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Pokemon Go: Which commonly used Pokemon have double weakness?

Published: 7/Apr/2020 22:03

by Paul Cot

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Its common knowledge than in Pokemon battles certain types have weaknesses to others. What you may not know though, is that because of dual typings some are double super effective. Here’s a list of the more commonly used species in Pokemon Go that you can take advantage of with double weaknesses.

It varies from game to game but in Pokemon Go a super effective attack will do 1.6x the damage. Double super effective attacks will do 2.56x the damage.

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So, it doesn’t take a Pokemon master to work out that if you can get yourself a double super effective situation you’re almost certainly going to win that battle. Not all Pokemon have double weaknesses, however.

Altaria Double Weakness Ice
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Altaria is a problem to compete with in GO Battle Great League unless you have ice-type moves waiting…

Double weaknesses list

Let’s take a look at the ones that do. Here are all the Pokemon you come across most often in GO Battle League – Great League, Ultra League and Master League – and their weak points.

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  • Alolan Ninetales: Steel
  • Alolan Sandslash: Fighting and Fire
  • Altaria: Ice
  • Articuno: Rock
  • Bastiodon: Fighting and Ground
  • Breloom: Flying
  • Charizard: Rock
  • Dragonite: Ice
  • Escavalier: Fire
  • Flygon: Ice
  • Garchomp: Ice
  • Golem: Grass and Water
  • Gliscor: Ice
  • Gyarados: Electric
  • Heracross: Flying
  • Ho-Oh: Rock
  • Landorus (Incarnate Forme): Ice
  • Moltres: Rock
  • Rayquaza: Ice
  • Rhyperior: Grass and Water
  • Scrafty: Fairy
  • Seismitoad: Grass
  • Shiftry: Bug
  • Swampert: Grass
  • Toxicroak: Psychic
  • Tropius: Ice
  • Tyranitar: Fighting
  • Virizion: Flying
  • Weavile: Fighting
  • Whiscash: Grass

Obviously all of these are dual-type Pokemon which is where they’re susceptibility to double weaknesses originates.

Ice moves prove to be the typing that most commonly causes a double weakness with all of Altaria, Dragonite, Flygon, Garchomp, Gliscor, Rayquaza and Tropius being vulnerable to them. Meanwhile, Golem, Rhyperior, Seismitoad, Swampert and Whiscash are all terrified of grass moves!

If you can learn all these matchups and have these moves ready, you’ll be setting yourself up for a big advantage in PvP battles. Unfortunately many trainers are clever enough to immediately switch out when there’s a double weakness.

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So, if possible, you want to try and leave it for when they have no other Pokemon available. Another way is to hit them with a surprise Charge Move of that type. Ancient Power and Ice Beam are two examples of moves that a lot of Pokemon can learn that you may not expect.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.