Pupitar Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Pupitar 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Pupitar Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Mega Swampert, Shadow Kyogre, Mega Sceptile, Mega Blastoise, Kartana, and Mega Gyarados. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Pupitar in a 3-Star Raid.

CogSimulation settings

          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlastoiseMega Blastoise
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GyaradosMega Gyarados
          Waterfall / Hydro Pump
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *83.404824.1047s189.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.494085.6053s165.7
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *77.963110.3151s164.3
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *78.692982.3151s164.1
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *68.753109.8157s148.7
          6.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 74.832173.8155s147.8
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 63.623629.5061s144.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 75.801803.2156s143.7
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *67.772616.4159s141.9
          10.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *64.813070.8161s141.5
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *63.843096.8162s140.0
          12.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 59.983690.5064s138.1
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *62.512831.1163s135.2
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *66.872176.4161s135.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *68.191999.3160s134.9
          16.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 61.193012.9164s134.6
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 63.302566.8163s133.9
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *67.881951.4161s133.8
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *65.152108.6163s131.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GyaradosShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 63.412303.5164s131.1
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CrawdauntShadow CrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 69.521555.9262s130.2
          22.Thumbnail image of GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *63.431957.9165s126.9
          23.Thumbnail image of Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 56.522868.7169s125.1
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan ExeggutorShadow Alolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 61.642046.3166s125.1
          25.Thumbnail image of ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *53.683408.9172s124.4
          26.Thumbnail image of KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 62.731775.7266s123.3
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 62.631737.7266s122.5
          28.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 61.011911.3167s122.4
          29.Thumbnail image of SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.032571.8170s121.5
          30.Thumbnail image of MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 58.432138.0169s121.0
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Pupitar in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Pupitar CP range from Raids

          Pupitar can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 949 CP to 1009 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1187 CP to 1261 CP with Partly Cloudy and Sunny weather boost

          Pupitar weaknesses

          Pupitar type chart

          When fighting Pupitar, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          Takes decreased damage

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

          Best move-types and weather for Pupitar Raids

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

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.