What are Shiftry’s best movesets and stats in Pokémon Go?

What can you do with Shiftry in Pokémon Go?

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Shiftry is the final evolved form of Seedot, and in Pokémon Go, it’s a decent choice for those looking to have a suitable pick in the Ultra League. Shiftry won’t outright win battles single-handedly, but it certainly helps round out a particular roster, especially if you face off against Psychic-type Pokémon.

Shiftry is a Grass and Dark-type Pokémon. It has a max CP of 2,333, an attack of 200, a defense of 121, and stamina of 207. Because of Shiftry’s lower defense value, you want to lean more towards it being an attacking and aggressive Pokémon. You don’t want it to be the first Pokémon you throw out against an opponent unless you’re confident about switching it out quickly if it goes against a Bug, Fighting, Ice, Poison, Flying, Fairy, or Fire-type Pokémon.

If you want to ensure Shiftry has the best chance to perform in the Ultra League and against other Pokémon during raids, there’s a specific moveset you want to make sure it knows. The best choice includes feint attack and leaf blade, snarl and leaf blade, feint stack and bullet seed, or snarl and bullet seed. Bullet seed is a Community Day exclusive move, meaning you can only have a Shiftry learn this attack if you evolved it on Seedot’s Community Day. While Shiftry does have decent alternatives, bullet seed is the best charge attack available to it, and then you want it to know a Dark-type fast move or razor leaf, a Grass-type.

While being a decent Pokémon, Shiftry is about medium grade compared to other Pokémon choices. It certainly cannot compete in the Masters League or the Premium Cup, but it should do fine in the Ultra League. If you evolve Seedot at a low enough level, you could potentially have Shiftry for the Great League. It would help if you evolved Seedot at an early level to make this work.