Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Sandygast

Guide for the best counters against Sandygast during Battle Raids!

Sandygast is a Tier 1 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks like a pile of sand with a face along with a shovel on its head. As it is a Tier 1 Raid Boss, there is not much the players need to worry about as long as they are carrying the right counters with them. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can finish the raid against Sandygast as quickly and easily as possible.

Sandygast in Pokémon Go

Sandygast is a dual-type Ghost and Ground Pokémon with a CP of 1394 at level 50. It is weak towards Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water-type counters, and players with any level of experience will be able to win the raid against Sandygast all by themselves just by having their best level counters from the types mentioned earlier.

Sandygast Movesets

Pokémon Go Sandygast counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Sandygast are Astonish and Shadow Ball. Both of them have a combined DPS of 48.7 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Mud Shot, Sand Tokhon, and Earth Power.

Best counters against Sandygast in Pokémon Go

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

  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Leaf Blade
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Venusaur (Mega): Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Crunch
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Surf
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Aqua Tail
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Razor Leaf/Weather Ball
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Shadow Ball
  • Glalie (Mega): Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Tapu Bulu: Bullet Seed/Solar Beam
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Solae Beam
  • Kartana: Razor Leaf/Lead Blade
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Wing Attack/Overheat
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Luster Purge
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Shadow Ball
  • Sharpedo: Bite/Hydro Pump
  • Salamence (Mega): Fire Fang/Hydro Pump
  • Darmanitan (Galarian): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/Dark Pulse
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blaze Kick
  • Weavile: Snarl/Avalanche
  • Simisage: Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Haunter: Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Deoxys (Attack): Zen Headbutt/Dark Pulse
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Gengar: Sucker Punch/Shadow Ball
Pokémon Go Sandygast counters
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Sandygast is an incredibly easy Pokémon to fight against as it is just a Tier 1 Raid Boss with low CP and a lot of counter options. So players just need to bring their best Pokémon from the list provided above and they’ll be good to go.

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