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Because of the way gyms are designed, players are encouraged to leave their Pokémon with the highest CP as defenders. But CP tells you nothing about a Pokémon’s actual strengths and weaknesses. Today I reveal the actual best defenders in Pokémon GO based on their stats and movesets, not just their CP.

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Kubbi – Ember
Kubbi – Compass
Kubbi – Cascade
Kubbi – Overworld
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