Best Basculin (Blue Striped) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Basculin (Blue Striped) 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

          • Grass47.0%
          • Electric35.0%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *49.972773.94177.2s112.7
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 44.172392.77187.5s99.1
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 48.161504.20284.3s96.5
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *43.232137.51190.0s95.2
          5Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *41.302162.22193.8s92.0
          6Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 42.571878.39192.2s91.6
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 47.311234.65287.8s91.4
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 48.241087.46387.9s90.5
          9Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 49.13967.66388.2s89.7
          10Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 46.911136.44389.4s89.3
          11ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 39.092213.14198.6s88.5
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 46.161150.45390.5s88.4
          13Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 39.911927.95197.7s87.5
          14Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 39.561972.55198.3s87.3
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *44.031299.25292.9s87.2
          16Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 41.071672.19296.3s86.9
          17Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.881068.71391.9s86.6
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *42.021495.17295.3s86.5
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.99911.84394.1s84.0
          20Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 43.541044.63396.5s82.7
          21Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 37.191914.121104.3s82.6
          22Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 42.861086.05397.3s82.3
          23Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *42.241110.89398.2s81.8
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 40.311320.482100.2s81.6
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 39.271344.092102.4s80.2
          26Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 36.811571.312107.0s78.6
          27RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 39.091210.772104.0s78.2
          28MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 38.051293.732105.7s77.6
          29Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 34.511853.981112.1s77.3
          30ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *35.321690.162110.4s77.3
          31Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 44.58674.625102.1s77.1
          32Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 39.551057.443104.6s76.8
          33ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 40.53949.063104.0s76.6
          34TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 36.201454.652109.4s76.4
          35Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 36.311424.472109.3s76.3
          36Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *36.361369.192109.5s75.7
          37ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 38.151129.113107.1s75.6
          38Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 33.011935.931116.5s75.3
          39Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 42.55716.035104.7s75.2
          40CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 33.531801.611115.3s75.1
          41Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 38.731022.503107.0s75.0
          42Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 41.01816.534105.4s75.0
          43SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *36.441271.642110.1s74.7
          44TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 34.111640.682114.3s74.7
          45Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 42.53678.795105.9s74.4
          46VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *34.901466.392113.0s74.3
          47MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.961048.833108.6s74.2
          48Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 36.901129.853110.3s73.7
          49Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 41.00741.144107.2s73.5
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 34.151460.222115.3s73.0
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          Basculin (Blue Striped) type chart

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

          The top-ranked Basculin (Blue Striped) counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, and Zekrom. The table also includes Mega Venusaur, Shaymin (Sky), Shadow Raikou, and Xurkitree, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Basculin (Blue Striped) 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.