Best Popplio counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Popplio 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

          • Grass47.0%
          • Electric35.0%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *60.194751.47062.8s145.9
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 52.804167.76071.6s128.0
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 57.642653.69167.9s125.1
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *52.303767.57072.6s124.4
          5Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *49.503754.13076.6s119.0
          6Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 51.013304.32174.9s118.7
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 55.902186.60171.0s117.3
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 56.841924.64170.8s115.8
          9Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 56.002028.58171.4s115.7
          10Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 48.533419.72178.4s114.9
          11Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 57.911715.28270.6s114.8
          12ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 46.773855.36080.7s114.4
          13Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 47.933448.66179.3s114.0
          14Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 54.552039.88173.0s113.5
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *52.462284.36174.9s112.6
          16Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 48.922932.11178.5s112.0
          17Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 54.421907.29173.7s111.7
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *50.062620.26177.4s111.5
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 54.111614.56275.5s107.5
          20Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 44.833344.63184.6s107.4
          21Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 51.831863.91177.2s106.9
          22Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 48.732362.45180.0s106.9
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 50.361915.63179.0s105.1
          24Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *49.631957.71179.9s104.3
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 47.262366.72182.3s104.3
          26Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 44.162744.62186.8s101.9
          27RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 46.352142.84184.4s100.7
          28Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 41.453244.59191.3s100.3
          29MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 45.422272.10185.6s100.2
          30ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *42.192944.71190.2s99.7
          31TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 43.522554.95188.3s99.3
          32Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 43.692512.81188.1s99.2
          33Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 52.601201.97280.4s98.9
          34ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 47.971682.86283.6s98.5
          35Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.761854.53184.7s98.4
          36Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 49.401481.20282.6s98.2
          37Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 40.003361.76194.3s98.2
          38Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *43.562408.08188.6s98.1
          39CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 40.553173.94193.3s98.1
          40ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 45.252000.90186.8s97.4
          41SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *43.542229.75189.1s96.6
          42Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 44.612015.92187.8s96.4
          43TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 40.712866.03193.4s96.4
          44VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *41.662559.84192.0s95.9
          45MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.171869.05187.4s95.9
          46Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 49.901266.51283.5s95.9
          47Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 45.641791.19286.9s95.9
          48Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 48.951348.92284.2s95.7
          49Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 49.931214.65284.0s95.1
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.672551.65194.2s94.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Popplio counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, and Zekrom. The table also includes Mega Venusaur, Shaymin (Sky), Shadow Raikou, and Xurkitree, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Popplio type chart

          When fighting Popplio, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Popplio Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • windyWindy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy
          • fogFog
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy

          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.