Volcarona Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Volcarona 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 Volcarona Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Rampardos, Mega Diancie, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Tyranitar, and Rampardos. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Volcarona in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #6
          Official artwork of RampardosRampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 65.96684.5576s105.7
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 56.761002.4378s101.3
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *57.77922.0378s101.0
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 49.721598.0282s100.3
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 49.391241.3285s94.7
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 48.321212.8287s92.6
          7.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 53.45663.3590s88.8
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 48.77790.2493s85.5
          9.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *46.90893.9493s85.0
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AerodactylShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 47.16777.3495s83.0
          11.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 43.981015.7397s82.9
          12.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 44.40893.3498s81.4
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 43.64896.4499s80.3
          14.Thumbnail image of GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *42.20817.64103s76.7
          15.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *39.341008.83106s75.8
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OmastarShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *44.90572.16106s75.0
          17.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 38.72973.23108s74.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 42.01678.55107s73.6
          19.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 40.34780.04108s73.3
          20.Thumbnail image of ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 40.46675.85111s71.4
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 37.16938.93113s71.3
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockRock Blast 42.53543.06112s71.1
          23.Thumbnail image of AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.84763.24112s70.8
          24.Thumbnail image of AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 39.20725.34112s70.6
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud Shot RockRock Slide 43.10499.37113s70.6
          26.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.40714.75114s69.3
          27.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.40714.75114s69.3
          28.Thumbnail image of AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 36.31887.14116s69.2
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *37.89696.45116s68.2
          30.Thumbnail image of NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 33.661052.43121s67.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Volcarona 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

          Volcarona CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1989 CP to 2075 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2487 CP to 2594 CP with Rain and Sunny weather boost

          Volcarona weaknesses

          Volcarona type chart

          When fighting Volcarona, keep in mind the that Bug and Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Flying, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Ice, Steel, and Grass type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          RockRock256.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GrassGrass39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Volcarona Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Rock218.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water58.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying56.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric14.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Bug10.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark4.0%
          • fogFog
          Ice4.0%
          • snowSnow
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fighting2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Volcarona in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Volcarona 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.