Best Piplup counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Piplup in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Piplup counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Piplup counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *62.722132.31268.0s151.4
          2ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *52.813405.882129.0s149.7
          3Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 55.612831.922101.8s148.6
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 58.352418.52282.9s148.1
          5Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 53.892961.912109.9s146.7
          6Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 55.952635.02294.2s146.6
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 54.312852.862105.1s146.2
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 56.472491.41288.2s145.5
          9Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 57.542222.73277.3s143.5
          10Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 54.622332.51285.4s139.6
          11Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 48.953085.222126.0s137.9
          12Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *50.572622.302103.7s135.7
          13Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 53.712091.02277.9s134.2
          14Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 51.982134.33282.1s131.6
          15ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 47.862676.762111.8s130.9
          16Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 52.751955.66274.1s130.2
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 50.322215.32288.0s129.6
          18RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 46.212774.792120.1s128.6
          19Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 48.652304.47294.7s127.6
          20MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 44.862893.042129.0s127.1
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Piplup 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Piplup counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Zekrom, Shadow Raikou, and Kartana. The table also includes Shadow Magnezone, Mega Manectric, Mega Rayquaza, and Xurkitree, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Piplup type chart

          When fighting Piplup, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.


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