Best Smoochum counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Smoochum 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

          • Fire34.0%
          • Dark14.5%
          • Ghost14.5%
          • Steel12.0%
          • Rock11.5%
          • Bug6.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *68.893678.55056.2s154.1
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 65.124022.11058.9s150.1
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *74.232276.13154.8s148.2
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *71.512431.44156.3s145.9
          5Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 76.361816.17155.1s144.8
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 65.892685.16160.0s139.5
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *57.193591.64167.0s132.3
          8Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 59.273053.53165.5s131.6
          9Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 66.661896.31161.6s131.1
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 61.682555.93164.0s131.0
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 68.911645.74261.0s130.8
          12ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *62.982334.10163.3s130.7
          13HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *53.914090.65070.3s129.6
          14Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *67.711500.26262.8s126.6
          15Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.742107.74165.1s126.0
          16Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 60.572268.19165.8s126.0
          17Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 63.871758.25264.6s124.8
          18Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *65.081629.30264.2s124.7
          19Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 51.753839.28073.3s123.8
          20Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 65.901422.81264.7s122.5
          21Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *60.131901.72167.4s120.8
          22Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *54.972657.76170.9s120.5
          23ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 59.092005.50168.1s120.5
          24Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 65.391334.75265.8s120.2
          25TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 54.492630.27171.5s119.4
          26GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 53.572810.36172.3s119.4
          27Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *59.161882.62168.5s119.1
          28Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *62.671501.43267.0s119.0
          29VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 55.422374.72171.0s118.5
          30Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *62.561420.76267.7s117.5
          31Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *56.282079.80170.9s116.8
          32Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 49.083458.00177.5s116.2
          33Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 56.841928.74170.8s115.9
          34Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 57.291861.01170.6s115.8
          35DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 57.291861.01170.6s115.8
          36DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 56.062001.64171.4s115.5
          37Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 56.421901.96171.4s114.9
          38Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 60.481433.51269.6s114.6
          39Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 57.181754.76271.2s114.2
          40Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 57.471706.13271.1s114.0
          41Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 59.241488.12270.4s113.6
          42Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 51.472530.24175.6s113.2
          43HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *57.581628.73271.4s113.1
          44EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 51.332521.77175.8s112.9
          45Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter SteelIron Head 49.832784.69177.4s112.5
          46DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.802358.53175.6s112.2
          47PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 67.30842.44470.6s112.0
          48RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 59.691346.30271.0s112.0
          49Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *54.271803.29174.3s110.2
          50VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 47.882916.91180.1s110.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Smoochum counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Y Charizard. The table also includes Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Metagross, and Mega Houndoom, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Smoochum type chart

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


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

          Best move-types and weather for Smoochum Raids

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

          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.