Bonsly Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Bonsly 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.

Best Bonsly Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Mega Swampert, Shadow Metagross, Shadow Kyogre, and Mega Sceptile. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Bonsly in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #1
          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *52.482906.6174s118.3
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *52.522525.6175s115.0
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *45.723005.6184s106.7
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *46.282830.6183s106.4
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *50.371930.2179s105.3
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *49.081885.1181s102.6
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *49.571780.6281s102.3
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *43.462146.0190s95.7
          9.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *45.121831.2188s95.4
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 48.461363.5285s95.1
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 46.681517.7287s94.3
          12.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.851483.6287s94.2
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *43.651894.2191s93.6
          14.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *43.011958.4192s93.1
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.771636.3290s92.7
          16.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.702370.2195s92.7
          17.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.572131.4194s92.2
          18.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.572131.4194s92.2
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *42.601827.3193s91.1
          20.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *41.751892.8194s90.3
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 47.741096.3389s89.9
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *44.761409.8291s89.9
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 45.241309.3291s89.3
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 44.221396.7292s88.8
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 42.001691.0295s88.7
          26.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *40.851858.1196s88.4
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 40.171960.9197s88.2
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *40.411886.2197s87.9
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.491631.7296s87.2
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *39.131967.91100s86.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Bonsly in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Bonsly CP range from Raids

          Bonsly can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 693 CP to 744 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 866 CP to 930 CP with Partly Cloudy weather boost

          Bonsly weaknesses

          Bonsly type chart

          When fighting Bonsly, keep in mind the that Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          SteelSteel160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FireFire62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Bonsly Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting118.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Grass84.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ground72.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water66.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel36.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric6.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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.