The 30 BEST Cloyster Counters (Updated February 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Cloyster 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 Cloyster Pokémon GO counters are Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), Keldeo, Shadow Rampardos, Terrakion, and Kartana. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Cloyster in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Fury Cutter / Frenzy Plant
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #2
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #3
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #5
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #6
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *30.27399.49155s50.9
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 26.94629.05157s50.9
          3.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 23.571033.03167s50.6
          4.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 23.571033.03167s50.6
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 30.45377.59157s50.6
          6.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *26.18610.15162s49.4
          7.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 26.55564.26162s49.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 25.83614.15163s49.0
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 27.05512.67162s49.0
          10.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 26.28539.06164s48.4
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 26.83480.37165s48.0
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 24.58666.85169s47.9
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *27.90406.08165s47.9
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 25.36560.56168s47.4
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 25.92514.17167s47.4
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 26.36479.77167s47.3
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 22.87790.24176s46.8
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 26.02432.08172s45.9
          19.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 24.11571.46175s45.7
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 24.54530.96174s45.6
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.54519.96175s45.5
          22.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *23.73579.56177s45.2
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *23.37610.15178s45.2
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 25.10452.27176s45.0
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 23.49541.76180s44.3
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *25.74367.39180s44.0
          27.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 22.24622.65185s43.6
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 24.28431.88182s43.4
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 23.68468.07183s43.2
          30.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 22.26584.66187s43.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Cloyster in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Cloyster CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1383 CP to 1455 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1729 CP to 1819 CP with Rain and Snow weather boost

          Cloyster weaknesses

          Cloyster type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          IceIce39.1%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Cloyster Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting116.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric100.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass94.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Rock62.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug6.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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