Best Flapple counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Flapple 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

          • Ice46.5%
          • Dragon22.5%
          • Flying10.0%
          • Bug6.5%
          • Fairy4.0%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Poison2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 68.041680.26261.5s130.0
          2Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 72.291127.36362.6s125.8
          3Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 66.891006.91368.1s115.6
          4Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 63.171055.40370.6s111.5
          5BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 59.801159.62372.6s108.8
          6MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 58.761094.18374.4s106.0
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 58.171133.59374.6s105.9
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 52.441677.73277.2s105.6
          9Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 57.901121.39375.0s105.3
          10Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 57.84994.14376.7s102.7
          11Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 54.581225.65277.7s102.3
          12WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 54.84984.22380.3s98.2
          13GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 53.581075.01380.6s98.1
          14KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *53.111109.02380.8s98.1
          15RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 53.101023.28381.9s96.5
          16Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 48.911287.67284.8s94.7
          17Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 54.47754.72485.2s92.5
          18Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 53.04809.78485.7s91.9
          19Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 51.88825.50486.8s90.6
          20Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *50.33926.90387.1s90.6
          21Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 47.851120.32388.1s90.5
          22JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 51.72791.91487.8s89.7
          23MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 47.511103.28388.8s89.7
          24AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 44.771341.46291.1s89.0
          25Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *50.71821.17488.5s88.9
          26Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 51.07779.74489.0s88.5
          27Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter IceTechno Blast *44.161366.32292.1s88.4
          28Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 46.351121.94390.5s88.2
          29Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 44.751255.95291.9s87.8
          30Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *44.801239.09292.0s87.6
          31Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 47.34969.76390.9s87.1
          32Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 48.23855.31491.5s86.1
          33AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 45.051091.30393.1s85.8
          34Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *45.671015.73393.0s85.4
          35Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 47.46863.40492.5s85.2
          36Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick IceTriple Axel 47.38866.32492.6s85.2
          37BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 46.09921.01393.7s84.3
          38Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *45.50942.40394.4s83.9
          39Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 44.461000.39395.4s83.4
          40Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 44.67958.41395.6s82.9
          41Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 42.271183.20397.3s82.9
          42Sandslash (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconSandslash (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 41.831161.54398.5s81.9
          43VanilluxeVanilluxeIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 44.79866.83497.0s81.4
          44Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 44.10908.56397.5s81.2
          45ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 40.381263.542100.6s81.0
          46YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *40.321195.763101.3s80.0
          47Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 44.29806.62499.1s79.5
          48Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 46.46637.895100.1s78.8
          49Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 40.371096.263102.3s78.6
          50Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 44.45747.794100.2s78.6
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Flapple counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mamoswine, Shadow Weavile, and Galarian Standard Darmanitan. The table also includes Baxcalibur, Mamoswine, Shadow Mewtwo, and Mega Gardevoir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Flapple type chart

          When fighting Flapple, keep in mind the following that Grass and Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Ground, Electric, Grass, 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 Flapple Raids

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

          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.