Best Voltorb counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Voltorb counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Ground45.0%
          • Dragon11.5%
          • Fire9.0%
          • Psychic8.5%
          • Ghost4.5%
          • Normal3.0%
          • Bug3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Fighting2.5%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Rock2.5%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Ice2.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *60.566864.59061.5s158.1
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *49.883722.03076.0s119.5
          3GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *47.353631.14080.0s114.1
          4Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 52.132378.71175.1s112.9
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 48.832929.06178.6s111.9
          6Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 43.833255.10186.6s104.9
          7ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 43.873180.87186.6s104.5
          8GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *41.503626.78090.7s102.7
          9Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 45.532494.17184.8s102.4
          10Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 44.632594.03186.2s101.6
          11Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 45.202314.18185.9s100.2
          12Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 43.422414.33188.9s97.9
          13MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 43.352339.48189.2s97.2
          14Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *40.792930.22193.2s97.0
          15RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 40.682874.73193.5s96.4
          16Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 41.782461.69192.0s95.4
          17Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 42.762046.39191.2s93.5
          18Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 41.162366.90193.5s93.5
          19Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 40.642185.06195.2s91.0
          20Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 39.662088.01197.7s88.5
          21Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *43.271483.83292.9s88.4
          22GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 37.842436.611101.1s87.9
          23Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 39.591890.51198.5s86.6
          24RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 37.682275.541101.9s86.4
          25Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *38.821979.791100.0s86.0
          26KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.721995.441100.2s86.0
          27Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 38.431918.241101.2s84.8
          28Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *39.131784.412100.1s84.7
          29Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonIceIce Fang GroundScorching Sands 36.322372.991105.2s84.7
          30Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 38.631867.411100.9s84.7
          31DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 36.232368.061105.5s84.5
          32Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 39.701643.73299.4s84.3
          33UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *34.102880.551110.6s83.8
          34Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 39.541415.362101.2s81.5
          35GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.692010.721108.0s80.7
          36Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 35.601998.311108.3s80.5
          37Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *39.751268.032101.9s80.0
          38Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 36.601715.792106.8s79.7
          39Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 34.252182.751111.7s79.4
          40Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 35.101977.711109.8s79.4
          41ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *33.192416.881114.4s79.1
          42Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.621479.332105.4s79.1
          43Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 37.291467.012106.4s78.4
          44FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 33.842136.751113.1s78.3
          45Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *37.421437.872106.2s78.3
          46Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.681907.871111.4s78.0
          47Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt GroundEarthquake 35.851606.192109.4s77.4
          48Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 37.911288.712106.1s77.3
          49Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *GroundDrill Run *38.161201.932106.3s76.6
          50SwampertSwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 33.192058.761115.5s76.5
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          Voltorb type chart

          When fighting Voltorb, keep in mind the following that Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Voltorb in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Voltorb down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Voltorb counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Garchomp, Groudon, and Shadow Mamoswine. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Swampert, Excadrill, and Garchomp, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Voltorb are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.