Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Numel

Guide for the best counters against Numel during Battle Raids!

Numel is a dual-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go that stores boiling magma going up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit within its body. If its body gets wet, the magma inside gets cool and hardens up too. When that occurs, it becomes heavier and its movements become more sluggish. Numel is an extremely dull-witted Pokémon which means it’s not hard at all to beat it. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we will talk about the best counters against Numel to finish the raid quickly and easily.

Numel in Pokémon Go

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Numel is a dual-type Fire and Ground Pokémon which automatically makes it 2 times weaker than water and is vulnerable to ground-type counters too. It has a max CP of just 957 and is pretty easy to identify because of its shiny nature. So players can exploit its several weak points to seal their victory.

Numel Movesets

The best movesets for Numel are Ember and Bulldoze as it is dual type in nature. They have the maximum combined DPS of 39.4. They are used in Pokémon gyms and are the best for PvP battles. Though it is a pretty basic Pokémon in the game so the movesets are not of much use so it is recommended to the players to not waste their resources by powering up this Pokémon.

Best counters against Numel in Pokémon Go

Here is the list of best counters that you can use against Numel, and guarantee yourself a win.

  • Feraligatr: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon 
  • Swampert: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon 
  • Gyarados: Waterfall/Aqua Tail
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Vaporeon: Water Gun/Scandinavian
  • Clawitzer: Water Gun/Crabhammer
  • Samurott: Waterfall/Razor She’ll
  • Greninja: Bubble/Surf
  • Crawdaunt: Waterfall/Bubble Beam
  • Empoleon: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Blastoise: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon 
  • Sharpedo: Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/ Blizzard 
  • Simipour: Water Gun/Surf
  • Primarina: Waterfall/ Hydro Pump
  • Floatzel: Waterfall/Aqua Jet
  • Suicune: Ice Fang/Hydro Pump
  • Golisopod: Waterfall/Aqua Jet
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/ Surf
  • Kingdra: Waterfall/Octazooka
  • Carracosta: Water Gun/Surf
  • Tapu Fini: Water Gun/ Surf
  • Milotic: Waterfall/ Surf
  • Gorebyss: Water Gun/Water Pulse
  • Rotom (Wash): Thunder Shock/Hydro Pump
  • Politoed: Bubble/Weather Ball
  • Pelipper: Water Gun/Weather Ball
  • Basculin: Water Gun/Aqua Tail
  • Basculin (Red Striped): Water Gun/Aqua Tail
  • Basculin (Blue Striped): Water Gun/Muddy Water
  • Haxorus: Dragon Tail/Surf
  • Poliwrath: Bubble/Scald
  • Omastar: Mud Shot/Hydro Pump
  • Kabutops: Waterfall/Stone Edge
  • Ludicolo: Bubble/Hydro Pump
Pokémon Go Numel
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Numel has a huge 4x weakness to Water-type moves so it’s highly recommended to use Water-type Pokémon against it. If the players don’t have the Pokemons listed above powered up, they can also use Pokemon such as Mewtwo and Vaporeon or any other heavy-hitting mega Pokémon.

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