Palafin (Zero Form) in Trainer Battles

IV Chart

Looking to dominate your competition in Pokémon GO Trainer Battles? You'll want to make sure your Palafin (Zero Form) has the right IVs for GO Battle League. We found the top IV combinations for each League in GO Battle League, helping you rise to the top of the ranks. Here are the best Palafin (Zero Form) IVs for each League in Pokémon GO:

Great League League icon

Great League

  • 0ATK
  • 14DEF
  • 14STA
1500 CP @ Level 30.5
Ultra League icon

Ultra League

  • 15ATK
  • 15DEF
  • 15STA
2179 CP @ Level 50
Master League icon

Master League

  • 15ATK
  • 15DEF
  • 15STA
2179 CP @ Level 50
InfoMore information

The best IVs for PvP are IVs which grant you the maximum amount of Defense and Stamina, and the least amount of Attack. Attack contributes to CP the most, which makes it not ideal for Trainer Battles, while high Stamina and Defense can get you through a lot more battles.

For Leagues with lower CP limits, such as the Great League, usually the best IVs you can have are 0 / 15 / 15, or something similar to that. The reasoning behind this is that we want to pack as much stats as possible in under 1500 CP, and low Attack IV allows us to do that.

For Ultra League, the situation is a bit different, as the CP cap is higher. Pokémon which top over 2500 CP will still prefer 0 / 15 / 15 and similar IVs, but Pokémon whose Max CP doesn't reach 2500 will prefer 15 / 15 / 15. Examples like Watchog whose Max CP is 2056 CP, should have 15 / 15 / 15 for Ultra League, while Scizor (3393 CP) should have 0 / 15 / 15 IVs which will result in 2499 CP, just under the cutoff point.

For Master League, where there is no CP cap, you want perfect Pokémon IVs - 15 / 15 / 15 - regardless of which Pokémon we are talking about.

In general, it is usually Pokémon with IVs you wouldn't use for Raids that are good for Trainer Battles. Also be aware that PvP IVs are important, but not as important as having correct moves and team composition.

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Fast Attacks

Name
DPT
EPT
PWR
ENG
CD
FightingCounter Multipurpose4.003.50871s
WaterWaterfall Heavy Damage4.002.671282s
FairyCharm Heavy Damage5.002.001562s

Fast attacks create energy when used, which can later be used to fire off a Charge move. Unlike Charge attacks, Fast attacks don't have special status effects.

Ideally, for fast attacks you're looking for a move that has both high EPT and high DPT, for example Dragon Breath which has 4 DPT and 3 EPT. It's widely considered that 3 DPT and 3 EPT is the rough baseline for fast attacks in PvP.

InfoFast Attack stats explained
  • PWR - Power, how much damage the move does
  • ENG - Energy, how much energy the move generates per use
  • CD - How long does it take to perform this move
  • DPTDamage per turn
  • EPTEnergy per turn

Charged Attacks

Name
DPE 🔽
PWR
ENG
FlyingAcrobatics Nuke1.8311060
WaterWater Pulse General1.458055
IceIcy Wind Spam / BaitDebuff
Special effectsSpecial

Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

  • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
1.336045
WaterAqua Jet Spam / Bait1.004545
FightingDrain Punch Spam / BaitBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Drain Punch has a 100.0% chance to:

  • Increase User's Defense by 25.0%
0.502040

Charge attacks cost energy to use, deal a large amount of damage, and some of them even have Special Effects that can change your or your Opponents stats.

Similar to Fast Attacks, some Charge attacks are strictly better than others. The main metric for comparing charge attacks is DPE (Damage per Energy), which describes how much damage you output per Energy point spent.

InfoCharge Attack stats explained
  • PWR - Power, how much damage the move does
  • ENG - Energy, how much energy the move generates per use
  • DPEDamage per Energy

Moveset analysis

Move set
Charge cycle info
Fast move
Charge move
Charge Time
DMG per cycle
FightingCounter MultipurposeWaterAqua Jet Spam / Bait7s (7)58
FightingCounter MultipurposeWaterWater Pulse General8s (8)78
FightingCounter MultipurposeIceIcy Wind Spam / BaitDebuff
Special effectsSpecial

Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

  • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
7s (7)61
FightingCounter MultipurposeFightingDrain Punch Spam / BaitBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Drain Punch has a 100.0% chance to:

  • Increase User's Defense by 25.0%
6s (6)53
FightingCounter MultipurposeFlyingAcrobatics Nuke9s (9)88
WaterWaterfall Heavy DamageWaterAqua Jet Spam / Bait9s (6)70
WaterWaterfall Heavy DamageWaterWater Pulse General11s (7)92
WaterWaterfall Heavy DamageIceIcy Wind Spam / BaitDebuff
Special effectsSpecial

Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

  • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
9s (6)72
WaterWaterfall Heavy DamageFightingDrain Punch Spam / BaitBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Drain Punch has a 100.0% chance to:

  • Increase User's Defense by 25.0%
8s (5)63
WaterWaterfall Heavy DamageFlyingAcrobatics Nuke12s (8)103
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