Obviously, we don’t have an official release date for Gen 2, and anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. However, user khrawn on reddit, did calculate how strong some Pokemon will be when Gen 2 does eventually see the light of day in Pokemon GO. With these calculations, we bring forward the 10 best Gen 2 Pokemon for Pokemon GO.
The stats were calculated from the main series of Pokemon games, while implementing the algorithm used for Pokemon GO, resulting in as accurate as possible an estimation of the Pokemon to watch, if you’re looking to have the best of the bunch.
The list assumes IVs of 0 and does not include legendary Pokemon. On to the mighty Pokemon!
Base Stats: 183 ATK, 218 DEF, 160 STA, 2131 MAX CP
Meganium is the final evolution of Chikorita, the grass starter Pokémon from Johto, and the first entry in the list. Since Meganium is a grass type, it may prove useful against the army of Vaporeons currently plaguing gyms. Then again, as a third stage evolution of a starter Pokémon, it’s not going to be easy to obtain a Meganium in the first place.
Base Stats: 223 ATK, 163 DEF, 150 STA, 2183 MAX CP
Octillery is a water type Pokémon, and is the evolved form of Remoraid. With low defense and stamina stats, Octillery probably won’t be suited for defending in gyms. However, with its high attack stats, if you’re able to time your dodges correctly you’ll be able to take out fire type Pokémon with ease!