The best Special Attacks in Pokemon Go are generally ranked by damage per second (DPS). Instead of having to go through all of the Special Attacks in the game, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of the top Special Attacks right here. While we’ve included the power consumption and energy requirements, you should mainly be looking at the DPS to determine which Special Attacks to focus on. Some don’t require as much energy, but the DPS rating takes that into account.

If you’re really looking to take your Pokemon Go skills to the next level, you can also take a look at the best Fast Attacks in the game, or the complete move list for every Pokemon. We’ve got all that and much more in our Pokemon Go guide hub!

Pokemon Go Special Attack Ranking Chart

Special Attack Type DPS Power Energy Requirement
Cross Chop Fighting 30 60 100
Stone Edge Rock 25.81 80 100
Blizzard Ice 25.64 100 100
Body Slam Normal 25.64 40 50
Power Whip Grass 25 70 100
Hurricane Flying 25 80 100
Megahorn Bug 25 80 100
Solar Beam Grass 24.49 120 100
Fire Blast Fire 24.39 100 100
Hyper Beam Normal 24 120 100
Earthquake Ground 23.81 100 100
Hydro Pump Water 23.68 90 100
Dragon Claw Dragon 23.33 35 50
Thunder Electric 23.26 100 100
Gunk Shot Poison 21.67 65 100
Sludge Bomb Poison 21.15 55 50
Heat Wave Fire 21.05 80 100
Moonblast Fairy 20.73 85 100
Sludge Wave Poison 20.59 70 100
Thunderbolt Electric 20.37 55 50