Best Sawsbuck (Winter) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Sawsbuck (Winter) 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

          • Fire31.0%
          • Fighting21.0%
          • Flying16.0%
          • Bug11.5%
          • Ice10.0%
          • Poison5.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 61.522491.05164.3s130.1
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *50.141386.40282.2s98.0
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 47.721514.54284.9s96.0
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.511498.20285.4s95.4
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *41.731667.73294.9s88.0
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *45.611163.33391.3s87.7
          7Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.701498.33298.1s84.4
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *45.85914.75394.3s83.9
          9TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *43.121078.90396.8s82.6
          10Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 40.361382.92299.6s82.4
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.401169.35399.3s81.3
          12Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 42.78940.21399.5s79.8
          13YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *39.671231.072102.4s79.4
          14HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *36.491665.492107.3s79.0
          15Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch PoisonSludge Bomb 39.861171.713102.6s78.9
          16Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 43.11851.164100.4s78.7
          17Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 44.10769.044100.4s78.5
          18Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.73926.103101.8s78.0
          19Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 45.53654.415101.1s77.9
          20Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 40.61990.923103.2s77.4
          21Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.50882.124103.1s76.9
          22Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.76854.204103.1s76.8
          23Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.231054.403105.4s76.3
          24LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 39.751001.223104.9s76.3
          25Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *35.621492.042110.7s75.8
          26Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 38.221133.853106.9s75.8
          27Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *40.76878.914104.7s75.8
          28Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 40.82861.174104.9s75.5
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *37.651141.923108.2s75.0
          30VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 37.111206.432109.0s75.0
          31PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 44.21603.585105.3s74.9
          32Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 37.781092.163108.5s74.6
          33Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 41.65711.215106.7s73.8
          34NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 35.511315.502112.3s73.7
          35Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 33.771524.562116.1s73.0
          36ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 37.151010.803111.1s72.4
          37Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 40.97689.595108.8s72.4
          38Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 40.63707.755109.0s72.3
          39Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 37.62950.603110.8s72.2
          40Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 38.33880.174110.3s72.2
          41Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 41.43636.825109.5s71.9
          42Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.49849.544110.5s71.9
          43DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.49849.544110.5s71.9
          44Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 33.721399.582117.0s71.6
          45BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *37.77897.404111.4s71.6
          46Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 40.38688.465110.1s71.6
          47ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.93965.393112.4s71.4
          48Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 38.59807.364111.1s71.3
          49Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 36.63980.413113.0s71.2
          50Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 33.561363.882117.8s71.0
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          Sawsbuck (Winter) type chart

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

          The top-ranked Sawsbuck (Winter) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Blaziken, Rayquaza, and Mega Y Charizard. The table also includes Reshiram, Shadow Moltres, Mega X Charizard, and Shadow Blaziken, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Sawsbuck (Winter) 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.