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Is Tyranitar good in Pokémon Go?

Where does it stand?

Pokémon Go features various Pokémon for you to capture as you wander around the world and play the game. These Pokémon have varying stats, types, and unique moves they can learn that make them strong. For those who wish to complete five-star raids or compete in the Battle League PvP trainer fights, you want to consider your Pokémon choices. A Pokémon you’ll want to examine is Tyranitar. We’ve already listed out its best moveset over here, but is it good?

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Tyranitar is a Rock and Dark-type Pokémon. It’s going to be weak to Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-type attacks, but it’s resistant to Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Normal, Poison, and Psychic-type moves. For PvP, it has a maximum CP of 3,834, an attack of 210, a defense of 175, and a stamina of 189. For PvE, it has an attack of 251, a defense of 207, and a stamina of 225.

For PvP, because Tyranitar has a high CP, you want to avoid using it in the Ultra League. You primarily want to use it in the Master League or the Premier Cup of the Master League. Both are viable options, and it’s a great choice. It’s capable of fighting against consistent meta choices, such as Giratina (Origin), Ho-Oh, Lugia, Dragonite, Zapdos, Gyarados, or Electivire. It will fall to Metagross, Machamp, Sirfetch’d, Rhyperior, Excadrill, or Mamoswine.

You want to partner it with Pokémon like Garchomp, Swampert, Machamp, Rhyperior, Magnezone, Gardevoir, Heracross, or Haxorus. Tyranitar can be excellent, with a reliable team backing it up. The big weakness it has is its numerous weaknesses.

If you primarily want to use Tyranitar for raiding, that’s a good place for them. It has a diverse moveset to battle against several Pokémon that rotate in and out of raids. All of its stats are pretty high at over 200, meaning it can stay in a battle to deal plenty of damage, and it absorbs a great deal of damage.

Overall, Tyranitar is an excellent choice to add to your roster in Pokémon Go. It’s not going to be a broken Pokémon like a shadow Machamp, Garchomp, a shadow Gyarados, or an Excadrill with mud shot. Still, it’s extremely reliable in PvP and PvE for you to rank up and capture several legendary Pokémon.


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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.