Best Phanpy counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Phanpy 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

          • Grass42.0%
          • Water26.5%
          • Ice14.0%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *68.294279.50056.1s157.8
          2Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *63.683259.37161.0s141.2
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *60.872997.99163.9s133.9
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 55.393875.92068.7s131.0
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 60.322582.51165.3s129.0
          6Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.322772.18169.1s123.9
          7Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 53.413163.87172.0s122.0
          8Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *51.833490.67173.6s121.6
          9Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 61.861623.43267.1s119.7
          10Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 58.181926.12169.3s118.0
          11KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *53.102741.43173.1s118.0
          12Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 52.242887.02173.9s117.7
          13Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 50.083137.17176.5s115.7
          14ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 49.123334.55177.6s115.4
          15Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.281937.14171.4s115.1
          16Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 51.872658.25174.8s115.0
          17Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *55.122089.78172.2s115.0
          18Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 51.342683.09175.5s114.3
          19Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *52.512419.94174.5s114.0
          20Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *50.952611.34176.2s113.0
          21Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *54.621959.28173.3s112.6
          22Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 51.732319.26175.8s111.6
          23Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 50.932242.96177.1s109.5
          24Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 50.302295.05177.8s109.0
          25Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 46.842946.91181.7s108.4
          26Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 50.482199.65177.9s108.3
          27Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 56.201436.32274.1s108.1
          28RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 49.482188.38179.3s106.5
          29Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 48.432360.72180.4s106.3
          30BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 49.142203.36179.8s106.1
          31Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 46.212628.87183.4s104.7
          32Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 52.141603.44278.0s104.2
          33GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *52.131575.41278.2s103.8
          34ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *44.072951.04186.6s103.3
          35Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 51.481611.38278.9s103.3
          36KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 51.271592.92279.3s102.7
          37Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 43.432982.37187.7s102.3
          38TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 45.592344.35185.1s101.2
          39MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 47.771951.77182.7s101.2
          40Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 41.823230.85190.5s100.9
          41Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 49.211710.04281.6s100.8
          42MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 47.961884.88182.7s100.8
          43CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 42.363034.03189.7s100.6
          44Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *45.682205.60185.3s100.1
          45Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 45.682197.44185.4s100.0
          46Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 48.641716.64282.4s100.0
          47Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 45.522144.83185.8s99.3
          48SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.692043.98185.8s98.6
          49SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *46.521898.60185.0s98.5
          50TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 42.672628.44189.8s98.3
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Phanpy counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Kartana, Mega Blastoise, Shaymin (Sky), and Mega Venusaur, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Phanpy type chart

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


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

          Best move-types and weather for Phanpy Raids

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

          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.