Best Swadloon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Swadloon 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

          • Fire51.5%
          • Flying36.5%
          • Bug3.5%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 84.988153.56044.1s214.4
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *65.917195.53056.6s170.7
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *68.355507.18055.3s166.3
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 65.344959.11058.0s157.1
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *62.155644.65060.5s155.0
          6Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 57.386839.00064.9s151.3
          7ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *59.535213.08063.2s147.4
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.433637.34062.6s140.3
          9Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.294618.97066.0s139.4
          10Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.844505.33066.5s137.9
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 58.513970.75065.2s137.5
          12HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *51.046233.25072.8s135.3
          13Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 57.963743.28066.0s134.8
          14MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *51.745506.62072.2s133.3
          15Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.993449.75167.3s130.8
          16Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 47.836638.70077.4s130.2
          17Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 58.992704.97166.4s127.9
          18ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 53.693827.91070.8s127.4
          19VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 52.754083.19071.8s127.3
          20YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *55.233348.28169.5s126.8
          21Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *56.362918.75168.8s125.3
          22Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 48.415132.12077.2s124.6
          23Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 52.303372.97173.1s121.6
          24Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 54.332897.06171.2s121.5
          25DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 54.332897.06171.2s121.5
          26Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 55.412627.89170.5s121.0
          27Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 54.672747.38171.1s120.8
          28BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.043565.94174.6s120.6
          29Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 53.032928.80172.8s119.5
          30Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 60.401714.80268.0s118.7
          31EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.783913.61077.5s118.6
          32CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.314397.71079.4s118.6
          33Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 54.132475.51172.3s117.3
          34EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *47.803846.06079.1s116.3
          35InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.383380.72180.2s112.5
          36Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 48.412931.32179.3s111.1
          37FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 49.152742.07178.5s110.9
          38StaraptorStaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 49.132669.72178.7s110.3
          39Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *43.783890.19085.9s108.7
          40DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.622301.25178.8s107.8
          41TyphlosionTyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *46.772863.51182.0s107.6
          42BraviaryBraviaryFlyingAir Slash FlyingBrave Bird 45.732999.22183.5s106.7
          43Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 53.171641.52276.5s106.3
          44SalamenceSalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 43.673325.22186.8s105.1
          45MagmortarMagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 45.652712.02184.2s104.4
          46Pyroar (Female)Pyroar (Female)FireFire Fang FireOverheat 45.892651.55183.9s104.3
          47PyroarPyroarFireFire Fang FireOverheat 45.892651.55183.9s104.3
          48Tornadus (Incarnate)Tornadus (Incarnate)FlyingAir Slash FlyingHurricane 45.502690.15184.5s103.9
          49Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 45.252642.88185.0s103.1
          50ArcanineArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 44.132882.47186.6s102.9
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          Swadloon type chart

          When fighting Swadloon, keep in mind the following that Bug and Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Bug, Ice, Poison, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Water, Grass, and Ground 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 Swadloon in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Swadloon down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Swadloon counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Shadow Ho-Oh, Reshiram, and Shadow 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 Swadloon 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.