A Few Pokemon in Pokemon GO are Getting Updated for Balance

on November 21, 2016 5:21 PM

It’s no surprise that — among other things — Pokemon GO players have been clamoring for some meta balance fixes for the wildly-popular Nintendo mobile game. According to a Facebook post from developer Niantic (seen below), the combat power will be raised and reduced for a sample of Pokemon to make the Poke Gym fighting and takeovers more fair:

pokemon go update

But which specific Pokemon are impacted? According to an extensive from Reddit user DinoRaawr, the distribution looks generally like it does below.

Pokemon GO released July 2016 and has celebrated continuous (yet varying) success on both iPhone and Android. Check out the interim patch notes below:

CP Boosted:

  • Alakazam (+++)
  • Butterfree (+++)
  • Chansey(+++)
  • Cloyster(+++)
  • Hitmochan(+++)
  • Hitmonlee(+++)
  • Gengar(+++)
  • Golem(+++)
  • Gyarados(+++)
  • Jolteon(+++)
  • Jynx(+++)
  • Kangaskhan (+++)
  • Kingler(+++)
  • Machamp(+++)
  • Magneton(+++)
  • Mr. Mime(+++)
  • Omastar (+++)
  • Pinsir(+++)
  • Rhydon(+++)
  • Sandslash(+++)
  • Tangela(+++)
  • Tauros(+++)
  • Vaporeon(+++)
  • Aerodactyl(++)
  • Beedrill(++)
  • Dodrio(++)
  • Electrode(++)
  • Flareon(++)
  • Kabutops(++)
  • Primeape(++)
  • Seadra(++)
  • Scyther(++)
  • Snorlax(++)
  • Starmie(++)
  • Venomoth(++)
  • Charizard(+)
  • Dugtrio(+)
  • Electabuzz(+)
  • Fearow(+)
  • Marowak(+)
  • Muk(+)
  • Onix(+)
  • Rapidash(+)
  • Raticate(+)
  • Tentacruel(+)

CP Reduced:

  • Arbok(-)
  • Arcanine(-)
  • Blastoise(-)
  • Clefable(-)
  • Exeggutor(-)
  • Farfetch’d (-)
  • Golbat(-)
  • Golduck(-)
  • Hypno(-)
  • Lickitung(-)
  • Magmar(-)
  • Nidoking (-)
  • Nidoqueen (-)
  • Parasect(-)
  • Pidgeot(-)
  • Poliwrath(-)
  • Porygon(-)
  • Seaking(-)
  • Slowbro(-)
  • Venusaur(-)
  • Vileplume(-)
  • Weezing(-)
  • Dewgong(–)
  • Ninetails(–)
  • Victreebell(–)
  • Persian(—)
  • Wigglytuff(—)
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