The 30 BEST Sneasel Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Sneasel 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Sneasel Pokémon GO counters are Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), Keldeo, Shadow Machamp, Lucario, and Shadow Hariyama. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Sneasel in a 3-Star Raid.

CogSimulation settings

          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          Official artwork of LucarioLucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow HariyamaShadow Hariyama
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 70.712369.8157s143.8
          2.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *67.441988.7161s133.6
          3.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 61.372520.0165s130.1
          4.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 61.372520.0165s130.1
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 68.161418.6263s125.8
          6.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 62.761682.1266s121.9
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.391433.2266s120.5
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 63.241535.8267s120.4
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 64.451121.3369s114.7
          10.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.361606.8271s114.0
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 58.551509.1272s112.9
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 62.711056.2372s110.8
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 61.401089.0372s109.7
          14.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *49.392358.6179s108.0
          15.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 56.101390.3275s107.3
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PoliwrathShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 52.261729.8278s106.0
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 57.561100.1376s104.4
          18.Thumbnail image of BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 52.741521.9278s104.0
          19.Thumbnail image of BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 51.811604.4279s103.7
          20.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 62.37771.5477s103.5
          21.Thumbnail image of HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.631397.5279s102.1
          22.Thumbnail image of Pirouette Forme MeloettaPirouette Forme MeloettaFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 50.501566.3281s101.1
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SawkShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 55.77990.8380s99.7
          24.Thumbnail image of HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 57.47856.8480s99.1
          25.Thumbnail image of VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *51.991237.4281s98.6
          26.Thumbnail image of BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 59.22707.8582s97.6
          27.Thumbnail image of EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 48.121593.2284s97.6
          28.Thumbnail image of Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 53.341059.5382s97.5
          29.Thumbnail image of PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 49.571335.5284s96.4
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 57.87697.8583s95.6
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Sneasel in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Sneasel CP range from Raids

          Sneasel can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1107 CP to 1172 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1384 CP to 1465 CP with Fog and Snow weather boost

          Sneasel weaknesses

          Sneasel type chart

          When fighting Sneasel, keep in mind the that Dark and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Fire, Rock, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Ice, and Psychic type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          Takes decreased damage

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

          Best move-types and weather for Sneasel Raids

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

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.