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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Carvanha

Guide for the best counters against Carvanha

Carvanha is a Tier 1 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks similar to a Piranha. It has a red and blue body which has a yellow star on its lower jaw. The lower jaw also has a ragged edge with two teeth sticking out of it. It has fins that are yellow with ragged edges. It’s an easy Pokémon to fight against with the right counters so in this guide we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Carvanha in raids.

Carvanha in Pokémon Go 

Carvanha is a dual-type Water and Dark Pokémon with a maximum CP of 1154 at level 50. It is vulnerable to counters from Bug, Grass, Electric, Fairy, and Fighting-type Pokémon. Its low-level CP and a large range of counters to choose from make it a very easy opponent to fight against and players with any level of experience can easily defeat with the right counters.

Carvanha Movesets

Pokémon Go Carvanha moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Carvanha are Snarl and Return. Both of them have a combined DPS of 63.1 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Bite, Aqua Jet, Crunch, and Poison Fang.

Best counters against Carvanha in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Carvanha and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Leaf Blade
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Blaze Kick
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Discharge
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Gengar (Mega): Hex/Sludge Bomb
  • Breloom: Counter/Seed Bomb
  • Medicham (Mega): Psycho Cut/Dynamic Punch
  • Kartana: Air Slash/Leaf Blade
  • Sirfetch’d : Counter/Leaf Blade
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Thunder Punch
  • Vikavolt: Big Bite/Discharge
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Lunge
  • Raichu (Alola): Spark/Wild Charge
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Scyther: Fury Cutter/Big Buzz
  • Ninjask: Fury Cutter/Big Buzz
  • Galvantula: Fury Cutter/Bug Buzz
  • Deoxys: Charge Beam/Thunderbolt
  • Rapidash (Galarian): Fairy Wind/Play Rough
  • Raikou: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Sceptile: Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Electivire: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Zacian: Quick Attack/Play Rough
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Jolteon: Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
Pokémon Go Carvanha
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Players don’t need to worry about the level of their Pokémon when they are fighting against Carvanha nor do they need to worry about the weather conditions. They just need to use the right counters at the right time and they would be easily able to defeat Carvanha by themselves.

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