Best Grubbin counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Grubbin 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

          • Fire45.0%
          • Rock24.5%
          • Flying22.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 95.256642.81040.0s225.0
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *76.054836.55050.3s176.3
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *73.814658.81051.9s170.9
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 73.354061.07052.6s165.3
          5Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 69.294125.42055.4s158.5
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *69.903658.47055.4s155.7
          7ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *66.004284.54057.9s153.7
          8Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 63.814394.94059.7s150.4
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *68.473230.08157.0s149.3
          10Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.843815.48060.2s146.1
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 64.893578.01159.5s146.1
          12Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *64.443673.90059.8s146.1
          13Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 64.243249.63160.5s142.1
          14Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 59.624145.10063.9s140.8
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *60.983792.66062.8s140.7
          16Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 60.313766.29063.5s139.3
          17Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.493056.87161.4s139.0
          18HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *56.994604.23066.3s138.8
          19Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.952920.04161.2s138.5
          20Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 65.452369.15161.1s135.2
          21Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 61.103056.19163.6s134.9
          22Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *62.822642.65162.8s133.8
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *54.424582.19069.3s133.6
          24MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *58.023564.95166.1s133.6
          25VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 58.433293.72166.0s132.2
          26Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 66.431980.99161.5s131.9
          27Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 59.212908.36165.8s130.2
          28Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 53.144271.06071.1s129.3
          29Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 60.242620.52165.3s129.2
          30DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 60.242620.52165.3s129.2
          31ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 59.332774.77165.9s129.2
          32Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 53.574113.91070.7s129.1
          33Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 59.242755.69166.0s128.8
          34BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.813147.75167.9s128.0
          35Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 60.462468.55165.4s128.0
          36Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 59.002649.03166.5s127.4
          37Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 57.952734.36167.4s126.4
          38RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 61.042214.19165.5s126.2
          39TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 52.483937.58072.3s125.9
          40EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 54.053507.97170.7s125.8
          41Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 54.143408.78170.7s125.3
          42RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *53.373578.56171.5s125.1
          43Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 60.562184.77166.0s125.0
          44EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *53.353412.43171.7s123.8
          45TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 54.492835.85171.2s121.2
          46Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 56.422392.51169.8s120.4
          47InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.712977.30173.1s119.3
          48CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.072846.75172.9s118.8
          49Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 58.541941.85168.9s118.8
          50FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 54.332448.79172.1s117.4
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          Grubbin type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Grubbin 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.