Best Castform (Snowy) counters

Raid Battles

The best Castform (Snowy) counters in Pokémon GO are Dusk Mane Necrozma, Mega Lucario, Mega Blaziken, Shadow Metagross, Mega Y Charizard, Standard Mode Shadow Darmanitan, and Shadow Chandelure. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Castform (Snowy) in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Dusk Mane NecrozmaDusk Mane Necrozma
          Metal Claw / Sunsteel Strike
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LucarioMega Lucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #5
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Fire Spin / Overheat
          #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 52.972787.5170s118.1
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LucarioMega Pokémon iconMega LucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 52.181973.9171s108.8
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *51.332012.1172s107.8
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *48.092112.5177s103.4
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.681544.8275s99.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Standard Mode Shadow DarmanitanStandard Mode Shadow DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.631376.8279s94.0
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 46.411416.9281s92.6
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *46.581330.9280s91.7
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.671863.2187s91.6
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega HeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 44.781484.0283s90.9
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 50.75883.4476s90.3
          12.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *37.282926.0198s90.2
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 46.301207.6281s89.5
          14.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *43.761483.2285s89.2
          15.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.081422.3285s88.9
          16.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *39.922063.3192s88.7
          17.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 40.171923.8192s87.9
          18.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 40.171923.8192s87.9
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.911339.9287s86.0
          20.Thumbnail image of BlacephalonBlacephalonFireIncinerate FireMystical Fire 43.761225.7286s85.8
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 39.301859.6194s85.8
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 40.201699.3292s85.7
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.271116.5385s85.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *46.08950.1382s84.9
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyphlosionShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *41.381379.1290s84.1
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.491242.8288s84.0
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 41.121390.2291s83.8
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.501002.2385s83.5
          29.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 38.291720.9297s82.7
          30.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *38.421696.8296s82.7
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Castform (Snowy) CP range from Raids

          Castform (Snowy) can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 875 CP to 932 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1094 CP to 1165 CP with Snow weather boost

          Castform (Snowy) weaknesses

          Castform (Snowy) type chart

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

          Weaknesses

          • FightingFighting160.0%
          • FireFire160.0%
          • RockRock160.0%
          • SteelSteel160.0%

          Resistances

          • IceIce62.5%
          • Castform (Snowy) takes increased damage from Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel type moves.
          • Castform (Snowy) takes 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 best weather for defeating Castform (Snowy)

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire164.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting90.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Steel74.0%
          • snowSnow
          Rock46.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Psychic2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          This guide 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. 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.