Best Budew counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Budew 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%
          • Psychic33.0%
          • Flying19.5%
          • Ice7.5%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 75.199595.92049.4s201.1
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *58.906289.32063.4s151.9
          3Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *69.033010.43156.9s148.1
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 57.735881.53064.8s147.4
          5Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.463919.29062.3s142.6
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *53.086181.21070.2s139.3
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *55.564947.28067.7s138.0
          8Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 54.974719.79068.5s135.5
          9Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *63.822591.32162.0s135.0
          10Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 51.245976.96072.7s134.6
          11Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.875452.53073.4s131.3
          12MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *57.152955.32167.9s127.0
          13Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 57.082888.70168.0s126.3
          14Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 53.763532.68171.0s125.5
          15Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 52.263718.39072.8s124.0
          16Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 51.543751.96073.7s122.8
          17Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.813949.25074.5s122.7
          18HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *45.585769.65081.5s121.7
          19Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 47.664846.85078.5s121.7
          20Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 51.743496.61173.7s121.5
          21Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *46.605123.10080.1s120.9
          22YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *48.664279.44077.3s120.6
          23VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 47.064867.91079.5s120.5
          24Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.372581.92170.6s120.5
          25MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *46.264821.66080.8s118.7
          26Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.892428.82171.5s118.2
          27Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 43.226041.94085.7s117.8
          28Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 42.735794.23086.7s115.7
          29Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 49.073369.86177.6s115.6
          30Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 46.654069.54080.7s115.4
          31Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 52.642535.33174.1s115.3
          32Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *58.071652.32270.7s114.2
          33Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 50.372772.32176.7s113.4
          34Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *50.242727.94176.9s112.8
          35Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.342449.35176.0s112.2
          36Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion FlyingBrave Bird 46.133634.47082.0s111.8
          37Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 52.342199.54175.3s111.5
          38Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 46.093430.29182.3s110.4
          39ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 47.982903.52180.0s110.1
          40Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *46.013372.79182.5s109.8
          41Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.522717.52179.5s109.6
          42DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.522717.52179.5s109.6
          43Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 48.842573.62179.3s109.0
          44Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *46.713041.09181.8s108.8
          45LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 45.853152.24183.1s108.0
          46VictiniVictiniPsychicConfusion FireV-create 43.383894.55086.7s107.9
          47LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 44.713455.25184.7s107.9
          48Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.342742.17181.3s107.7
          49EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 43.583659.97086.5s107.0
          50Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 51.201904.98177.9s106.4
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Budew counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Shadow Mewtwo, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Blaziken, Reshiram, Shadow Moltres, and Mega Latios, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Budew type chart

          When fighting Budew, keep in mind the following that Grass and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Water, and Grass type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Budew Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • fogFog
          • rainRainy

          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.