Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Swalot

Guide for the best counters against Swalot!

Swalot is a pure poison type 3 raid boss and is a tall and purple color looking unstructured Pokémon with a raid boss CP of 12267. It has red small eyes and yellow whiskers. It has three fingers on each of its hands and it has crumbled lips. Swalot can expand and contract its body anytime and like swallowing poisonous objects and substances. It attacks its enemies with a powerful poison and once the opponent is weakened it can gulp its enemies and digest them. In this Pokémon Go Guide, we will go over the best movesets and counters for defeating Swalot.

Swalot in Pokémon Go

It is also known as the Poison-Bag Pokémon because it is vulnerable to Ground and Psychic-type Pokémon and has the ability to secretly release toxic fluid from its pores toward its opponents. Its stomach acid is powerful enough to digest anything it consumes. Swalot evolves from Gulpin and costs 50 candies.

Swalot Movesets

Pokémon Go Swalot counters
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Swalot’s fast moves include Rock Smash and Infestation and its main moves include Ice Beam, Sludge Bomb, Gunk Shot, and Acid Spray. The best moves for Swalot are Infestation and Sludge Bomb and this amalgamation of these two moves has the highest total DPS. The CP ranges of Swalot are 1066 to 1130 at level 25 and 1333 to 1413 at level 25 with a Cloudy weather boost.

Best Counters against Swalot in Pokémon Go

Below is the list of best counters for Swalot in Pokémon Go

  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Luster
  • Latias (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Psychic
  • Slowbro (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Confusion/Psychic
  • Charizard (MegaY): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Hoopa (Confined): Confusion/Psychic
  • Metagross: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Landorus (Therian): Extrasensory/Earthquake 
  • Alakazam: Psycho Cut/Psychic 
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Espeon: Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Azelf: Confusion/Future Sight 
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Articuno (Galarian): Confusion/Future Sight
  • Deoxys (Attack): Zen Headbutt/Psycho Boost 
  • Charizard (MegaX): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Steelix (Mega): Thunder Fang/Earthquake
  • Gallade: Confusion/Psychic
  • Tapu Lele: Confusion/Psyshock
  • Meloetta (Aria): Confusion/Psyshock
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge 
  • Gardevoir: Confusion/Psychic 
  • Victini: Confusion/Psychic
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird 
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Remember to use these moves effectively when confronted with Swalot in Pokémon Go. Be careful of Swalot’s two best abilities, Liquid Ooze and Sticky Hold.

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