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Cacturne Pokemon GO Best Moveset

Image provided by Niantic.
Image provided by Niantic.

There are quite a few Pokemon that beginner trainers can invest in, given their accessibility and moveset potential. One such Pokemon is Cacturne, and here is its best moveset.

Cacturne was first introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as the evolution of Cacnea. While this Grass/Dark-type has many resistances, it also has many weaknesses. It’s seen as a valuable glass cannon with a diverse moveset, which makes it worthwhile for any trainer to investigate. In Pokemon GO, Cacturne continues to follow this formula, becoming a good Pokemon for trainers who are just starting out. Both it and it’s pre-evolution Pokemon are easily found in the wild, making candy acquisition easy. A Cacnea simply needs 50 candy to evolve.

Cacturne Pokemon GO Best Moveset

Cacturne’s best moves are pretty straightforward, and Trainers aren’t going to have to do too much to set this spooky cactus up. Elite TMs are not necessary here, though Trainers are going to need to cycle through a few Charge TMs to get the right charge move.

When it comes to Fast Moves, Players who would like a Cacturne who is best at attacking should teach it Sucker Punch, as it’s fast EPS rating can get this cactus’s Charged Move ready in no time. On the other hand, Cacturnes who are built to defend should learn Poison Jab, as it’s slightly-higher damage rating is great when the computer takes the wheel. 

For both playstyles, Cacturne’s best Charge Move is Grass Knot. It’s a powerful Grass-type move that’ll get even the heaviest of Ground, Rock, and Water-types down to their knees. With this move, Cacturne becomes a great Pokemon to obliterate any of the aforementioned types with, no matter if it’s conquering or defending a gym.

Cacturne’s max CP is 2,298, so while this Pokemon is going to be helpful for beginner trainers, it may need to be replaced with stronger Grass-types as the game progresses. Keep in mind that this Pokemon cannot be used forever, but there are plenty of stronger grass monsters that can nicely fulfill its vacancy when it is eventually retired.

Cacturne and Cacnea are now available to capture in Pokemon GO.