Updated on July 29th, 2016 | 09:43 PM

The damage of various regular and charged moves has been adjusted. Players have also reported different Pokémon spawning at nests.

Pokémon GO Balance Changes for July 29th

Note! A new balance change happened on August 19th, 2016.

I have updated the LevelBased Pokémon GO Attack List with the new values. This means you can now sort and filter to find out the new best attacks for every Pokémon type, energy cost and more! If you sort by Attack DPS you can see that almost all of the Charged moves are now better than Quick attacks.

Nerfed Moves

Name Type Energy Cost
Aqua Tail
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 45
Water
Body Slam
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 40
Normal
Bug Bite
  • Old Value: 6
  • New Value: 5
Bug -
Discharge
  • Old Value: 40
  • New Value: 35
Electric
Dragon Claw
  • Old Value: 40
  • New Value: 35
Dragon
Frost Breath
  • Old Value: 12
  • New Value: 9
Ice -
Iron Head
  • Old Value: 40
  • New Value: 30
Steel
Lick
  • Old Value: 10
  • New Value: 5
Ghost -
Metal Claw
  • Old Value: 12
  • New Value: 8
Steel -
Mud Shot
  • Old Value: 12
  • New Value: 6
Ground -
Poison Jab
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 12
Poison -
Pound
  • Old Value: 8
  • New Value: 7
Normal -
Psycho Cut
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 7
Psychic -
Scratch
  • Old Value: 10
  • New Value: 6
Normal -
Shadow Claw
  • Old Value: 16
  • New Value: 11
Ghost -
Vine Whip
  • Old Value: 10
  • New Value: 7
Grass -
Water Gun
  • Old Value: 10
  • New Value: 6
Water -
Wing Attack
  • Old Value: 12
  • New Value: 9
Flying -
Zen Headbutt
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 12
Psychic -

Buffed Moves

Various Quick attacks have been nerfed such as Water Gun and various Charged Attacks have been buffed to be more useful.

Name Type Energy Cost
Aerial Ace
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Flying
Air Cutter
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Flying
Ancient Power
  • Old Value: 30
  • New Value: 35
Rock
Aqua Jet
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 25
Water
Blizzard
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 100
Ice
Bubble
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 25
Water -
Bug Buzz
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 75
Bug
Bulldoze
  • Old Value: 30
  • New Value: 35
Ground
Brine
  • Old Value: 20
  • New Value: 25
Water
Confusion
  • Old Value: 12
  • New Value: 15
Psychic -
Cross Chop
  • Old Value: 55
  • New Value: 60
Fighting
Cross Poison
  • Old Value: 20
  • New Value: 25
Poison
Dazzling Gleam
  • Old Value: 45
  • New Value: 55
Fairy
Dig
  • Old Value: 45
  • New Value: 70
Ground
Dragon Pulse
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 65
Dragon
Draining Kiss
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 25
Fairy
Drill Peck
  • Old Value: 30
  • New Value: 40
Flying
Drill Run
  • Old Value: 40
  • New Value: 50
Ground
Earthquake
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 100
Ground
Fire Blast
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 100
Fire
Fire Fang
  • Old Value: 7
  • New Value: 10
Fire -
Fire Punch
  • Old Value: 35
  • New Value: 45
Fire
Flame Wheel
  • Old Value: 35
  • New Value: 40
Fire
Flash Cannon
  • Old Value: 55
  • New Value: 60
Steel
Flamethrower
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 55
Fire
Gunk Shot
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 65
Poison
Heat Wave
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 80
Fire
Hurricane
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 80
Flying
Hydro Pump
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 90
Water
Hyper Beam
  • Old Value: 70
  • New Value: 120
Normal
Ice Shard
  • Old Value: 10
  • New Value: 15
Ice -
Icy Wind
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 25
Ice
Leaf Blade
  • Old Value: 45
  • New Value: 55
Grass
Low Sweep
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Fighting
Magnet Bomb
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Steel
Megahorn
  • Old Value: 55
  • New Value: 80
Bug
Moonblast
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 85
Fairy
Mud Bomb
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Ground
Mud Slap
  • Old Value: 6
  • New Value: 15
Ground -
Megahorn
  • Old Value: 55
  • New Value: 80
Bug
Night Slash
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Dark
Ominous Wind
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Ghost
Play Rough
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 55
Fairy
Petal Blizzard
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 65
Grass
Power Whip
  • Old Value: 60
  • New Value: 70
Grass
Psychic
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 55
Psychic
Rock Smash
  • Old Value: 5
  • New Value: 15
Fighting -
Seed Bomb
  • Old Value: 30
  • New Value: 40
Grass
Sludge Bomb
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 55
Poison
Solar Beam
  • Old Value: 65
  • New Value: 120
Grass
Stomp
  • Old Value: 25
  • New Value: 30
Normal
Stone Edge
  • Old Value: 55
  • New Value: 80
Rock
Thunder
  • Old Value: 65
  • New Value: 100
Electric
Thunderbolt
  • Old Value: 50
  • New Value: 55
Electric
Twister
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 25
Dragon
Water Pulse
  • Old Value: 30
  • New Value: 35
Water
Wrap
  • Old Value: 15
  • New Value: 25
Normal
X-Scissor
  • Old Value: 30
  • New Value: 35
Bug

