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Best Way to Maximize Your Raid Damage in Pokemon GO

This list ranks all charge moves by damage output over the course of a single cycle, eg using your quick move enough times to fill an energy bar and then firing the charge move itself. This gives a much more accurate look at the damage you're doing, since purely showing the DPS of a charge move without accounting for charge time and energy usage makes many attacks look better than they are.

The list also shows how 'risky' a move is to use. For example, a three-bar move or a move that deals damage close to the start of its animation is safer than a full-bar move that damages at the end of its duration, as your Pokemon could be knocked out before completing its cycle and doing the full damage. If two attacks have a similar DPS, it's generally better to have one with a lower risk as there's less chance of being knocked out mid-cycle.

Notes: The list uses a quick move that adheres to the format of 10 damage/10 energy/1 sec duration, which seems to be the standard around which most quick moves are balanced. Dodging is not taken into account.

Name
Cycle DPS
Risk
Solar Beam
18.79
High
Shadow Ball
18.75
Avg
Overheat
18.57
High
Power Whip
18.42
Avg
Grass Knot
18.42
Avg
Wild Charge
18.42
Avg
Dynamic Punch
18.18
Avg
Avalanche
18.18
Avg
Hyper Beam
18.12
High
Leaf Blade
18.02
Low
Outrage
17.98
Avg
Sludge Bomb
17.84
Avg
Focus Blast
17.78
High
Play Rough
17.72
Avg
Dazzling Gleam
17.65
Avg
Blizzard
17.56
High
Gunk Shot
17.56
High
Zap Cannon
17.52
High
Hyper Fang
17.33
Avg
Thunder Bolt
17.33
Avg
Future Sight
17.32
High
Hydropump
17.29
High
Sky Attack
17.14
Avg
Foul Play
17.14
Avg
Heavy Slam
16.90
Avg
Fire Blast
16.90
High
Rock Slide
16.88
Avg
Ice Beam
16.87
Avg
Discharge
16.86
Low
Magnet Bomb
16.85
Low
Drill Run
16.67
Avg
Flamethrower
16.67
Avg
Petal Blizzard
16.67
High
Drill Peck
16.57
Low
Dragon Claw
16.56
Low
Moonblast
16.55
High
Hurricane
16.54
High
Power Gem
16.46
Avg
Psyshock
16.30
Low
Dragon Pulse
16.28
Avg
Stone Edge
16.26
High
Close Combat
16.26
High
Seed Bomb
16.26
Low
Dark Pulse
16.25
Avg
Earthquake
16.18
High
Thunder
16.13
High
Bug Buzz
16.09
Avg
Fire Punch
15.96
Low
Psystrike
15.96
Avg
Iron Head
15.94
Avg
Aqua Tail
15.92
Low
Body Slam
15.92
Low
Ice Punch 
15.92 
Low
Sludge Wave
15.91
High
X-Scissor
15.88
Low
Brave Bird 
15.83 
High
Signal beam 
15.82 
Avg
Crunch 
15.82 
Low
Flame Burst 
15.79
Avg
Flash Cannon 
15.75 
High
Energy Ball 
15.73 
Avg
Mud Bomb 
15.68 
Low
Stomp
15.67 
Avg
Gyro Ball 
15.66 
Avg
Psychic 
15.63 
High
Mega Horn
15.57
  High
Dig 
15.46
Avg
Aerial Ace 
15.41 
Low
Cross Chop 
15.38 
Low
Sludge 
15.34 
Low
Rock Blast 
15.34 
Low
Bulldoze
15.29 
Avg
Submission 
15.28 
Avg
Thunder Punch 
15.26 
Low
Aurora Beam
15.20
Avg
Cross Poison 
15.17 
Low
Ancient Power 
15.12
Avg
Brine
15.07 
Avg
Night Slash 
15.06 
Low
Bubble Beam 
14.97 
Low
Scald 
14.94 
Avg
Brick Break 
14.87 
Low
Bone Club 
14.87 
Low
Ominous Wind 
14.79 
Low
Silver Wind 
14.69 
Low
Psybeam 
14.63 
 Avg
Water Pulse 
14.63
 Avg
Rock Tomb 
14.63 
Avg
Heatwave 
14.62 
High
Shadow Punch 
14.57 
Low
Flame Charge 
14.49 
Avg
Night Shade 
14.47
Avg
Sand Tomb 
14.44
Avg
Disarming Voice 
14.29 
Avg
Air Cutter 
14.29 
Avg
Flame Wheel
14.29
Avg
Horn Attack
14.15 
Low
Swift 
14.10 
Avg
Icy Wind
14.07 
Low
Low Sweep 
14.01 
Low
Poison Fang 
13.58 
Low
Shadow Sneak 
13.37 
Low
Aqua Jet 
13.20 
Low
Vice Grip 
13.06 
Low
Twister 
12.77 
Low
Parabolic Charge
9.62
Avg