The 30 BEST Excadrill Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Excadrill 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 Excadrill Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Mega Swampert, Mega Garchomp, and Shadow Kyogre. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Excadrill 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 Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *55.001655.1275s109.4
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *55.511192.1377s103.1
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.501176.7379s101.3
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *60.67751.3479s100.7
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *50.491376.1282s98.4
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *49.921348.1283s97.1
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *51.651066.3384s95.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 54.80601.4590s88.8
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *46.901101.5390s88.7
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *48.41967.4390s88.6
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *57.05505.5792s88.5
          12.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *44.591324.1292s88.5
          13.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *51.86712.1590s87.9
          14.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 45.851041.6393s86.1
          15.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 45.851041.6393s86.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *47.65895.8492s86.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.68729.8493s85.4
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 51.45631.6593s85.3
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 47.79830.2493s85.0
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 44.441041.6395s84.0
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.17695.9594s83.9
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.38730.9495s83.7
          23.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *48.14739.4495s83.5
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 47.75747.8495s83.2
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *46.62783.4496s82.4
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 48.87651.4596s82.4
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 42.011165.0399s82.2
          28.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *42.831052.9398s81.8
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang WaterHydro Pump 39.161452.12102s81.3
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *48.67618.6598s81.3
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Excadrill 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

          Excadrill CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1770 CP to 1853 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2212 CP to 2317 CP with Sunny and Snow weather boost

          Excadrill weaknesses

          Excadrill type chart

          When fighting Excadrill, keep in mind the that Ground and Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Steel, Electric, Rock, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PoisonPoison24.4%
          ElectricElectric39.1%
          RockRock39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Excadrill Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire118.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting106.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Water98.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground72.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

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