Sure, you haven’t had much trouble catching them all — but now that you’ve got ’em, which ones will serve you best on the Poke-battlefield?

Having a high CP is important, but it’s not the only determining factor for which Pokemon you should send into the fray. The following are the ten most valuable Pokemon in the game determined by battle conducive stats, move power and damage capacity; so make sure to raise these ones with proper care if you want to conquer gyms and steamroll your opponents. (Special thanks to Reddit user natron77 for compiling the data.)

Terms to Know:
STAB – Same Type Attack Bonus, which increases the power of a direct attack X 1.25 if the one of the user’s types is the same as the attack’s type.

1. Snorlax

He might be lazy, but when it comes to Pokemon Go battling, Snorlax is no slouch; because the Speed stat hasn’t been factored into Pokemon Go the same way it has in the actual Pokemon games, Snorlax’s stat distribution reaps all the benefits and none of the disadvantages. His 320 Stamina stat is the second highest in the game (only Chansey’s is higher) and he has the overall highest stat total (680), edging out other vaunted Pokemon like Dragonite, Lapras and Arcanine; Snorlax’s monster stats make him an absolute wall that can deliver a Licking (1200 Move Power) and keep on ticking.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
143 snorlax

Snorlax 320 180 180 680 NORMAL NONE Lick 1200 Zen Headbutt 857 Lick 1200

2. Vaporeon

If you’re still on the fence about which Eeveelution will serve you best, look no further: Vaporeon is a bulky beast. Water types are in a very good place in the current Pokemon Go meta (thanks to their stats, a STAB Water Gun being one of the strongest attacks in the game and lack of very strong Grass or Electric counter-types) and Vaporeon is thus far the best of the bunch. He’s relatively easy to obtain if you know the Eeveelution trick as well.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
134 vaporeon

Vaporeon 260 186 168 614 WATER NONE Water Gun 1500 Water Gun 1500

3. Slowbro

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
80 slowbro

Slowbro 190 184 198 572 WATER PSYCHIC Water Gun 1500 Confusion 596 Water Gun 1500

4. Lapras

A fat Stamina stat, (tied for 4th highest with Vaporeon), 3rd highest overall stat total and Water/Ice type combination (Frost Breath is super effective against Dragon, Flying, Grass and Ground) make Lapras a formidable Pokemon to add to your squad.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
131 lapras

Lapras 260 186 190 636 WATER ICE Frost Breath 1111 Ice Shard 536 Frost Breath 1111

5. Blastoise

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
9 blastoise

Blastoise 158 186 222 566 WATER NONE Bite 720 Water Gun 1500 Water Gun 1500

6. Golem

While he may not have Explosion like he did back in the RBY days, Golem still has a good overall stat count (in the Top 25) and is an excellent wall against Electric-type Pokemon.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
76 golem

Golem 160 176 198 534 ROCK GROUND Rock Throw 662 Mud Shot 1636 Mud Shot 1636

7. Dragonite

The mighty Dragonite has the highest Attack-stat in the game (250) and second highest overall stat count (644). And just like the RBY days, it’s the only Dragon-type in the game so far, so milk him while he’s still a unique, Dragon Breathing snowflake.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
149 dragonite

Dragonite 182 250 212 644 DRAGON FLYING Dragon Breath 900 Steel Wing 677 Dragon Breath 900

8. Poliwrath

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
62 poliwrath

Poliwrath 180 180 202 562 WATER FIGHTING Bubble 489 Mud Shot 1309 Mud Shot 1309

9. Golduck

The final form of Misty’s staple Psyduck Pokemon is no joke in Pokemon Go; another Water-type with good overall stats and a STAB Water Gun breaks the Top Ten — noticing a trend here?

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
55 golduck

Golduck 160 194 176 530 WATER NONE Confusion 477 Water Gun 1500 Water Gun 1500

10. Exeggutor

Sick of seeing Vaporeon and other Water-types running rampant in the meta? Fight back with Exeggutor; it may not have a STAB Grass move as its most damaging attack like Venusaur or Tangela but its resistance to Water Gun and third highest attack stat in Pokemon Go (236) make it a very useful Pokemon to have on your roster.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
103 exeggutor

Exeggutor 190 232 164 586 GRASS PSYCHIC Confusion 596 Zen Headbutt 1071 Zen Headbutt 1071

11. Honorable Mention: Muk

High Stamina and a 1071 STAB Poison Jab make Muk a powerful Poison combatant; keep a Muk handy to counter any Grass-types looking to Vine Whip your Waters.

# Image Name Stamina Attack Defense Total Stats Type 1 Type 2 Fast Move1 Power (w/STAB) Fast Move2 Power (w/STAB) Best Move Best Move Power
89 muk

Muk 210 180 188 578 POISON NONE Poison Jab 1071 Acid 714 Poison Jab 1071