Best Weedle counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Weedle 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

          • Fire32.0%
          • Psychic31.0%
          • Rock20.0%
          • Flying14.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 142.9517929.30026.0s381.0
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *127.7511146.52029.5s316.0
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *119.669349.25031.6s289.4
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *115.5110597.87032.5s288.7
          5Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *111.7611883.42033.4s287.9
          6RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 109.5911119.01034.1s279.6
          7Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 105.2511878.86035.4s274.5
          8MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *106.1610739.15035.3s270.7
          9Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 106.9510281.44035.1s269.9
          10Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 103.6411496.90036.0s269.3
          11Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *95.3814696.04038.7s265.2
          12ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *100.3611482.50037.1s262.5
          13Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *105.229542.43035.7s262.4
          14Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 90.3016995.40040.7s261.7
          15Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 96.3712927.22038.5s260.4
          16Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 97.3611349.69038.2s255.6
          17LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 84.5419533.00043.3s255.5
          18Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 98.3910091.98038.0s251.6
          19Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 102.628376.90036.8s250.4
          20Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 101.108862.69037.2s250.3
          21Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 90.8813262.92040.7s249.9
          22ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 90.8313274.40040.7s249.8
          23Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *96.4810152.38038.7s248.0
          24Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 97.999352.78038.3s246.9
          25Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *108.126210.39035.6s245.5
          26Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *103.567177.72036.8s244.4
          27HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *85.9114349.68042.9s242.9
          28Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 89.1912284.00041.5s242.3
          29YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *91.6211067.25040.6s242.3
          30Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *88.0712832.02042.0s242.1
          31Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *86.5413613.78042.7s241.6
          32Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 89.8711524.13041.3s240.6
          33Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 86.2013258.13042.8s239.6
          34Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 99.547020.49038.2s235.7
          35Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 82.2314558.08044.8s235.3
          36Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Blast 85.3412460.76043.3s234.7
          37Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *96.277640.30039.3s233.6
          38Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 92.248661.04040.7s231.6
          39RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 89.929347.45041.6s230.6
          40Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 95.277293.26039.8s229.4
          41Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *94.517389.94040.0s228.6
          42Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 95.347052.26039.8s228.0
          43VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 89.109121.40042.0s227.8
          44Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *96.106777.94039.6s227.6
          45RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *79.3813935.83046.4s226.7
          46Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion FlyingBrave Bird 87.189374.99042.8s225.1
          47MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *87.539180.36042.7s224.9
          48Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 94.886551.44040.1s223.7
          49Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 97.045942.43039.5s223.3
          50Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 91.267486.59041.4s222.9
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Weedle counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, Mega Diancie, and Mewtwo, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Weedle type chart

          When fighting Weedle, keep in mind the following that Bug and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Poison, Fighting, and Grass type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Weedle Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • fogFog
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy

          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.