The 30 BEST Drapion Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Drapion 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 Drapion Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Excadrill, Shadow Garchomp, Therian Forme Landorus, and Shadow Mamoswine. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Drapion in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #5
          Official artwork of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme Landorus
          Mud Shot / Sandsear Storm
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MamoswineShadow Mamoswine
          Mud-Slap / High Horsepower
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *36.431516.12109s77.4
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *32.121441.12123s69.3
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 30.001264.72132s63.9
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 32.41897.24128s63.4
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.741028.43132s62.5
          6.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *30.03932.03136s60.1
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 31.30781.74134s59.9
          8.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *28.501048.53141s59.1
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.11840.34141s57.4
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 26.161155.53151s56.3
          11.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 26.74880.64151s54.2
          12.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *25.451010.93156s53.6
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 28.01615.05152s52.3
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow UrsalunaShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *25.44853.84159s51.7
          15.Thumbnail image of MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 25.99772.74158s51.6
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HippowdonShadow HippowdonGroundSand Attack GroundScorching Sands 25.80789.94158s51.5
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.95660.75156s51.4
          18.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 25.49802.74160s51.2
          19.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 25.49802.74160s51.2
          20.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *22.901137.83170s50.5
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DonphanShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 25.75669.85162s49.7
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FlygonShadow FlygonGroundSand Attack GroundScorching Sands 26.13624.75161s49.6
          23.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 24.23832.24166s49.5
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 25.28583.56168s47.7
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 23.80731.64171s47.5
          26.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 23.30770.64174s47.3
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 23.73687.85173s46.8
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *23.52709.35174s46.8
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RegigigasShadow RegigigasNormalHidden Power NormalGiga Impact 23.05727.14177s46.3
          30.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaSteelMetal Claw DragonRoar of Time *20.561116.63189s46.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Drapion in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Drapion CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1331 CP to 1401 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1665 CP to 1752 CP with Cloudy and Fog weather boost

          Drapion weaknesses

          Drapion type chart

          When fighting Drapion, keep in mind the that Poison and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Grass, Poison, and Psychic type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GroundGround160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          DarkDark62.5%
          GhostGhost62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Drapion Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Ground176.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dragon46.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire36.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting24.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric22.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying16.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal16.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water16.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock16.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Steel12.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug12.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Drapion in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Drapion 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.