Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Carbink

Guide for the best counters against Carbink during Battle Raids!

Carbink is a Tier 2 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which is a rock-like Pokémon and is small in size along with also being gray. It has many blue crystals embedded in its body and also diamond likes formations on both sides of its head which look like ears. It is quite an easy opponent to fight against so in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Carbink in the easiest way possible.

Carbink in Pokémon Go

Carbink is a dual-type Rock and Fairy Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 8083. It is vulnerable to Steel, Grass, Ground, and Water-type attacks. It will be equally easy for any trainer to fight against Carbink as the level or experience of the player doesn’t matter much against this Pokémon. This means that any player can defeat Carbink all by themselves as long as they use the right set of counters.

Carbink Movesets

Pokémon Go Carbink movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Carbink are Rock Throw and Rock Slide. Both of them have a combined DPS of 51.6 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Tackle, Power Gem, and Moonblast.

Best counters against Carbink in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Carbink and guarantee a win:

  • Scizor (Mega): Bullet Punch/Iron Head
  • Aggron (Mega): Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Metagross: Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Steelix (Mega): Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Dialga: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Sceptile (Mega): Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
  • Zacian: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Excadrill: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Genesect (Douse): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Melmetal: Thunder Shock/Double Iron Bash
  • Genesect (Burn): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Steel Wing/Iron Head
  • Genesect (Chill): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Genesect (Shock): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Venusaur (Mega): Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Genesect (Normal): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Jirachi: Charge Beam/Doom Desire
  • Bisharp: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Aggron: Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Lucario: Bullet Punch/Flash Cannon
  • Scizor: Bullet Punch/Iron Head
  • Empoleon: Metal Claw/Flash Cannon
  • Zamazenta (Hero): Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Durant: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Cobalion: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Kartana: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Steel Wing/Brave Bird
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Zacian (Hero): Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Ho-Oh: Steel Wing/Solar Beam
Pokémon Go Carbink counters
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Players should try to include heavy-hitting mega Pokémon of the right counter types against Carbink. Good options include the likes of Blastoise, Sceptile, and Aerodactyl amongst other options. It is an easy fight so players won’t have a problem as long as they are using the right type of counters.

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