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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

44.00 kg Weight
1.80 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,618
Level 40: 3,200
Level 25: 2,286 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,829 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,371 (Research Tasks)
ATK 232
DEF 195
STA 190

PVE Movesets Grades

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Waterfall and Hydro Pump pair well together to fulfill a Water-type attacker role.
  • Charm and Moonblast are slightly weaker, but enable Primarina to be a decent Fairy-type attacker.
  • Psychic has no use for offense. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Charm is recommended for defense due to ubiquitous use of Fighting-type attackers, as well as most more common usage of Grass and Dragon attackers compared to Poison Pokemon. 
  • Waterfall isn't bad at all on defense, but is more likely to be resisted. 
  • Psychic is better for defense against potential Grass/Poison attackers as well as Fighting-types. 
  • Hydro Pump and Moonblast take a long time before they can be used, but the former hits much faster. 

PVE Overview

Primarina is the majestic Water starter of Gen 7, and a welcome addition to Pokemon Go. While it currently sits behind Gyarados in terms of Water-type performance and Togekiss as a Fairy-type attacker, it will likely have a potential Community Day in the future. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A-
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Charm + Moonblast or Psychic and Hydro Pump

Waterfall + Psychic and Moonblast

Both Fast Moves feature high STAB damage output with poor energy generation, with different typing coverage. Either can be viable depending on the rest of your team composition and PvP format.

When using Charm, both Moonblast and Psychic require the same amount of fast moves for their initial execution despite Psychic costing less energy. It is often unlikely for Primarina to fire off multiple charge moves due to Charm's extremely poor energy generation. Moonblast can be picked for its incredible damage output, while Psychic provides coverage against Poison-type Pokemon. Hydro Pump is extremely difficult to reach due to its staggering cost, but can annihilate Fire- and Steel-type Pokemon if it is not respected.

When using Waterfall, Psychic is necessary due to its cheap cost, while Moonblast provides coverage against numerous Water-type resists. Hydro Pump is too expensive and does not provide additional coverage.

As a side note, since Primarina is a Water-type starter Pokemon, it can be anticipated to receive a Community Day in the future, which would likely result in access to the desperately needed Hydro Cannon. Fingers crossed. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Notice that Fairy/Water typing? While this typing has done wonders for the popular Azumarill, it's not enough to save Primarina. There is a significant gap between the two Pokemon in terms of bulk, with Primarina being more fragile than most meta Pokemon. While its higher ATK stat does well for its strong Fast Move damage, the lack of energy generation, cheap Charge Moves, and shield pressure is a detriment to Primarina's performance. There's little reason to consider this Pokemon until its potential future Community Day. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Due to the Primarina's lack of fast access to coverage options, Primarina is largely used as a single type beating stick. It can make short work of any Pokemon that's weak to its Fast Move of choice, but narrowly serves this only purpose. Again, consider holding off on this Pokemon until it potentially gets its future Community Day. 

Master League: 3.5 / 5

The common use of Dragon-types in this league gives Fairy Pokemon, especially those with Charm, a lot of potential. Primarina performs well in this niche partly thanks to a favorable Water secondary typing to support it. The added resistances grant Primarina superior matchups against Kyogre, Dialga, and Mamoswine compared to other Charmers. The lack of Grass and Poison Pokemon in this league eliminates a lot of threat to Primarina, making her a good consideration. 

Fast Moves

20
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Fairy

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
7.33
13.33
16.67
16
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Water

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.15
6.67
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

90
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Psychic

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.80
32.14
40.18
57.86
130
More Info

Water

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
2.10
0.00
1.30
39.39
49.24
51.21
130
More Info

Fairy

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.90
1.50
0.00
1.30
33.33
41.67
43.33

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Buddy Distance 3 km

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013945
2001.58193
2002123141
2002.5165190
4003207238
4003.5249286
4004292335
4004.5334383
6005376431
6005.5418480
6006460528
6006.5502576
8007544624
8007.5586673
8008628721
8008.5670769
10009712818
10009.5755866
100010797914
100010.5836960
1300118761006
130011.59161051
1300129561097
130012.59961143
16001310361189
160013.510751234
16001411151280
160014.511551326
19001511951371
190015.512351417
19001612751463
190016.513141509
22001713541554
220017.513941600
22001814341646
220018.514741691
25001915141737
250019.515531783
25002015931829
250020.516331874
30002116731920
300021.517131966
30002217532011
300022.517932057
35002318322103
350023.518722149
35002419122194
350024.519522240
40002519922286
400025.520322332
40002620712377
400026.521112423
45002721512469
450027.521912515
45002822312560
450028.522712606
50002923112652
500029.523502698
50003023902743
500030.524102766
60003124302789
600031.524502812
60003224702835
600032.524902858
70003325102880
700033.525302903
70003425502926
700034.525702949
80003525892972
800035.526092995
80003626293018
800036.526493040
90003726693063
900037.526893086
90003827093109
900038.527293132
100003927493155
1000039.527693178
100004027893200
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