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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

55.50 kg Weight
1.20 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 4,465
Level 40: 3,949
Level 25: 2,821 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 2,256 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,692 (Research Tasks)
ATK 249
DEF 210
STA 240

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Acid is the only Fast Move that should be used, even if it's not great. 
  • Pound lacks STAB and can't be Super Effective against anything. 
  • Sludge Bomb is the best Charge Move for offense, with more flexibility as a 2-bar move.
  • Gunk Shot is less consistent as a 1-bar move.
  • Rock Slide is better for Rock-type Pokemon.
  • Power Gem sucks. 

PVE Overview

Nihilego paves the way for the introduction of Ultra Beasts into Pokemon Go, with huge stats and an interesting typing. Unfortunately Poison typing isn't very valuable in the game, and Nihilego has access to undesirable Fast Move options. If given Poison Jab, it can be a very strong Poison-type attacker. But for now, look forward to future Ultra Beasts and hope for a moveset improvement for this jellyfish-like Pokemon. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Acid + Sludge Bomb and Rock Slide

Both of Nihilego's Fast Moves are very poor, but between them, Acid pulls ahead in both damage output and energy generation. It's still a subpar move though. Pound lacks STAB and can't be Super Effective against any opponent. 

Sludge Bomb costs a moderate amount of energy, and benefits from STAB to deal respectable damage. Rock Slide is the best alternative Charge Move, dealing decent damage for its slightly lesser energy cost. Power Gem is not only less efficient in terms of Damage Per Energy (DPE), but it also costs more energy which discourages its use. Gunk Shot demands too much energy to be viable. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

Nihilego's CP is too high for this league. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Nihilego has decent stats for a CP capped Ultra League, with a unique Poison/Rock typing that makes it very vulnerable to Ground-type attacks. Unfortunately its main drawback is the unfortunate consequence of pathetic Fast Move options. If given Poison Jab, its overall performance would more than double its current painful results. Until it gets a moveset improvement, it is not recommended to invest resources in this Pokemon. 

Master League: 2.5 / 5

Because Nihilego just barely avoids the 9% stat tax (applied when CP at lv40 goes above 4000), Nihilego boasts unexpected performance with its huge stats despite lacking good Fast Moves. While its matchups against the overall meta aren't anything to brag about, its ability to shut down popular Fairy-types like Zacian and Togekiss helps to put the Poison typing on the board. Access to Rock Slide is valuable against Flying-types like Ho-Oh, Yveltal, and Lugia, which is a bonus. This Pokemon still has a way to go if it wants to flip the meta however. 

Fast Moves

9
More Info

Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.20
10.00
11.25
14.06
7
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
10.00
11.67
14.58

Charge Moves

80
More Info

Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.00
0.00
1.60
34.78
43.48
55.65
130
More Info

Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.10
1.00
0.00
1.30
41.94
52.42
54.52
80
More Info

Rock

1.6x DamageVS
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
2.70
1.10
0.00
1.60
29.63
37.04
47.41
80
More Info

Rock

1.6x DamageVS
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
2.90
0.75
0.00
1.60
27.59
34.48
44.14

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Buddy Distance 5 km

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

256% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% 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
20014955
2001.5102115
2002154175
2002.5207234
4003260294
4003.5312353
4004365413
4004.5418473
6005470532
6005.5523592
6006576651
6006.5629711
8007681771
8007.5734830
8008787890
8008.5839949
100098921009
10009.59451069
1000109971128
100010.510471185
13001110971241
130011.511471298
13001211971354
130012.512471410
16001312971467
160013.513461523
16001413961580
160014.514461636
19001514961692
190015.515461749
19001615961805
190016.516461862
22001716951918
220017.517451974
22001817952031
220018.518452087
25001918952144
250019.519452200
25002019952256
250020.520442313
30002120942369
300021.521442426
30002221942482
300022.522442539
35002322942595
350023.523442651
35002423942708
350024.524442764
40002524932821
400025.525432877
40002625932934
400026.526432990
45002726933046
450027.527433103
45002827933159
450028.528433216
50002928933272
500029.529423329
50003029923385
500030.530173413
60003130423441
600031.530673470
60003230923498
600032.531173526
70003331423554
700033.531673582
70003431923611
700034.532173639
80003532423667
800035.532673695
80003632913723
800036.533163752
90003733413780
900037.533663808
90003833913836
900038.534163864
100003934413893
1000039.534663921
100004034913949
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