Varoom Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Varoom 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 Varoom Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Excadrill, Shadow Garchomp, Therian Forme Landorus, Shadow Rhyperior, and Groudon. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Varoom in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #4
          Official artwork of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme Landorus
          Mud Shot / Sandsear Storm
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Mud-Slap / Earthquake
          #6
          Official artwork of GroudonGroudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *99.388947.2038s247.4
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *87.446368.3044s208.4
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 86.526139.4044s205.1
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *82.954567.5047s186.7
          5.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *81.954327.0048s182.9
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 80.434353.2049s180.4
          7.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *77.474995.2050s180.1
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 86.393087.7147s178.0
          9.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 71.825975.6053s175.9
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 71.565626.6053s173.3
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 75.393467.0152s163.6
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 74.433435.2153s161.6
          13.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *68.734459.4056s160.0
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DonphanShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 71.493320.0155s155.4
          15.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 66.934273.3058s155.3
          16.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 68.683676.9057s153.7
          17.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 68.683676.9057s153.7
          18.Thumbnail image of MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 71.683038.5155s152.9
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 70.313036.9156s150.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 64.673616.3060s146.0
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FlygonShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 67.442666.5159s141.9
          22.Thumbnail image of KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 63.603252.4162s141.0
          23.Thumbnail image of GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 62.523390.0162s140.3
          24.Thumbnail image of RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 61.963378.0163s139.2
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 63.582902.7162s137.7
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *63.542605.2163s134.7
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.162988.7164s134.4
          28.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin GroundEarth Power 52.525392.6072s134.3
          29.Thumbnail image of DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 59.573261.7165s133.9
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagmortarShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 65.132201.9162s132.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Varoom in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Varoom CP range from Raids

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

          • From 603 CP to 650 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 753 CP to 813 CP with Snow and Cloudy weather boost

          Varoom weaknesses

          Varoom type chart

          When fighting Varoom, keep in mind the that Steel and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground and Fire type moves. They take reduced damage from Dragon, Flying, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel, Bug, Fairy, Grass, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GroundGround256.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PoisonPoison24.4%
          BugBug39.1%
          FairyFairy39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          RockRock62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Varoom Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Ground226.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fire122.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Bug10.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric8.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark8.0%
          • fogFog
          Psychic6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

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