Best Drowzee counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Drowzee 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

          • Dark35.0%
          • Ghost25.5%
          • Bug21.0%
          • Water3.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Fire1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.677536.05082.5s126.5
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.405224.19083.8s116.8
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 53.421524.66276.8s105.1
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 41.104209.37091.0s105.1
          5Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 41.983191.81190.3s101.0
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.115068.01099.9s100.7
          7Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 36.185235.210102.3s99.3
          8HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *37.864366.34098.4s99.2
          9Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 47.511802.12183.8s99.1
          10Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 41.762852.83191.3s98.2
          11DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 38.673838.08096.8s98.2
          12Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 41.802655.54191.5s96.9
          13Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 35.794776.600103.6s96.6
          14Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *39.712674.73196.0s93.2
          15Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 45.371557.66288.6s92.7
          16Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.082717.21197.4s92.3
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 39.442573.43196.9s91.9
          18GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.233048.051101.4s90.9
          19Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 39.382434.46197.3s90.8
          20YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 33.444399.410110.9s90.0
          21Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 39.822175.29197.0s89.5
          22Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *37.252724.281101.9s88.9
          23Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 36.222776.301104.6s87.3
          24Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 39.301990.90198.8s87.0
          25WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.033107.971107.4s86.9
          26Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 36.842553.241103.4s86.9
          27Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 35.093005.011107.4s86.5
          28ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 31.534416.600117.4s86.0
          29ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 40.161631.89298.5s85.0
          30GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 30.874362.150119.9s84.3
          31ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 36.042309.411106.1s83.7
          32Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.412428.381107.6s83.4
          33BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 31.013893.720119.8s82.7
          34VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 37.021892.711104.9s82.1
          35Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 36.292039.361106.3s82.0
          36PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 46.62700.14597.8s80.5
          37Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 41.531084.053100.0s80.3
          38MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *33.032616.381114.5s80.1
          39HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.592654.421115.9s79.5
          40HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 32.832523.731115.3s79.1
          41Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 34.941978.701110.3s79.1
          42Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 38.311346.542104.7s78.7
          43Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *32.472440.731116.8s77.9
          44LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 30.313171.291123.3s77.8
          45Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 34.521915.131111.8s77.8
          46Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *30.063255.011124.2s77.7
          47Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 37.861323.392106.0s77.7
          48Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *31.432688.191119.9s77.4
          49Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.252424.671117.6s77.4
          50GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 41.39917.673102.7s77.4
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          Drowzee type chart

          When fighting Drowzee, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic 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 Drowzee in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Drowzee down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Drowzee counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Shadow Weavile, Tyranitar, Mega Gyarados, and Hydreigon, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Drowzee 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.