Alakazam Pokémon GO best moveset for this powerful - albeit temporary bridge to Mewtwo - psychic-type Pokémon will be the techniques to best make use of his above-average DPS, and strength primarily in Gym and Raid battles. His excellent offensive capabilities are there to make up for his lack of defense and stamina.
With a max CP of 3057, Alakazam was first found in the Kanto region of Japan (Gen 1) and boosted by windy weather while being vulnerable to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. Particularly efficient against fighting-type bosses, Alakazam is a great option to keep around for the aforementioned situations, even if it might be particular in nature.
Alakazam Pokémon GO Best Moveset
Alakazam’s best moveset during Gen 1 and 2 by far was his Confusion and Psychic abilities. Having an ATK value of 271 makes him incredibly strong, yet be wary of his weaknesses when going up against non-fighting or like-psychic Pokémon.
Although incredibly strong vs fighting-type Pokémon, he has slowly been falling out of favor since Gen 1.
“Since Gen 2, Espeon has put pressure on Alakazam in its role as a Psychic-type attacker, being nearly as good but far more common. As of Gen 3, Gardevoir also counters Fighting-types more elegantly than Alakazam, although it prefers to stay away from Poison-types and Steel-type coverage moves on Fighting types, like Heavy Slam and Bullet Punch.”
- Gamepress.gg: Pokémon GO Wiki
Pokémon GO Community Day
Pokémon GO Community Day took place on April 25 and gave Alakazam a slight upgrade by giving him Counter. Currently in Gen 3 his best moveset is Counter, Fire Punch, and his Shadow Ball attack that is an incredibly good choice to use during this time as he will be dealing out ridiculous amounts of damage. YouTube user ZyoniK goes into great detail of what to expect from Alakazam going forward, as well as great setups for his movelists to use in Pokémon GO Battle League.