Best Larvitar counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Larvitar 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

          • Grass49.0%
          • Water39.0%
          • Fighting4.5%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *113.498039.47033.5s269.0
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *99.096754.61038.5s233.0
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *107.064472.84036.8s227.8
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 100.763993.05039.3s212.1
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *92.695159.22041.6s209.1
          6Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 86.596004.26044.0s204.3
          7Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 102.473043.31139.9s203.3
          8KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *88.125144.72043.7s200.7
          9Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *90.884360.54042.9s198.9
          10Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *86.305173.94044.5s197.7
          11Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 82.915873.47045.9s196.5
          12Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 90.283888.41043.6s193.3
          13ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 81.515402.13046.8s190.6
          14Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *89.653639.17044.1s189.6
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *92.593011.55143.7s187.2
          16Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *84.954170.10045.8s186.8
          17Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *87.673561.13145.1s185.4
          18Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 85.823853.43045.7s185.3
          19Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 86.473334.17146.0s181.0
          20GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *85.723267.77146.4s179.0
          21KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 84.922984.80147.2s174.4
          22Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 84.063101.54147.5s174.3
          23RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 82.753236.43148.0s173.7
          24Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 76.994230.94050.2s173.2
          25Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 85.342688.38147.5s171.4
          26ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *72.984882.16052.3s171.0
          27SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *75.234267.12051.2s170.4
          28EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *74.144118.67052.1s167.2
          29MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 79.363153.82149.9s167.1
          30Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 72.674318.15052.9s166.2
          31Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 82.652518.74149.3s164.9
          32SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *76.253409.18151.4s164.5
          33TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 76.293388.15151.4s164.3
          34Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 81.672589.69149.6s164.2
          35Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *76.563181.62151.5s162.7
          36FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *74.223563.92152.5s162.5
          37Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 80.662486.16150.4s161.3
          38ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 76.643013.47151.8s161.0
          39Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *75.543174.42152.2s160.9
          40SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *76.562949.21151.9s160.2
          41TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *70.304075.15054.7s159.9
          42Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 75.733004.05152.3s159.4
          43Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 77.662712.87151.7s159.3
          44VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *72.663489.15153.7s159.0
          45TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 71.103777.48054.4s158.9
          46CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 70.853693.56054.7s157.7
          47BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *75.152926.32152.8s157.6
          48PrimarinaPrimarinaWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 69.663869.31055.4s157.1
          49CrawdauntCrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 77.272548.93152.2s156.6
          50GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 71.843282.45154.5s155.6
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Larvitar counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Kartana. The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Mega Gyarados, Shadow Kingler, and Kyogre, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Larvitar type chart

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


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

          Best move-types and weather for Larvitar Raids

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

          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.