Best Smeargle counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Smeargle in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Smeargle counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Smeargle counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *65.316106.21193.5s203.1
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 72.333618.21150.0s192.4
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 63.714550.64171.4s185.2
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 66.373115.60293.9s173.7
          5LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 61.913820.56161.7s173.5
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 61.453764.08161.3s171.9
          7Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 66.602902.07287.1s171.1
          8Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 51.195561.861108.6s165.3
          9Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 60.263217.582106.8s162.9
          10Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 61.452877.48293.7s160.7
          11CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *49.215307.321107.8s158.6
          12Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 64.612344.73272.6s158.6
          13ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.333293.052114.9s157.8
          14Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 62.532317.43274.1s154.3
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 57.522905.142101.0s153.3
          16Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *49.164159.54184.6s149.1
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *49.144157.38184.6s149.0
          18Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 53.363196.322119.8s148.5
          19MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 55.242855.412103.4s148.1
          20Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 43.295806.661134.1s147.3
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Smeargle 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Smeargle counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Blaziken, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Alakazam. The table also includes Lucario, Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Machamp, and Mega Gengar, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Smeargle type chart

          When fighting Smeargle, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost type moves.


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