Best Pupitar counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Grass49.0%
          • Water39.0%
          • Fighting4.5%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *83.404824.10046.2s189.6
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.494085.60052.5s165.7
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *78.692982.33150.6s164.1
          4Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *68.753109.84157.0s148.7
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 74.832173.82154.7s147.8
          6Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 63.623629.52060.6s144.2
          7Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 75.801803.15155.5s143.7
          8Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *67.772616.40158.6s141.9
          9KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *64.813070.75160.2s141.5
          10Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 66.072813.11159.6s141.1
          11Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *63.843096.83161.0s140.0
          12ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 59.983690.52063.9s138.1
          13Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *62.512831.11162.7s135.2
          14Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *66.872176.40160.5s135.2
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *68.191999.27160.0s134.9
          16Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 61.193012.88163.6s134.6
          17Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 63.302566.82162.5s133.9
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *65.152108.62162.1s131.6
          19Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 63.412303.53163.0s131.1
          20GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *63.431957.87164.1s126.9
          21Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 56.522868.70168.7s125.1
          22Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 61.642046.35165.4s125.1
          23ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *53.683408.93171.3s124.4
          24KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 62.731775.71265.5s123.3
          25Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 62.631737.67265.8s122.5
          26RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 61.011911.30166.5s122.4
          27SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.032571.80169.9s121.5
          28MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 58.432137.98168.3s121.0
          29Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 53.382886.72172.4s119.7
          30TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 56.022259.82170.6s118.3
          31Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 61.731487.05268.0s117.4
          32Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *56.292116.46170.8s117.2
          33SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *56.752035.10170.5s117.0
          34Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 59.521676.34269.1s116.8
          35Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 60.241538.19269.1s115.9
          36TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *51.722779.28174.8s115.8
          37FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *55.292140.41171.8s115.8
          38SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *56.351964.78171.2s115.5
          39TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 52.452527.29174.3s114.9
          40Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.311902.41171.5s114.7
          41ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 57.071804.23171.1s114.7
          42BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *55.162020.61172.4s114.2
          43EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *55.901913.52171.9s114.2
          44Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 56.201794.26272.1s113.2
          45CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 51.992413.62175.2s113.0
          46GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 52.702276.53174.6s112.9
          47VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *53.922075.51173.7s112.8
          48Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 57.101584.27272.1s111.7
          49CrawdauntCrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 57.331528.35272.2s111.3
          50PrimarinaPrimarinaWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 51.222281.96176.6s110.4
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          Pupitar type chart

          When fighting Pupitar, 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.

          About the results

          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.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Pupitar are:

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          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.