Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Squirtle

Guide for the best counters against Squirtle during Battle Raids!

Squirtle is a Tier 1 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks similar to a turtle. It has a light blue appearance and has an aerodynamic shape and grooved surface. The shell on its back helps him swim through the water very quickly and also offers protection in battles. It is an easy opponent to fight against as it is a Tier 1 raid boss if players use the perfect counters. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Squirtle in the best way possible.

Squirtle in Pokémon Go

Squirtle is a pure type of Water Pokémon and has a maximum boss CP of 3113. It is vulnerable to Electric and Grass-type counters and can resist attacks from Fire, Ground, and Rock-type attacks. It later evolves into powerful Blastoise and Mega Blastoise but in this form, it can be easily defeated by any player irrespective of their experience. All they need to do is use the right set of counters with the best options they have no matter level and they’ll be able to win all by themselves.

Squirtle Movesets

Pokémon Go Squirtle Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Squirtle are Bubble and Aqua Tail. Both of them have a combined DPS of 43.6 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 the likes of Tackle, Aqua Jet, and Aqua Tail.

Best counters against Squirtle in Pokémon Go

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

  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Leaf Blade
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Thunder
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Thunder
  • Venusaur (Mega): Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
  • Gengar (Mega): Hex/Sludge Bomb
  • Groudon (Mega): Mud Shot/Solar Beam
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Power Whip
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Razor Leaf/Energy Ball
  • Electrivire: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charge Beam/Psychic
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Thunder
  • Deoxys (Attack): Zen Headbutt/Zap Cannon
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Brave Bird
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Deoxys: Charge Beam/Thunderbolt
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Luster Purge
  • Chesnaught: Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  • Thundurus (Therian): Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Raikou: Volt Switch/Wild Charge
  • Kartana: Air Slash/Leaf Blade
  • Tangrowth: Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  • Simisage: Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  • Tsareena: Magical Leaf/Grass Knot
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Sludge Bomb
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Shaymin (Sky): Hidden Power/Solar Beam
  • Zarurat: Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Magnezone: Spark/Wild Charge
  • Tapu Bulu: Bullet Seed/Solar Beam
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Roserade: Poison Jab/Solar Beam
Pokémon Go Squirtle
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Being a Tier 1 Raid Boss, Squirtle is incredibly easy to defeat. Any heavy-hitting or mega-evolution Pokémon that the players have available to themselves of the right counter types will be good enough to make them come out as the winner from the raid.

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