Gen 2 Will Take Time
The rarity of some of the items needed to evolve Gen 1 pokemon into Gen 2 is ridiculous. And yet, Pokemon Go players already know they’re worth the investment. Patience is key, but if you can find certain ones, you’ll do extraordinarily well in gyms. We’ve found the latest scoop on which pokemon to focus on when attacking and defending.
The Latest Details: Attacking Gyms
After experimenting with some of the new Gen 2 pokemon, it’s been said Espeon is one of the strongest pokemon pretty much ever. Well, at least in the history of the game. However, it’s a glass cannon and wouldn’t do you much good when defending a gym. Stick to attacking. If you still want him, use a nicknaming trick. Name your Eevee “Sakura,” then evolve your Eevee.
For Scizor, with a 236 attack power, you need the Metal Coat. Once you have it, along with 50 candies, you can evolve your Scyther to get Scizor.
Gen 2’s Tyranitar has 253 attack and a CP of 3670. It’s not going to be easy though: you need 125 Larvitar candy to evolve a Tyranitar.
What About Gym Defense?
If you can get another Metal Coat, evolve the Onix for Gen 2’s Steelix. With a 333 defense, you can’t go wrong. Other options include Skarmory and Mantine.