A Pokemon GO Fire and Ice event update: What To Catch

Chris Burns - Jun 6, 2017, 10:25 am CDT
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A Pokemon GO Fire and Ice event update: What To Catch

News of an Ice and Fire event in Pokemon GO has the forums and Reddit stoked – now it’s time to get busy with the details. What we’re working with today is the assumption that the several-times-proven sources that brought us pre-official confirmation (see link below) of the next Pokemon GO event will be right again. If they are right again, the next Pokemon GO event will be coming with Pokemon from the two polar opposite types: Ice Type Pokemon and Fire Type Pokemon.

The event will likely take on a shape not unlike the last several events in Pokemon GO. As such, we’re having a look at the best Pokemon to attain – or evolve to – given the likely releases in the “much more common” bin in Ice and Fire. This list of Pokemon should be considered alongside the half-priced Lucky Egg feature of the event, which will go live at the same time as Fire and Ice Pokemon become more common.

The list below is alphabetically ordered and contains all the best Prestige-ready Pokemon that could potentially be caught in this event. Caught or evolved to, I should say – there’s a Kingdra in there, after all. These are not the Pokemon you’re going to want to attain if you’re trying to beat down enemy gyms – rather they are the Pokemon that are best to put in a gym to beat.

• Arcanine – Fire Fang – Fire Blast
• Arcanine – Fire Fang – Flamethrower
• Charizard – Wing Attack – Flamethrower
• Charizard – Ember – Flamethrower
• Charizard – Ember – Fire Blast
• Charizard – Wing Attack – Fire Blast
• Charizard – Air Slash – Fire Blast
• Charizard – Air Slash – Overheat
• Charizard – Fire Spin – Fire Blast
• Charizard – Fire Spin – Overheat
• Charmeleon – Fire Fang – Flamethrower
• Charmeleon – Fire Fang – Flame Burst
• Cloyster – Frost Breath – Avalanche
• Cloyster – Frost Breath – Hydro Pump
• Cloyster – Ice Shard – Avalanche
• Cloyster – Ice Shard – Blizzard
• Cloyster – Frost Breath – Blizzard
• Dewgong – Frost Breath – Blizzard
• Dewgong – Ice Shard – Blizzard
• Flareon – Ember – Overheat
• Flareon – Fire Spin – Overheat
• Flareon – Fire Spin – Fire Blast
• Flareon – Fire Spin – Flamethrower
• Houndoom – Fire Fang – Foul Play
• Houndoom – Snarl – Fire Blast
• Houndoom – Fire Fang – Fire Blast
• Houndour – Feint Attack – Flamethrower
• Jynx – Frost Breath – Avalanche
• Jynx – Confusion – Avalanche
• Kingdra – Dragon Breath – Blizzard
• Lapras – Frost Breath – Hydro Pump
• Lapras – Ice Shard – Ice Beam
• Lapras – Water Gun – Ice Beam
• Lapras – Water Gun – Blizzard
• Lapras – Ice Shard – Blizzard
• Lapras – Frost Breath – Ice Beam
• Lapras – Frost Breath – Blizzard
• Magcargo – Rock Throw – Overheat
• Magcargo – Ember – Overheat
• Magcargo – Rock Throw – Heat Wave
• Ninetales – Fire Spin – Heat Wave
• Ninetales – Fire Spin – Solar Beam
• Ninetales – Fire Spin – Overheat
• Piloswine – Ice Shard – Avalanche
• Piloswine – Powder Snow – Avalanche
• Rapidash – Fire Spin – Fire Blast
• Smoochum – Frost Breath – Ice Beam
• Sneasel – Ice Shard – Ice Punch
• Sneasel – Ice Shard – Avalanche
• Sneasel – Feint Attack – Avalanche
• Typhlosion – Shadow Claw – Overheat
• Typhlosion – Ember – Overheat

Each of these Pokemon – properly leveled up – work within the standard Prestige calculations for all Pokemon placed in Pokemon Gyms in Pokemon GO. If the relative CP for the attacking Pokemon is higher than the CP of the gym defender, the prestige equation is 310 * (Defender CP / Attacker CP) – 55. Minimum prestige is 100 per Pokemon defeated, maximum prestige is 1000 per Pokemon defeated.

SEE TOO: Details on the Pokemon GO Fire and Ice event!

If the attacking Pokemon has a level that’s lower than the defender – this is preferable. A lower-CP Pokemon generally has a harder time beating a higher-CP Pokemon, so the equation for prestige points goes like this: 500 * (Defender CP / Attacker CP). This is where the list above comes into play – these Pokemon are relatively easy to beat, even at high levels.

On the flip side of this situation is the Pokemon that’ll be released into the wild more common than normal that you’ll want to catch to attack a gym. For those, just avoid what’s above. Easy as pie, that is.

Have a peek at our other most recent next Pokemon GO event guide in the link above. Be sure to join us for other tips and gifs and memes and fun at @TeamPokemonGO on Twitter as well!


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