Best Espurr counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Espurr 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

          • Dark34.0%
          • Ghost24.5%
          • Bug22.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 52.894818.26071.1s132.0
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 53.043222.73172.3s121.8
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 62.651621.36266.3s120.9
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 48.213666.67078.6s116.0
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 49.052838.09178.5s111.5
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 56.051679.65272.8s111.4
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *44.463801.47084.8s109.5
          8Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 49.522378.64178.8s108.4
          9DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 45.472907.08184.1s105.5
          10TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.103161.07186.2s104.8
          11Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 48.822099.77180.6s104.5
          12Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 53.571451.50277.1s104.3
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *47.192276.68182.6s103.4
          14Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 42.673343.11188.7s103.3
          15GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 43.772870.03187.3s102.1
          16Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 45.972328.03184.5s101.7
          17Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 42.253192.08189.7s101.5
          18Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 46.542191.39183.9s101.5
          19Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *43.582742.77187.8s100.8
          20Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 46.442078.14184.4s100.2
          21Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 45.892119.25185.2s99.6
          22YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 39.253825.33095.5s99.3
          23Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.913059.55192.7s98.1
          24ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 47.171648.78285.1s96.8
          25Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 42.722378.90190.3s96.4
          26Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 43.492154.56189.5s95.8
          27Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 46.801590.94286.0s95.5
          28ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 36.863852.970101.4s94.6
          29VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 43.302014.33190.3s94.2
          30GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 36.533741.420102.4s93.4
          31WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 41.222335.35193.5s93.3
          32Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 42.402061.31191.9s93.0
          33PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 54.97746.00484.8s93.0
          34Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 41.722073.31193.2s92.0
          35Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 49.221009.30387.4s90.6
          36Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 41.122009.12194.7s90.3
          37ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 42.501712.55293.1s89.7
          38BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.353022.301103.8s89.0
          39GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 48.57974.86388.9s89.0
          40MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *39.092231.57198.5s88.7
          41Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 45.211254.47291.1s88.5
          42Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 44.391333.89291.9s88.3
          43Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 47.381009.28390.2s87.9
          44Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *36.712708.681103.4s87.7
          45HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.272285.721100.4s87.6
          46HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.662155.94199.8s87.3
          47Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *43.401364.30293.5s87.1
          48Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *37.902280.791101.3s86.9
          49Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 37.352403.061102.4s86.8
          50Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 37.492349.461102.2s86.7
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          Espurr type chart

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

          The top-ranked Espurr counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Mega Banette, Hydreigon, and Shadow Weavile, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Espurr 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.