Best Sandaconda counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Sandaconda 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

          • Grass41.0%
          • Water25.0%
          • Ice15.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Bug4.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Fire1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *35.581424.742111.3s75.0
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.352279.681133.3s69.0
          3Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 27.062702.211138.4s68.8
          4Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *33.301207.742120.0s68.8
          5Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.571116.163123.4s66.5
          6Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.23944.413134.3s60.6
          7Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 26.531554.872145.0s60.5
          8KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 32.56609.365134.2s58.8
          9Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 31.27672.985136.5s58.1
          10ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 25.811408.832149.7s58.0
          11Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.51720.244138.0s57.8
          12Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 32.80535.356136.7s57.6
          13Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *29.08815.904141.4s57.0
          14Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 27.121052.213146.4s56.8
          15Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 27.231004.683146.5s56.5
          16Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *27.85908.513145.1s56.3
          17KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.76907.983145.5s56.2
          18Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *26.821020.673148.3s56.0
          19Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *29.73664.195142.8s55.7
          20Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 25.351116.933154.9s54.5
          21Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 21.621926.791174.0s53.7
          22Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 27.42752.874150.4s53.5
          23Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.68619.585148.8s53.3
          24Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 29.74535.916147.9s53.3
          25Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 26.40819.474153.9s52.9
          26Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 23.471261.152164.8s52.6
          27Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 26.08828.354155.4s52.5
          28GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 22.161535.582171.8s52.3
          29Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 27.44640.175153.7s51.8
          30Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 24.15994.123163.5s51.2
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 26.61679.035156.5s51.2
          32Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 27.93558.106154.7s51.1
          33BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 26.12721.334157.8s51.1
          34Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 21.621492.762176.2s51.0
          35RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 21.921389.422174.6s50.8
          36MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 25.12813.934161.0s50.7
          37ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *23.371075.863167.5s50.7
          38GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *27.70548.066156.2s50.6
          39Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 22.621170.723171.4s50.3
          40Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 24.87796.514162.8s50.1
          41TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 23.72915.683167.5s49.7
          42SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *25.19709.595163.2s49.4
          43MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 25.66659.345162.1s49.4
          44KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 27.11527.906160.1s49.4
          45Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *23.92860.554167.3s49.4
          46SceptileSceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *24.21807.664166.6s49.2
          47TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 22.581041.343173.2s49.0
          48Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 27.26498.007161.0s49.0
          49Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 25.92601.435162.8s48.9
          50CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 21.991138.203176.3s48.9
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Sandaconda counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Shaymin (Sky), and Mega Sceptile. The table also includes Mega Swampert, Mega Blastoise, Shadow Gyarados, and Kartana, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Sandaconda type chart

          When fighting Sandaconda, keep in mind the following that Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Poison, Rock, and Electric type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Sandaconda Raids

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