Best Nosepass counters

Raid Battles

The best Nosepass counters in Pokémon GO are Dusk Mane Necrozma, Primal Groudon, Mega Lucario, Primal Kyogre, Shadow Groudon, Mega Garchomp, and Mega Swampert. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Nosepass in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Official artwork of Dusk Mane NecrozmaDusk Mane Necrozma
          Metal Claw / Sunsteel Strike
          #1
          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LucarioMega Lucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          #3
          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GroudonShadow Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Dusk Mane NecrozmaDusk Mane NecrozmaSteelMetal Claw SteelSunsteel Strike 35.662762.01103s86.1
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.933123.71108s84.9
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LucarioMega Pokémon iconMega LucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 34.482377.11106s81.3
          4.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *33.932227.21108s79.2
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GroudonShadow GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *31.582851.11116s78.7
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *29.153709.50125s77.9
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *29.762960.21123s75.6
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *31.962077.51115s74.4
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 28.902617.21126s72.0
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *31.561740.22117s71.1
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *27.522715.31133s69.8
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.721456.32116s68.8
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega HeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 30.081742.22122s68.4
          14.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.532777.31138s68.1
          15.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.592069.81128s68.1
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 31.361436.32118s68.0
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.852542.01136s67.6
          18.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 29.781651.62124s67.1
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.201948.01135s64.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 28.761517.72128s64.2
          21.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *26.642023.91137s64.1
          22.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *28.071630.92131s63.9
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.641500.82129s63.8
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.401465.22130s63.1
          25.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 24.152548.31151s62.1
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *28.551321.92129s62.0
          27.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.041600.42136s61.8
          28.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.041600.42136s61.8
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *24.872186.91147s61.6
          30.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 26.971596.62136s61.6
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Nosepass CP range from Raids

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

          • From 521 CP to 567 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 651 CP to 709 CP with Partly Cloudy weather boost

          Nosepass weaknesses

          Nosepass type chart

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

          Weaknesses

          • FightingFighting160.0%
          • GrassGrass160.0%
          • GroundGround160.0%
          • SteelSteel160.0%
          • WaterWater160.0%

          Resistances

          • FireFire62.5%
          • FlyingFlying62.5%
          • NormalNormal62.5%
          • PoisonPoison62.5%
          • Nosepass takes increased damage from Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves.
          • Nosepass takes reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.
          • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Nosepass

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting104.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground94.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Grass78.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water52.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel48.0%
          • snowSnow
          Electric6.0%
          • rainRain
          Bug4.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Psychic2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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

          This guide displays a list of best Nosepass 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.

          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.