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What’s the highest CP a Pokemon can have in Pokemon Go?

Published: 27/Jan/2020 19:38 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 1:31

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Go trainers can use a species’ combat points (CP) to determine how strong the Pokemon is. With that said, what is the highest CP you can get in the game? 

CP is an aggregated statistic used to approximately measure how powerful a Pokemon is. While not a perfect measurement, it is the best and simplest way to know which species are strong and worth having, and which aren’t.

A Pokemon’s type, moveset and base stats are other factors which need to be considered when battling in the popular mobile game. At a basic level, you don’t really need to look beyond CP, though. Also, CP does take into account base stats.

Irrespective of these other factors, generally speaking a species with a much higher CP will beat one with a much lower one. So, which Pokemon have the highest CP in the game?

Slaking CP

1. Slaking 4,431 CP

You’d have thought one of the many legendaries in Pokemon Go would claim the accolade of highest CP but no, that honor goes to Slaking. The Lazy Pokemon can reach a massive 4,431 CP, 250 CP above second.

With that information you’d have thought Slaking would be the most wanted Pokemon on the game. Well, as we alluded to before there’s more to it than just CP. Slaking performs incredibly well on this metric due to its super high attack, stamina and HP stats.

However, defensively it is relatively weak and has a far from desirable moveset. Its only fast move is Yawn, which deals no damage. While its charge-moves included the powerful Hyper Beam and Body Slam, the energy per second (EPS) score of 8.8 for Yawn means that it not only deals zero damage but that you have to wait 8.8. seconds to use a move that can hurt the opposing Pokemon.

Nevertheless, due to its high HP and stamina stat it is frequently seen defending gyms in Pokemon Go.

Regigigas CP Pokemon Go
Regigigas and Slaking are excellent examples as to why there’s more to look at than CP…

2. Regigigas 4,346 CP

The Colossal Pokemon made its debut back in October 2019 via a one-off Special Research story event. This special event cost $7.99 to purchase but, Regigigas was also available in EX Raids in the following month.

Similar to other Pokemon on this list, Regigigas has some impressive attacking stats. This complimented by some really good defense and stamina stats, too.

Its quick moves of either Zen Headbutt and Rock Smash, alongside the charge-move of Avalanche also means it has both powerful and varied moves at its disposal. This makes it a better battling option than Slaking because of the aforementioned Yawn move.

Mewtwo Psystrike CP
Mewtwo is one of the best Pokemon to have in your Pokemon Go team, period.

3. Mewtwo 4,178 CP

Slaking may have been a surprise at number one, but Mewtwo at number three will shock just a few. With attack stats only bettered by Deoxys and Kyurem, the fan favorite from Kanto was always going to be high on the list.

Its defense and stamina stats leave a little to be desired but if they had been higher than Mewtwo may have been too overpowered for the game. If you’re lucky enough to have found one with Confusion and Psystrike then you’ll know just how powerful Mewtwo is.

Kyogre Groudon CP
Kyogre and Groudon have a surprisingly high max CP in Pokemon Go…

4. Kyogre and Groudon – 4,115 CP

Third is a dead heat when it comes to CP ranking in Pokemon Go. Kyogre and Groudon actually mirror each other on 4,115 CP.

Their base stats are also exactly the same. Ranked 22 and 28 respectively for their attack and defence stats, they’re both a welcome addition to anyone’s team.

The Gen 3 legends have been easy to obtain in Pokemon Go having featured as research breakthrough encounters on multiple occasions. Unfortunately these breakthroughs do have a CP limit though, so if you’re to obtain their maximum CP then it’ll cost you a lot of Stardust to do so.

Interestingly the other third of the Weather Trio, Rayquaza, has a maximum CP of 3,835. This is despite it generally being considered the most powerful Pokemon from the Hoenn region. Rayquaza has more type advantages though, and is doubly effective against grass and ground-types.

Other high CP species

The above six are the only Pokemon that can have a CP higher than 4,000 in Pokemon Go. The next 10 range between 3,991 and 3,834. The next 10 are as follows:

  • Zekrom
  • Reshiram
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Arceus
  • Meloetta
  • Garchomp
  • Ho-Oh
  • Rayquaza
  • Tyranitar

Remember, if you’re looking to assemble the best team possible in Pokemon Go then you don’t need to look too far beyond the above. However, research into each of their best moves and what type advantages they hold are vitally important when it comes to battling.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.