Best Spoink counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Spoink 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

          • Dark37.0%
          • Ghost24.5%
          • Bug19.5%
          • Water3.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 49.207392.36075.1s136.1
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 48.975041.42076.4s125.3
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 58.901603.23270.1s114.8
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 45.284226.28082.9s113.6
          5Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 46.283180.28182.3s109.0
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.884916.33091.0s108.0
          7Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 39.805287.24093.2s107.3
          8HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *41.694376.46089.7s107.1
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 46.022899.70183.2s106.5
          10DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 42.613855.74088.2s106.2
          11Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 45.962833.14183.4s105.9
          12Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 52.771618.90277.1s105.4
          13Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 43.092698.42188.9s99.6
          14Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 43.542543.99188.3s99.2
          15Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 50.421398.27281.7s98.7
          16Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 39.723330.79194.9s97.5
          17YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.854411.590101.0s97.3
          18Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *44.612071.01187.7s97.0
          19Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 43.822148.72188.9s96.3
          20Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 43.182170.97190.0s95.4
          21Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *41.202443.48193.3s94.2
          22Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 43.861893.12189.7s93.9
          23WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.583109.40197.9s93.9
          24GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 41.532245.86193.1s93.1
          25ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 34.664437.100107.1s92.8
          26Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 38.652815.12198.3s92.1
          27GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 34.104325.830108.9s91.1
          28ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.722295.71196.9s90.3
          29ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 44.551467.63290.6s90.3
          30Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 40.312167.26196.0s90.3
          31VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 40.702062.16195.4s90.1
          32Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.062404.97198.2s90.0
          33PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 50.81842.98487.9s89.5
          34Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.071888.14197.5s87.4
          35Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 38.472159.911100.2s86.9
          36BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.203263.421109.7s86.2
          37HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.912645.201105.7s85.8
          38Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 46.33971.68392.5s85.6
          39Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 41.631464.03296.3s85.5
          40HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.222501.041105.2s85.4
          41Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *35.642662.551106.4s85.4
          42Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 41.611438.78296.5s85.2
          43Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *35.472650.201106.9s85.0
          44Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 44.241107.23394.4s84.8
          45GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 45.64963.42393.8s84.5
          46Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 38.061894.151102.2s83.9
          47Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 38.691771.722101.2s83.9
          48Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 42.561208.72296.5s83.7
          49Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 35.232467.851108.0s83.3
          50AbsolAbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 36.632118.621105.1s83.3
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          Spoink type chart

          When fighting Spoink, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic 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 Spoink in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Spoink down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Spoink counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Shadow Weavile, Tyranitar, Mega Gyarados, and Hydreigon, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

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

          TypingUsage %

          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.