PokéRef - The Pokémon Reference

Since I began playing Pokémon GO, I have learned a lot. I began making charts and spreadsheets as reference materials to help me keep track of what I wanted to know about Pokémon. This site is to make it so I (and others) can get quick access to this info.

 Latest News!

08 November 2018
More Gen 4 stuff!

Buizel has been released and is a Tier 1 Raid Boss. AND, it may be shiny! And Buizel and Floatzel reportedly can be found in the wild. (I haven't seen one.)
Also, Budew has been released but only Hatches from 5k eggs.
(I have updated the charts.)

05 November 2018
More Shinies!
(and Shopping Boxes)

Now you can get Ponytas and Cubones as Shiny!
(I have updated the charts.)

Also, I'm not sure when it happened, but Shopping Boxes changed, so I have updated them.

03 November 2018
A Bunch of Stuff!

For November there is a new set of Research Tasks centered on Bug types. (Catching 5 Bug-type Pokémon allows you to catch a Nincada!)
And, for the 7th day Research Breakthrough you can catch a Shedinja!
I have updated the Encounters Chart.

And, there are new shinies, including Pinsir and Caterpie.

Gengars will be Raid Bosses during a special event on Saturday 03 November, and they may be shiny too! It is assumed they will be a Tier 4 boss, and I am assuming Gastlies and Haunters may be shiny too.
I have temporarily moved Genger from a Tier 3 to a Tier 4 Raid Boss, and marked them as shiny.

UPDATE: Gengar Raid Bosses have the Move Set Lick, Psychic, and I have updated the Move Set Chart. (Psychic is pretty bad for a Gengar, but Lick is really good!)

23 October 2018
Halloween Event

Oh! There is so much!

First of all, more Gen 4 Pokémon are being released. I will update the charts as I find out about them.

Then, Mewtwo is no longer a Raid Boss, but the Gen 4 Pokémon Giratina will be replacing it.

And finally, there is a new Special Research Task A Spooky Message.
(I will be updating it as I find out what each step is.)


I have tried to organize this site into sections to help you be able to find what you want a little quicker.


Everybody loves charts for quickly looking things up. Like possible IVs for a Raid Bosses or the effectiveness of different Move Sets. All that and more can be found in this section.


There are a lot of places to get generic information about all sorts of stuff in Pokémon GO. But what if you want to focus on stuff that is specific to you? This sections has some tools that could be helpful.

Pokémon Resources

There are a lot of web sites, chat groups, reference data, etc. that provide a lot of resources. Here are a bunch of places that you could find useful.

Technical Reference

There are a lot of technical things under the covers of Pokémon GO. This section contains gory details about how things work, including the GAME_MASTER information.

 Quick Access

Several pages are accessed more frequently than others.
I have collected links to those pages here so you don't have to go searching.

 Possible IVs for Raid Bosses

After you defeat a Raid Boss in a Raid, it is time to try to catch him. But how good is he?

If you look at the CP of the Raid Boss, you can figure out what possible IVs it may have.
Click on any of the Raid Bosses below to see a chart of the possibilities.

 Encounters (Beta)

For Field Research, you perform a Task to get a Reward. If the Reward is something like Berries or Crystals, you can see exactly what you'll get.

But sometimes the Reward is an Encounter with a Pokémon. What Pokémon may be the reward for completing the Task? And how good might it be?

These charts can help.

 Pokémon Move Sets

Each type of Pokémon has a set of "Fast" Moves and "Charged" moves that they may have. Then each individual Pokémon has only one combination. Of course, some moves are more effective than others.
These pages show a list of each possible combination for each Pokémon, which then tells how much damage it will do.

I have created a chart for each generation of Pokémon:

 Pokémon Chart

Want to know basic information about Pokemon? Check out these charts and select the Pokémon you are interested in.

Pokémon Quick List

Sometimes you just want to see a list of the Pokémon that fit your criteria. For example, maybe you want to perform a Field Research task that involves catching Poison type Pokémon.
This list should help you out.

Shopping Boxes

When there are Events in Pokémon GO, they usually have some sort of special package deals in the Shop. Ever wonder how much one of those boxes is worth to you?
Use this tool to find out.

Evolutions Chart

One of the fun parts of Pokémon GO is Evolving. But what can turn into what?
This chart can help.


There is a file called the GAME_MASTER that contains statistics regarding just about everything in the game.
I use the data in them to generate various tables, etc.

I would LOVE to get your feedback!
Let me know about typos, broken links, hard-to-understand (or badly worded) information, etc.
Also, let me know if there is something you would like for me to add or enhance.
Just send me an e-mail at pokeeref@gmail.com (The extra 'e' is not a typo. pokeref@gmail.com was already taken. 😁)