Orthworm Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Orthworm 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 Orthworm Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Blaziken, Mega Y Charizard, Mega Garchomp, Therian Forme Landorus, Reshiram, and Shadow Garchomp. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Orthworm 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 BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #4
          Official artwork of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme Landorus
          Mud Shot / Sandsear Storm
          #5
          Official artwork of ReshiramReshiram
          Fire Fang / Fusion Flare
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.801548.52116s73.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *34.81930.43119s67.6
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.711137.13123s67.0
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *29.701452.32132s65.3
          5.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *27.761176.83142s59.2
          6.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *29.19929.53139s58.7
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *28.391034.23141s58.7
          8.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.021216.92146s58.4
          9.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.021216.92146s58.4
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 30.37757.54138s58.1
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *31.88613.55137s57.9
          12.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *29.91762.34140s57.5
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 29.32824.34141s57.5
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.17783.64142s56.7
          15.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.431145.83149s56.7
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 27.141025.13147s56.6
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.57838.24144s56.5
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 28.81773.34144s56.0
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 30.82558.86143s55.3
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 28.29769.14146s55.1
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.69701.95146s54.7
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 29.30636.05146s54.5
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 24.281306.62160s54.4
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 27.30785.24151s53.8
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *25.72971.53155s53.6
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.02572.86150s53.0
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 27.30719.05152s52.9
          28.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 27.76660.25152s52.6
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 23.471227.52166s52.3
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 27.17683.55154s52.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Orthworm 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

          Orthworm CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1245 CP to 1313 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1557 CP to 1642 CP with Snow weather boost

          Orthworm weaknesses

          Orthworm type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          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 Orthworm Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire148.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting144.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground96.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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