Pokémon GO: Huge CP, attack and defense changes

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Hello trainers, as you may have noticed, the CP of your Pokémons have changed. Niantic updated the CP, attack and defense stats to balance the game, so let’s go through.

First, the announcement of Niantic:

Trainers,

We have made adjustments to the CP (Combat Power) of various Pokémon. Some Pokémon, such as Alakazam, Rhydon, and Gengar will have their CP increased. Others will have their CP lowered. These changes will allow a more balanced and competitive battling and training experience in Gyms. We will continue to adjust the CP going forward to improve the game balance when necessary.

The Pokémon GO team

As you can see, Pokémons like Alakazam or Gengar, after a lot of complaints from the community, were buffed to be more competitive and try to change the current meta of the game, where the gyms were dominated by Dragonites, Lapras and Snorlaxs.

The redditor /u/fizikz3 made a sheet where you can see the Pokémon stats pre-change and after-change. We will order for you the TOP 20 CP, attack and defense Pokémons.

 

Right now, this is the TOP 20 CP Pokémon ranking:

Ranking Name Old Max CP New Max CP
1 Dragonite 3500 3581
2 Snorlax 3112 3355
3 Rhydon 2243 3300
4 Gyarados 2688 3281
5 Vaporeon 2816 3157
6 Lapras 2980 2980
7 Golem 2303 2916
8 Exeggutor 2955 2916
9 Flareon 2643 2904
10 Machamp 2594 2889
11 Alakazam 1813 2887
12 Arcanine 2983 2839
13 Pinsir 2121 2770
14 Jolteon 2140 2730
15 Muk 2602 2709
16 Kingler 1823 2694
17 Charizard 2602 2686
18 Omastar 2233 2685
19 Gengar 2078 2619
20 Aerodactyl 2165 2608

 

The ranking of the TOP 20 Pokémons ordered by ATTACK:

Ranking Name Old Attack New Attack
1 Alakazam 186 271
2 Dragonite 250 263
3 Gengar 204 261
4 Flareon 238 246
5 Kingler 178 240
6 Pinsir 184 238
7 Gyarados 192 237
8 Machamp 198 234
9 Exeggutor 232 233
10 Jolteon 192 232
11 Kadabra 150 232
12 Arcanine 230 227
13 Hitmonlee 148 224
14 Charizard 212 223
15 Jynx 172 223
16 Magneton 186 223
17 Haunter 172 223
18 Rhydon 166 222
19 Aerodactyl 182 221
20 Kabutops 190 220

 

And the ranking of the TOP 20 Pokémons ordered by DEFENSE:

Ranking Name Old Defense New Defense
1 Cloyster 196 323
2 Onix 186 288
3 Tentacruel 196 237
4 Mr. Mime 196 233
5 Golem 198 229
6 Omastar 202 227
8 Weezing 198 221
9 Hypno 196 215
10 Kingler 168 214
11 Hitmonchan 204 212
12 Hitmonlee 172 211
13 Blastoise 222 210
14 Rhydon 160 206
15 Tangela 152 205
16 Flareon 178 204
17 Ninetails 194 204
18 Kabutops 190 203
19 Sandlash 172 202
20 Dragonite 212 201

 

The biggest BUFF went for Chansey (+157%):

Old Max CP New Max CP Old Attack New Attack Old Defense New Defense
675 1469 40 60 60 176

 

The biggest NERF (without or last evolution) went for Lickitung (-21%):

Old Max CP New Max CP Old Attack New Attack Old Defense New Defense
1626 1322 126 108 160 137

 

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