Best Numel counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Numel 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

          • Water74.0%
          • Ground15.0%
          • Dragon3.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Fighting0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *130.358947.45029.2s307.0
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *114.376823.65033.6s261.7
          3Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *106.405752.99036.3s238.6
          4Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 117.733422.27134.8s232.6
          5Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 99.536334.98038.4s230.8
          6KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *101.185742.41038.1s229.2
          7Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *105.134427.29037.5s224.0
          8Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 98.455145.87039.4s219.3
          9Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *102.924086.81038.5s216.7
          10GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *98.753475.06140.6s202.8
          11KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 97.553346.18141.2s199.3
          12SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *86.884319.66044.8s191.5
          13GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 81.885029.61046.8s188.5
          14SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *87.633831.32044.8s188.2
          15Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *81.484777.79047.2s185.8
          16FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *85.163988.50045.9s185.5
          17ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 87.933377.33145.2s183.9
          18Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *86.673558.24145.6s183.7
          19EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *86.903321.08145.8s181.5
          20Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *76.925090.30049.6s179.8
          21CrawdauntCrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 89.072713.94145.7s177.7
          22Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Pump 83.663243.82147.5s175.3
          23PrimarinaPrimarinaWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 80.163724.60048.8s174.3
          24Shadow KingdraShadow Pokémon iconShadow KingdraWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 81.313390.78148.5s172.9
          25Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap WaterSurf 78.703744.83049.6s171.9
          26Shadow PolitoedShadow Pokémon iconShadow PolitoedWaterBubble WaterWeather Ball 80.913212.82149.0s170.4
          27GolisopodGolisopodWaterWaterfall WaterRazor Shell 77.093698.92050.6s168.7
          28Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall WaterWater Pulse 81.932705.69149.3s166.1
          29QuaquavalQuaquavalWaterWater Gun WaterLiquidation 78.003178.13150.7s165.1
          30Shadow WailordShadow Pokémon iconShadow WailordWaterWater Gun WaterSurf 79.992835.61150.1s164.6
          31CrabominableCrabominableWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 82.652313.54149.8s162.0
          32Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathWaterBubble WaterHydro Pump 76.513109.42151.7s161.8
          33Shadow SlowkingShadow Pokémon iconShadow SlowkingWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *75.863149.00152.0s161.2
          34Shadow SlowbroShadow Pokémon iconShadow SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *75.863149.00152.0s161.2
          35VaporeonVaporeonWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Pump 70.853998.88054.4s160.3
          36Shadow GolduckShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolduckWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Pump 78.532646.46151.3s159.9
          37Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 65.315103.80057.9s158.0
          38Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 66.414713.61057.3s157.5
          39BlastoiseBlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *71.843473.30154.3s157.5
          40MiloticMiloticWaterWaterfall WaterSurf 69.033978.99055.8s156.8
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 71.413431.17154.6s156.3
          42Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasWaterWater Gun WaterSurf 72.473180.96154.2s155.7
          43FloatzelFloatzelWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 77.582398.85152.4s155.2
          44Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap WaterSurf 73.202969.70154.0s154.8
          45PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail WaterAqua Tail 68.093782.07056.7s153.5
          46OmastarOmastarWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Pump 69.803186.12156.1s151.2
          47Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *67.953290.04157.4s149.0
          48KingdraKingdraWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 67.703322.04157.5s148.8
          49SimipourSimipourWaterWater Gun WaterSurf 72.852354.73155.5s147.1
          50RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap WaterSurf 65.023651.72059.3s147.0
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          Numel type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Numel 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.