The 30 BEST Sawsbuck Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Sawsbuck 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.

Best Sawsbuck Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Blaziken, Rayquaza, Mega Y Charizard, Reshiram, Shadow Moltres, and Mega X Charizard. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Sawsbuck in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #2
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #4
          Official artwork of ReshiramReshiram
          Fire Fang / Fusion Flare
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Fire Spin / Sky Attack
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega X CharizardMega X Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 61.522491.0165s130.1
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *50.141386.4283s98.0
          3.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 47.721514.5285s96.0
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.511498.2286s95.4
          5.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *41.731667.7295s88.0
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *45.611163.3392s87.7
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.701498.3299s84.4
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *45.85914.7395s83.9
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.441018.4396s83.6
          10.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *43.121078.9397s82.6
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 40.361382.92100s82.4
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 40.361382.92100s82.4
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.401169.33100s81.3
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 45.53777.5498s80.7
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 42.78940.23100s79.8
          16.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *39.671231.12103s79.4
          17.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *36.491665.52108s79.0
          18.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch PoisonSludge Bomb 39.861171.73103s78.9
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 43.11851.24101s78.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 44.10769.04101s78.5
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.73926.13102s78.0
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 45.53654.45102s77.9
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 40.61990.93104s77.4
          24.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.50882.14104s76.9
          25.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.50882.14104s76.9
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.76854.24104s76.8
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.231054.43106s76.3
          28.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 39.751001.23105s76.3
          29.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *35.621492.02111s75.8
          30.Thumbnail image of Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 38.221133.83107s75.8
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Sawsbuck 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

          Sawsbuck CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1311 CP to 1381 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1639 CP to 1726 CP with Partly Cloudy and Sunny weather boost

          Sawsbuck weaknesses

          Sawsbuck type chart

          When fighting Sawsbuck, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GhostGhost39.1%
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Sawsbuck Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire124.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting84.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Flying70.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ice36.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug34.0%
          • rainRain
          Poison24.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark4.0%
          • fogFog
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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.