Best Mega Swampert counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Swampert 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

          • Grass77.0%
          • Bug4.5%
          • Normal4.5%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Fighting2.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Water0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *46.36821.5910238.0s82.8
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 44.76554.8516265.9s74.3
          3Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 39.10745.5412278.5s70.9
          4Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *38.00766.6811283.8s69.7
          5Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *41.99468.9319291.1s68.3
          6Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 38.88601.0914291.4s67.5
          7Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *40.38515.7817292.7s67.5
          8ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 36.19791.3511294.2s67.5
          9Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.82533.0416293.5s67.2
          10Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 39.01387.5623323.6s61.9
          11Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 38.67382.1023326.9s61.3
          12XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 39.64345.3726331.3s61.3
          13Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 35.11543.7116322.6s61.0
          14Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSeed Bomb 36.41449.2520327.3s60.4
          15RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 35.86465.3819328.4s60.1
          16MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 35.73461.4019329.9s59.8
          17ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.89606.0314333.1s59.2
          18Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 34.53487.7918334.4s58.9
          19Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 31.71657.0313338.6s58.5
          20Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *34.04488.6418338.1s58.2
          21SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *34.24455.9019341.8s57.7
          22TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 33.11511.2217342.2s57.5
          23TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 31.85586.8915343.9s57.3
          24Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 37.72300.4029358.4s57.3
          25VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.62520.3017345.1s57.0
          26TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *32.75499.0418346.9s56.7
          27Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dBugFury Cutter GrassLeaf Blade 36.94303.2729362.4s56.4
          28Shadow TangelaShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *34.41365.7724360.0s55.4
          29CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 29.78617.0814360.6s54.9
          30Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 35.39310.1429370.4s54.8
          31BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *34.02357.6525365.2s54.6
          32Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 34.21328.1727372.8s53.9
          33Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 30.13530.9016366.5s53.8
          34LeafeonLeafeonGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 30.66489.2218367.1s53.6
          35Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 32.70374.7524371.3s53.5
          36SimisageSimisageGrassVine Whip GrassGrass Knot 32.48367.3724375.1s53.0
          37Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 29.18538.5216375.2s52.6
          38Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 28.76569.7115376.1s52.5
          39Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick GrassLeaf Blade 33.22318.1828384.0s52.4
          40Shadow BellossomShadow Pokémon iconShadow BellossomGrassMagical Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.20397.7822378.9s52.1
          41VictreebelVictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.57374.4624381.2s52.0
          42LeavannyLeavannyGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 30.01442.0920381.3s51.6
          43ShiftryShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.20368.1924386.2s51.3
          44Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GrassTrailblaze 31.73344.3126388.2s51.3
          45ExeggutorExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 29.77438.2520384.5s51.2
          46MeganiumMeganiumGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *27.95477.9618397.3s49.6
          47LurantisLurantisGrassLeafage GrassLeaf Blade 29.22389.1223400.5s49.2
          48Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 25.57648.8213407.4s49.1
          49Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 28.38421.1021402.6s48.9
          50LilligantLilligantGrassMagical Leaf GrassSolar Beam 29.19360.1424408.3s48.4
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          Mega Swampert type chart

          When fighting Mega Swampert, keep in mind the following that Water and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel 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 Mega Swampert in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Swampert down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Mega Swampert counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Shaymin (Sky), and Mega Venusaur. The table also includes Shadow Sceptile, Shadow Tangrowth, Shadow Torterra, and Zarude, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega Swampert 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.