The best fighting Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Our list of the best fighting Pokémon in Pokémon Go can help you choose companion with knockout power to help demolish your competition.

The fighting Pokemon Machamp posing in front of a reddish brown background

Sometimes, you just need a fighting Pokémon in Pokémon Go to step into the ring and duke it out with your opponents. That’s why we’re here with a list of the best fighting Pokémon that can tenderize the opposition with vicious kicks and punches – they hit so hard that it makes Mike Tyson blush. Trust us when we say these ‘mon are capable of round-one knockouts but are equally capable of going the distance if necessary.

Alternatively, if you want a companion that can bring the heat, our list of the best fire Pokémon is the place to be, or these ice Pokémon might be a better shout if you want the opposite effect. Or, check out our fighting Pokémon weakness guide to see how to keep your Machamp moving.

Step into the ring, and throw some punches with the best fighting Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

The best fighting Pokemon Machamp: seen on a pokemon map background

Machamp

  • Fast attack: Low kick
  • Charged attack: Focus blast

Now here’s a champion fighter with some serious knockout power, and Machamp just so happens to be the godfather of fighting Pokémon. Trust us, this generation one ‘mon is by far one of the best in this category, and it can end a fight as quickly as it starts.

The best fighting Pokemon Lucario on a Pokemon GO map background

Lucario

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Aura sphere

Let’s be honest, Lucario is a fan-favorite Pokémon, and there’s a good reason for this – it’s a complete and utter badass that can hold its own against the majority of other Pokémon out there, regardless of type. Plus, not only does it hit hard, but it moves at speed too. It floats like a Butterfree and stings like a Beedrill, you might say.

The best fighting Pokemon Conkeldurr on a Pokemon GO map background

Conkeldurr

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Dynamic punch

The fact that Conkeldurr walks around with two giant scaffold bars tells you how strong it is (certainly a contender for strongest Pokémon), and possibly a little bit cocky. Mind you, it has access to some powerful attacks and can cause some serious damage, so we can understand why it’s so sure of itself.

The best fighting Pokemon Gallade on a Pokemon GO map background

Gallade

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Close combat

The male evolution of a Kirlia, Gallade, is a psychological yet hard-hitting powerhouse, as it’s a hybrid psychic and fighting type, which means you can create some truly devastating combinations that can decimate the opposition. The fact it can hit like a freight train doesn’t hurt either. Well, unless you’re on the receiving end of it, then we imagine it’s quite painful.

To get a huge advantage against Gallade, check out our psychic Pokémon weakness guide. Oh, and should you be struggling to get Gallade, check out our Ralts evolution article – we tell you how to get not just Gallade, but the psychic Pokémon Gardevoir too.

The best fighting Pokemon Bewearon a Pokemon GO map background

Bewear

  • Fast attack: Low kick
  • Charged attack: Superpower

This oddly adorable bear goes far beyond being one of the best normal Pokémon, as it’s equally as capable in the ring, and can throw out some powerful fighting moves that can end a bout in seconds.

Make sure you check out our normal Pokémon weakness guide to discover how you can defeat Bewear.

The best fighting Pokemon Hariyama on a Pokemon GO map background

Hariyama

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Dynamic punch

If there’s an award for angry-looking ‘mon, we think Hariyama has a strong chance of claiming the prize. Just look at this hulking beast. It’s more than happy to cause some carnage and throw your foes into the great beyond.

The best fighting Pokemon Toxicroak on a Pokemon GO map background

Toxicroak

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Dynamic punch

Because beating the holy hell out of your opponent isn’t enough, you may want to poison them too, and Toxicroak allows you to do just that, as not only is it a fighting ‘mon, but it’s also one of the best poison Pokémon out there, meaning it’s lethal in every sense of the word. While this doesn’t impact its effectiveness in battle, Toxicroak also has one of the greatest Pokémon designs and is a brilliant example of a good evolution, building on the design of Croagunk in every way.

To discover the cure to Toxicroak’s poison, take a look at our poison Pokémon weakness guide.

The best fighting Pokemon Blaziken on a Pokemon GO map background

Blaziken

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Focus blast

Another fan-favorite is Blaziken, as this fighting Pokémon also happens to be formidable in the use of fire, which means you can bring the fire to a fight – quite literally. If you blend its two types together, you can create a unique arsenal of attacks that many will struggle to overcome.

To discover how to put Blaziken’s fire out, take a look at our Fire Pokémon weakness guide.

The best fighting Pokemon Chesnaught on a Pokemon GO map background

Chesnaught

  • Fast attack: Low kick
  • Charged attack: Superpower

Now it’s time to combine grass and fighting together with Chesnaught – a very unique mixture that can serve you well, as combining its moves can mean most opponents won’t be able to deal with it all that well. Or, at the very least, you have a fighting chance against the majority of trainers.

To deal with Chestnaught’s overgrowth, give our grass Pokémon weakness guide a read.

The best fighting Pokemon Heracross on a Pokemon GO map background

Heracross

  • Fast attack: Counter
  • Charged attack: Close combat

Who would have thought that one of the best bug Pokémon could be a formidable fighting type? It just doesn’t seem right, does it? Nonetheless, here we are, and Heracross is sure to cause some problems for anyone who crosses its path.

If Heracross gives you any trouble, just take a look at our bug Pokémon weakness guide to discover how to protect your ‘mon.

There you have it, the best fighting Pokémon in Pokémon Go. If you need a helping hand in dealing with these fighters, check out our fighting Pokémon weakness guide. For even more great adventures, make sure you check out our best Pokémon games list.