Malamar best moveset in Pokémon GO

Moves

Malamar's best moveset in Pokémon GO is Psycho Cut and Foul Play, with 11.80 damage per second, and it can deal 317.0 damage before Malamar faints. This is true when battling in neutral weather.

Best moves for Malamar are:
DPS11.80
TDO317.01
Score26.9
Boosted by
  • windy
  • fog

All Malamar movesets ranked

Here is a complete list of Malamar movesets in Pokémon GO, ranked by their DPS and TDO. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.PsychicPsycho Cut DarkFoul Play 11.80317.026.9
      2.FlyingPeck DarkFoul Play 10.55283.424.0
      3.PsychicPsycho Cut NormalHyper Beam 10.47281.323.8
      4.PsychicPsycho Cut FightingSuperpower 10.01268.822.8
      5.PsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsybeam 9.62258.321.9
      6.FlyingPeck NormalHyper Beam 9.26248.821.1
      7.FlyingPeck FightingSuperpower 9.18246.420.9
      8.FlyingPeck PsychicPsybeam 8.86238.020.2

      Malamar fast moves guide

      Moves

      Moves

      FlyingPeck10Damage10Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Peck
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Fighting
        • Bug
        • Grass
      • 62.5%
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Electric
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage10
      Energy10
      Weather boost
      • windyWindy
      Duration1.0s
      Damage window0.5s - 0.9s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage6
      Energy5

      Effects
      Peck has no special effects.
      See Peck details page ↗
      PsychicPsycho Cut5Damage8Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Psycho Cut
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Fighting
        • Poison
      • 62.5%
        • Steel
        • Psychic
      • 39.1%
        • Dark
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage5
      Energy8
      Weather boost
      • windyWindy
      Duration0.6s
      Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage3
      Energy9

      Effects
      Psycho Cut has no special effects.
      See Psycho Cut details page ↗

      Tabular view

      Fast Move
      Raid Battles
      Trainer Battles
      Name 🔼
      PWR
      DPS
      ENG
      EPS
      CD
      PWR
      ENG
      DPT
      EPT
      CD
      1010.001010.001.0s653.002.501s
      58.33813.330.6s391.504.501s

      Legend - PWR stands for Power, DPS for damage per second, ENG for Energy generated per use, EPS for energy per second, CD for move duration, DPE for damage per energy point used. DPT and EPT stand for Damage and Energy per turn, and are only applicable in PvP.

      Malamar's Fast Moves Type Coverage

      NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrassElectricPsychicIceDragonDarkFairy
      Flying×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.6×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0
      Psychic×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0×0.4×1.0

      Malamar charge moves guide

      Moves

      Malamar has access to 4 Charge moves (Hyper Beam, Psybeam, Foul Play, and Superpower), which cover Normal, Psychic, Dark, and Fighting-type attacks. When using Psybeam and Foul Play you will benefit from STAB (Same-Type-Attack-Bonus), which increases the move damage by ×1.2.

      Moves

      NormalHyper Beam150Damage100Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Hyper Beam
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 62.5%
        • Rock
        • Steel
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage150
      Energy100
      Weather boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      Duration3.8s
      Damage window3.3s - 3.6s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage150
      Energy80

      Effects
      Hyper Beam has no special effects.
      See Hyper Beam details page ↗
      PsychicPsybeam70Damage50Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Psybeam
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Fighting
        • Poison
      • 62.5%
        • Steel
        • Psychic
      • 39.1%
        • Dark
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage70
      Energy50
      Weather boost
      • windyWindy
      Duration3.2s
      Damage window1.3s - 2.7s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage70
      Energy60

      Effects
      Psybeam has no special effects.
      See Psybeam details page ↗
      DarkFoul Play70Damage50Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Foul Play
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Ghost
        • Psychic
      • 62.5%
        • Fighting
        • Dark
        • Fairy
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage70
      Energy50
      Weather boost
      • fogFog
      Duration2.0s
      Damage window1.7s - 1.9s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage70
      Energy45

      Effects
      Foul Play has no special effects.
      See Foul Play details page ↗
      FightingSuperpower85Damage50Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Superpower
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage85
      Energy50
      Weather boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      Duration3.0s
      Damage window2.1s - 2.8s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage85
      Energy40

      Effects
      Special effectsSpecial

      Superpower has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Attack by 20.0%
      • Decrease User's Defense by 20.0%
      See Superpower details page ↗

      Tabular view

      Charge Move
      Raid Battles
      Trainer Battles
      Name 🔼
      PWR
      DPS
      ENG
      DPE
      CD
      PWR
      ENG
      DPE
      7035.00501.562.0s70451.56
      15039.471001.883.8s150801.88
      7021.88501.173.2s70601.17
      Special effectsSpecial

      Superpower has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Attack by 20.0%
      • Decrease User's Defense by 20.0%
      8528.33502.133.0s85402.13

      Legend - PWR stands for Power, DPS for damage per second, ENG for Energy used, CD for move duration, DPE for damage per energy point used.

      Moves with Special Effects in PvP

      Special effectsSpecial

      Superpower has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Attack by 20.0%
      • Decrease User's Defense by 20.0%

      Malamar's Charge Moves Type Coverage

      NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrassElectricPsychicIceDragonDarkFairy
      Normal×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×0.4×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0
      Psychic×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0×0.4×1.0
      Dark×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×0.6×0.6
      Fighting×1.6×1.0×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.4×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.6×0.6