Best Crustle counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Crustle 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

          • Water32.5%
          • Steel26.0%
          • Rock22.5%
          • Dragon4.5%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Fire0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *36.781391.132108.2s76.7
          2Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *35.301134.723114.7s71.2
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *33.021414.112119.2s70.6
          4Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *31.281113.433128.0s64.4
          5Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 33.47826.984125.0s64.0
          6Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.29925.833130.6s62.0
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *29.251112.223136.0s61.0
          8Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.68917.423133.0s61.0
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 31.75789.584131.6s60.8
          10Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 33.96529.286133.2s59.1
          11Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 28.63975.183140.5s58.4
          12KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.69889.434141.7s57.4
          13Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *30.80656.655138.8s57.1
          14Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 28.30840.754144.3s56.2
          15DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.911157.803151.4s55.9
          16Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 24.701367.652156.3s55.7
          17Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 29.99631.685142.9s55.5
          18RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *25.831089.683152.6s55.1
          19RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 30.56531.236144.9s54.4
          20Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 25.93987.703153.4s54.1
          21EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *25.82999.383153.8s54.1
          22TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 25.301063.143155.8s53.9
          23Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 28.72637.145148.0s53.7
          24MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *24.121250.802160.8s53.6
          25ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 24.411108.103160.5s52.8
          26SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *25.44902.393157.5s52.3
          27Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 28.57511.057154.2s51.1
          28Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 25.30811.314160.1s51.0
          29GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *29.14466.347154.4s51.0
          30TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 26.41662.845158.0s50.6
          31KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 28.06520.096156.0s50.6
          32JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 23.71983.383166.5s50.4
          33Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *23.51998.013167.5s50.2
          34SamurottSamurottBugFury Cutter WaterHydro Cannon *26.31617.955160.1s49.8
          35Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 20.761533.062182.8s49.6
          36Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *27.18513.037160.5s49.2
          37FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *25.47645.605163.6s48.9
          38Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.22670.585164.2s48.9
          39Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.22670.585164.2s48.9
          40Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.22670.585164.2s48.9
          41Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.22670.585164.2s48.9
          42Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.22670.585164.2s48.9
          43Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 24.87707.115165.1s48.9
          44Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.80397.719161.2s48.9
          45Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 26.54541.216162.3s48.8
          46Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *25.98574.696163.6s48.5
          47GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *24.96670.695165.7s48.5
          48ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 26.25543.476163.6s48.4
          49Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *25.97515.666166.5s47.5
          50AggronAggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 21.69972.913180.8s46.8
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          Crustle type chart

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

          The top-ranked Crustle counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Shadow Metagross, Mega Swampert, and Shadow Rhyperior. The table also includes Mega Diancie, Mega Blastoise, Metagross, and Shadow Swampert, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Crustle 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.