Best Spheal counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Spheal 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

          • Grass28.5%
          • Fighting28.0%
          • Electric24.0%
          • Rock14.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 67.632983.60158.1s145.5
          2Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *69.362655.50157.3s145.0
          3Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 66.472861.92159.2s142.3
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 64.732920.79160.5s139.9
          5TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *62.423185.53162.2s138.3
          6Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 61.923067.25162.8s136.4
          7Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 56.954211.09066.6s136.2
          8Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 62.322856.40162.8s135.1
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 60.393222.32164.1s135.1
          10Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 62.002856.78163.1s134.6
          11XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 62.902698.72162.6s134.5
          12ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *58.823472.12165.3s134.3
          13Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 56.823936.03067.0s134.1
          14Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 64.082406.60162.2s133.4
          15Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 60.103045.62164.6s133.0
          16Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 62.352596.76163.3s132.6
          17Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *63.322298.78163.1s130.9
          18Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *55.763598.02168.6s129.7
          19Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 60.802548.26164.9s129.4
          20LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 58.542608.60167.0s126.2
          21Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 58.042673.95167.4s126.0
          22Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 58.232520.21167.5s124.8
          23Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 59.832264.16166.5s124.7
          24Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.572586.17168.1s124.3
          25Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 54.513142.87170.6s123.9
          26Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 56.282708.02169.3s123.2
          27ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 52.883403.68172.3s122.9
          28Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 55.562770.94170.0s122.6
          29Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 56.482590.88169.3s122.5
          30Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 57.902334.04168.3s122.3
          31Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *59.502094.05167.4s122.2
          32Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 60.441940.05167.0s121.8
          33Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *56.562480.44169.5s121.5
          34Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 55.362688.49170.4s121.4
          35Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 53.932969.87171.6s121.4
          36ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 53.682939.02172.0s120.7
          37Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 58.442067.70168.6s120.2
          38Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 56.152276.86170.4s118.7
          39RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 58.501935.51169.0s118.7
          40Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *FightingFocus Blast 52.073022.53173.9s118.5
          41RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 51.423005.56174.8s117.2
          42Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 50.293190.26176.1s116.5
          43Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 54.842214.18172.1s115.9
          44Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *56.171968.52171.4s115.3
          45Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 58.261690.14270.3s115.0
          46ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 53.172361.81173.8s114.5
          47PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 59.361538.19270.0s114.5
          48MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 49.982978.27176.9s114.3
          49Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 51.772557.76175.2s114.0
          50Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 55.191989.87172.5s113.9
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          Spheal type chart

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

          The top-ranked Spheal counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Mega Sceptile, Mega Diancie, and Kartana. The table also includes Terrakion, Shadow Raikou, Keldeo (Ordinary), and Mega Manectric, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Spheal 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.