy, Fighting
  • Steel-type Attacks
    • Tyranitar's Moves
      • Iron Tail
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Rock-type Attacks
    • Tyranitar's Moves
      • Smack Down
      • Stone Edge
    • Super Effective Against: Bug, Flying, Fire, Ice
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fighting, Ground, Steel
  • Fire-type Attacks
    • Tyranitar's Moves
      • Fire Blast
    • Super Effective Against: Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dragon, Fire, Rock, Water

With these lists, you'll know when to use Tyranitar and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

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