Best Granbull counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Granbull 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

          • Steel33.5%
          • Poison25.0%
          • Psychic6.5%
          • Fire6.5%
          • Flying6.0%
          • Electric4.5%
          • Water4.0%
          • Grass3.5%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Rock2.5%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *52.971214.31279.8s99.7
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 47.261156.22388.6s90.1
          3Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 46.531113.94390.3s88.3
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 44.381187.35393.2s86.2
          5MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *43.641190.20394.6s85.1
          6NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 38.981490.642102.0s81.4
          7Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 36.791202.662109.8s74.4
          8MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *36.761199.183109.9s74.3
          9DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 38.81950.783107.9s74.0
          10Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 35.441268.602112.9s73.1
          11Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 39.94787.854108.4s72.9
          12Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.911468.202116.0s72.7
          13RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 37.62963.223110.6s72.4
          14Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 34.871292.002114.4s72.4
          15Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 38.38871.474110.3s72.1
          16Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *39.30776.914110.1s71.8
          17Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 36.71992.413112.6s71.5
          18Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 36.71992.413112.6s71.5
          19Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 36.71992.413112.6s71.5
          20Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 36.71992.413112.6s71.5
          21Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 36.71992.413112.6s71.5
          22Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 38.62798.794111.3s71.2
          23JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 35.771061.663114.2s71.0
          24Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *33.951249.712117.6s70.4
          25ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 37.28797.724114.6s69.2
          26Shadow MukShadow Pokémon iconShadow MukPoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 34.871028.173117.2s69.1
          27OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 35.45903.593117.5s68.2
          28Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 32.341280.322122.6s68.0
          29Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 37.28731.524116.2s68.0
          30Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 35.16916.913118.1s67.9
          31Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 35.09879.214119.0s67.3
          32Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.801118.133122.6s66.9
          33GengarGengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 36.91701.105118.1s66.9
          34Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.60835.854121.3s65.8
          35Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 35.84697.425121.1s65.2
          36Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 33.31881.854124.4s64.6
          37Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 30.871145.603129.2s64.1
          38RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 34.68724.304123.7s64.1
          39ToxicroakToxicroakPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 34.11770.064124.2s64.0
          40Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 34.01773.064124.5s63.9
          41Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *35.23654.425124.2s63.5
          42Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing FlyingHurricane 34.70684.125124.8s63.3
          43Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Wave 33.77759.294125.6s63.3
          44Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock SteelMagnet Bomb 37.39502.827124.9s63.1
          45Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 35.83586.106125.1s63.0
          46Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.25986.263129.8s62.8
          47Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail RockStone Edge 32.50840.334127.9s62.7
          48Ho-OhHo-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 29.141279.442134.8s62.6
          49VictreebelVictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 32.95774.304127.9s62.3
          50Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 31.15925.343131.1s61.8
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          Granbull type chart

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

          The top-ranked Granbull counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Gengar, Mega Beedrill, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Metagross, Nihilego, Mega Scizor, and Melmetal, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Granbull 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.