Nest Changes

Pokémon Nests are areas that spawn a large amount of a single Pokémon. However, earlier this morning users began reporting that nests in their towns had changed and now spawn different Pokémon. A list of changes were compiled in a Reddit thread. Here is the summary of changes, the consensus is that nests have been changed to spawn a lower number from the PokéDex entry. On the left is the Pokémon that would previously spawn and on the right is the new Pokémon that can be found instead.

Old Spawn New Spawn
#1 Bulbasaur #1 Bulbasaur
#4 Charmander #1 Bulbasaur
#7 Squirtle #4 Charmander
#21 Spearow Unknown
#23 Ekans #21 Spearow
#25 Pikachu #23 Ekans
#27 Sandshrew #25 Pikachu
#29 Nidoran♀ #27 Sandshrew OR #25 Pikachu
#32 Nidoran♂ #29 Nidoran♀
#35 Clefairy #32 Nidoran♂
#37 Vulpix #35 Clefairy OR #32 Nidoran♂
#39 Jigglypuff #37 Vulpix OR #35 Clefairy
#43 Oddish #39 Jigglypuff
#46 Paras #43 Oddish OR #39 Jigglypuff
#48 Venonat #43 Oddish
#50 Diglett #46 Paras
#52 Meowth #48 Venonat
#54 Psyduck #50 Diglett
#56 Mankey #52 Meowth OR #50 Diglett
#58 Growlithe #54 Psyduck OR #52 Meowth
#60 Poliwag #56 Mankey OR #54 Psyduck
#63 Abra #58 Growlithe OR #56 Mankey
#66 Machop #58 Growlithe
#69 Bellsprout #60 Poliwag
#72 Tentacool #63 Abra
#74 Geodude #66 Machop
#77 Ponyta #69 Bellsprout
#79 Slowpoke #72 Tentacool
#81 Magnemite #74 Geodude
#83 Farfetch'd Unknown
#84 Doduo #77 Ponyta
#86 Seel #79 Slowpoke OR #77 Ponyta
#90 Shellder #81 Magnemite OR #79 Slowpoke
Unknown #83 Farfetch'd
#92 Gastly #84 Doduo OR #81 Magnemite
#95 Onix #86 Seel OR #84 Doduo
#96 Drowzee #86 Seel
#98 Krabby #90 Shellder
#100 Voltorb #92 Gastly
#102 Exeggcute #95 Onix OR #92 Gastly
#104 Cubone #96 Drowzee
#106 Hitmonlee #98 Krabby OR #96 Drowzee
#107 Hitmonchan #100 Voltorb OR #98 Krabby
#108 Lickitung #102 Exeggcute OR #100 Voltorb
#111 Rhyhorn #104 Cubone OR #102 Exeggcute
#114 Tangela #111 Rhyhorn OR #104 Cubone
#115 Kangaskhan #111 Rhyhorn
#116 Horsea #114 Tangela? OR #111 Rhyhorn
Unknown #115 Kangaskhan
#118 Goldeen #116 Horsea
#120 Staryu #118 Goldeen
#122 Mr. Mime #118 Goldeen
#123 Scyther #120 Staryu
#124 Jynx #123 Scyther OR #120 Staryu
#125 Electabuzz #124 Jynx OR #123 Scyther
#126 Magmar #125 Electabuzz OR #124 Jynx
#127 Pinsir #126 Magmar OR #125 Electabuzz
#128 Tauros #127 Pinsir OR #126 Magmar
#129 Magikarp #127 Pinsir
#133 Eevee #129 Magikarp
#147 Dratini #133 Eevee

Sources: Reddit [1] Reddit [2]

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