Best Swinub counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Swinub 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

          • Fire28.5%
          • Fighting22.0%
          • Water15.5%
          • Steel15.5%
          • Grass13.5%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *90.908691.74041.3s229.1
          2Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *85.407202.11044.2s209.8
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *91.985315.19041.8s209.1
          4Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *79.256616.72047.6s194.3
          5Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *89.103744.78044.2s189.8
          6TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *76.386153.53049.5s185.9
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *71.046958.37052.7s180.0
          8KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 80.284261.73048.2s179.4
          9Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *86.963035.63146.1s178.3
          10ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *78.544449.09049.1s177.8
          11Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.925584.77051.3s177.5
          12Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *82.923519.79147.5s177.0
          13Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 77.134142.59050.2s172.7
          14Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 81.473340.94148.5s172.7
          15Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 69.466172.04054.2s172.5
          16Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 70.605665.22053.5s171.7
          17KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *70.605604.23053.6s171.3
          18Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 77.063910.92050.4s170.6
          19HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *67.386460.32055.7s169.9
          20LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 71.805035.04053.0s169.8
          21Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *76.243976.90050.8s169.7
          22Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 77.283700.73050.5s169.1
          23Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *72.424302.66053.1s165.6
          24Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *66.935724.06056.3s164.9
          25Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 76.163409.73151.5s164.3
          26Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 80.052738.50150.2s163.5
          27Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *75.783288.50151.9s162.5
          28Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 70.204282.74054.6s161.4
          29Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 72.493761.72053.5s161.2
          30Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *71.073978.69054.3s160.5
          31Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 70.823898.28054.5s159.4
          32Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *69.584171.74055.2s159.4
          33Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *74.793065.63152.8s158.5
          34ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 70.493640.38055.0s156.6
          35EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *61.965991.12060.5s156.6
          36DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 63.305396.64059.5s155.8
          37Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 59.166957.72062.9s155.6
          38Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 72.713128.36154.1s155.6
          39ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 66.384411.50057.5s155.3
          40Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *77.722314.94152.5s154.3
          41Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail FireFire Blast 60.246092.89062.1s153.6
          42ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 65.794264.47058.1s153.1
          43Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *70.633228.68155.4s153.0
          44Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 71.603025.39155.0s152.7
          45DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 71.603025.39155.0s152.7
          46BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *68.743444.11156.6s151.8
          47Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 73.352658.88154.5s151.6
          48Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *74.382511.93154.1s151.5
          49Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 71.852857.82155.1s151.3
          50Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 61.585098.24061.3s150.7
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          Swinub type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Swinub 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.