Best Bonsly counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fighting26.0%
          • Grass23.5%
          • Ground16.5%
          • Steel14.5%
          • Water14.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *52.482906.64173.6s118.3
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *52.522525.56174.2s115.0
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *46.282830.61182.9s106.4
          4Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *50.371930.15178.9s105.3
          5Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *49.571780.59280.7s102.3
          6Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *43.462146.01189.6s95.7
          7TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *45.121831.24187.7s95.4
          8Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 48.461363.50284.9s95.1
          9KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.851483.64286.6s94.2
          10Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *43.651894.24190.1s93.6
          11Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.771636.29289.2s92.7
          12GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.702370.18194.5s92.7
          13Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.572131.41193.4s92.2
          14Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *42.601827.31192.4s91.1
          15MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *41.751892.81193.8s90.3
          16Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 47.741096.31388.5s89.9
          17Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 45.241309.30290.6s89.3
          18Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 44.221396.72291.7s88.8
          19Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 42.001691.02294.2s88.7
          20KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *40.851858.13195.9s88.4
          21Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 40.171960.88197.0s88.2
          22Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *40.411886.20196.7s87.9
          23Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.491631.73295.6s87.2
          24Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *39.131967.88199.3s86.5
          25Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 42.091406.39295.8s85.5
          26Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 40.141686.77298.2s85.5
          27Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *42.481334.20295.5s85.3
          28LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 42.591314.50295.5s85.2
          29ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 38.241956.691101.5s84.8
          30ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 38.551855.331101.2s84.4
          31Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *43.011199.34395.7s84.3
          32Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 40.121545.64299.0s84.0
          33Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 41.801298.75297.2s83.7
          34Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 38.291743.352102.3s82.9
          35Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *41.241292.61298.4s82.7
          36Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 39.441488.692100.9s82.2
          37GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *36.052105.501106.7s82.1
          38Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *36.861860.111105.4s81.5
          39ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 38.561489.962103.0s80.7
          40Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 43.40880.72499.3s79.7
          41DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 37.161607.252105.8s79.6
          42MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.141608.522105.9s79.6
          43Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.881331.212103.4s79.4
          44Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 40.231162.313101.9s79.4
          45Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 39.261256.782103.2s79.1
          46Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 37.181547.322106.1s79.0
          47Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 38.691311.072104.0s78.9
          48Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 36.291664.322107.8s78.7
          49BreloomBreloomFightingCounter GrassGrass Knot *38.321339.512104.7s78.6
          50Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 36.101667.302108.3s78.4
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          Bonsly type chart

          When fighting Bonsly, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 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.

          The top-ranked Bonsly counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Mega Swampert, and Shadow Metagross. The table also includes Mega Sceptile, Shadow Garchomp, Terrakion, and Mega Blaziken, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Bonsly 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.