Best Basculin counters

Raid Battles

The best Basculin counters in Pokémon GO are Mega Sceptile, Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, Zekrom, Mega Venusaur, Sky Forme Shaymin, and Shadow Raikou. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Basculin in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #2
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #3
          Official artwork of ZekromZekrom
          Charge Beam / Fusion Bolt
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega VenusaurMega Venusaur
          Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant
          #5
          Official artwork of Sky Forme ShayminSky Forme Shaymin
          Magical Leaf / Grass Knot
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *49.972773.9174s112.7
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 44.172392.8184s99.1
          3.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 48.161504.2278s96.5
          4.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *43.232137.5185s95.2
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *41.302162.2189s92.0
          6.Thumbnail image of Sky Forme ShayminSky Forme ShayminGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 42.571878.4187s91.6
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 47.311234.6280s91.4
          8.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 48.241087.5378s90.5
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 49.13967.7377s89.7
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 46.911136.4380s89.3
          11.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 39.092213.1194s88.5
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 46.161150.4382s88.4
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 39.911927.9193s87.5
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan ExeggutorShadow Alolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 39.561972.6193s87.3
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *44.031299.3285s87.2
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 41.071672.2290s86.9
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.881068.7382s86.6
          18.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *45.551093.0383s86.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *42.021495.2289s86.5
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.99911.8383s84.0
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 37.191914.1199s82.6
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 42.861086.1388s82.3
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *42.241110.9389s81.8
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 40.311320.5293s81.6
          25.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 39.271344.1295s80.2
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VictreebelShadow VictreebelGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Blade 40.781090.3392s79.2
          27.Thumbnail image of Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 36.811571.32101s78.6
          28.Thumbnail image of DecidueyeDecidueyeGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *37.051509.62100s78.4
          29.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 39.091210.8296s78.2
          30.Thumbnail image of MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 38.051293.7298s77.6
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Basculin 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

          Basculin CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1129 CP to 1194 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1412 CP to 1493 CP with Rain weather boost

          Basculin weaknesses

          Basculin type chart

          When fighting Basculin, keep in mind the that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric and Grass-type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type moves.

          Weaknesses

          • ElectricElectric160.0%
          • GrassGrass160.0%

          Resistances

          • FireFire62.5%
          • IceIce62.5%
          • SteelSteel62.5%
          • WaterWater62.5%
          • Basculin takes increased damage from Electric and Grass type moves.
          • Basculin takes 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.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Basculin

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass188.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric130.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon30.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic14.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost6.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Basculin in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Basculin down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This guide displays a list of best Basculin 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.

          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.