Best Sandile counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Sandile 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

          • Grass25.5%
          • Fighting23.5%
          • Water18.0%
          • Bug11.5%
          • Ice9.0%
          • Fairy6.5%
          • Dragon3.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *91.685480.69041.9s209.9
          2Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *89.644088.36043.7s194.2
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *81.144169.71047.8s180.1
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 73.835979.85051.2s179.9
          5Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 81.443350.29148.5s172.7
          6Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 71.025512.44053.3s171.5
          7Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 84.702348.87148.6s165.7
          8Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 68.785200.66055.1s165.2
          9Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *75.423527.34151.8s164.2
          10TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *79.702717.42150.5s162.7
          11KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 82.472322.37149.9s161.9
          12Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 69.854361.76054.8s161.3
          13Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 78.512705.06151.2s160.6
          14Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *77.592746.98151.6s159.6
          15Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 83.242050.81150.3s159.0
          16ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 65.265278.14057.9s158.9
          17Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 72.403522.98153.8s158.9
          18Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 78.142545.37151.7s158.0
          19Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 68.894069.14055.8s157.3
          20KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *71.233490.23154.7s156.6
          21PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 79.142244.46151.9s155.6
          22Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *79.342200.12151.9s155.2
          23Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *74.962672.56153.4s154.4
          24Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *70.163423.64155.5s154.1
          25Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 61.865202.22061.0s151.9
          26Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 68.883369.29156.5s151.3
          27Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 72.882690.31154.8s151.2
          28Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *68.523286.73156.9s149.9
          29Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 70.132979.51156.2s149.7
          30Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *73.282470.06155.0s149.2
          31Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 74.472302.90154.6s149.0
          32TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *59.095339.84063.6s147.2
          33ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 67.473070.90158.0s146.1
          34Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 73.272203.34155.7s145.7
          35Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 64.373565.58160.0s145.1
          36Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 67.442944.79158.3s144.8
          37Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *71.592333.29156.5s144.8
          38Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 72.922139.39156.1s144.3
          39Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *64.673379.94159.9s144.0
          40Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 67.582711.85158.6s142.6
          41LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 76.091681.37255.9s142.1
          42Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 61.793768.12062.1s142.0
          43BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 59.914174.23063.5s141.5
          44GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *69.422353.54158.0s141.5
          45BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 66.202754.57159.6s140.7
          46HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 60.553874.10063.2s140.5
          47VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 66.322669.59159.7s140.0
          48BreloomBreloomFightingCounter GrassGrass Knot *66.562630.02159.6s140.0
          49Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 70.052120.04158.2s139.5
          50VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *57.814453.36065.5s139.4
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          Sandile type chart

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

          The top-ranked Sandile counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Gardevoir, Shaymin (Sky), Mega Blaziken, and Mega Pinsir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Sandile 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.