A complete tier list of best Gym defenders in Pokémon GO. The best Gym Defenders are Pokémon with high bulk, which is calculated by multiplying Pokémon Stamina and Defense. Our list of Defenders is calculated by using this metric, and does not account for Defender's moves or typing. Moves and typing are not important in the current Gym Defense meta, and you shouldn't spend resources powering up Defenders or adjusting their moves.
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