What Are the Strongest Rock Pokemon in Pokemon Go?
Pokemon Go's Adventure Week is underway, which means your neighborhood should be filled with lots [...]
Pokemon Go's Adventure Week is underway, which means your neighborhood should be filled with lots of different Rock-Type Pokemon. Rock-Type Pokemon are a decidedly mixed bag - they're strong against Fire, Flying, and Ice-Type Pokemon, but weak against Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground and Steel-Type attacks. Luckily, Rock-Type Pokemon can absorb a bit of damage due to their naturally high defense stats, so you'll still see a lot of Rock-Type Pokemon in many gyms.
If you're curious as to which Rock-type Pokemon are the strongest in Pokemon Go, we've listed the five strongest Rock-Types in the game based on CP. Each slide will also list that Pokemon's best moveset, based on "damage per second."
Max CP: 2608
Best Moveset: Steel Wing/Hyper Beam
Aerodactyl is a unique Rock/Flying dual-type, which means it has some radically different resistances and weaknesses compared to other Rock-Type Pokemon. As a Flying-Type Pokemon, Aerodactyl loses its weaknesses to Grass, Fighting, and Ground-Type Pokemon, but at the cost of picking up weaknesses to Electric and Ice-Type Pokemon.
Aerodactyl has a strong Attack stat, but doesn't have a great moveset that takes advantage of it. It can only use one Rock-Type attack, which means it can't take advantage of a same type attack bonus. It also has a surprisingly weak Defense stat for a Rock-Type Pokemon, which limits its effectiveness in gyms.prevnext
Max CP: 2685
Best Moveset: Water Gun/Hydro Pump
Omastar has a lot of the upsides of a Rock-Type Pokemon, but without a few of the disadvantages. Omastar has a great Defense stat and above average Attack stat, and also doesn't have a weakness to Water-Type attacks thanks to its own Water-Typing. Omastar is best used as a Water-Type Pokemon, as its strongest moves are all Water-Type attacks. Omastar's probably best used as a low level gym defender, as it can probably do a bit of damage early on in a gym battle.prevnext
Max CP: 2916
Best Moveset: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
Golem is about to become a lot more common in gyms due to the Adventure Week event. Golem has exceptionally high Defense stats and decent Attack and Stamina stats, plus it has the potential to learn one of Pokemon Go's strongest movesets: Rock Throw and Stone Edge. Rock Throw and Stone Edge can dish out a lot of damage when measured by damage per second, so Golem can either be a top level defender or an anchor of a strong attacking team.prevnext
Max CP: 3300
Best Moveset: Mud Slap/Stone Edge
If you're measuring by CP, Rhydon is the third strongest Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Rhydon is considered a top level defender thanks to its high Stamina stat and strong Attack and Defense stats, but its ability to use Stone Edge means that it can be used to attack plenty of gyms too. If you see a Rhydon looming towards the top a gym, be prepared for one heck of a fight on your hands.prevnext
Max CP: 3670
Best Moveset: Bite/Stone Edge
Tyranitar has the highest CP in the game, but its considered to be a bit weaker than Dragonite due to the high amount of type weaknesses it has. Although its not quite as invincible as Dragonite, Tyranitar is still a formidable Pokemon, with an elite Attack stat and top tier Defense and Stamina stats. Tyranitar can do it all, either as a top level gym defender, or as an attack Pokemon that can easily shrug off most low level attacks from defenders.prevnext