Best Chinchou counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Chinchou 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

          • Grass50.5%
          • Ground27.5%
          • Dragon7.0%
          • Psychic5.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *63.185685.59059.5s157.3
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *69.192876.36157.0s147.0
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 60.562969.97164.3s133.1
          4Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *56.323669.29067.8s131.2
          5Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *51.964316.42072.6s127.3
          6Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 50.414144.31074.9s123.2
          7Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 53.903164.77171.3s122.9
          8ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 49.084431.47076.6s122.3
          9Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 59.171992.35168.1s120.5
          10Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *55.022624.47170.9s120.3
          11Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 51.293367.82174.5s119.7
          12Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *52.493009.73173.4s119.1
          13GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *53.452676.62172.7s118.0
          14Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *51.062960.41175.4s116.2
          15Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 49.213318.24177.5s115.5
          16Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 47.103849.55080.2s115.0
          17Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 51.252721.49175.5s114.5
          18GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *46.783584.23181.0s112.7
          19RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 49.652723.87177.8s111.7
          20Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 55.801645.06273.3s110.5
          21XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 51.642155.93176.4s109.8
          22Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 45.883298.00182.8s109.1
          23Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 46.373156.71182.2s109.0
          24Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 43.533732.64086.6s107.3
          25MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 47.642610.73181.1s107.1
          26ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *44.263383.59185.6s106.6
          27TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 45.722939.98183.6s106.2
          28Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 45.892891.36183.4s106.2
          29Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 42.064035.32089.2s106.1
          30ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 50.991835.51178.5s105.2
          31CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 42.643655.97088.4s105.1
          32Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 48.972127.63180.3s105.0
          33Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *45.722769.16183.9s105.0
          34Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 50.321904.24179.1s104.9
          35Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 52.601587.18277.5s104.7
          36Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 51.921654.87278.0s104.5
          37MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 49.121964.00180.6s103.6
          38Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 46.912322.16182.9s103.3
          39SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.692562.80184.4s103.2
          40TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 42.703292.79188.7s103.0
          41VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *43.702941.11187.3s102.5
          42Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 47.772053.75182.4s102.2
          43Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *48.131946.83182.2s101.7
          44Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *46.632147.14183.9s101.2
          45Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 49.041749.57281.6s101.0
          46Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 47.881838.22183.0s100.1
          47Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 41.853076.23190.7s100.0
          48Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 45.852147.88185.2s99.9
          49TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *42.382890.16189.9s99.7
          50Shadow TangelaShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *45.732076.22185.7s99.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Chinchou counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Primal Groudon, Kartana, and Shadow Garchomp. The table also includes Mega Venusaur, Exeggutor (Alola Shadow), Shaymin (Sky), and Zarude, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Chinchou type chart

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


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

          Best move-types and weather for Chinchou Raids

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

          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.