Best Trapinch counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Trapinch 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

          • Grass42.5%
          • Water26.5%
          • Ice15.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *83.024646.77046.5s187.5
          2Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *77.933226.16150.7s165.5
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 66.645630.00056.6s163.8
          4Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.743543.49152.9s161.4
          5Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 64.165090.05058.9s155.7
          6Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *68.522997.92157.3s147.1
          7KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 74.861969.11155.4s144.9
          8Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 62.253834.74061.6s143.4
          9Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 75.541736.72255.9s142.3
          10Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 71.082158.76157.3s141.7
          11Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 63.383356.71161.1s141.5
          12KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *64.522956.84160.7s139.9
          13Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *68.262270.78159.1s138.6
          14Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *63.682907.71161.5s138.0
          15ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 59.643705.91064.3s137.6
          16Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *67.452162.63160.0s135.9
          17Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 62.652777.09162.6s134.9
          18Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *66.702098.18160.8s133.9
          19Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *62.342710.41163.1s133.7
          20Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 63.542444.86162.5s132.9
          21Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 68.051773.67261.0s131.5
          22Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *65.071979.47162.6s129.7
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 61.132483.53164.7s129.3
          24Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 58.512942.61166.4s129.3
          25Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 50.494727.08074.4s126.7
          26Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 61.212222.94165.3s126.5
          27Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 56.073076.91168.9s126.1
          28BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 60.102334.69166.1s126.0
          29Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 63.691796.96264.5s125.1
          30GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *63.381812.13164.8s124.8
          31Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 54.893099.94170.2s124.2
          32Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 63.051788.96265.1s123.9
          33GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 51.843774.75073.3s123.6
          34ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *53.463284.78171.7s123.1
          35Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 62.251784.07265.9s122.6
          36KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 62.501710.36266.0s122.0
          37Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 52.923123.81172.6s120.8
          38MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 58.482117.00168.4s120.8
          39MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 58.102146.84168.7s120.5
          40RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 60.841792.10267.2s120.5
          41Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 62.311605.85266.7s120.1
          42RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 51.303417.65174.4s120.1
          43Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 59.201932.39168.3s119.8
          44Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 50.273647.48075.6s119.7
          45Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 57.072216.35169.6s119.6
          46TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 55.542446.91170.7s119.5
          47SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.322230.57170.4s118.5
          48Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *55.752291.06170.9s118.2
          49SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *55.792125.61171.3s116.5
          50Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 59.151682.67269.4s116.3
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          Trapinch type chart

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

          The top-ranked Trapinch counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Sceptile, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Swampert. The table also includes Shaymin (Sky), Mega Blastoise, Kartana, 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 Trapinch 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.