Best moveset for Avalugg in Pokemon Go & is it any good?
Bergmite made its long-awaited debut in Pokemon Go in 2021, which meant Trainers could also get its evolution Avalugg. But is it any good? And what is its best moveset? Let’s find out.
Back in 2021, Generation XI Pokemon Bergmite made its debut in Pokemon Go. That also meant that users of the mobile game could also obtain the evolution of Bergmite, Avalugg.
Below, we’re going to look at each of Avalugg’s potential moves and figure out whether it’s got a place in Pokemon Go’s PvE or PvP meta.
The best PvP moveset for Avalugg in Pokemon Go is Ice Fang as a Fast Move paired with Body Slam and Avalanche as Charged Moves.
Avalugg only has two potential Fast Moves to choose from, but Ice Fang is the clear winner: It deals the same amount of damage (8.0 DPS) as Crunch but generates more energy (5.0 EPS) and has the added bonus of STAB. Make sure you have it.
When it comes to Charged Moves, Avalugg benefits from having access to Body Slam, a low-cost attack that’s great for taking out shields with fairly neutral Normal-type coverage. Go with Avalanche as a secondary attack for some impressive STAB damage.
Not to mention, Avalanche also has the highest DPE among its available Charged Moves.
Avalugg has a surprisingly good range of moves in Pokemon Go, with two potential Fast Moves and five potential Charged Moves including ranging from Ice to Dark and even Psychic.
We’ve listed all the moves that Avalugg can learn below:
- Bite (Dark)
- Ice Fang (Ice)
- Avalanche (Ice)
- Body Slam (Normal)
- Crunch (Dark)
- Earthquake (Ground)
- Mirror Coat (Psychic)
First of all, let’s address Avalugg’s biggest concern: It’s a mono Ice-type, which is one of the worst typings in Pokemon Go. It’s weak against Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel, and only has one resistance… other Ice-types. You’ll have to be very cautious when using it.
The good news? It’s mostly up from there. Avalugg is a huge tank, with a massive 240 Defense and a respectable 216 Stamina, so even when faced with its worst opponents it should be able to hold on for long enough to dish out some damage.
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When it comes to PvP, Avalugg is viable in all Leagues, but it shows the most potential in the Master League.
Avalugg ranked #197 on the Ultra League as of November 2023 per PvPoke, well behind the meta options.
However, PvPoke ranked Avalugg at #66 in the Master League as of November 2023. That shouldn’t come as a shock, as the Ice Fang-Avalanche STAB combo can be a massive threat to the Dragon-types that rule the meta.
As for Avalugg’s performance in PvE, it’s far too slow for Raid Battles, and Ice-types just aren’t suited for Gym Defense due to their lack of type resistances. Thus, you’re much better off focusing on PvP in the Go Battle League.