Best Swampert counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best 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

          • Grass76.0%
          • Normal4.5%
          • Bug4.0%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Fighting2.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *62.801663.04266.0s121.7
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 60.261120.48372.6s108.7
          3Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 52.881513.03277.6s104.1
          4Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *51.331545.71279.5s102.1
          5Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *55.82940.59379.8s98.7
          6ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 48.701594.08283.0s98.6
          7Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 51.741205.43281.5s97.7
          8Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *52.991068.55381.4s97.2
          9Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *52.951021.73382.1s96.2
          10Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 48.551132.19386.9s91.7
          11Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 49.46922.39388.4s89.3
          12RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 48.78950.85389.0s88.8
          13Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 50.97766.42489.4s88.0
          14MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 47.75929.19390.9s86.9
          15Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 50.19751.46490.9s86.6
          16ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *44.091217.64293.5s86.2
          17Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 46.43985.22392.2s86.0
          18Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 42.961333.41294.6s86.0
          19TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 44.981041.66393.9s84.8
          20Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *45.56984.06393.6s84.7
          21XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 50.31664.80593.2s84.7
          22SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.83917.94394.2s83.9
          23TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 42.631179.61396.7s83.4
          24VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *43.651045.38396.2s82.9
          25CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 41.061274.36299.0s82.2
          26Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 48.58645.81596.4s81.8
          27TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *43.31994.02397.6s81.5
          28Shadow TangelaShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *45.90736.25498.0s80.3
          29Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 45.13780.78498.2s80.2
          30BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *45.50721.52499.1s79.5
          31Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 48.09580.66699.7s79.4
          32Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 40.981083.513101.1s79.4
          33Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 46.24672.95599.2s79.3
          34Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 40.391118.303102.0s79.0
          35Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dBugFury Cutter GrassLeaf Blade 47.53590.886100.1s79.0
          36LeafeonLeafeonGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 41.28985.463101.8s78.3
          37Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 39.261161.313104.1s77.8
          38ExeggutorExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 41.11912.103103.4s76.9
          39SimisageSimisageGrassVine Whip GrassGrass Knot 43.15736.824103.0s76.5
          40Shadow BellossomShadow Pokémon iconShadow BellossomGrassMagical Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 41.85803.774103.9s76.0
          41LeavannyLeavannyGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 40.06886.774106.1s74.9
          42VictreebelVictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 41.62745.284105.8s74.5
          43LilligantLilligantGrassMagical Leaf GrassSolar Beam 40.82758.634107.2s73.6
          44ShiftryShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 40.89729.504107.8s73.1
          45Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick GrassLeaf Blade 42.27612.235108.7s72.5
          46MeganiumMeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *37.57963.013110.8s72.3
          47Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 38.56860.154110.1s72.2
          48Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 34.451302.222115.6s71.8
          49LurantisLurantisGrassLeafage GrassLeaf Blade 39.06782.314110.6s71.5
          50Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 40.63643.845111.0s70.9
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Swampert in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take 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 Swampert counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Shaymin (Sky), and Mega Venusaur. The table also includes Shadow Sceptile, Zarude, Shadow Tangrowth, and Shadow Venusaur, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Swampert type chart

          When fighting 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.

          Best move-types and weather for Swampert Raids

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

          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.