# Order of defending Pokemon

When you put a Pokemon to defend a Gym, it places depending on its CP but if two pokemon have the same CP where is it placed? Chronologically? Alphabetically? and if so, ascending or descending?

• In my own experience it usually then relates to the HP of the pokemon, the one with the higher HP being the one on the higher level. Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:50
• @daniel, i dont get what you say about " being the one on the higher level". hypothetically are both the same level. Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:52
• I meant higher level in terms of positioning in the gym so the lower level ( being the one with the lowest CP) is the pokemon you battle first. The top level being the one you battle last. If one CP is equal to another (probably a rare case but I have seen it at the gym close to where I work) then the one with the higher HP will be on the higher level. Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:58
• aahh ok. im not sure right now (and cant check). is the hp revealed while checking a gym? Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00
• Not as far as I know, but I do know it can't be alphabetical as the pokemon on top was a Machoke and second an Exeggutor. both with 780 CP but characteristically the Machoke would have the higher HP. I could be wrong... but that is how I see it when the neighboring office keeps stealing the gym from me xD Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:06

## 1 Answer

It is ordered by who has more HP which is health so this is what happens when a Pokémon has the same CP (combat Power)

• same as Daniel commented before but thanks! Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:43
• K jus that HP is health power not a higher level like explained it and if the answer helped put helpful on it please Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:45
• yeah, we know what HP and CP stands for. and if i could i would put Daniel answer as the helpful one as he answer it before and more detailed one Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:47
• K and do you have an answer for this question gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/276043/… Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:49
• are you saying that the link has an answer for this question or that if i have an answer for the question in the link? is weird linking a duplicated and non related question ... Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:52