Best Whimsicott counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Whimsicott 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

          • Poison33.5%
          • Fire29.5%
          • Steel12.5%
          • Flying11.5%
          • Ice5.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 56.161582.82273.2s110.3
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 52.132027.99176.2s109.3
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 51.801756.74277.7s105.6
          4NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 46.952148.77183.4s101.8
          5RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 45.271475.00289.3s91.5
          6Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 47.661203.22287.5s91.5
          7Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 45.971332.88289.1s90.8
          8Shadow MukShadow Pokémon iconShadow MukPoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 42.121549.07294.8s87.3
          9Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.271964.65199.0s86.7
          10OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 42.511347.24295.4s85.5
          11Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 42.341321.02295.9s84.9
          12Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 44.361086.08394.4s84.6
          13Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *39.001652.602101.0s83.2
          14Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.831128.49398.8s81.4
          15RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 40.481233.172100.6s80.7
          16Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *37.401527.502105.7s79.2
          17VictreebelVictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 39.421182.993103.5s78.4
          18GengarGengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 40.311066.583102.8s78.1
          19VileplumeVileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 38.101311.122105.5s77.9
          20ToxicroakToxicroakPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 41.51936.543102.1s77.9
          21Shadow DrapionShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrapionPoisonPoison Sting PoisonSludge Bomb 39.581072.493104.4s77.1
          22ScolipedeScolipedePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 38.481195.503105.6s77.1
          23SalazzleSalazzlePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Wave 37.561312.522106.8s77.0
          24Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Wave 41.08919.843103.3s76.9
          25ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *35.241593.862111.2s76.2
          26Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 33.741837.301114.5s75.8
          27MukMukPoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 35.111532.242111.9s75.4
          28Shadow CrobatShadow Pokémon iconShadow CrobatFlyingAir Slash PoisonSludge Bomb 35.981389.732110.4s75.3
          29Galarian SlowbroGalarian SlowbroPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 35.401323.682112.6s73.6
          30Alolan MukAlolan MukPoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 35.261307.792113.1s73.2
          31Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 34.671360.832114.4s72.8
          32Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.211424.972115.3s72.7
          33SkuntankSkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 36.571066.353111.9s72.3
          34HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *30.272188.781125.5s72.0
          35MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *32.391621.282120.0s71.5
          36Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 32.311620.562120.3s71.4
          37Shadow NidoqueenShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidoqueenPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Wave 36.78971.953112.7s71.3
          38Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw PoisonGunk Shot 32.981470.542119.0s71.1
          39Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.191216.262117.1s70.4
          40Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.30744.684113.3s69.7
          41Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 34.111087.573118.8s68.7
          42DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl PoisonSludge Bomb *36.80802.644115.8s68.6
          43MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *31.051500.672125.6s68.0
          44Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 33.391127.243120.6s68.0
          45YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *33.321117.803120.9s67.8
          46Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *33.641007.963121.3s66.9
          47Galarian SlowkingGalarian SlowkingPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Wave 31.271321.782126.0s66.7
          48NidokingNidokingPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Wave 34.29914.003120.7s66.6
          49Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 32.911071.113122.8s66.5
          50Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 37.12666.565118.6s66.5
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          Whimsicott type chart

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

          The top-ranked Whimsicott counter is Mega Beedrill, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Mega Gengar, and Nihilego. The table also includes Roserade, Shadow Victreebel, Shadow Vileplume, and Shadow Muk, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Whimsicott 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.