Best Spinarak counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Spinarak 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

          • Fire33.5%
          • Psychic28.5%
          • Rock19.0%
          • Flying15.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 108.626981.16035.2s252.4
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *99.402956.51141.1s197.3
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *86.704858.03044.5s195.9
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *83.954966.14045.8s191.8
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 83.684267.30046.4s185.4
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *90.882512.34145.3s177.7
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *79.553900.56048.9s174.9
          8Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 78.923845.66049.4s173.3
          9ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *74.974397.74051.3s171.0
          10Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 80.953106.99149.1s169.3
          11Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 72.514680.49052.7s168.6
          12MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *81.962887.91148.9s168.4
          13Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 79.363179.71149.9s167.4
          14Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *72.914418.71052.6s167.4
          15Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *78.173239.75150.5s166.0
          16Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 73.753744.05052.7s163.3
          17Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.713926.43053.2s163.0
          18HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *64.505692.55058.3s159.9
          19Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 73.533417.14153.2s159.9
          20Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 67.644718.94056.3s159.8
          21Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 72.983509.80153.4s159.8
          22YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *69.364124.81055.4s158.6
          23Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 68.394331.73056.0s158.4
          24Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *63.895563.32058.9s158.0
          25Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 78.302378.72152.0s156.1
          26Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.793113.69154.1s155.6
          27Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.443065.83154.4s154.5
          28Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 78.912076.27152.6s152.7
          29Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 74.382560.44154.0s152.1
          30Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *83.091613.14252.3s151.2
          31Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 69.473225.30156.3s151.0
          32Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *65.753972.46058.4s150.8
          33Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *71.602773.19155.5s150.0
          34MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *65.993798.73058.3s149.9
          35Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 68.453272.26157.0s149.7
          36Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 75.682159.75154.2s148.9
          37VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 66.353446.07158.4s147.6
          38Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 72.192459.60155.7s147.3
          39Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 67.203147.42158.1s146.3
          40Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *65.723419.20159.0s146.2
          41Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 67.513053.68158.0s146.0
          42Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 61.354274.69062.1s144.9
          43Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 60.374547.93062.8s144.9
          44ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 67.322946.90158.4s144.6
          45Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 68.472740.88157.8s144.4
          46DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 68.472740.88157.8s144.4
          47Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 60.794304.99062.6s144.1
          48LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 65.443204.82159.5s143.8
          49RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *60.404294.63063.0s143.3
          50RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 69.282510.58157.7s143.2
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          Spinarak type chart

          When fighting Spinarak, 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.

          About the results

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Spinarak 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.