Best Castform (Snowy) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Castform (Snowy) 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

          • Fire37.5%
          • Fighting26.0%
          • Rock16.0%
          • Steel15.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *51.332012.05177.3s107.8
          2Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *48.092112.53181.7s103.4
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.681544.82281.8s99.5
          4Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *46.581330.90288.1s91.7
          5Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.671863.21192.1s91.6
          6HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *37.282925.961101.5s90.2
          7Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 46.301207.57289.7s89.5
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *43.761483.22292.0s89.2
          9TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.081422.27291.8s88.9
          10MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *39.922063.32197.2s88.7
          11Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 40.171923.78197.1s87.9
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.911339.94294.6s86.0
          13Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 39.301859.65199.4s85.8
          14Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 40.201699.32298.0s85.7
          15Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.271116.46394.2s85.0
          16Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *46.08950.10393.3s84.9
          17Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *41.381379.09297.4s84.1
          18Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.491242.78296.3s84.0
          19Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.501002.17395.3s83.5
          20VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 38.291720.912102.4s82.7
          21Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *38.421696.792102.2s82.7
          22LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 40.871313.79299.0s82.4
          23Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 47.13732.39496.0s82.0
          24Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.64957.75397.5s81.4
          25Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.651360.592101.4s81.0
          26DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.651360.592101.4s81.0
          27Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 42.491036.74398.6s81.0
          28Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.011386.372102.7s80.3
          29ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 38.791398.022103.1s80.1
          30Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 39.571279.522102.2s79.9
          31Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.901011.183100.2s79.7
          32Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *38.951316.642103.4s79.4
          33Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 34.092180.831112.2s79.1
          34EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 35.571835.761109.1s79.0
          35Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 39.221220.362103.6s78.6
          36BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *38.541304.822104.4s78.5
          37Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 35.751606.972109.7s77.2
          38RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 41.62863.434103.2s76.8
          39Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.59860.714103.3s76.7
          40DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *36.001488.952109.7s76.4
          41EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FireBlast Burn *36.421416.772109.0s76.4
          42Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 34.381749.602112.9s76.2
          43ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 38.181135.623107.0s75.8
          44Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 38.641074.593106.6s75.6
          45Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 38.541070.093106.9s75.4
          46MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *32.841985.111116.9s75.4
          47VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 33.401847.081115.6s75.3
          48Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.722084.931120.4s74.0
          49DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 36.131242.462111.2s73.9
          50Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 37.98992.813109.3s73.4
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Castform (Snowy) counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Shadow Metagross, Mega Y Charizard, and Shadow Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Entei, Heatran, Mega Diancie, and Reshiram, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Castform (Snowy) type chart

          When fighting Castform (Snowy), keep in mind the following that Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Ice type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Castform (Snowy) Raids

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