How to get Tyranitar in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Tyranitar is one of the strongest species in Pokemon Go and an excellent team member for both PvP and PvE lineups. So here’s all you need to know about Tyranitar in Pokemon Go, including its best moveset, shiny chances, and evolution from Larvitar.

While Legendaries are the most powerful species in Pokemon Go, there’s another set of Pokemon that also have incredible stats and are just as strong: the Pseudo Legendaries.

These powerhouses are assets for PvP and PvE battles, and most of them are Dragon-types like Garchomp, Baxcalibur, and Kommo-o. But, there are only two Pseudo Legendaries that aren’t Dragons. and they are Metagross and Tyranitar.

Tyranitar, from Gen 2, is one of the most popular additions to the franchise. So, here’s all you need to know to get Tyranitar in Pokemon Go, alongside details on its best PvP and PvE moveset, shiny chances, and evolution.

How to get Tyranitar in Pokemon Go

You can get Tyranitar in Pokemon Go by catching it in the wild or evolving it from Larvitar.

Larvitar is available as a wild spawn and also in 12km Eggs. It evolves into Pupitar with 25 Candy, and then Pupitar evolves into Tyranitar with 100 Candy.

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Tyranitar is a Rock/Dark-type Pokemon.

Can Tyranitar be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Tyranitar in Pokemon Go by evolving it from a shiny Larvitar.

Best PvP moveset for Tyranitar in Pokemon Go

The best Tyranitar PvP moveset in Pokemon Go is Smack Down combined with Brutal Swing and Stone Edge.

Smack Down is a powerful Rock-type Fast Move with a phenomenal DPT (Damage Per Turn) of 12 and an EPT (Energy Per Turn) of 2.66, making it a hard-hitting attack even for opponents that take neutral damage.

Brutal Swing deals an impressive 65 damage for only 40 energy, making it Tyranitar’s cheapest move and the go-to move to take out the likes of Mewtwo and Giratina Origin. Stone Edge requires 55 energy but deals a massive 100 damage, making it ideal for when shields are down.

This set even helps Tyranitar take out the dreaded Togekiss in Master League and Ultra League, which it is weak to.

Best PvE moveset for Tyranitar in Pokemon Go

The best Tyranitar PvE moveset in Pokemon Go is Bite paired with Brutal Swing.

This combo makes Tyranitar a top-notch Dark-type attacker in Raids while Mega Tyranitar is arguably the best Dark-type Pokemon in the game.

You should note that Tyranitar heavily resists Psychic-type damage and takes little damage from Ghost-type attacks, while also doing super-effective damage to both types.

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Tyranitar’s stats in Pokemon Go are 251 Attack, 207 Defense, and 225 HP.

Complete Tyranitar moveset in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Tyranitar can learn in Pokemon Go:

Tyranitar Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Smack Down (Rock)
  • Bite (Dark)
  • Iron Tail (Steel)

Tyranitar Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Stone Edge (Rock)
  • Brutal Swing (Dark)
  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)

You should know that Smack Down was Tyranitar’s exclusive move in its Community Day and can be taught to it by using an Elite Fast TM.

That was all you needed to know about Tyranitar in Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for more content on the game, be sure to check out the following:

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