Best Burmy (Sandy) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Burmy (Sandy) 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

          • Fire43.0%
          • Rock25.5%
          • Flying21.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 94.7813055.06039.1s257.5
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *76.687764.49048.8s195.6
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *74.238660.59050.2s194.9
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 72.688140.28051.3s189.2
          5Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 70.048772.18053.0s186.6
          6Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *63.3910486.92058.2s178.8
          7ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *66.868399.09055.6s178.2
          8Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *69.897015.12053.6s177.9
          9Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 60.1312202.36061.1s177.0
          10Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 64.678284.71057.4s173.1
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 65.487446.52056.9s171.0
          12ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 60.499707.20061.0s169.6
          13Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 60.529568.43061.0s169.2
          14Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *64.117405.88058.1s168.0
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 65.126857.12057.4s167.4
          16Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *68.715297.39055.1s165.7
          17Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 59.378949.91062.2s164.3
          18YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *60.818099.99061.0s164.1
          19HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *57.1610138.53064.4s163.6
          20Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 66.125191.05057.2s160.1
          21Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 54.8010198.14067.1s158.4
          22Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.925620.27058.9s158.4
          23Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 61.406349.91060.9s157.3
          24RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 59.766860.06062.3s156.4
          25Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *62.675431.45060.1s154.8
          26VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 59.326686.53062.8s154.7
          27Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.794998.29059.3s154.4
          28RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *52.819907.21069.6s152.9
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *58.216726.05064.0s152.5
          30Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 60.765547.56061.8s151.7
          31DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 60.765547.56061.8s151.7
          32Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *54.368484.66067.9s151.5
          33Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 64.334409.64059.2s151.5
          34TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 54.878076.54067.4s151.1
          35Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 61.515176.80061.3s151.0
          36Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 54.448071.13067.9s150.2
          37Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 58.445876.06064.0s148.8
          38Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 58.755727.11063.8s148.7
          39TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 52.738631.17069.9s148.5
          40Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 53.927875.89068.6s148.3
          41Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 58.995477.42063.7s147.8
          42Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 56.116558.74066.4s147.4
          43EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 54.647169.34067.9s147.0
          44GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *51.918074.35071.1s144.6
          45Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 59.824663.45063.3s144.6
          46BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.165108.76065.8s142.1
          47Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *50.668070.58072.8s141.8
          48TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 49.568467.23074.3s140.8
          49Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 52.316852.61070.9s140.7
          50Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 52.316852.61070.9s140.7
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          About the results

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

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

          Burmy (Sandy) type chart

          When fighting Burmy (Sandy), keep in mind the following that Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, Grass, and Ground type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Burmy (Sandy) Raids

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

          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.