How to beat Jolteon in Pokemon Go?

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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.  General rule with Electric Pokemon is you want Ground Moves.

Top Jolteon Counters:
These are the top 3 counters to Jolteon.  These counters have been mathematically proven and battle tested in the field by Toylab Bloggers:

Best Move Set:  (Mud Slap, Earthquake)
Rhydon is a very strong glass cannon type of Pokemon that is very good at bulldozing through certain types of Pokemon.   It has very high CP potential and is fairly common.  This is the number one choice from a mathematical stand point is very practical due to its popularity.  It does have defensive weakeness that make it a poor choice to hold gyms.

Best Move Set (Mud Slap, Mud Shot, Earthquake )

Best Move Set (Tackle, Earthquake)

More  Thoughts and Analysis on Jolteon:

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.  However the very best Ground Pokemon option is Rhydon.  There are a variety of options here though that include Diglet, Dugtrio, Cubone, Marowak, however most of these options don't have high enough CP levels to be battle worthy.  You will generally

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 a good pick here is Golem.

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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