How to beat Jolteon in Pokemon Go?

How to beat Jolteon in Pokemon Go?

Jolteon is both common and powerful making him one of the popular pokemon to run into in Gym Battles.  Many believe that all of the Eevee Evolutions are overpowered (Particularly Vaporeon) especially given how common Eevee is.  This is likely due to speed being less of a parameter in Pokemon Go!

I have seen quite a few Jolteons at gyms in my local area.  In particular a group of Instinct players near me has seemed to make Jolteons their team mascot.  I think this works well for them because Jolteon works well in battles against Vaporeon who is otherwise the more powerful and preferred pokemon.  The Instinct group near me seems to use this uniqueness to their advantage to take down otherwise very imposing gyms.

With that said:


Jolteon can be an imposing opponent

That said no Pokemon is unbeatable and the trick with beating powerful Pokemon is to find the right Type against them.

The trick with Jolteon and all other Electric Pokemon is to use Ground Pokemon.  Ground Pokemon have a high resistance to Electric  attacks and also receive a x2 attack bonus.

Which Ground pokemon to use.  First you really want a Ground Pokemon that also has Ground attacks (Both Fast Attack and Special Attack)
My personal favorite Ground Pokemon is Sandshrew or his evolved form Sandslash.

There are a variety of options here though that include Diglet, Dugtrio, Cubone, Marowak,

There are also a variety of Pokemon that are 2ndarily Ground or at least have ground attacks.  This list includes a lot of Rock Pokemon and Nidoking/NidoQueen.  A good one here would either be Golem or Nidoking/Queen.  Make sure they have ground based moves.

Some other options:
Other Pokemon that have some advantages against Electric are Dragon Pokemon and Grass.  These Pokemon have a added defense against electric but do not have an attack bonus against Electric Pokemon.  These options are not nearly as effective as Ground Pokemon but should still get an edge.

Even though Vaporeon has a type disadvantage against Jolteon I still have seen him used against him.   The reason why Jolteon is generally weaker than Vaporeon is how the state of Speed was translated for the game.   Fast Pokemon recieve a bonus to attack but it's not much.   Jolteon is one of the fastest Pokemon in the game but so long as speed is used this way he will be at a relative disadvantage.

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