Best Sudowoodo counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Sudowoodo 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

          • Fighting25.0%
          • Grass23.0%
          • Water16.5%
          • Ground15.0%
          • Steel14.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *41.381478.23296.7s85.3
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *41.381466.09296.8s85.1
          3Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *39.751222.132102.3s79.4
          4Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *37.511328.662106.8s77.1
          5Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *39.52972.583105.9s75.5
          6TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *36.051036.913113.8s71.1
          7Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *34.731191.263115.7s71.0
          8Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 37.89811.314112.8s70.3
          9KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 37.08878.224113.5s70.3
          10Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *35.19982.563117.0s69.0
          11Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 35.70904.273116.8s68.6
          12Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 33.571110.433120.2s68.1
          13MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *32.911198.163121.4s68.1
          14GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *32.151212.492123.8s67.0
          15Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *35.05861.934119.4s66.9
          16Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 38.33562.266119.5s65.9
          17Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.101093.363125.3s65.5
          18Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 33.47909.353123.4s65.2
          19Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 36.11665.175121.4s65.0
          20LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 33.63857.404123.8s64.7
          21Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 34.42742.014124.0s64.0
          22Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 33.12854.544125.6s63.9
          23KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.27943.503126.8s63.8
          24Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 31.70994.883128.0s63.6
          25Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *34.72696.865124.3s63.6
          26Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *31.441017.143128.7s63.5
          27Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 33.93721.494126.1s62.9
          28Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *34.83645.695125.7s62.8
          29ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 30.621044.163131.4s62.5
          30ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.681025.813131.4s62.4
          31Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 32.30828.214128.8s62.2
          32Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.99751.434128.3s62.0
          33Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.24909.443131.1s61.7
          34Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 32.84707.995130.0s61.0
          35ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 30.61925.353133.2s61.0
          36GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *28.741168.883137.6s60.8
          37DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 29.321032.183136.7s60.2
          38Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 31.51763.364133.1s60.0
          39Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *29.49953.993137.2s59.5
          40XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 32.88607.885133.2s59.2
          41Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 30.17844.144136.4s59.1
          42Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 33.99524.076133.4s59.0
          43MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.53888.674138.1s58.8
          44MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *27.711098.083143.0s58.3
          45EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *29.54835.884139.1s58.0
          46Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 27.091163.913145.3s58.0
          47Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 28.65934.743141.0s58.0
          48BreloomBreloomFightingCounter GrassGrass Knot *30.41721.914138.3s57.6
          49VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *26.511231.462147.5s57.6
          50GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *32.53550.016136.9s57.5
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          Sudowoodo type chart

          When fighting Sudowoodo, keep in mind the following that Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison 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 Sudowoodo in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Sudowoodo down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Sudowoodo counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Shadow Metagross, and Mega Swampert. The table also includes Mega Sceptile, Terrakion, Shadow Garchomp, and Mega Blaziken, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Sudowoodo 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.