Purrloin Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Purrloin 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 Purrloin Pokémon GO counters are Mega Blaziken, Mega Gardevoir, Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Machamp, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), and Keldeo. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Purrloin in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir
          Charm / Dazzling Gleam
          #2
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          #5
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #6
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 80.434148.9049s178.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 77.423611.1051s168.5
          3.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *74.183910.3053s165.5
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 72.303542.1154s158.9
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 74.682769.7154s155.0
          6.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 68.903572.7157s153.2
          7.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 68.903572.7157s153.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 71.822716.0156s149.7
          9.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 69.822955.5157s148.9
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *75.762101.7155s148.2
          11.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 67.893216.9158s148.2
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 69.142765.5158s145.8
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 66.993022.1159s144.8
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 66.633028.3159s144.2
          15.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 76.741708.7256s143.6
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 69.512398.3158s142.2
          17.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.223131.9161s141.0
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 67.582493.6160s140.2
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 69.612193.2159s139.8
          20.Thumbnail image of XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 58.784177.4065s139.4
          21.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 62.723215.0162s139.1
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 66.912338.3160s137.2
          23.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme EnamorusTherian Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 60.523421.2164s137.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 64.412678.4162s136.9
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 59.623439.6165s135.5
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GranbullShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 63.732455.1163s133.4
          27.Thumbnail image of TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *56.933761.1068s133.0
          28.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 61.852714.2164s132.9
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw FairyMoonblast 59.743063.5165s132.5
          30.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *55.304092.6069s132.3
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Purrloin 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

          Purrloin CP range from Raids

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

          • From 401 CP to 441 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 502 CP to 551 CP with Fog weather boost

          Purrloin weaknesses

          Purrloin type chart

          When fighting Purrloin, keep in mind the that Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PsychicPsychic39.1%
          DarkDark62.5%
          GhostGhost62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Purrloin Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting174.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Fairy88.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug76.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon16.0%
          • windyWindy
          Water12.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Grass4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fire4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Rock2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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