Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Turtonator

Guide for the best counters against Turtonator during Battle Raids!

Turtonator is Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks like a freshwater turtle. Its expression seems to be always angry and glaring and has a spiky head covering along with a cannon-like snout. On its back, it has spikes that look like they have been made from an explosion and also has limbs that are short and stubby. It is a decent opponent to fight against so players will need to know the right counters to win against it. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Turtonator in Pokémon Go as easily as possible.

Turtonator in Pokémon Go

Turtonator is a dual-type Fire and Dragon-type Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 16379. It is vulnerable to Ground, Psychic, and Flying-type attacks and has a 2x weakness towards Psychic type counters. High-level players with the right set of counters can go against Turtonator all by themselves but if a player doesn’t have ideal counters and is not a high-level player themselves, it is recommended for them to go in groups of at least two to three players.

Turtonator Movesets

Pokémon Go Turtonator Counters
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The best moves from the moveset of the Turtonator are Fire Spin and Overheat. Both of them have a combined DPS of 63.3 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include the likes of Incinerate, Embed, and Dragon Pulse amongst other options.

Best counters against Turtonator in Pokémon Go

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

  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Groudon (Primal): Dragon Tail)Precipice Blades
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Dragon Claw
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Ampharos (Mega): Charge Beam/Dragon Pulse
  • Gyarados (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Haxorus: Dragon Tail/Breaking Swipe
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Stone Edge
  • Groudon: Dragon Tail/Precipice Blades
  • Reshiram: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Dragonite: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Altaria (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Pulse
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Tyrantrum: Dragon Tail/Meteor Beam
  • Dialga: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Aggron (Mega): Dragon Tail/Meteor Beam
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Latios: Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
Pokémon Go Turtonator Counters
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Players who don’t have much experience and are confused as to what Pokémon they should include in their team, should use their best Psychic options as they will have a 2x advantage over Turtonator because of its weakness towards it. They should also bring a friend along with them in the fight and they’ll be good to go.

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