The 30 BEST Poipole Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Poipole 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 Poipole Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Excadrill, Mega Alakazam, Mewtwo, and Shadow Metagross. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 5 Trainers to defeat Poipole in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #5
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Zen Headbutt / Psychic
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *48.413237.54329s113.4
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *55.921349.211313s106.4
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *42.712406.46377s96.6
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 41.832499.56383s95.7
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *50.711145.213349s95.2
          6.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *46.021320.811372s90.7
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 40.592125.47398s90.4
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 44.501462.210379s90.1
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.632252.56415s88.0
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *40.691720.38404s86.8
          11.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *39.931797.58410s86.3
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 45.981031.914385s86.2
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.551674.58406s86.1
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 41.671402.010403s84.8
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 44.071089.513396s84.2
          16.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *37.901891.77428s83.6
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *36.721995.07439s82.4
          18.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 34.742442.76457s82.2
          19.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 44.27933.316404s81.9
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *46.57732.320405s81.2
          21.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.061963.87447s81.0
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 38.341513.09431s80.6
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.781779.98453s78.9
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 36.301601.49451s78.1
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 34.971833.38462s77.9
          26.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 33.742075.37474s77.7
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GalladeShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 40.88901.716434s76.3
          28.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.212212.56493s75.9
          29.Thumbnail image of Hoopa ConfinedHoopa ConfinedPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.501315.711457s75.3
          30.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *33.721686.98481s74.4
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Poipole in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 5 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 6+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Poipole CP range from Raids

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

          • From 880 CP to 937 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1100 CP to 1171 CP with Cloudy weather boost

          Poipole weaknesses

          Poipole type chart

          When fighting Poipole, keep in mind the that Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GroundGround160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Poipole Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic192.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground140.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fire16.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dragon10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost8.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark8.0%
          • fogFog
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

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