Best Grimer counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Grimer 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

          • Psychic50.5%
          • Ground31.5%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *82.862699.32148.8s167.5
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *73.124230.35052.6s166.3
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *75.972307.74153.6s151.4
          4MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *68.392644.31158.1s143.2
          5Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 66.312924.37159.2s142.6
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 60.183411.34164.0s136.3
          7Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 68.921903.99159.8s134.7
          8Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *60.833033.94163.9s134.2
          9Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 61.872743.24163.4s133.2
          10Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 65.462166.20161.6s132.8
          11Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 65.342177.37161.7s132.7
          12Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 62.692492.18163.2s132.0
          13GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *56.753333.64167.8s129.4
          14Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 58.692886.69166.3s129.1
          15Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *69.381474.41261.7s128.6
          16Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 57.243020.81167.7s127.7
          17LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.213479.09170.5s125.9
          18Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 53.263375.09171.9s123.4
          19Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 52.463237.62173.1s120.9
          20Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 61.161700.22267.3s119.7
          21Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 54.982439.76171.4s118.4
          22Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.962334.61171.7s117.3
          23Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *55.922162.45171.0s117.1
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 62.831368.80267.8s117.0
          25Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 55.792117.07171.3s116.4
          26ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 53.572460.29173.1s116.2
          27Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 49.783197.30176.8s115.6
          28Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 54.322275.39172.6s115.6
          29GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *50.402970.85176.3s115.0
          30MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 51.312684.27175.5s114.3
          31Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 62.331256.04269.2s114.3
          32LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 54.052133.90173.4s113.7
          33MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 52.082454.58175.0s113.6
          34RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 48.852842.13178.8s111.2
          35Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 52.152192.31175.6s111.1
          36Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *49.192669.52178.6s110.4
          37AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.431449.62272.6s110.2
          38Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 49.952460.29177.9s109.9
          39EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.581614.75273.7s109.8
          40Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.611598.36273.8s109.6
          41Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory PsychicFuture Sight 46.393209.95182.1s109.4
          42Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 51.272013.72177.4s107.7
          43Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 47.882531.38180.9s106.9
          44Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 48.402355.01180.5s106.2
          45AzelfAzelfPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 53.661512.13276.6s105.3
          46Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *46.342544.88183.3s104.3
          47Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory GroundEarthquake *47.642262.89181.9s104.0
          48GalladeGalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 50.641669.78279.7s102.7
          49JirachiJirachiPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 45.072575.05185.5s102.2
          50Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 49.531770.77280.8s102.1
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          Grimer type chart

          When fighting Grimer, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 Grimer in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Grimer down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Grimer counter is Shadow Mewtwo, followed by Primal Groudon, Mega Alakazam, and Mewtwo. The table also includes Mega Latios, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Gardevoir, and Shadow Garchomp, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Grimer 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.