Pokemon GO players start off by collecting various kinds of Pokemon before they head on to join a team and claim any Gym. To effectively fight and win Gym battles, it is important to know the strength and weakness of different kinds of Pokemon.
A trainer can take not more than six Pokemon in a Gym battle. However, before starting a Gym battle, a trainer can find out what Pokemon he will be fighting with by selecting a Gym. This will allow the trainer to choose the best of the six Pokemon from his Pokedex to fight and win Gym battles effectively.
On Reddit, Pokemon GO enthusiasts have shared a chart through which players can find out how strong and weak a Pokemon is against different kinds of Pokemon.
For instance, if a player has an Electric type of Pokemon such as Pikachu, Raichu, Magnemtie, Electrode, Electabuzz, Jolteon and so on, such Pokemon will be weak against Ground Pokemon like Sandshrew, Sandslash, Geodude, Onyx, Rhyhorn, Nidoqueen and so on.
However, Electric Pokemon can be strong against Water and Flying Pokemon. Water Pokemon include Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Poliwag, Seel, Krabby, Horsea, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras and Vaporeon. And Flying Pokemon include Pokemon like Charizard, Pidge, Spearow, Farfetch?d, Scyther, Dragonite and more.
Another Pokemon GO trick that can help players to win Gym battles easily is by making use of WintheGym.com. On the website, a player needs to select a Pokemon from a drop-down menu that he would like to defeat and hit the Go button. The website will then show a list of Pokemon that can be used to select a specific Pokemon.
For instance, if a player wants to defeat Abra, he needs to select it on the website and hit the Go button. It will then show that Pokemon like Pinsir, Scyther, Gengar, Haunter, Gastly, Veonomoth, Parasecft, Venonat, Paras, Beedrill, Weedle, Kakuna, Butterfree, Metapod, and Caterpie can be used to beat Abra.