Best Chespin counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Chespin 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

          • Fire39.5%
          • Flying19.0%
          • Bug15.0%
          • Ice10.5%
          • Poison9.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 78.406125.83048.3s189.6
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.844489.53062.4s145.4
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.263503.92161.0s142.6
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 60.363741.04063.5s139.2
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *54.574390.85069.3s132.8
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *57.563523.65166.6s132.4
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 52.704244.16071.7s128.2
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.553892.10072.2s125.7
          9Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 54.293248.91170.7s124.3
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 53.663322.36171.4s123.7
          11HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *46.845093.23079.7s121.2
          12Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.082320.11169.3s120.8
          13Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 53.152792.17172.9s118.5
          14YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *50.293437.61175.8s118.3
          15Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.642811.76173.5s117.8
          16Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 54.632360.21172.0s117.0
          17Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 50.423002.37176.2s115.3
          18VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 48.503461.19178.4s115.1
          19ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 49.153156.01177.8s114.2
          20MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *47.843437.34179.4s113.7
          21Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *51.742444.03175.5s112.9
          22Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 54.152027.58173.6s112.6
          23Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.912198.68174.6s112.4
          24Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 48.413004.90179.2s111.7
          25Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 54.611784.71274.0s110.5
          26Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 43.924125.49085.5s110.3
          27Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *45.263546.80183.6s109.5
          28Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 44.393821.85084.9s109.5
          29Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 49.832432.56178.2s109.4
          30DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 49.832432.56178.2s109.4
          31Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 55.001601.70274.4s108.7
          32Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 50.072295.35178.2s108.6
          33Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 43.314015.70086.7s108.5
          34Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 48.712455.69179.8s107.7
          35PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 55.521451.83274.8s107.3
          36Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 47.982533.17180.7s107.1
          37EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 44.743261.95184.9s106.7
          38NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 45.662832.77183.9s105.3
          39Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 50.081869.56179.6s104.1
          40Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 46.222549.77183.5s104.1
          41BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.332271.45182.4s103.6
          42Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 44.752772.70185.6s103.2
          43Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 52.081516.42278.6s102.9
          44DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.062626.59185.4s102.6
          45Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *41.403536.84191.0s102.0
          46Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 48.201906.22182.2s101.4
          47CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.742744.19187.5s101.1
          48Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 47.242035.92183.3s101.1
          49BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 45.652306.33185.1s101.0
          50EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *44.562461.64186.6s100.4
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          Chespin type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Chespin 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.