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Best Moveset for Delcatty in Pokemon GO

Thanks to Skitty's Spotlight Hour bonus of double capture candy, trainers could be looking at some impressive Delcattys to add to their team.
Thanks to Skitty's Spotlight Hour bonus of double capture candy, trainers could be looking at some impressive Delcattys to add to their team. / Niantic Labs

Thanks to Skitty's Spotlight Hour bonus of double capture candy, trainers could be looking at some impressive Delcattys to add to their team.

It's not uncommon to see a normal-type outperforming even the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO Raids. While some trainers may overlook this type as "weak" or "basic," there is something to be said about the strength of a good normal-type.

So, what does that look like for Delcatty?

Best Moveset for Delcatty in Pokemon GO

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like much. Delcatty lives up to its "prim" title by being unsuited for battle on all accounts. It has the following stats:

  • Maximum CP: 1691
  • Maximum HP: 157
  • Attack: 132
  • Defense: 127
  • Stamina: 172

Surprisingly, despite being a pure normal-type, Delcatty's move pool contains no normal-type moves. The majority of the moves it can know are fairy-type—which makes it effective against dragon-types, but immediately outdone when compared to actual fairy-types such as Gardevoir or Togekiss.

Nevertheless, its best moveset contains the quick move Charm and charged move Wild Charge.

Charm is a recent addition to this Pokemon's move pool—added on July 9, 2019. It has a damage per second (DPS) output of 13 and energy generation rate of 7 per second (EPS). While it may not generate the most energy out of all three options, it does have the best balance of the three, making it a decent choice for those looking to have a decent Delcatty in their party as a wild card.

Speaking of wild, its best charged move, Wild Charge, offers the highest DPS. Again, it does burn more energy than the other options in this category, but also offers the best balance among the three. Its second best choice, Play Rough, does have an equal damage factor, but offers a lower DPS rate for a lower EPS burn.

Ultimately, we can't see this "unfettered" feline doing anything but sitting pretty in the back of a team composition.