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25 Best Pokemon Go Gym Defenders

When it comes to combat in Pokemon Go, the art of gym takeover and defense is crucial to success. In order for you to claim your victory and collect your Pokecoins, you want to be able to hold onto the gym for as long as possible. Now thanks to contributions from the Pokemon Go Reddit community, we have the 25 best Pokemon gym defenders in the game.

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Starting off our Best Pokemon Go Gym Defenders list, Golduck is a fairly powerful combatant. This of course depends on your special move set. Here's the breakdown for Golduck when he's assigned to defend a Pokemon Go gym.

Water Gun / Hydro Pump - 46.1 %
Confusion / Ice Beam - 47.3%
Confusion / Hydro Pump - 50.8%

As you'll notice throughout this Best Pokemon Go Gym Defenders guide is that Confusion is an excellent move set for gym defense.